Honors Legacy - Maldives LiveaboardInquiry
Honors Legacy is designed and built by The Offshore Naval Architects in Alifushi of Raa Atoll, an Island community famous in the Maldives for skilled yacht builders and designers. This beautiful wooden yacht for 16 persons has 4 decks of comfortable living spaces where the lower deck houses 6 elegant staterooms and main deck is for saloon, a bar, indoor and outdoor dining arrangements. The bridge deck has 2 spacious ocean view suites (20 square meters in each), spa treatment room and wheelhouse. The sun deck is fitted with Jacuzzi, cushioned sun pads and sun loungers.
Honors Legacy has the conveniences of fully air-conditioned interiors, gourmet food, all the favorite alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, professional Spa treatments, multimedia Library, board games and a boutique with memorable souvenirs of the Maldives.
The 33 meter luxury motor yacht has all the modern amenities like Full HD TV's, mini bars, safes, Wi-Fi, hot and cold fresh water, etc. in her cabins and bathrooms. It is equipped with Full HD TV in the Saloon and Blu-ray Disk player. The indoor dinning is served on its marble tables with cushioned chairs. The yacht meets the safety and security standards of the Maldives Cost Guard and Maldives Yacht Building Code as well.
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Honors Legacy - prices and what's included
Prices are per person per trip and in USD based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.
The trip price includes:
Accommodation (based on 2 sharing) including towels & linens, air condition and en-suite bathroom
Full board basis including 3 meals and snacks
Drinking water, tea and coffee (instant)
Return transfer in Male from the airport to the vessel
Up to 3 or 4 dives per day (weather and itineraries permitting)
Dive guides services (2 dive guides on board)
12lt cylinder and weights
BBQ on a desert island
The trip price does not include
From Nov 2015 Green Tax of USD 6 per person per night
International and domestic flights - domestic flights are only applicable on certain itineraries
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
Travel and dive insurance
Massage and on board spa treatments
Resort stays and day use packages
Single cabin supplement for one person is +80% of the above prices (For example…Superior $2,415 +
80% = $4,347).
If you are happy sharing with another diver the prices are as in the schedule.
Booking and cancelllation Terms and Conditions:
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm the booking - non refundable
The remaining final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your booking - non refundable.
Individual booking made less than 90 days before the departure date are due full payment upon booking to confirm your booking - non-refundable. Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
90 days before departure - non-refundable
Diving Equipment Rentals (USD) Per day
Regulator with octopus $ 15
Computer $ 15
BCD $ 15
Mask $ 5
Fins $ 5
Torch $ 10
Honors Legacy - cabins
Total 8 cabins, 6 Staterooms 2 Ocean View Suites for Double or Twin occupancy. All cabins are air-conditioned with gorgeous interiors and trendy fittings, en-suite bathrooms with fresh hot and cold waters, mini bar, safe and Full HD TV with DVD players.
Superior dbl / twin
Honors Legacy - itineraries
7 Nights / 8 days dive cruise itinerary, North/South Male’ & North/South Ari Atoll
Check Dive: Kurumba House Reef
Anchorage: Guraidhoo (South Male’ Atoll)
Dive 1: Guraidhoo Corner or Kandooma Thila
Dive 2: Vilamendhoo Thila
Dive 3: Five Rocks
Anchorage: Dhanghetti (South Ari Atoll)
Dive 1: Kudarah thila
Dive 2: Bodufinolhu Thila / Maamigili byeru (whale shark)
Dive 3: Rehi Reef
Anchorage: Raiydhigga & Barbecue at Raiydhigga island (South Ari Atoll)
Dive 1: Panettone
Dive 2: Fish Head
Dive 3: Maya Thila (Night Dive)
Anchorage: Maya Fushi ( North Ari Atoll)
Dive 1: Hafsa Thila
Dive 2: Bathalamaagaa Kanthila
Dive 3: Rasdhoo Madivaru Corner
Anchorage: Rasdhoo (North Ari Atoll)
Dive 1: Rasdhoo madivaru Hammer head Point
Dive 2: Voshimas Thila
Dive 3: Nakacha Thila
Anchorage: Boduhithi or Rasfari (North Male’ Atoll)
Dive 1: Nassimo Thila
*Male’ city tour
Anchorage: Near Kurumba (North Male’ Atoll)
- Check Out
For your flight arrival times ideally you should aim to arrive around midday on the day of departure as due to a same day turn around of the boat the guests from the trip before will be departing in the morning. The rest of the morning the boat will be being cleaned and prepared for your arrival around lunchtime. You can arrive on the day of departure as late as 10pm as the boat will not leave the Male area on the first day. Whatever time you arrive on the day of departure you will be met off your flight at the arrivals area by our boat representatives and taken to the boat, about 10 minutes from the airport.
If you would like to arrive the day before it is possible to stay in the airport hotel which is on the adjacent island (HulhulMale) as the airport (Hulhule island) or stay in another guesthouse on Hulhulemale Island for the night, we don’t recommend booking somewhere in Male as this involves a ferry ride to the next island. If you stay on Hulhulemale island your hotel will then deliver you back to the airport the following day (the day of departure) where you will be met by the boats representatives and taken directly to the ship. Please check with your hotel / guest house if this is a free transfer as some of them charge for this service. Planes do not fly late into the night so you will be able to sleep.
The day before there are only 2 dives ending around lunchtime so you may fly out in the late morning and still have the requisite no fly time required - Always refer to your dive computer for this but PADI recommends 18 hours.
Honors Legacy - specs
- Port of Registry/Flag:
- Motor Yacht (M/Y)
- Hull & Exterior:
- Wooden hull (Tholan timber) with upper water line fully laminated with polished fiberglass.
- 110 feet /33.53 Meters
- 30 feet/9.23 Meters
- 9 feet/2.77 meters
- Total Displacement:
- 230 tons
- Daedong Marine Engine 500 HP
- 2 x Daedong Marine 50 KVA gensets, 220v
- 3 x Coltri Sub
- To all interior areas with individual controllers
- Fuel capacity:
- 6000 liters
- Fresh Water Capacity:
- 8000 liters
- Desalinator Production:
- 10,000 liters per day
- Cruising Speed:
- 12 knots
- Navigation and Communication Aids:
- Samyung 36 miles marine radar system, Eco sounder, Compass, map, Fish finder, Global Positioning System (GPS), CB Radio, Mobile Phones, Internet, Search Light, Binoculars, Map.
- Safety Equipments:
- Addressable fire alarm system in all rooms and public areas, fire extinguishers, life jackets and life buoys.
- Number of Passengers:
- Total 8 cabins, 6 Staterooms & 2 Ocean View Suites for Double/Twin/Triple accommodation with Jacuzzi at the bridge deck. All cabins are air-conditioned with gorgeous interiors and trendy fittings, en-suite bathrooms with fresh hot and cold waters, mini bar, safe and Full HD TV with DVD players.
- Number of Crew:
- Total 13 Crew onboard, including Captain, Engineer, Cruise Director, Chef and Spa Therapists.
- Number of Tenders:
- 2 (Dive boat 55 feet and a fiberglass dingy 18 feet with 50 HP outboard engine)
- Sports & Excursions:
- scuba diving, surfing, fishing, snorkeling, swimming, Island visits to Resorts, Inhabited (local villages) and Uninhabited (desert) Islands, BBQ on Desert Islands.
- Spacious Lounge deck, air conditioned saloon with restaurant and bar, sun deck with bar, shades with Jacuzzi and sun pads, Spa with indoor and outdoor treatments, Boutique, Wireless Internet Access, Full HD TV and Blu-ray Disk player with surround speakers, Karaoke System, Board Games and multimedia library.
- Fully equipped PADI certified Diving Dhoani, Dinghy with 50hp outboard engine, Fishing lines and gear, Fish finder, Snorkeling gear, Life Jackets, Life buoys, Fire Alarms & Extinguishers, Sound Proof Marine.
- (220/110 Volts AC), Desalination plant
Honors Legacy - diving
The Maldives offer the best that diving and snorkelling has to offer, Manta rays are guaranteed on pretty much every trip and there are a myriad of sites where you can see these beautiful creatures of the sea.
All of our liveaboards will do the best to give you the best experience possible dependant on the current conditions on the date of your trip and our boats are liveaboards for people enthusiastic or serious about their diving but also welcome snorkellers and non-divers who will have their own separate itinerary.
One of the highlights of any Maldives safari is the possibility to see one of the gentle giants of the ocean. Whale sharks are unusually common in the Maldives and are seen nearly year round in some areas and all our liveaboards will do their utmost to give you this chance encounter of a lifetime.
Diving from a liveaboard in the Maldives is without doubt one of the cheapest and easier ways to experience the best that the Maldives has to offer and these are, in our opinion, the best liveaboards in the area in terms of value for money, comfort and quality of service.
Maldives dive sites
Type of dive: Reef dive
Description: One of the best dive sites for soft coral and fish life.
The marine life here is so abundant, that the divers have named it ‘fish soup’. The thila is in a circular shape and can be covered in a single dive at different depths, if the current is not very strong.
Type of dive: Reef dive / Night dive
Description: The thila is about 80mters in diameter.
The whole thila can be done at different depths in a single dive. There are manycaves and overhangs around the thila. The large rocks on the north eastern side have large black coral trees growing on them. The site is famous for the sharks and a great barracuda which reside here. The site can be dived at any time of the day, each with different activity going on the reef. The best chance to get close to these creatures is at night time, when they are hunting. You will see sharks, barracudas, rays and eels trying to grab a morsel.
Bathala Maaga Kanthila
Type of dive: Drift dive
Description: The northern tip of Magaa reef extends into Bathalaa Kandu and is home to a number of grey reef sharks and white-tip reef sharks. They can be seen patrolling along the reef looking for food.
Maalhos Thila (Blue Curves)
Type of dive: Drift dive / Reef dive
Description: The thila is known for the abundance of soft coral growth on the thila, particularly the blue/violet colored variety that grows on the ceiling of the caves and overhangs, thus the name ‘blue caves’. In addition a large variety of fish life can be observed here.
Type of dive: Drift dive / Channel dive
Description: The reef on the southern side of Rasdhoo drops vertically to the ocean depths. The site is home to a school of Scalloped Hammerhead sharks (sphyrna lewini). In the early hours of the morning they rise from the deep waters off the atoll into the shallower depths, accessible to divers.
South Male Atoll - some of the more popular dive sites
Guraidhoo Kandu South
Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive
Description: Since the eastern side of the channel is Open Ocean, large predatory fish can regularly be spotted here. This site is famous for sightings of sharks, schools of eagle rays and the occasional Sail fish and Hammerheads. The best condition to do the dive is when the current is flowing into the Atoll. The dive begins on the outer reef following the current into the atoll. Most of the pelagic species can be observed on the eastern side, where the reef drops off into the deep ocean.
At the end of the dive in the channel, along the reef you can find overhangs with plenty of soft coral growth and small fish.
Type of dive: Drift dive / reef dive
Description: Located in a channel, the reef is subject to strong currents at times. The ocean currents carry lot of nutrients to the reef, supporting an abundance of sea life.
The site is well renowned for the soft coral growth, turtles, diverse fish life and invertebrates found on the reef. At the reef slope you may find sharks and eagle rays.
Embudu Kandu (Express)
Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive.
Description: Similar to Guraidhoo Kandu, but more sharks are likely to be spotted here.
The currents can be very strong at times. The stronger the current however the better chance of seeing sharks. Under the guidance of an experienced dive guide, the dive can be managed done easily.