Maldives Legend

Destination: Maldives

Hanifaru Bay, Deep South, and The Best of Maldives (7 Nights) | From $257++/night

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Maldives Legend was originally built on 2005 and had a complete renovation in 2019, giving the interiors a Chic makeover. Managed by Maldives Holiday Collections, Maldives Legend is suitable for divers, surfers and fun cruise trips.

 

Why You'll Like Maldives Legend

  • Completely refurbished in 2019 with chic interiors
  • Trips to Best of the Maldives, Deep South, Hanifaru Bay, etc.
  • Highly suitable to dive, surf and for fun cruises
  • Stylish and spacious – air-conditioned 11 rooms with ensuite toilet and shower
  • Offers varieties of wine and liquor
  • Onboard jacuzzi on the top deck
  • Fun indoor games for non-divers, television, videos and library
  • Island hopping and BBQ on a deserted beach

 

Dive Overview

Maldives is one of the most popular diving destinations through out the globe with some of the world renown dive sites. With clear blue water, white sand beaches, and great visibility, the Maldives is an idyllic paradise. Take a trip to the Maldives and you may see manta rays, whale sharks, reef sharks, and much more.  With their team of experienced dive guides, well equipped equipments and quality dive tenders, Maldives Collections makes sure that all their dive trips are a success. 

[See: Maldives Dive Travel Guide]

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Maldives Legend Cabin Overview

The boat has a total of 11 air-conditioned cabins. There are 3 spacious seaview suites located on the top deck all equipped with minibar, hairdryer and bathtub in attached bathrooms. The 8 standard cabins on the lower deck have 6 spacious cabins equipped with a single and a double bed and 2 cabins with two single beds. All cabins are attached with ensuite toilet & shower.

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Seaview Suite (LEFT) Standard Cabin (RIGHT)

 

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General Facilities

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Maldives legend Boat Features

  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Sun beds
  • Indoor games, televisions, videos and library 
  • English socket
  • WiFi

 

Food & Drinks Aboard Maldives legend

Mouth-watering cuisine with international dishes (Maldivian, Asian, European). Vegetarian dishes & alcoholic beverages available.

 

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Maldives legend LIVEABOARD DECK PLAN

Maldives Legend Sundeck

 

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Schedule & Rates

Maldives Legend Schedule & Rates

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2019 Schedule

Date Of Departure

Date Of Arrival

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24th Aug

31st Aug

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31st Aug

7th Sep

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7th Sep

14th Sep

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14th Sep

21st Sep

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21st Sep

28th Sep

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28th Sep

5th Oct

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5th Oct

12th Oct

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12th Oct

19th Oct

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19th Oct

26th Oct

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26th Oct

2nd Nov

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2nd Nov

9th Nov

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9th Nov

16th Nov

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16th Nov

23rd Nov or 20th Nov

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20th Nov

27th Nov

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27th or 30th Nov

7th Dec

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7th Dec

14th Dec

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14th Dec

21st Dec

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21st Dec

28th Dec

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28th Dec

4th Jan

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2020 SCHEDULE

Date Of DepartureDate Of ArrivalRouteAvailability
5th Jan12th JanStandardEmail Us
12th Jan19th JanStandardEmail Us
19th Jan26th JanStandardEmail Us
28th Jan9th FebMale’ to AdduEmail Us
9th Feb16th FebAddu to HuvadhooEmail Us
16th Feb23rd FebHuvadhoo to AdduEmail Us
23rd Feb1st MarchAddu to HuvadhooEmail Us
1st March8th MarchHuvadhoo to AdduEmail Us
8th March15th MarchAddu to HuvadhooEmail Us
15th March22nd MarchHuvadhoo to AdduEmail Us
22nd March29th MarchAddu to HuvadhooEmail Us
29th March5th AprilHuvadhoo to AdduEmail Us
5th April14th AprilAddu to Male’Email Us
14th April19th AprilNo trips planned yet. Can be chartered or booked with a minimum of 10 paxEmail Us
19th April26th AprilNo trips planned yet. Can be chartered or booked with a minimum of 10 paxEmail Us
26th April3rd MayNo trips planned yet. Can be chartered or booked with a minimum of 10 paxEmail Us
3rd May10th MayNo trips planned yet. Can be chartered or booked with a minimum of 10 paxEmail Us
10th May17th MayNo trips planned yet. Can be chartered or booked with a minimum of 10 paxEmail Us
17th May24th MayNo trips planned yet. Can be chartered or booked with a minimum of 10 paxEmail Us
24th May31st MayNo trips planned yet. Can be chartered or booked with a minimum of 10 paxEmail Us
31st May7th JuneNo trips planned yet. Can be chartered or booked with a minimum of 10 paxEmail Us
7th June14th JuneNo trips planned yet. Can be chartered or booked with a minimum of 10 paxEmail Us
14th June21st JuneNo trips planned yet. Can be chartered or booked with a minimum of 10 paxEmail Us
21st June28th JuneNo trips planned yet. Can be chartered or booked with a minimum of 10 paxEmail Us
28th June5th JulyNo trips planned yet. Can be chartered or booked with a minimum of 10 paxEmail Us
5th July12th JulyNo trips planned yet. Can be chartered or booked with a minimum of 10 paxEmail Us
 

 

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Maldives Legend Rates

Dates

Individual

Per person per week

Private Charter

Per person per week

JULY to DEC 15th 2019 & MAY 2020 - NOV 2020

$1,799

$1,533

DEC 2019 - APRIL 2020

$1,899

$1,667

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Government Tax
  • Full board (3 meals)
  • 3 dives per day (depending on the weather conditions)
  • Coffee and Tea, with snacks after dives
  • Mineral Water (500ml) per person per dive
  • Unlimited Water
  • Tanks and weights
  • Unlimited Tea and Coffee
  • Island Hopping 
  • Handline Fishing 
  • Dive Instructor (PADI certified), and 1 Dive Guide (PADI Certified)
  • BBQ dinner on sandy beach OR, on a deserted Island, depending on weather conditions).
  • Arrange a free airport guide upon arrival & departure
  • Transfer (Airport – Boat – Airport)

 

Exclusions

  • Fuel Surcharge (per person per week): Deep South USD 156; South Central/Laamu USD 90; North of Maldives USD 156
  • Port and Marine Park fees
  • Tips for Crew (USD 70 to 100 per guest) 
  • Alcoholic Drinks & Soft Drinks 
  • Domestic flights if required for Deep South / South Central or North of Maldives 
  • Nitrox (USD 100 to 150 per person per week)
  • Surcharge for 'Tiger Zoo'  (Deep South): USD 30 per person

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For more information on rates and availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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standard route - Best Of Maldives

  • Maldives Collections Best of Maldives Route
  • Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights OR 8 Days 7 Nights
  • The 7 nights itinerary will include the route from: North Male' - South Male' - Vaavu - Ari 
  • The 4 nights or 5 nights itinerary will include the route from:North Male' - Ari Atoll  
  • Number of dives: 3 dives a day & 1 night dive a week
  • Sample Dive Itinerary (7 Nights)
  • Day 1 – Saturday – Arrival And Departure Day
  • Maldives Holiday Collections Airport staff will receive and welcome you at Velanaa International Airport.  They will guide you to the boat for boarding where you will be welcomed with refreshments. General briefing of the boat will be provided on arrival. Dinner will be served in the evening as soon as the guests are settled in.
  • The boat will set sail to the first Dive site in the first light of sunrise
  • Day 2 – Sunday – North Male > Vaavu Atoll
  • The ‘Check Dive’ or the first dive of the trip starts on ‘Maagiri’ dive site which is more of a warming up for the upcoming amazing dives our guests will get to experience.
  • The Dives points mentioned below are home to plenty of reef fishes and sharks and occasional view of rays.
  • Dive 1 – Maagiri
  • Dive 2 – Embudhoo Express
  • Dive 3 –  Kandooma/Guraidhoo
  • Dive 4 –  Alimatha Night Dive
  • The last dip of the day will be in ‘Alimatha’ where the boat will anchor for the night and prepare for the next day to start on sail for the next diving stops.
  • Day 3 – Monday – Vaavu Atoll > Ari Atoll
  • Ari Atoll is a definite ‘must to’ with gorgeous dive points which lets you enhance your beautiful Maldivian Diving Story. Where rays and sharks are present regardless of the directions of the current. This is one of the favorite of many underwater photographers promising to give breathtaking pictures of the underwater scenery, from big to small creatures of corals.
  • Dive 1 – Miyaru Kandu/Dhevana Kandu
  • Dive 2 – Vilamendhoo
  • Dive 3 –  5 Rocks
  • The last dip of the day will be in ‘5 Rocks’, and the boat will anchor near ‘Dhangethi or Dhigurah’ for the night.
  • Day 4 – Tuesday – South Ari Atoll
  • The main highlights of the day is searching for the presence of whale shark. Once we locate the Whale Shark, we will allow you a chance to snorkel or even Scuba with them. Occasionally, if you are lucky, you just might be able to spot whale shark during dives in ‘Maamiligi or Dhigurah’
  • Dive 1 Kuda rah thila
  • Dive 2 Maamigili beyru (whale Shark)
  • Dive 3 – Whale Shark Dive (Dive site may change)
  • The the boat will anchor near ‘Maamigili’ for the night.
  • Day 5 – Wednesday – South Ari To Central Ari Atoll
  • With the depth of around 12 to 16 meters, Panathone is a famous manta site with high possibility of manta feed sighting outside the atoll during outgoing current. During incoming currents on the ridge of the atoll, you’ll see what is known as the “Shark City” and dozens of big grey reef sharks mesmerizing your every thought and after dozens of dives our staff will invite you a BBQ dinner
  • Dive 1 – Rangali Manta
  • Dive 2 – Rai Dhiga
  • Dive 3 – Panathone
  • BBQ in ‘Embudhoo’ is optional after dives if you like to have relax evening on the beach of a secluded island. Our staffs will arrange it accordingly.
  • The boat will anchor near the desert island for the night.
  • Day 6 – Thursday – Central Ari Atoll To North Ari Atoll
  • Discover numerous Manta Cleaning Stations, extra ordinary pinnacle – rich with marine life. Eagle rays, hawks-bill turtles, napoleon wrasse, school blue stripped snappers, bat fish and fusiliers are some of the creatures you’ll be able to sight and conclude with night manta show.
  • Dive 1 – Moofushi Manta Point
  • Dive 2 – Himandhoo Thila
  • Dive 3 – Mayaa Thila
  • Dive 4 – Night Manta Fesdu/Mayaa Thila
  • The boat will anchor near the ‘Fesdu’ for the night.
  • Day 7 – Friday – Ari Atoll To Kaafu Atoll
  • Watch beautiful movement of large school of grey reef sharks big schools of snappers, jack fishers, fusiliers, barracudas and dog tooth tunas at Bathala Maagau. Fish head is the wonderful place to view schools of fish and many other marine life. If time permits, last dive at Fish Tank will give amazing movements of fish life, especially guitar sharks and rays – Eels are the stars of the show.
  • Dive 1 – Bathala Maagau / Fish Head
  • Dive 2 –Bathala Maagau / Fish Head
  • Dive 3 – Fish Tank (Kaafu) / Kuda haa
  • The boat will anchor near ‘Kurumba’ for the night.
  • Day 8 – Departure
  • Our amazing crew will assist you in cleaning and washing your dive equipment and help you with packing if required. They will guide you through a domestic flight to your International Flight checking. The Team is guaranteed to provide assistance throughout your trip until the very last moment at the Maldives.
  • Itinerary may change anytime according to weather conditions, last-minute request & other issues.

 

Deep South Maldives

  • Day 1 – Saturday – Arrival
  • You will be greeted by our Airport staff at Velana International Airport. Information regarding your Domestic flight to Kooddoo / Kaadehdhoo will be provided and our staff will assist you in checking for the domestic. Our dive guide and captain will receive you from Huvadhoo Atoll airport will direct you to the boat. After being settled down, our boat crew will provide a detailed trip itinerary, as well as the dives. Following will be a check dive. When
  • At anchorage you can choose to do as much or as little as you please. Options include snorkeling and swimming, fishing or just relaxing.
  • Dive  –  Check Dive
  • Day 2 – Sunday – Kooddoo & Whale Shark Point
  • On the first day of the trip, you get to experience all the little things that Maldives has to offer. Through various channel dives, you are to sight Mantas, Sharks, Whale Sharks, School of Barracudas, Eagle rays, School of jacks, as well as turtles on the sandy bottom among many more.
  • Dive 1 – Villingili
  • Dive 2 – Kooddoo Kandu
  • Dive 3 – Kooddoo Spinner Point
  • Anchor – Near Bodu Whale Shark Point
  • Day 3 – Monday – Kurehdhoo, Nilandhoo Kandu And Dhandhoo Kandu
  • Day 3 is definitely the best day to experience and savor the full effect of the greatest channel dives in the region. These dives are best undertaken by Expert Divers. These locations are well known for their exquisite pelagic aquatic scenery.
  • Day 1 – Kurehdhoo Kandu
  • Day 2 – Nilandhoo Kandu
  • Day 3 – Dhandhoo Kandu
  • Possible to go Boodu
  • Day 4 – Tuesday – Maareha & Kondey
  • With the first ray of light, we head to Maareha Kandu, kondey kandu and Kondey Coral Gardens which are dive spots with plenty of marine life to discover.  Offers impressive diving conditions, with dozens of grey reef sharks, eagle rays and many species of fish.
  • Dive 1 – Maareha Kandu
  • Dive 2 – Kondey Kandu
  • Dive 3 – Kondey Coral Gardens
  • Anchor Kondey
  • Day 5 – Wednesday – Gemanafushi
  • The first stop will be Gemanafushi Canyon which is largely known for hammer heads and other varieties of fish. This is locally acclaimed as one of the favorite dive sites in the atoll for the most recognizable shark species, Hammerheads.
  • Dive 1 – Gemanafushi Canyon
  • Dive 2 – Gemanafushi Kandu
  • Dive 3 – Gemnafushi Coral Land
  • Anchor near Gemanafushi
  • Day 6 – Thursday – Close To Equator Line & Fuvahmulah
  • Fuvahmulah is one of the main highlights in a Deep South trip. Quality of the diving isn’t affected by the seasonal changes. As each and every dive is equally unique and a challenging experience. The real treasure you could find in this area is the Thresher Shark. However, other shark species such as Reef Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Hammerheads and Silver Tips also resides in the location. And if you are just lucky enough, you might spot the world’s heaviest bony fish – MOLA MOLAS. The list is really endless.
  • Dive 1 – Fuvahmulah South Corner
  • Dive 2 – North End of Mantas
  • Anchor near Fuvahmulah
  • Day 7 – Friday – Addu
  • First dive of the day starts at Maakandu, home to stunning coral formations of soft corals and its extravagant marine life. Following, the second dive for the day will be on a British Loyalty wreck site.
  • Dive 1 – Maakandu
  • Dive 2 – British Loyalty Wreck
  • Anchor near Addu
  • Day 8 – Departure
  • After the breakfast, our boat crew will lend a hand in cleaning Diving Equipment as well as packing if it's required. Then the guests will be dropped off and guided to catch the domestic flight. Upon arrival at Velaana International Airport, our airport staff at Velaanaa International Airport will receive the guests and guide you to catch your international flight. Our Team is guaranteed to provide assistance throughout your trip until the very last moment at the Maldives.
  • Itinerary may change anytime according to weather conditions, last-minute request & other issues

 

Hanifaru Bay

Hanifaru Bay is a marine protected uninhabited island located in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives Islands. Its size is no greater than that of a football field and yet it has become one of the hottest spots for underwater photographers. The reason for this modern day phenomenon of underwater diversity is because plankton blooms between the months of May and November – a very unusual phenomenon – attracting manta rays by the hundreds. At any one time at Hanifaru Bay, there can be up to 200 manta rays feeding off the coral reefs as well as plenty of whale sharks which do the same! Hanifaru Bay has become the world’s largest manta ray feeding destinations.

PLEASE NOTE: From January 2012 scuba diving is not permitted in Hanifaru Bay, however you will be able to snorkel in this area for a $20 fee (per person for approx. 45mins).

  • Day 1 – Saturday – Arrival
  • You will be greeted by our Airport staff at Velana International Airport. They will guide you to the boat for boarding where you will be welcomed with refreshments. General briefing of the boat and diving will be provided by the boat crew. The boat will set sail to the first Dive site.
  • Day 2 – Sunday – North Male’ Atoll and Baa Atolls
  • Day 3 – Monday – Baa Atoll / Hanifaru Bay Area
  • Day 4 – Tuesday – Baa Atoll / Hanifaru Bay Area / Cross to Rasdhoo
  • Day 5 – Dive Rasdhoo and North Ari Atoll / Grey Reef Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks
  • Day 6 – North Ari Atoll / Mantas and night dive on the famous Maaya Thila
  • Day 7 – North Male Atoll / Manta Point / Afternoon tour of Male’ City
  • Day 8 – Departure

 

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Boat Specifications

  • Vessel: Wooden Hull (Tholan Timber with upper water linefully laminated with polished fibre
  • Year Built: 2015 / Refurbished: 2019
  • Length: 29.97m 
  • Cabins: 11 
  • Pax: 22 
  • Speed: 14kn
  • Propulsion: Main: Volvo Penta 450 HP
  • Capacity: 7000 litres
  • Desalinator: 6000 litres of fresh water per day
  • Navigation & Communication: 36 miles marine radar system, Eco sounder, Compass, map, Fish Finder, GPS, CB Radio, mobile phones, internet, search light, binoculars, IDD Telephone
  • Power: 40 KVA (24 hrs) 220 volts

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC+5
  • Local Currency: MVR (Maldivian Rufiyaa)
  • Language Spoken: English
  • Payment Onboard: Cash (EUR/USD)

 

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Best of Maldives

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Deep South

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Hanifaru Bay

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