Hanifaru Bay – Hanifaru Bay is a sanctuary for people who love snorkeling with manta rays and whale sharks. This UNESCO biosphere reserve in the Maldives is legally designated as a Marine Protected Area. There are strict regulations are in place to protect and preserve this amazing wonder.The reef at Hanifaru Bay is like a funnel that is about 1300 meters, the inner narrow part of the funnel is about 600 meters and that is where whale sharks and mantas are found more common. The manta season is from May to November. In this period, planktons gets trapped in the funnel-like reef and concentration of planktons attracts schools of manta rays and sometimes whale sharks. At any time there could be over a hundred mantas feeding off the coral reef. This is the world’s largest feeding station known to exist.
Thila – Is a large thila with an interesting landscape. The top is around 8m. There is soft coral and an abundance of fish life which includes grey reef sharks, schools of fusiliers, sting rays and sometimes manta rays. Turtles and ghost pipefish can also be spotted here.
Dhonfanu Thila – This thila is in a depth of 7-30m. There is excellent hard coral on the top reef and soft coral on the walls. Trevally, schools of blue-striped snapper and tuna can also be seen here.
Nov. 28/ Dec. 5
10% deposit required only, refundable in case bans from either country are still in place. Balance payment 60 days before start of the trip.
For 2021, we have our regular discounts as described below, for over 6 months in advance 10% EBB.
This special FIT discount can’t be combined with any bookings that currently need rescheduling or other regular discounts as mentioned below.
Half charters get 3 FOC instead of 2, so pay for 9 and get 12 spaces.
For full charters get 5 FOC instead of 4, so pay for 15 and get 20 spaces
5% deposit required for bookings more than 1 year in advance.
The group discounts can’t be combined with any other discounts, except for the Early Bird discounts during summer periods only.
Book within 30 days of departure 10%
> 6 months receive 10% discount
5% If you have been on one of our boats before you are entitled to 5% repeaters discount on your next booking
pay for 5 and get 6th free, full charter get 4 FOC, so pay for 16 only