This itinerary offers amazing pelagic encounters. Anything can pass by the deep south, tiger sharks, bull sharks, spinner sharks, guitar sharks, thresher sharks, hammerhead, or whale sharks. You never know what you can find during a dive in the deep South even, mola mola or a black oceanic mantas. Dolphins, turtles and the most pristine coral gardens in the Maldives are going to be a part of your trip including crossing the equator.

Cruise Highlights

The Wonders of the Deep South visit Huvadhoo, Fuvahmula and Addu Atoll. The trip starts by flying from North Male to the south according to where the boat is located. You will embark in Addu and disembark in Huvadhoo or the opposite.

Huvadhoo is one of the largest atolls in the world and the one with the most local islands. It will offer amazing pelagic encounters, channels full of sharks, and whale sharks who visit the boat at night. The amazing Fish factory with pristine coral gardens and dozens of turtles. Eagle rays are common sights after a few days of exploring the atoll. Overnight we will head south and on the way to our next destination, we will cross the equator.

Early in the morning we arrive at Fuvahmulah surrounded by beautiful walls that drop down steeply into the depths of the Indian ocean. Fuvamulah offers stunning blue water dives while passing by the southern plateau. There are chances to meet, big pelagics, hammerhead and tiger sharks, thresher sharks, silvertips, whale sharks and even oceanic mantas can be sighted. The famous Tiger zoo offers close encounters with these incredible creatures. There are also drift dives along the beautiful walls covered in corals. 

We will finish the trip in Addu Atoll. This is the southwest part of our itinerary. Here we have stunning coral, Manta point. Here you will also have the opportunity to dive the British loyalty, the biggest shipwreck in Maldives


Diving Areas

You will be traveling over 65 nautical miles or (127km) across the south of the Maldives. The boat will be leaving from either Addu or Huvadhoo. Huvadhoo is one of the largest Atolls in the Maldives. There are multiple stunning dive sites here with pristine coral gardens and countless turtles. While heading to the next location you will pass over the equator. This will be an overnight trip to Fuvahmulah. This location has stunning walls that drop deep into the Indian Ocean. This trip will finish in Addu Atoll, where you will see the famous British loyalty. This is the biggest shipwreck in the Maldives.



This is the second largest Atoll. This atoll has dramatic walls, outcrops, swim throughs, and exciting channels. This area is known for its dense coral gardens and caves and caverns that can be explored during the right tide.


This area is the closest to the equator out of all of the atolls in the Maldives. This isolated Atoll is home to a variety of sharks. Best known for the sightings of tiger sharks.

Addu Atoll

This is the Maldives most southerly atoll and is home to a wide variety of topography. From lush coral gardens to WWII wrecks this atoll has something for everyone. There are relaxed sheltered lagoons and bustling pinnacles and also exciting drift dives through channels.

Other Information

Embarkation and Disembarkation International arrival in Male (MNE) Domestic flights to either Kooddoo (GKK) or Addu (GAN)

Things you may see :

  • Manta ray
  • Eagle rays
  • Hammerhead sharks
  • Thresher sharks
  • Turtles
  • Whale sharks

The Maldives is affected by 2 different monsoons. This itinerary is fantastic year round as it has different options for both monsoons.

July – November – Best chance to see Whale sharks and Manta Rays

January – April – Known for its crystal-clear visibility and dry warm weather.

Water Temperature: 27 to 30 degrees Celsius (80-86 Fahrenheit)

Air Temperature: 25 to 32 degrees Celsius (77-90 Fahrenheit)

Current: Gentle to Strong

Visibility: 10 to 40 metres 

Experience Level: Beginner to Advanced

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Hanifaru Bay & The North Atolls

September – October

Best of Central Atolls

March – November