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Eagle Ray Liveaboard


Over View:

Eagle Ray is modern dive liveaboard in Maldives build by wooden. Customize for the divers convenience and for the under water photographers. Eagle Ray is best known for the serious divers who love to explore Maldives. Dive tours are carried by highly experienced staffs and made sure you have a wonderful diving experience in Maldives.

Crew: 8-12 crews on board who have had over 8 to 10 years of Experience on field. Our Skipper is well experienced and sails in Maldives with full confidence. Waiter and the house keeper are dedicated to serve the best with and make the guest happy. With all the training and on field experience they will always try to exceed your expectation .

Dive Leader Master have over 8 years experience, and assistant have over 5 years experience and will ensure clients satisfaction with the Dives & overall operation of the "Eagle Ray Live Aboard".

Cabin facilities Specious & luxurious 10ft x 12 ft area carpeted room hosting with Mini Bar. There are 3 double, 4 twins (all cabins with en suites) Hot & Cold water, Air conditioned.

Amenities The boats is design for the convenience , and give the feel its your home for the period of the tour. The Teak panel large saloon is modern and with comfortable sofa and with Multi media system (DVD player , TC , video camera viewing facilities ) and on side you can find big large camera wrecks where you can keep your camera to charge , plenty of space for your high-tech camera . Full standard serving bar accompanies in the saloon .

At the upper deck there is shades and open area with furniture’s to relax and enjoy soaking in the sun or star gaze . You can have your private space since the boat have plenty of space for a group of 14 pax. dive dhoni/tender with the compressors, which accommodate your dive gear and charge tanks. Also a dingy for carrying groups for quick short transfer to islands

The chef prepares cuisine unparalleled and diversified, flavours from the Maldives , East and the west. sure to please all, and their fresh sashimi is always a cruise highlight!

All our meals is Healthy and comes in different variety for different days and buffet style. Our tours most enjoyable essence are dive eat and dive.

 

Boat Spec

  • Type:
  • Live Aboard designed for convenience of Dive Travelers
  • Year Built :
  • 2005(launching In August 2006)
  • Hull:
  • Wooden, Double Deck
  • Length:
  • 100 foot / 30 meters
  • Beam:
  • 27 feet / 8.4 meters
  • Accommodation:
  • Maximum 14 passengers
  • No of Cabins:
  • 3 double, 4 twins (all cabins with en suites) Hot & Cold water, Air conditioning, Specious & luxurious 10ft x 12ft area carpeted room hosting with Mini Bar.
  • Main Saloon
  • Full Space Dinning Hall / Buffet Style, Lounge with Sofas, Full service Bar
  • Entertainments:
  • Hi-Fi, TV, VCR, DVD, Library and Table Games
  • Engine:
  • Yamaha Diesel Motor 280 BHP, Cruising Speed 10 knots / hrs
  • Electricity:
  • 220 volts and 110 volts A/C, 12/24 volts DC
  • Diving:
  • Medical Oxygen with required Accessories, Dan Oxygen Kit on the Dive Tender, Medical Lockers on Board, Air Compressor main unit type L&W 420 liters/min, 12 Tanks steel 92 cubic ft/15 liters, 18 Tanks Aluminum 82 cubic ft/12liters
  • Communication:
  • VHF Radios/GPS Chart Plotter/Depth Sounder/Cell Phones/Small fiber speed launch 25 hp to visit Island
  • Crew On Board:
  • 8-12 crews on board who have had over 8 to 10 years of Experience on field. Dive Master have over 15 years experience and will ensure clients satisfaction with the Dives & overall operation of the "Eagle Ray Live Aboard"


 

The Routes:

Normal tours done on liveaboard are for 7 nights. And on 7 nights we will cover the Male’ Atoll and Ari atoll , all routes will be decided by dive guides depending on the weather and the current for the period and the time. As our team is well experienced and they will know which points will be best for the diving for the time and the day.

A sample general ittenarary is here provided for an idea. We do 9 nights and 14 nights customize ittenarary. It will cover more extensive long range dive tours as it will give us more time to travel and explore on our expedition

 

General Suggested Tour Ittenarary

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  • Day 1
  • Tour Introduction & Formalities & Dive Gear Set Up
  • Maa Giri (North Male’ Atoll) Check Dive
  • Kuda Giri (South Male’ Atoll)
  • Coco Corner (South Male’ Atoll)
  • Over night at Guradoo (Village)
  • Day 2
  • Guradhoo Channel (South Male’ Atoll) 4hrs Channel crossing to South Ari Atoll
  • Kuda Rah Tila (Ari Atoll)
  • Gethi Wall (Night Dive Ari atoll)
  • Over night at Dangethi developed Village
  • Day 3
  • Don Tila (South Ari atoll)
  • Didhu Goni (South Ari atoll)
  • Migili Corner (South Ari atoll)
  • Whale shark search & Dive Over night near by Holiday Hotel
  • Day 4
  • Holiday Goni (South Ari Atoll)
  • Rangali Manta Point (West Ari)
  • Digga Tila (West Ari)
  • Over night at Kuda Digga (deserted island)
  • Day 5
  • Kala Handi (West Ari)
  • Hemandhoo Tila (West Ari)
  • Malos Tila (West Ari)
  • Over night at Ranfaru (Reef ring)
  • Day 6
  • Ranfaru Channel (West Ari Atoll)
  • Fesdhu Wreck (Mid Ari Atoll)
  • Fish Head (Mid Ari) Over night at Faana Mudu
  • Day 7
  • Fish Head (Mid Ari)
  • Maya Tila (North Ari)
  • Rinse Dive Gear Channel crossing back to North Male’ Atoll
  • Day 8
  • After break fast Pack up gear check out from boat 1000 am.


Schedule

Tour Code Room type Tour Date Nights Free Beds Rate pp  
ER022813 Standard Rooms 28-Feb-2013 - 07-Mar-2013
7
0
0.00
ER042013 Standard Rooms 20-Apr-2013 - 27-Apr-2013
7
14
1400.00

Payment & Cancellation Policies

  • On Confirmation Of Booking Advance deposit of 40% of total invoiced amount is required. (Non refundable)
  • Remaining Balance should be settled 60 days before the departure date of the tour.
  • Cancellation received less then 49 days for the departure of the tour, full invoiced amount will be charged.
  • Late Booking inquiry less the 60 days of departure date will be required to do full payment.
  • All cancellation is required to be informed by written document (e-mail )

Over View:

It is our goal to show you the most beautiful dive sites of the Maldives. To do that, we need to take seasonal conditions, available time and weather forecasts into account. Please trust our experienced crew to choose the best possible route and to maximize the liveaboard’s advantage of mobility in every situation. Fixed routes would mean to ignore the insider knowledge offered by our crews. At the beginning of every safari a rough route will be announced, followed by daily, more detailed briefings about the next day’s route. Before every dive you will be thoroughly briefed and shown a map of the dive spot.

Dive Guides:

Manik : The Dive Master Manik is taking over the entire dive operation of the live-aboard
Eagle Ray. Manik began his dive career in his 20's and continues to get pleasure from
diving even today. He achieved his Open Water Certificate in 1985; gradually he certified his courses and worked his way up to Dive Masters Certification by 1989. For Manik diving is not just a profession, but he also has built a long term passion towards his job.

Sahpe: Our New age div team leader , who is enthuastic aboat the work and have been working with manic for the last 2 years . Sahpe started diving profession around 6 years back and is very keen and interested to get all he can from Manik. He is well experienced and knows to handle clients very well at stressful times and to get the show going with wonderful dives with big fishes.

Niya: A young man who has started his carreer over 10 years back and well experienced. Now working with our team. Have good knowledge of Maldives reef and the best point for the current and the situations.

Dive Rentals

In case you wish to rent diving equipment - Please pre-order rental equipment! Rental equipment prices are subject for change without further notice.

7 Days Lost Charges
Regulator $84.00 $480.00
BCD - Jacket $84.00 $450.00
Computer $70.00 $420.00
A - Fins $40.00 $85.00
B - Mask $40.00 $85.00
C - Snorkels $25.00  
Drift Balloon $20.00 $45.00
Dive Suit $42.00 $125.00
Dive Lamp $50.00 $115.00
Weight Belt $18.00  
Lead Weight $08.00  
Extra Dive on request price quotation

Important Information for our guests:

  • Please bring your log book and diving certification card
  • Medical check is recommended but not obligatory
  • The first dive is a check dive at same time - obligatory for all divers.
  • Dives are guided by Instructor and dive guide
  • Experienced divers can dive on their own - after check dive
  • Equipment and compressor stay on the Dhoni throughout the safari. That means there is no carrying heavy equipment and no compressor noise on the mother ship. First aid box and oxygen are onboard.
  • Dives are performed according Maldivian law and Padi standards - no decompression dives, buddy system, maximum depth is 100 Feet for AOWD or equivalent, for OWD or equivalent certified divers 59 Feet maximum (according Maldivian diving regulation).
  • last dive 24h before flight back
  • use of diving computer/person is obligatory
  • English is board language
  • DAN diving insurance ( valid max. 21 days) for € 10 bookable on board
  • 20 dives are offered during a 7 night safari and 40 dives are offered during a 14 night safari

Required diving certification/skills

You need at least a Padi Open Water Diver or an equivalent certificate to join one of our diving cruises. This basic certificate allows you to dive to a maximum of 59 Feet.

In order to be well-prepared for the challenging diving conditions in the Maldives and to be able to dive below 59 Feet (where many of the highlights are) we recommend doing the Padi Advanced Open Water or an equivalent certificate before or during your cruise. Divers who have not dived in a while can do a Padi Scuba Review course to refresh their diving skills.

During the check dive, the dive guide will evaluate the skill levels of all divers. The diving conditions in the Maldives are challenging and if the dive guide or a guest feel that it is necessary, guided dives for individuals can be arranged for USD 10 per dive. Guided dives provide an opportunity to get used to diving in strong currents, entering and exiting the water from a dive tender (Dhoni) and doing fast descents under the supervision of an experienced dive master. We recommend guided dives to all divers with little open sea, current and liveaboard diving experience. In most cases, diver(s) only need a couple of guided dives at the beginning before diving with the group for the rest of their stay

Dhoni

All dives are done from an extra diving boat (58 Feet). Equipment and compressor stay on the Dhoni throughout the safari. That means there is no carrying heavy equipment and no compressor noise on the mother ship. First aid box and oxygen are onboard.

Diving Equipment

In case you wish to rent diving equipment - Please pre-order rental equipment! Rental equipment prices are subject for change without further notice.




    Awesome! Incredible vacation

  • Awesome! Incredible vacation. The crew is very nice and experienced! The dive guides are extremely good. Worthy!
    Petia Petkova
  • Adventurer

  • I spent a week on The Eagle Ray over Christmas, the crew, service, food and diving was excellent. Here is a slideshow of our trip: Dive Tour Slide Show
    Michael Pfeiffer
  • Amazing experience

  • The entire crew of the Eagle Ray is fantastic. The food was great, the boat kept very clean and dive masters excellent. We had some new-ish divers in our group and they supported them tremendously well. The Maldives were beautiful and the Eagle Ray were a great way to see them. Thank you.
    Jeff
  • Meravigliosa vacanza

  • Questa vacanza a bordo della Eagle Ray √® stata un'esperienza indimenticabile, tutto questo grazie ai meravigliosi dive point visitati e alla fantastica professionalit√ e disponibilit√ dell'equipaggio e delle guide sub. grazie ragazzi !!!
    Federico Guida