Visitors to the Maldives , now have an added attraction: A visit to the underwater world in a state-of-the-art submarine, the deep diving largest passenger submarine in the world that takes you on an underwater adventure at 120 feet below the surface.
If you have never been on a submarine this is your chance to experience the magnificent underwater world, and see the most exciting views and creatures that inhibit the seas of Maldives.
The submarine is designed and constructed in Karlsrhue, Germany under the strict regulations of the American Bureau of Shipping and Bureau Veritas and is capable of carrying 50 passengers to a dive depth of 150 metres.
The submarine descends to a submerged reef 40 metres beneath the surface. However the first stop is at 25 metres where clients will see a colourful display of corals and different types of reef fish. In most of the dives the submarine is greeted by a school of blue or yellow-stripped Snappers. Common Lionfish, Yellow Box Fish and turtles are usually found here.
The next stop at 40 metres is yet another type of coral garden and depending on the currents, the submarine will be beached on a sandy spot just close to a big cave. The exterior lights of the submarine will enable you to see the different types of fish taking shelter inside the cave. Occasionally White Tip Reef Sharks and Napoleons are sighted here. If you are lucky you may be able to see one of the biggest Groupers in the Maldives.
The submarine dives every 90 minutes, from 9 in the morning until 8 p.m. Clients are transferred direct to the submarine’s floating dry-dock by the transfer vessel. The ride out to the dive site will take approximately 20 minutes.
After the dive, the transfer vessel will return tourists to Airport Island or Male City. The whole tour takes less than three hours.
Sri Lankan Dilan Jay, a regular visitor to the Maldives who has a diploma in travel, tourism and hospitality from the UK is now offering a Maldives tour with the chance to enjoy a submarine ride.
The package which includes the submarine tour is a three day, two night tour with return airfare, hotel accommodation (bed and breakfast) , boat/ taxi transfers to Male, shopping etc. For more information email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0777555313.