Number of Nights
7 to 15 or 17 October 2017.
Leave London on 7 October, spend 1 week on the Liveaboard then there is the option to fly home or spend 2 nights in Sri Lanka to visit the elephant sanctuary and other local sites
MV Virgo (click for details)
The Maldives is one of the most amazing places to dive and we are combining the best of both worlds with a week on to explore some of the best sites followed by 2 or 3 nights in Sri Lanka to finish the trip on a high.
The itinerary will take you to a selection the best dives sites in the area to show you the best of the Maldives. The nutrient-rich waters in these areas make for spectacular sightings. Keep an eye out for grey reef sharks, hammerheads, eagle rays and more on this exciting Maldives diving adventure. Click for Itinerary route and highlights
Virgo sleeps only 18 divers over 32m, which has made her popular with those that prefer smaller groups on board. All diving is from the support dhoni. Cruise the heavenly atolls of Male and Ari without it costing the earth on a liveaboard dedicated to your diving satisfaction.
Virgo has a total of 9 cabins - there are 5 lower deck twin cabins, 2 main deck twin/double cabins and 2 sea view upper deck cabins. All have en suite bathrooms with shampoo and shower gel.
On the main deck there is a large air conditioned saloon with welcoming sofas. Meals are served buffet style and seated at a large sociable table. The bar on board is fully licensed so you can enjoy your favourite tipple as the sun sinks over the horizon. The upper deck is a hub for most people in between dives, with loungers to relax on and enjoy the Maldives drifting by. Wifi access can be purchased on board and is limited by signal coverage in each area.
After a week of great diving we then spend 2 nights in Sri Lanka to visit the Pinnawela elephant orphanage, have a Jeep safari of Minneriya National Park, visit Temple of the toot relic and have a city tour of Kandy, including a visit of local arts & craft places and local shopping.
See Sri Lanka extension file for detailed itinery
Sri Lankan Airlines
Sat 7 Oct, 21.30: Leave Heathrow Terminal 3. Sun 8 Oct, 14.30: Arrive Male
Sun 15 Oct, 09.25: Leave Male and either fly home (arrive Heathrow at 20.00 that evening) or stay in Sri Lanka for 2 nights and arrive at Heathrow 8pm on Tues 17 October.
30kg hold luggage
7kg hand luggage
Transfer to Airport (UK)
Christal Seas Scuba may arrange a transfer from the dive centre to/from airport at an additional cost
Number of Places
£2,395 plus £415 for the Sri Lanka extension
The trip includes flights, transfers & 7 nights FB accommodation and tea, coffee and water on board. 6 days diving. 3 dives a day including a night dive plus FREE nitrox. The Sri Lanka extension at the end of the trip is £415.
Recommended vaccinations: Hepatitus A, Typhoid, Tetanus and Polio.
A visa is required for entry into Sri Lanka which should be completed online at (approx $35). They are only valid for approx 60 days do it a few weeks before we go.
Call 01603 485000 or click the 'Contact Us' button to book your place!