The Maldives are a popular holiday destination, not just for divers. They are served by a variety of airlines from all over the world, from some of them even daily. Among the most popular airlines for those arriving from Europe are for example Emirates, Qatar Airways, Condor, Oman Air, Air Berlin, Aeroflot, British Airways and some more. Matching flights can be booked in addition to the liveaboards trip directly through our general agency, which is also a competently travel agency. Of course, you can also book the flights own your own.
After the fascinating landing at the airport island Hulhulé awaits you the gorgeous tropical climate of the Maldives. After leaving the aircraft he entry procedure must be passed once, for this a form to fill will be handed out on the plane. After successful completion of immigration formalities it goes on to the baggage claim, to collect your luggage. These be checked in the following again by security before it goes out of the airport.
Immediately after leaving the airport building you get into the covered arrival area, with check-in counters of tour operators and islands. Here awaits you already one of our dive guides, easily visible holding a sign which carries the name of the Nautilus Boat Liveaboards. Once all arrived guests have gathered it goes even further towards the water taxi jetty. Here is already waiting one of our Divingdhonis and parts of our boat crew which will help you with the luggage.
Of the small jetty of the water taxis we start in the direction of Nautilus One or Nautilus Two, the trip to the lagoon, with the mooring of the liveaboards, takes about 15 minutes. During this trip we would like to ask you to stow your dive equipment already on the dhoni, and already mount your BCD and regulator to the scuba tank at your place.
Upon arrival at one of the Nautilus Liveaboards first of all a cool refreshment awaits you. In the following you can move in the cabins and stow everything before the crew starts with a detailed boat briefing. The time of the first dive to check the equipment depends on the time of your arrival. If you arrive in the morning first dive takes place in the early afternoon, at a later arrival at the following morning.
From the 2nd boat day are usually offered three dives (morning, forenoon, noon). At longer crossings between the atolls, it may happen that the second dive failure at noon. If this is the case, a night dive is offered on the same evening, if the weather allows it.
Each dive starts with a detailed briefing of our dive guides aboard the Nautilus Liveaboards. After the briefing and the compilation of the buddy teams, we are switching to the already standing by Dhoni, which takes us comfortable to the upcoming dive site. During the ride to the dive site is sufficient time for applying the equipment and prepare for the dive.
After our dive guides have checked the local conditions (current, visibility) it goes down into the fantastic underwater world of the Maldives. During the dive you can go with our experienced dive guides or dive also in a buddy team with your diving partner if you have sufficient experience.
Upon successful completion of the dive our Dhoni picks you up on the surface again and the crew is there to help you when you’re entering the boat again.
On prior request prior to departure, we also offer Discover Scuba Diving courses for non-divers on our dive safaris for 25,- Euro in one of the many wonderful lagoons in the Maldives. The necessary diving equipment will be provided by Nautilus Liveaboards.
If you’re interested in any our diving courses offered during a diving safari with the Nautilus Liveaboards we ask you to notify us in advance of your booking. The stated prices include all charges for issuing the certifications and any necessary course material are also already included.
During our liveaboard cruises we offer in addition to the spectacular diving and relaxing time on the Nautilus Liveaboards plenty of other activities. The offer reaches from culinary highlights, over excursions at deserted islands, to sports activities. So not only guests with diving certification come fully at their expense.
Also for kite surfers the Maldives have perfect conditions with its endless lagoons and fresh winds over the sea. So if you’re a kite surfers, bring your equipment to your trip with the Nautilus Two. Our crew knows the best spots for kite surfers in the Maldives and so you can even kite in between instead of going to dive.
Around the peak season to the whale sharks on the Maldives, we offer our guests a unforgettable excursion. With the comfortable Dhoni we start to the top spots of the whale sharks and offer our guests the chance to swim and snorkel with these majestic animals.
At the end of each liveaboard trip with the Nautilus Liveaboards there is a possibility of a trip to the capital of the Maldives. Our Dhoni takes you over to Malé and pick you up at the agreed time again.
One evening at Gilligan’s Island, who does not dream about that? We make it possible and invite our guests on one evening of the liveaboard trip to an unforgettable island barbecue with the delicacies of the Maldives.
At almost all anchorages of the Nautilus Liveaboards wait dreamy lagoons to our guests. Each time there is a possibility , after consultation with our crew, for swimming or snorkeling into the water. The bathing platform on the rear of the Nautilus Liveaboards make the entry and exit very comfortable.
At each tour there is the possibility to visit some local islands. Maldivians sale in small shops handicrafts such as carvings, brightly painted wooden fish, colored silk scarves, postcards and more. Sometimes the Nautilus Two also stopps on a tourist island, where usually a “sundowner” is enjoyed at the hotel bar.
During the diving safaris on Nautilus Liveaboards every afternoon and evening there is a possibility to join our crew on typical type of Maldivian fishing. Gladly our Chef prepares your fresh catch for you.
As a full featured tour operator our general agency will book not only guests on our Nautilus Liveaboards, also they offer our customers a “full-service” package. So you can book the right international flights in a packet to your Nautilus Liveaboards cruise directly .
You would like to visit a resort on an island before or after our live aboard at the Maldives? This is also perfectly organizable and bookable in a package already including flights and diving safari with our Nautilus Liveaboards by our booking agency.