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General information

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Current information

2021/06/07 - COVID-19 Tests leaving the Maldives

Dear Ladies & Gentlemen,

due to the increase of false-positive PCR test results in the Maldives the last weeks, we recommend choosing an airline for the outward and return flights which does not require a negative PCR test result for the transport.

If a negative PCR test result is required for the entry into your respective home country, we recommend carrying out the test on arrival at your destination airport.

However, if the test is required nevertheless, from now on we work exclusively with the international Tree Top Hospital in Hulhumale. The PCR tests as well as the transport to the hospital will be organized by our local partner. The costs of the test will be estimated around USD 100,- which can be paid on board as a part of your cash-settlement.

In the unfortunate case of a positive PCR test result, the HPA - Health Protection Agency prescribes a 14-days quarantine in a hotel in Hulhumale. The quarantine begins upon arrival at the hotel and is on your own’s expense.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.

2020/09/02 - Announcement by the Ministry of Tourism

The Ministry of Tourism has announced that from September 10th, all tourists visiting the Maldives must have a negative PCR test result. The PCR test must not be older than 72 hours.

2020/09/02 - Message from Alois Männer

Thank you for visiting our website! I am the sales manager and one of the owners of the ships and have been in the Maldives for 3 weeks. We are already on our second safari on the Nautilus Two after the lock-down. Due to the situation, we shut down the Nautilus One until the end of the year - it should go back into operation from New Year's Eve.

I would be delighted to see you personally on board.
You may have a look on Instagram Nautilus One & Two or Facebook, where we currently post something almost every day.

If you have any questions, I am happy to help.
... Regards from the Nautilus Two..currently in Ari Atoll ...


Getting here is currently very easy and super safe with Qatar Airways. I myself and our guests can confirm that. When entering the Maldives, you have to fill out an online form (health questionnaire) within 24 hours prior to entry. You will get the link when booking, you also need a voucher and a ticket, which you will get anyway.

Hygiene measures, distance rules or general restrictions

We attach great importance to cleanliness and hygiene, the room service is carried out three times a day. There are disinfectants and information posters in the hallway to the cabins, also in the salon. There is enough medicine and Covid 19 material on board, gloves, aprons, masks, disinfectants, thermometers, etc. At meal times and at the bar, our staff wear signs, and at the buffet everyone gets their own cutlery to take out of the meal. We do not have any distance rules and mask requirements. It is at the discretion of each individual.

Corona tests before travel

If someone needs a test to enter his home country or for the airline, it can currently be carried out 48 hours before departure in Hulule Male. You can register online from our office. Then a team is ready to take a swab. This only takes about 10 minutes and affects the safari a little in the course of the route, but not in the daily routine and the dives.

Further guidelines

Basically, every traveler of course has to adhere to the guidelines of his own country. Details can be obtained from the Foreign Office in your own country.