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Mariana Live Aboard

“The true adventure starts here”
 

Mariana live aboard has been launched in December 2005 and is built in traditional
Maldivian fashion to provide you with the best possible comforts. Mariana possesses three
decks: lower deck, main deck and upper deck. Most of the interior adornment and
furnishing of the vessel are handcrafted. This luxury cruiser offers all the contemporary
services and outstanding facilities for the comfort and wellbeing of the guests. The
advantages of safari holiday or a lavishing cruise around Maldives are eternal, explore with
Mariana the numerous islands and reefs that are set in the abundant and vibrant crystal
blue Indian Ocean in a truly relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Mariana live aboard
provides enormous opportunity for space and relaxation with unlimited fun from the
spacious cabins to sundeck. Mariana where the true adventure starts!

 
On board official language
English is the official language on board
 
Vessel Particulars
Last Refurbished: July 2009
Hull Type: Wooden
Length: 100 ft
Width: 30 ft
Cruise Speed: 12 - 14knots
Propulsion: Diesel Engine 320 HP
 
Services
Internet/Email
Radio Telephone
CB radio
GPS
Mobile
Binoculars
 
Emergency Equipments
First aid kit
Medical oxygen
Fire extinguishers
Life vests
 
Facilities
Facilities available onboard includes television
TV Lounge (Audio video facilities)
Internet Access
Sundeck with open-air
Diving
Cruising
Snorkeling equipment
Bar
First Aid
Disco
Cultural Show
Saloon
 
Sports/Excursions
Night fishing
Snorkeling
BBQ on Desert Island: (depends on the weather)
Island Hopping:(on request)
Speedboat: (18 ft with 25 hp outboard)
 
Mariana Accommodation
In addition to an impressive Scuba Diving, the Mariana live aboard offers the guest a
breathtaking holiday with the impressive accommodation and on board facilities.
Mariana possesses total of 8 rooms. The lower deck possesses 6 rooms, offering 2 queen size bed rooms, 3 twin bed Rooms and 1 Triple bed room with en-suite shower and WC and the upper deck possesses 2 rooms, offering 1 queen size bed room and 1 twin bed room with en-suite shower and WC.
 
Accommodation and Rooms Details
Maximum guest capacity: 17 passengers
No. of guest cabins: 8
1 cabin with Triple bed
3 cabins with double bed
4 cabins with twin beds
Mini bar
Wardrobe
Luggage storage
Towels
Air conditioning: Individual control
All cabins with attached toilet/bath
Hot/Cold water
Windows & Porthole
 
Dining
Breakfast
For your breakfast we offer fresh bread, toast, butter, jam, cheese, vegetables, egg dishes of your choice, tropical fruits, dessert, variety of juice and Maldivian dishes such as tuna with coconut, lime and chilies etc.
 
Lunch
A buffet is offered with chicken, fish, pasta, rice, noodles, vegetables, different types of salads, dessert etc.
 
Dinner

Is served with a buffet with four course meals.

 
Note: Tea, coffee and snacks available at any time for free
 
Mariana Diving
Maldives is also known for its stunning beaches and one of the most idyllic holiday
destinations in the world. Apart from the nice beaches and idyllic holiday destination
Maldives is one of the world’s best place for Scuba Diving. Diving in the Maldives is excellent all year round, although June is rainy. From December to April the sea is calm and clear making it the best time to view the underwater life of the Maldives. Whale sharks and Manta rays are observed in their highest numbers from July to November.

Mariana live aboard offers an unforgettable scuba diving adventure for its guests. Mariana Safari route includes visits to the Marine Reserve Underwater parks, where large number of the big five are to be seen. Reefs at levels to suit beginners and advanced divers are scheduled during all routes. From the pristine tropical reefs, the range and diversity of diving from Mariana makes it to one of the most rewarding live-aboard dive cruise in the world.

Maldives prime attractions though are scheduled visits to Manta points and of course it is our aim travelling to those areas where the placid whale sharks can be spotted. Most exciting places for marine photography make it a perfect destination and will leave a lasting impression on any diver.
 
Diving details
Dive master onboard
No. of dives per day: 2 to 3 (to different dive points)
Scuba diving courses: (on request)
Night dives: 1 dive per week
Separate diving boat
Compressors
Diving cylinders capacity: 12 liters
Oxygen
Cylinders & weights
 
What is included in your Diving Holiday?
South/North Male' Atoll, (Vaavu & Ari will be depending on the weather)
Accommodation in Triple, Twin, and Double Rooms
Meals, Snacks, Tea & Coffee
Two to three dives daily per person per day and one night dive with tanks & weights only
 
Services of a PADI qualified and highly experienced English speaking DIVE MASTER
 
Pick-up & Drop-off at Male' International Airport to connect with international flights
 
Maldivian meals and snorkel trips to selected reefs (subject to weather/sea
conditions)
 
Day before guests departure, the boat will sail back to Male' and a sightseeing
excursion will provided to the Capital Island, Male'.
 
Airport meeting and handling services
Fresh cold/hot face towel and welcome drinks on aboard on arrival
1 Bottle Mineral Water 1.5 liters
 
Price does not include:
Air fares
Airport departure taxes
Dive Equipments, except those mentioned above
Beverages, except those mentioned above during meal times only
Personal Laundry
Dive & Travel Insurance
Transfer supplements for arrivals/departures on days other than scheduled boat
arrival/departure
 
Extra Dives
Dive Courses
 
Important Information for diving guests:
Diving safety & awareness come before all else
Please remember to bring your log book and diving certificate.
A medical diving fitness check is recommended, but not compulsory.
Comprehensive briefing before each dive
The first dive is always a so-called check-dive, which is compulsory for all divers.
Dives is guided by an experienced PADI instructor and a dive master.
Dive style easy – advanced – special
Guidance in small groups are obligatory
VIP personally guided day / night dives
Video after dive sessions
Diving to national/international regulations
Powerful BAUER Air compressors
PADI courses can be held (please pre-book)
Comfortable dive boat / Dhoni to dive off
Well trained dive boat captain and boat crew
Diving equipment is kept on the accompanying dive vessel (Dhoni)
Oxygen, a DAN emergency case and a mobile phone are available on the Dhoni in
case of emergency.
 
Compressors are stored on the Dhoni, meaning that there is no noise pollution for
guests on the live aboard while bottles are re-filled between dives.
 
All divers must adhere to the Maldivian diving regulations: no decompression dives, always stay with your dive buddy,
 
Never dive deeper than 30m if you are a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or
equivalent) and never dive deeper than 18m if you are a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent).
 
The last dive will be offered 24hrs before the end of the cruise.
The use of a diving computer is compulsory.
During a 7-night cruise there are 16 dives, during a 14-night cruise there are 35
dives
 
 
Equipment Rental Prices
(subject to change without further notice, payable on board):
BCD Jacket 25 USD per Week
Regulator 25 USD per Week
Dive Computer 25 USD per Week
Shorty 25 USD per Week
ABC Set 25 USD per Week
UW Torch 10 USD per Dive
Digital Camera 10 USD per Dive
Extra Dive 25 USD per Week
 
Mariana Surfing
Surfing came to Maldives in the late 70s. The Maldives has become a dream destination for surfers looking for exotic waves and is one of the tremendous surfing destinations for all to take pleasure in. The most excellent assurance that any surfer could get is the recent O’Neil Deep Blue Contests held in the Maldives. There is a wide variety of breaks from beginners to professional level and even there is something for every surfer when you surf in the Maldives. The best waves can be experienced from March to October, with the biggest swells likely to occur in June, July and August. The surf throughout the Maldives generally ranges in size from 4-8 feet, however bigger days have been experienced. The best way to get the most out of a surfing trip in the Maldives is to get you on a surf charter and head south. This will ensure you to get away from the crowds and get some classic waves.
 
What is included in your surf holiday?
The atoll advised for surfing is the Male’ Atoll
Accommodation in Triple, Twin, and Double Rooms
Meals, Snacks, Tea & Coffee
Services of local guide / surf guide
Pick-up & Drop-off at Male' International Airport to connect with international flights
 
Use of Snorkeling gear
Day before guests departure, the boat will sail back to Male' and a sightseeing
excursion will provided to the Capital Island, Male'.
 
Airport meeting and handling services
Fresh cold/hot face towel and welcome drinks on aboard on arrival
1 Bottle Mineral Water 1.5 liters

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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