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Ark Noble Maldives

Open for Charters Only.
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • From $8571 ++ per nightCharter Only
  • From June 2021
  • Max People : 22
  • Male' International Airport
  • Wifi Available

The stunning Ark Nobel Maldives luxury liveaboard yacht offers amazing dive cruises in the Maldives. 11 spacious cabins are available in a choice of categories; Standard Staterooms and Ocean View Suites. Each room features AC, flat screen TV, mini-refrigerator, dressing table, wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. The main deck is home to the indoor salon with LCD TV and entertainment system, bar and restaurant where talented chefs prepare fresh cuisine of delicious dishes to suit all nationalities. If relaxation is the order of the day then the spacious sun deck has loungers, a fresh-water hot tub and a sun-deck bar. There is also an outdoor lounge with comfortable sofas, the perfect place to unwind with a cocktail at the end of the day enjoying the stunning sunset.

Divers are well taken care of aboard the Ark Nobel yacht. There is a 60ft diving dhoni with ample space for gear storage and kitting up. Divers will explore the best of the Maldives Central Atolls, visiting amazing dive sites such as Rasdhoo Atoll, Maaya Thilla and Vaavu Atoll. Lucky divers will get the chance to see manta cleaning stations, reef sharks, turtles, eagles rays and macro life. Itineraries are generally 8 days long and include around 17 dives per trip. Certain times of the year the Ark Noble visits the Southern Atolls for fantastic channel diving.

There are 13 crew members including the Captain, Cruise Director, Chef and PADI Dive Instructor, all ready and waiting to help you create a memorable dive vacation in the Maldives!

What to Expect

Included:

VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded:

Airfares, Airport taxes, Dive/snorkel equipment rental, Beverages, Gear Rental, Instruction, Crew gratuities, Trip cancellation and dive insurance, Green Tax ($6USD per person/per night)

Additional Details

TechnicalAccommodationFeatures
BOAT NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION AND SAFETY FEATURES

Technical Specifications
• Port of Registry / Flag: Maldives
• Place of Build: Maldives
• Year of Build: 2016
• Length O.A.: 37m
• Beam: 10 m
• Cruising Speed: 10 knots
• Range: 1000 miles

  • Engine/Propellers
    • Mitsubishi 600 HP
    • Type: Diesel
    • Max Speed: 10 knots

Navigational and Communication
• Depth Echo Sounder
• GPS
• Satellite Phone
• Satellite Radar System

Safety Equipment
• 1 x Tender
• Fire Alarm System – Smoke detectors,
• Sounders, Call points and Remote Indication
• Panel
• Lightning Protection ESE System

Water Makers
• 2 water maker each producing 12 tons per/day.
• Water capacity: 20 tons

Capacity: 22 Guests
• NOBLE OCEAN VIEW SUITE | KING BED: 1
• NOBLE JUNIOR SUITE | DOUBLE & SINGLE: 1
• NOBLE OCEAN VIEW STATE CABIN | DOUBLE BED: 1
• NOBLE STATE CABIN | TWIN BED: 7
• NOBLE STATE CABIN | DOUBLE BED: 2

  • Laundry Service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Diving Gear

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Dive deck
  • Oxygen Kit and First Aid Kits
  • Diving Tanks, Regulators, BCDs
  • Dive Computers Masks, Snorkels, Fins
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving


Itinerary

Classic Central (7 Nights)

Many of the dives on the Best of Maldives | Classic Route, suitable for all levels of divers, however, unpredictable and strong currents are to be expected in certain areas. Inexperienced and beginner divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. On some dives, the recommended depth is below 18m therefore advanced or Deep Diver training is advised.

Highlights:

  • Rasdhoo Atoll: Hammerhead Dive, Beautiful Reef with Pelagics
  • North Ari Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Maaya Thila Night Dive, Multiple Manta Cleaning Stations
  • South Ari Atoll: Whalesharks, Beautiful Pinnacles
  • South Male Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Beautiful Macro Wreck
  • Vaavu Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Traditional Maldivian Channel Diving
  • North Male Atoll: Beautiful Pinnacles

Best of Maldives (7 Nights)

Cruising through North & South Male , Vaavu, Meemu , South & North Ari , Male from January to end of March. Many of the dives on the Best of Maldives | Classic Route, suitable for all levels of divers, however, unpredictable and strong currents are to be expected in certain areas. Inexperienced and beginner divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. On some dives, the recommended depth is below 18m therefore advanced or Deep Diver training is advised.

Hanifaru Bay (Baa Atoll) (7 Nights)

Cruise from July till October. There probably isn’t a better place in the world to witness aggregating mantarays than in the Maldives’ Hanifaru Bay. With the largest known population of reef manta rays (Mobula alfredi), the Maldives is a global manta hotspot on its own. The chain of atolls acts as barrier to the monsoonal currents and creates an upwelling of nutrient-rich cold water. The Maldivian marine food chain gets kick-started by the bloom of phytoplankton, which in turn is fed on by zooplankton. As the water gets pushed through the atolls, bioproductivity increases and the highest plankton concentration is found on the leeward sides of the atolls. The local manta population follows their food source. And the result for underwater photographers and manta maniacs is simply unparalleled. Boat access and mooring is regulated so as to limit any negative interaction with the mantas. And no boats are allowed into the bay itself. At any given time, no more than five boats and 80 people are allowed to enter the area. A daily alternating schedule between liveaboards, guesthouses, and resorts exists. Tourists must be guided by a certified Hanifaru Bay guide and are briefed on how to behave without disturbing the animals.Local rangers are present on site and enforce the regulations in water and with the use of drones. Penalties apply for misconduct like actively touching an animal. This has improved the situation for our plankton-feeding friends, and they again come back in high numbers.

Highlights:

  • Dhonfanu Thila
  • Kihaa Thila
  • Hanifaru Bay (Snorkeling)
  • Dhigu Thila
  • Nelivaru Haa
  • Muthaa Thila
  • Dharavandhoo Thila

Deep South Route 1 (11/14 Nights)

North & South Male, Vaavu , Meemu , Thaa , Laamu , Gaaf alif Atoll , Fuvahmulah , Addu Atoll from February to 1st Week of April.

Huvadhoo is the second largest of the Maldivian atolls and the second largest in the world (in terms of overall surface area). It consists of a circular-shaped ring of reefs with a smaller, thumb-like, extension of at the northern end enclosing a deep central lagoon (up to 85 m in depth) that is studded throughout with numerous smaller patch reefs, coral knolls, faros, and small coral islets. The outermost reefs of the atoll form a discontinuous barrier to the open ocean made up from 40 reef segments separated from one another by deep passages connecting the open waters of the Indian Ocean with those of the interior lagoon, making for some fantastic diving and marine life sightings! Deep South famous for channel dives in current and drift dives for pelagic and big fish life. (Blue water dives and deep dives)

Highlights:

  • South Male Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Beautiful Macro Wreck
  • Vaavu Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Traditional Maldivian Channel Diving
  • Meemu Atoll: Beautiful channels with pelagic action, Sailfish, Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays and beautiful soft coral. Manta cleaning station.
  • Thaa Atoll: Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, Dolphins, Traditional Maldivian Channel Diving.
  • Laamu Atoll: Beautiful fish filled channels with great shark encounters.
  • Huvadhoo Atoll: Whale Sharks, more sharks, fast channel dives in Vilingilli Kandu area.

Deep South Route 2 (7 Nights)

Cruise Gaaf Alif Atoll , Fuamulah , Addu from February to 1st Week of April. Huvadhoo is the second largest of the Maldivian atolls and the second largest in the world (in terms of overall surface area). It consists of a circular-shaped ring of reefs with a smaller, thumb-like, extension of at the northern end enclosing a deep central lagoon (up to 85 m in depth) that is studded throughout with numerous smaller patch reefs, coral knolls, faros, and small coral islets. The outermost reefs of the atoll form a discontinuous barrier to the open ocean made up from 40 reef segments separated from one another by deep passages connecting the open waters of the Indian Ocean with those of the interior lagoon, making for some fantastic diving and marine life sightings!

Highlights:

  • Huvadhoo Atoll : Gemanafushi outside , Gemanafushi Kandu , Whale Sharks, more sharks, fast channel dives in Vilingilli Kandu area. Diving at Nilandhoo Kandu sees divers likely to face the strongest current near the entrance of the channel and the drop-off.Expect to see mantas, leopard sharks, grey reef sharks, silky sharks, schools of barracudas, eagle rays, schools of jacks, and turtles on the sandy bottom. Nilandhoo Kandu is popular with ‘shark trips’ and underwater photographers.
  • Fuvahmulah : Fuvahmulah corner , Fuvahmulah Platoon, Tiger Zoo
  • Addu : We can see the wreck of World War 2 called British Loyalty , Maa Kandu , Maa Faru , Manta Point
Cabins

NOBLE OCEAN VIEW SUITE

Spacious rooms with a King bed and a sofa bed. Located on the upper deck. These suites are equipped with beautiful, large bathrooms with modern amenities. All rooms have their own A/C, flat screen TV, small refrigerators and ensuite bathrooms.

  • No. of Rooms: 1
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Beds: 1 King Bed
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air conditioning: Yes

NOBLE JUNIOR SUITE

Cabin is located on the main deck, and can be booked as double or twin accommodation beds. Each room comes with private bath containing toilet, vanity and private climate control. LCD TV, DVD player, private mini bar and telephone.

  • No. of Rooms: 1
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Beds:  1 Double or Twin
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air conditioning: Yes

NOBLE OCEAN VIEW STATE CABIN

Cabin is located on the upper deck, and can be booked as double or twin accommodation beds. Each with private bath containing toilet, vanity and private climate control. LCD TV, DVD player, private mini bar and telephone.

  • No. of Rooms: 1
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Beds:  1 Double or Twin
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air conditioning: Yes

NOBLE STATE CABIN 

7 Cabins located on the lower deck, Each room comes with private bath containing toilet, vanity and private climate control. LCD TV, DVD player, private mini bar, telephone

  • No. of Rooms: 7
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Beds:  Twin
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air conditioning: Yes

NOBLE STATE CABIN DOUBLE

2 Cabins located on the lower deck, Can be booked as double accommodation. Each with private bath containing toilet, vanity and private climate control. LCD TV, DVD player, private mini bar, telephone

  • No. of Rooms: 2
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air conditioning: Yes
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