Tours

WHAT IS THERE TO SEE AND WHERE ARE WE GOING?

All “Best of Central” and “Summer Tour” tours start in Male and end in Male, the capital of the Maldives. Guests are conveniently picked up from the airport by diving boat and returned at the end of the tour. Domestic flights do not have to be booked for the “Best of Central” and “Summer” tours.

The “Best of North” tours start on the outward journey to Hanimaadhoo by boat from the home port in Male. The return journey is by domestic flight. The subsequent tour therefore starts in the north in Hanimaadhoo and the tour returns to Male by boat. Domestic flights are booked by the ship operator and must be paid in cash on board at 200 euros per person. For northern tours, we ask that guests book a flight that lands in Male as early as possible if a domestic flight is necessary, as the tour starts in the north. If the tour starts in Male for northern tours, we recommend that guests book a relatively late return flight from Male to the next destination.
The German tour guide on board the ship, together with the experienced crew, ensures that everything runs smoothly and that all guests receive individual and warm support.

Not far from the first anchorage, we offer the opportunity to refresh your diving equipment and skills at an easy dive site at the beginning of the tour. There are usually 3 dives a day. In the event of channel crossings or bad weather conditions, we may only do 2 dives. Depending on the weather conditions, the central tour in the months from mid-October to the end of April takes us from Male via the southern Male Atoll via the Vaavu Atoll to the Ari and Rasdhoo Atoll. The Meemu Atoll is also sometimes visited during this time.

In August, AMBA offers family fun between Male and Vaavu Atoll and offers a variety of affordable courses at family rates. In mid-August, September and the first half of October, the AMBA sails to its home area in the northern atolls of Lhaviani, Noonu, Shaviyani, Haa Daal, Haa Alif and the Baa Atoll with the world-famous Hanifaru Bay, where you can snorkel with hundreds of manta rays.
Anchoring is always in sheltered lagoons. A large number of different dive sites with different diving conditions are visited, offering a high degree of flexibility and leaving nothing to be desired.

Best of Central
On the “Best of Central” tour, which is offered in the months of October to April inclusive, the dive boat AMBA sails via Rasdhoo Atoll, on through the entire Ari Atoll and on to Vaavu Atoll, back to Male Atoll and our home port in Hulhumale, which is located close to Velana International Airport.

The central tours are mainly for big fish lovers. The minimum requirement is 50 dives. Inexperienced divers with a minimum of 50 dives are welcome and will be looked after individually. The Central Atoll tours usually last 12 days and 11 nights.

Best of North

During the 12-day, 11-night “Best of North” tour, in which AMBA has been a pioneer for almost 20 years and has the most experience, the ship starts in Male on its way to the north and visits the atolls en route: Male, Lhaviyani, Baa, (Hanifaru Bay), Noonu, Shaviyani, Haa Dhaalu, Haa Alif. At the end of the trip, guests are taken back to Male on a domestic flight. The following trip departs from Hanimaadhoo and guests arrive in the north on a domestic flight, which is attended by the operator. The ship then follows the route back to Male.

The far north was the home of AMBA for many years and in cooperation with the former owners and founders of the northern tour, this tour is an absolute highlight. Tamara, the daughter of the former owners, led the Nordtours for 8 long years and knows every coral and every fish practically by its first name. Tamara leads the first two tours to the north and back to Male. Don’t miss out on this. We only meet other diving boats sporadically and divers enjoy an almost untouched diving area with incredibly beautiful corals and a tranquillity that you will look for in vain elsewhere. The trips to the north are deliberately limited and promise a beautiful and very individual diving vacation.

Summer Tour
During the “Summer Tour” we offer exclusive 8 days 7 nights dive training tours in Male and Vaavu Atoll, where diving beginners can complete first-class diving courses under perfect conditions with very few other participants. Diving safari beginners also get their money’s worth on this safari and can relax and prepare for a big diving safari. One day after check-in, the PADI Open Water course or a variety of other courses offered by the PADI system begin for course participants. The prerequisite is that all the theory has been completed in advance and the student can devote himself entirely to the practice of diving in the Maldives.

Depending on interest, up to 4 courses can be taken during this tour. Compared to a big safari, the boat is based for several days in a sheltered and beautiful bay where the training dives can be held. For already certified divers, we are happy to take you to the surrounding more challenging dive sites with our dive dhoni. This safari offers a high degree of individuality and flexibility. A maximum of 3 dives can be made per day and the safari is of course also suitable for experienced divers.

After a few days and as soon as the beginners have completed their open water dives, we weigh anchor and head to the Vaavu Atoll, where further adventures with a multitude of sharks and many other big surprises await the divers.

This tour is an excellent start for safari newcomers who are not yet confident enough to go on a big safari or who have too few dives to take part in a diving safari. Under the supervision of highly experienced diving professionals, we are happy to accompany new divers to the next milestone in their diving career.

In July, the month of training, we offer a maximum of 6 PADI Divemaster candidates the opportunity to complete their certification with lots of safari, experience and plenty of dives. Our instructors have been in the industry for a long time and have a great deal of experience, which they are very happy to pass on to the diving students.

BEST OF CENTRAL

Amba Malediven - Central TOUR

NORTH TOUR

Amba Malediven - North TOUR

SUMMER TOUR

Included Services

  • Airport group transfers to and from the safari ship on the day of boarding and disembarkation
  • Accommodation in the booked cabin category
  • Daily room service
  • 2 to 3 dives per day. (Usually 3 dives per day)
  • No diving on the day of arrival and departure.
  • 1 night dive per week. This is already included in the maximum of 3 dives.
  • Diver’s weights and weight belts
  • Drinking water, coffee, tea. Orange juice for breakfast
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and cake in the afternoon, dinner
  • Guided dive groups with a maximum ratio of 10 guests to one guide
  • Value-added tax 16%
  • Nitrox fills
  • Fuel surcharge for tours in the central atolls. For northern tours we charge a surcharge of 100 euros per person and tour

Services NOT Included

Rental equipment and 15 litre tanks are charged at half price on days with only one dive. If guests decide to cancel individual dives on certain days, the full rental price for the day will still be charged. On the last diving day with only one dive, we think it is fair not to charge for the rental equipment for this dive.

ARTIKEL EUR EINHEIT
Tourist tax 6,-  per night
Service charge 25,-  per night
T-Shirt
30,-  per piece
PADI Nitrox Specialty 
199,-  per course
15 liter Cylinder 10,-  per diving day
Mask and Snorkel 10,-  per diving day
Fins
10,-  per diving day
Wetsuit 10,-  per diving day
Diving Computer 10,-  per diving day
BCD 10,-  per diving day
Regulator Set with pressure gauge 10,-  per diving day
Diving Torch 10,-  per diving day
ITEM EUR / UNIT
Tourist tax 6,- per night
Service charge 25,- per night
T-Shirt
30,- per piece
PADI Nitrox Specialty
199,- per course
15 liter Cylinder 10,- per diving day
Mask and Snorkel 10,- per diving day
Fins
10,- per diving day
Wetsuit 10,- per diving day
Diving Computer 10,- per diving day
BCD 10,- per diving day
Regulator Set with pressure gauge 10,- per diving day
Diving Torch 10,- per diving day