Deep south 10 N Huvadhoo-Malé

Access to the dream of mythical encounters with pelagics in the heart of magnificent landscapes, for lovers of sport diving!

Itinerary 10 nights, deep south central, Fuvamulah, north and south Gaafu, Laamu, Thaa, Vaavu, south and north Malé.
The itinerary is subject to weather conditions and may be subject to change.
Best period: January to April


  • Day 1 Hulhumalé - Khoodhoo

    Hulhumalé - Khoodhoo A Dune agent will meet you at Male International Airport and transfer you to the domestic terminal for your domestic flight to Khoodoo located on Gaafu Atoll where your guides will be waiting to welcome you and guide you aboard the boat

  • Day 2 Gaafu Atoll South - Fuvamulah

    Gaafu Atoll South - Fuvamulah Gaaf dhall is also made up of very beautiful canals with intact corals and also very frequented by pelagics.

    Depending on current and wind conditions we will then head to the mythical site of Fuvamulah. Located below the equator, it is renowned for the presence of many sharks, in particular tiger sharks, and very often reserves beautiful surprise encounters!

  • Day 3 Fuvamulah

    Fuvamulah We will spend the day on this mythical atoll searching for large pelagic fish for special encounters. In addition to the beautiful underwater scenery, there are also new chances to encounter napoleons and other shoals of coral fish.

    Depending on the weather conditions, we will anchor at night.

  • Day 4 Fuvamulah - Gaafu

    Fuvamulah - Gaafu A last dive on Fuvamulah atoll and then we will go back up to Gaafu to enjoy the multitude of canals that this atoll offers. Afterwards we will anchor at night with the possibility to observe whale sharks at the back of the boat.

  • Day 5 Gaafu - Laamu

    Gaafu - Laamu Return from the deep south. In general the crossing is done at night and we arrive on Laamu atoll at first daylight where we visit other dive sites, especially colourful reefs with many beautiful surprises.

  • Day 6 Laamu - Thaa

    Laamu - Thaa We will leave for Thaa Atoll where we will put the boat in a night anchorage that is famous for its whale shark encounters, and then we will do more dives in the rich canals while waiting for nightfall.

  • Day 7 Thaa - Meemu

    Thaa - Meemu On the way up to the north, we will go to Meemu to dive other sites with a variety of colours and fauna, and why not enjoy another session with manta rays.

  • Day 8 Meemu Atoll - Vaavu Atoll

    Meemu Atoll - Vaavu Atoll A stop at Fotteyo, one of the richest and most famous dives in the Maldives with unrivalled colour, but also very famous for the possibility of encountering hammerhead sharks. In addition, the environment around the anchorage offers a splendid sunset over the sandbank.

  • Day 9 Vaavu Atoll - Malé South

    Vaavu Atoll -  Malé South Return to Guraidhoo with the opportunity to visit the fisherman's island and dive two legendary and unmissable canals.

  • Day 10 South Malé - North Malé

    Back to the starting point with a last dive surrounded by stingrays and giant moray eels and sometimes even a guitar shark who will come to see us every now and again; then rinsing of the equipment, sunset and last evening on board.

  • Day 11

A circuit with a strong reputation, the Southern Maldives is an itinerary that is characterized by a pelagic presence that no one can get enough of. A physical cruise with lots of technical dives in the canals. Realize your dream of meeting the mythical underwater species for which the Maldives is famous, in the heart of magnificent landscapes.

The goal of Dune Maldives is to build a personalised journey that exceeds your expectations. The sites and atolls that you visit will be selected based on your desires, while also considering the weather conditions and tides.The itinerary presented is therefore a standard itinerary that can be modified.

A typical day aboard one of our boats includes 2 to 3 dives and is structured as follows:

06h30: Wake up, tea/coffee
07h00: Briefing of the first dive on the main boat and departure from the Dhoni
09h00: Breakfast on board the main boat
11h00: Briefing of the second dive on the main boat and departure from the Dhoni
13h00: Lunch aboard the main boat
15h30: Briefing of the third dive on the main boat and departure from the Dhoni
17h00: Snack, tea/coffee
19h00: Cocktails!
20h00: Dinner

In case of a night dive, the dinner (and cocktails) will of course be rescheduled after the dive, which will take place around 7pm.

Dates & prices

Departures for English-speaking groups:

From To Price / pers. Boat Places Options Booking
€3,385 Theia 4 / 20 8 Book now!
€3,385 Theia 0 / 20 6 Fully booked
€3,385 Theia 20 / 20 Book now!

Trip code: 207


  • Airport - boat - airport transfer (AR)
  • The 10-night cruise in a double cabin (single occupancy is available at an additional cost)
  • 2 to 4 guides (dive master and instructors)
  • 12L single output aluminum blocks (DIN/Etrier) and weights.
  • 8 to 10 professional crew members on the boat
  • 23 dives minimum, additional dives possible depending on weather conditions and flight schedules
  • All meals on board, water, tea and coffee
  • The chosen itinerary may be adjusted according to requests
  • Dune reserves the right to limit the frequency of diving according to: external events, weather conditions, diving level limitations, physical condition of divers... without any compensation being claimed.
  • Nitrox is free and cannot be claimed, especially in case of compressor failure.
  • Maldivian tourist taxes
  • Wifi: subject to network availability. Some areas may not be covered

*Surcharges: Dune Noraya Liveaboard reserves the right to apply an appropriate surcharge to its prices if economic changes (such as exchange rates, fuel prices, etc.) make a significant difference in its pricing structure. - A minimum of 14 days notice will be given before such a surcharge becomes effective. - No surcharges will be applied within 28 days prior to departure. - If the surcharge results in an increase of 10% or more in the price of the cruise, dive package or dive course, cancellation and full refund will be allowed. Notification of intent to cancel must be made in writing within 14 days of the notification or surcharge.

Not included

  • International and domestic flights
  • domestic flight in 10 nights down and up south approximately 260$ current price
  • Additional drinks: alcohol, espresso coffee etc.
  • Rental of diving equipment, diving flashlight, SMB, computer...
  • Diving courses
  • Supplement for superior cabin, sea view or single cabin use
  • Speedboat, seaplane transfers or fees due to flight delays/cancellations
  • Service charge $240 per passenger, to be paid in cash on board at the end of the trip.
  • Fuel surcharge

Practical info


Local cuisine and international menus will be served on board.


Based on a double cabin to share. If you register as an individual, it is up to you to agree to share your cabin with a man or a woman or to book a single cabin for an additional fee.

The beds of some cabins can be moved to form a double bed or 2 single beds.

Cabins categorized (as standard, superior, or sea view) are subject to different prices if specifically booked in advance.


When you arrive at Male International Airport, you will first go through the security checkpoint. You will collect your luggage. Then, you will be welcomed by a member of Dune Maldives with a "Dune" panel and wearing an orange T-shirt.

The transfer from the airport to the main boat will be done with the Dhoni dive boat (about 15-20min).

The first transfer is at 15:00 from the airport. The return is immediately after breakfast on the last day.

Contact us for early arrival or late departure.
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Southern Cruises
11 days
12 to 28 people
From €3,295
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