Maldives Liveaboard, Shark Special, Feb 2025

Maldives Shark Special with Marine Biologist Dr. Elke Bojanowski

Week 1 – 2-9th February 2025
Week 2 – 9-16th February 2025

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – SAVE £300 if you book before March 2024.

A Great Value Liveaboard to explore the Sharks and Rays in the Maldives

In association with her charity, the Red Sea Shark Trust, Elke will be taking her world-famous ‘Shark Week’ on tour to the Maldives in 2025. She will be hosting the trip on board the luxurious Horizon III liveaboard. This liveaboard focuses on quality diving, comfort, and safety. A twin-engine motor yacht, with 12 cabins that can accommodate 22 divers, a restaurant serving delicious buffet food, a fully stocked bar with your favourite tipple, spa, sundecks and an open-air hot tub. As well as Elke the boat provides 4 experienced Divemasters and the average ratio is 1 Divemaster for every 6 divers.

A Typical Shark Week Onboard Includes

• Full Board Meal Plan
• 17 – 18 Dives included.
• 15 Minutes Welcome Free Massage.
• Island Hopping (Subject to weather)
• BBQ on the island (Subject to weather)
• Airport Pick up and drop off back to the Airport
• Dive Dhoni and a Dinghy.
• Four Professional dive guides

‘Shark Week’ Itinerary

The liveaboard will be cruising the Central Atolls focusing on searching for large pelagics including the following sharks and rays:

  • Schools of grey reef sharks
  • Manta Rays
  • Whale Sharks
  • Hammerhead sharks
  • Eagle Rays
  • Nurse sharks
  • There is also a chance of seeing a Tiger, Bull and other sharks too!
Elke – Marine Biologist and Shark Expert


Shark Week, Maldives

Running across several evenings or afternoons, Elke will be conducting fun & interesting talks about shark & ray biology, how to interact safely with them, their conservation, and how you can get involved with her research.

Elke has been a marine biologist, scuba diver and environmentalist for over 20 years. She has an amazing ability to find the sharks in the area, and is referred to by many as “The Shark Lady”.

Price

The cost for 7 nights in a shared twin / double cabin is £2,450pp.

This includes 6 days diving, all meals, tea, coffee & water, 12ltr cylinder, weights, shark talks, transfers to/from the airport.

For an Upper Deck Double Cabin please add £150pp

Book before 31st March 2024 and get £300 off!!!

Does not include flights whicb we can book once released by the airline (roughly March 2024).

To book your space simply e-mail holidays@oysterdiving.com or complete the form before.


Video kindly taken by ‘Chris Underwater’.

Terms and Condition
For our full T&C’s please click here. The boat is subject to the terms and conditions of Horizon III liveaboard and also that of the airline. We are agents for these suppliers. In the event that Elke is unable to attend the trip for reasons outside of our control then we will attempt to find another shark expert. The trip will still go ahead on the same itinerary.

Marine Biologist Elke, is bringing her amazing knowledge, shark seeking skills and fun brand of diving to the Maldives. Having spent several months here in previous years, she is keen to get back in the Maldivian waters and see the vast shark populations again. Horizon III is a luxury Maldives liveaboard which focuses on quality diving and safety, giving you the perfect diving holiday. A twin-engine yacht, with 12 Cabins that can accommodate 22 to 24 Divers, with restaurant, bar- fully provided with favorite drinks, spa, sun deck and Outdoor Hot Tub. High-quality contemporary liveaboard 3 Ocean View Suites across the upper deck Choice of spacious dining and relaxation areas 4 Professional dive guides A separate 24m diving dhoni (Tender) Most respected Diving Liveaboard in the Maldives. Highly trained and dedicated staff. On-deck outdoor tub and a comfortable leisure decks. Comfortable, clean and light interior design. Experienced Ayurvedic therapist.

Marine Biologist Elke, is bringing her amazing knowledge, shark seeking skills and fun brand of diving to the Maldives. Having spent several months here in previous years, she is keen to get back in the Maldivian waters and see the vast shark populations again. Horizon III is a luxury Maldives liveaboard which focuses on quality diving and safety, giving you the perfect diving holiday. A twin-engine yacht, with 12 Cabins that can accommodate 22 to 24 Divers, with restaurant, bar- fully provided with favorite drinks, spa, sun deck and Outdoor Hot Tub. High-quality contemporary liveaboard 3 Ocean View Suites across the upper deck Choice of spacious dining and relaxation areas 4 Professional dive guides A separate 24m diving dhoni (Tender) Most respected Diving Liveaboard in the Maldives. Highly trained and dedicated staff. On-deck outdoor tub and a comfortable leisure decks. Comfortable, clean and light interior design. Experienced Ayurvedic therapist.

Intinerary

Best of Central Atolls

The "Best of Maldives" because they include a beautiful mix of everything and the greatest diversity: as well as Sharks and Rays Rays you are likely to have encounters with Napoleon Wrasse, Soft and Hard Corals, sometimes Mantas at Night, Whaleshark, an exciting wreck dive... BBQ on island. You will love it because it offers a beautiful mix of Maldivian highlights.

Cost includes

  • Full Board Meal Plan
  • 17 – 18 Dives included.
  • 15 Minutes Welcome Free Massage.
  • Island Hopping (Subject to weather)
  • BBQ on the island (Subject to weather)
  • Airport Pick up and drop off back to the Airport
  • Dive Dhoni and a Dinghy.
  • Four Professional dive guides

Cost excludes

  • Green Tax $6 per person per night
  • Nitrox and Wi-Fi
  • Equipment rental.
  • $5 per person BBQ island fees
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • International and Domestic flights (Applicable on the routes that require the domestic flights). Male region do not require domestic flights.
How experienced do I need to be?

To make the most of the trip we recommend that you are a minimum of Advanced Open Water diver with at least 35 dives fairly recently.

Are there any dangerous sharks?

Most sharks are not dangerous to divers and there are very few incidents worldwide each year. Most of the time these are due to human error such as baiting or feeding the sharks. Most of the sharks we plan to see this week are very shy and are more scared of you then them.

Enquire about this trip