What you will do
Northern Hi-Lights Itinerary
Sail and dive in the Atolls of North Malè, Lhaviyani, Baa, Rasdhoo and North Ari and snorkel with gian manta rays in UNESCO World Heritage Site Hanifaru Bay
Between July and October, during the new moon, tides carry large quantities of plancton attracting giant manta rays to the Hanifaru Bay
North Malè Atoll
This atoll is home to some of the Maldive’s most uncontaminated reefs that are inhabited by incredible creatures such as anglers, moray eels, manta rays, turtles and sharks
Manta rays love to hang out in these waters all year round, but chances of spotting them are higher between April and July
Home to some of the best diving spots in the Maldives, the Ari atoll is a paradise chock-full of pelagics, manta rays, hammerhead sharks and whale sharks
UNESCO World Heritage site since 2012, this atoll is suitable for all level of divers and houses incredibly colourful seabeds full of manta rays, turtles and whale sharks
Whilst swimming through incredible caves and anemone, chances of bumping into different shark species such as the zebra shark, the balcktip reef shark, the grey reef sharks, but especially the hammerhead and whitetip reef shark, are very high
These gentle giants are one of the main attractions of these oceanic waters and can be spotted especially between April and July
These friendly, playful mammals can be spotted all year round
The waters of The Maldives are inhabited by sea turtles all year round, especially the hawksbill sea turtle and the caretta caretta
This coral reef is home to vibrant coral and anemone gardens as well as a variety of different marine creatures
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Camilla from Alessandria, August 16, 2017
I wanted to see the most beautiful atolls in the Maldives and go on awesome dives at the same time. This cruise definitely satisfied my wishes!
Lorenzo from Genova, November 9, 2018
11 days of peace, serenity, beautiful beaches, good company and amazing dives. Snorkelling on the bay with giant manta rays was thrilling, my kids loved it.
Andrea from Lucca, July 13, 2019
Some atolls we visited have been declared UNESCO world heritage sites, and once you go there, you definitely understand why… I saw and swam with some incredible creatures, especially with giant manta rays in the Hanifaru Bay. So thrilling… Thank you!! 5 stars!!