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Posted 02/23/2018 in Special Offers Maldives

DIVE LOCAL BAA ATOLL, DHARAVANDHOO

DIVE LOCAL BAA ATOLL, DHARAVANDHOO

Baa Atoll is blessed with a varied selection of diving sites, but it is the annual migration of manta rays to Hanifaru Bay which make the atoll one of the top diving choices.


  • When:Available year round
  • Meeting Place:Male International Airport
  • Duration:As required
  • Inclusions:• Guesthouse accommodation including breakfast,
    • All guest house facilities,
    • Airport and domestic transfer assistance,
    • 2 daily dives including tank/weights,
    • Boat fees and guide and Local Tax ($3 Green tax per person per night, .10% service charge and 12% GST)
  • Price:From USD175 per person per night based on double/twin share
    Single Supplement USD70
  • Option:Return transfer available by domestic flight. Cost in addition to stated daily rate. Equipment rental, additional dive packages, dive insurance, accommodation and meal plan upgrades
  • Important Note:The Maldives is a Muslim country and therefore alcohol is not available on local islands. Subject to availability day/evening visits to resorts can be arranged. Bikinis are also not allowed to be worn on local island beaches; however most of our guesthouses offer private gardens or private (non-chargeable) beach areas for guests.

    Any excess luggage of 20 kg per passenger will be charged at USD1.00 per kg, which can be paid in cash or by credit card direct to the airline carrier at the domestic terminal. Excess luggage may be subject to delay - hand luggage allowance is 7 kg

ISLAND INFORMATION

Dharavandhoo Island is surrounded by clear waters known as ‘Dharavandhoo Thila’ & Hanifaru Bay; a sanctuary for a variety of marine life, including manta rays and whale sharks. The island is fairly large and is home to the domestic airport that serves Baa Atoll, connecting the atoll to Male 116.30 km away by an 18 minute domestic flight. The airport is positioned on the opposite side of the island to the guesthouse and Hanifaru Bay. The main economy is Tourism, including the airport but fishing is still a source of income and some land is used for agriculture. There are a number of restaurants and locals shops on the island but it is its location which makes it an ideal base for snorkelers and divers wishing to experience encounters with the protected marine life.


DIVE CENTRE

Our local PADI dive centre was the first PADI scuba diving to open on Dharavandhoo the heart Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Dives are conducted from a dive dhoni with sites chosen based on conditions and diver ability.


ACCOMMODATION: AVEYLA MANTA VILLAGE

Located on the North West side of the island, the hotel has a beach front location with 2 floors and the added benefit of a large roof top sundeck complete with mocktail bar. On the ground floor can be found the main restaurant, Dive Centre, Gym, reception lobby and garden with 4 beach view Rooms. On the first and second floor are 8 “Ocean View” Rooms and 8 “Village View” Rooms with balcony. Each Floor has a lobby area with comfortable seating. All en-suite rooms offer twin or double bed; AC and ceiling fan; complimentary water; mini fridge; complimentary tea/coffee; complimentary Wi-Fi; hairdryer; flat Screen TV in communal area; reception with safety deposit box; In room facilities for charging cameras, lights.



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