Join Steve & Jolene on this amazing dive adventure to the Maldives!
7 nights Maldives Aggressor II
The Maldives Islands lie Southwest of India. Scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the gem-like islands of the Maldives depict the rare vision of a tropical paradise. We will be doing the ‘Best of the Maldives’ 7-night itinerary that includes the areas of: North Male, South Male, North Ari, South Ari, Vaavu and Rasdhoo which includes spectacular channel-drift dives, wrecks, pinnacles and world famous night dives. Guests will embark and dismark from Male. This is a year round itinerary with each of the dive areas offering exciting diving.
Which Atolls: North Male, South Male, North Ari, South Ari, Vaavu,
When: All year round. Itineraries prepared and specific dive sites carefully chosen depending on weather.
Marine life: Divers will be astonished by the variety of marine life. From nudibranchs, eels, schooling reef fish, eagle rays, sharks and turtles to manta rays and whale sharks.
Embark/Disembark: Guests will fly in and out of Malé, Velana International Airport (MLE) and will be met and transferred by speedboat to the Maldives Aggressor II.
Trip Pricing per person:
- Liveaboard Twin Stateroom Dbl Occ – $5100
- Liveaboard Deluxe Stateroom Dbl Occ – $5265
- Liveaboard Suite Stateroom Double Occ – $5990
- OPTIONAL Safari Add-on – $2385 (details below)
Aggressor Liveaboard Includes:
- Airfare RT MSP to Maldives
- 7 nights’ accommodations on AggressorII Liveaboard
- All Meals
- All Beverages (including soda, beer, and wine)
- 18-21 dives
- Airport land and water transfers to Aggressor II boat
Not Included with Liveaboard:
- Port Fees – $340 paid onsite (3.5% fee on credit card payments)
- Airline baggage fees
- Dive Medical insurance REQUIRED DAN.org or diveassure.com
- Travel Insurance HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
OPTIONAL Sri Lanka Safari Includes:
- Airfare Maldives/Sri Lanka/MSP
- 6 Nights at the Aggressor Sri Lanka Safari Lodge
- 3 Meals Daily
- All Beverages (including alcohol)
- Ground Transfers
- Onsite Pool
OPTIONAL Safari Not Included:
- Climbing Sigriya Rock & Museum – $30
- Anuradhapura Heritage Site – $25
- Ancient City of Polonnaruwa – Monkey Primate Center – $25
- One night hotel on return
Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest. Its documented history spans 3,000 years. Your visit will include some of Sri Lankas ancient World Heritage Sites including the ancient city of Anuradhapura home of Sigiriya Rock Palace known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”.
Tours include daily jeep safaris with private guide to Wilpattu and Minneriya National Parks and entrance fees to both. All transportation is in an air-conditioned coach/minibus or car with private driver. All excursions include a private local guide. Below’s just a sample of what we’ll be doing.
After check-in and lunch, guests are taken on an afternoon safari into Wilpattu National Park around 2:30 pm to experience big game viewing of the parks with potential to see leopards, elephants, bears, buffalos, deer, crocodiles, jackals and many other animals and birds in their natural, jungle habitat and then back to the Safari Lodge for dinner at night fall.
All private luxury chalet tents are air-conditioned, have memory foam mattresses, private bathrooms with a bathtub/shower, hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, robes, and a safe to lock your valuables. The lodge has plenty of hot and cold water with very good water pressure. Meals are included with breakfast (cooked to order), picnic lunches and an elegant dinner with table side service. Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are complimentary while staying at the lodge. Linens are changed daily(upon request)and fresh towels are placed in each chalets needed.
Sigiriya Rock Palace and Minneriya National Park
After breakfast, guests will leave the lodge at 7:00 am and travel to the 5th Century AD Sigiriya Rock Palace. The palace and fortress complex takes several hours to climb from the bottom to the top.
After lunch at a local restaurant, guests are taken on an afternoon safari from 2:30 pm into Minneriya National Park. It is home to the largest known Asian elephant gathering on Earth. Guests relax and watch as these huge animals drink, play and snack on the green, lush grasses that have been exposed by the receding water. Dinner follows at the Safari Lodge.
After an early breakfast guests will leave the hotel at 5:30 am and head to Sri Lanka’s Primate Center for a Sri Lankan monkey excursion. Established over 50 years ago, the Primate Center is where Disney Studios filmed the movie “Monkey Kingdom”. It is home to three species of Sri Lankan monkeys, the Toque macaque, the gray langur and the purple faced langur. While visiting the monkeys in their natural jungle communities, visitors can observe their complex social interactions. Guests can observe behaviors including nurturing young, courtship, cooperation, and teamwork as well as dominance and aggression as the monkeys go about their day.
After the Monkey Kingdom tour the guests return to the Aggressor Safari Lodge for lunch and have the afternoon free to relax on the grounds or lounge at the lodge swimming pool.
NOTE: $500 Non Refundable deposit holds your spot for this trip. Second deposit $1500 due July 15, 2023. Final trip balance is due by October 15, 2023. We strongly recommend travelers insurance, ask for details. Land/dive/air prices are payable by cash, check, or credit card. Airfare rates are based on early sign up, future rates are approximate, call for current price. Due to rising fuel costs, airlines have been imposing additional charges without notice, prices subject to change.