Serene and Sensational Stays in Ari Atoll

Your Ultimate Retreat Awaits

Live Aboard a Maldivian Liveaboard

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Travelling to Ari atoll in the Maldives? Let us tell you the best secret to experience the best of both worlds during your Ari adventure; embark on an unforgettable liveaboard journey, offering the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. Have the ultimate liveaboard experience on any of your desired cruises such as Scubaspa Yang or Carpe Diem. If you are looking for an itinerary, here’s a 7-day guide customised just for you!


Day 1: Arrive at your favourite destination

Upon arrival at Velana International Airport, you’ll be easily transferred to your liveaboard where the fun begins. Enjoy a grand welcome aboard, sip in a refreshing coconut and bask in the endless blues of the Maldives.

Once you have settled down and refreshed yourself, you can have a look around and check out your dive options, guided by our staff and instructors. If you would like to indulge in spa and wellness packages during your stay, that is also a possibility! You can make your reservations at the in-house spa for your preferred session. There will also be a crew introduction and a safety meeting, providing all the important information before beginning your dive the next day. As the sun sets, painting a breathtaking backdrop in the evening, a Maldivian-style welcome dinner awaits you on the deck. Relish in an exquisite feast featuring fresh seafood under the starry sky.

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Day 2: Diving and Relaxation

As the day unfolds with an astonishing colour palette across the crystal clear horizons, why not begin the day with a morning dive at Lankan Point. Embark on a captivating journey, exploring the wonders of manta rays beneath the Maldivian waters. During the afternoon, immerse yourself in various activities to compliment your underwater adventures in Ari. You can engage in exciting water sports, perfect for thrill seekers! Take in the beauty of the surroundings with a visit to a picturesque sandbank, offering a serene escape. As the day transitions into night, indulge in a sumptuous dinner aboard the liveaboard. 

Day 3: Adventures at Rasdhoo

During your Ari adventures, take a morning dive at Kuramathi Kandu, embracing the Colourful Side of Life. It’s a great way to kickstart another day in the Maldives! In the afternoon, you can relax and have a picnic with your loved ones at your very own sandbank near Rasdhoo. Tick off your bucket list dreams and even experience an unforgettable night dive at Maaya Thila, discovering the vibrant marine life beneath the warm waters of Ari atoll. Head back to the liveaboard and end this eventful day with a flavoursome dinner served on the open deck, surrounded by the tranquillity of the ocean

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Day 4: Whale Shark Encounters

As the morning unfolds on your fourth day in Ari, try a captivating dive at Rangali Madivaru, where the underwater realm reveals its morning splendour. Bask in relaxation as you unwind amidst the crystal clear waters and relish a delicious breakfast, setting the tone for a new day’s adventures. While in Ari atoll, it is a must to discover SAMPA, the world’s most unique sites for whale sharks. Embark on an exhilarating whale shark trip, where magnificent sights await you! You will be able to witness the graceful dance of the gentle giants in their natural habitat. A BBQ lunch buffet on the deck adds a delightful touch to your midday break, offering a moment to share stories and bask in the sun. Enjoy the night with a starry sky movie night on the spa deck, where you can recline under the celestial canopy while enjoying a cinematic experience. 

Day 5: Exploring Maamigili Island

Start your day with a morning exploration at Kudhima Wreck, which would be a unique experience no doubt! Your underwater journey exploring the vibrant marine life surrounding Maamigili Island would be a highlight of your Ari adventures. During the afternoon, experience the serene charm of a sandbank visit near Maamigili, where you can unwind on the pristine shores and soak in the tropical sun. In the evening, gear up for another exhilarating night dive and explore the colourful marine life under the moonlit waves. As the day’s island adventures come to an end, relish in an exquisite dinner, offering a perfect mix of aquatic wonders and gastronomic delights.

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Day 6: South Male Atoll and Farewell

Your dive adventures would not be complete without experiencing a dive in the South Male Atoll. You can have a final opportunity to witness the diverse marine life of the Maldives, creating lasting memories. Culture enthusiasts can venture onto a local island for an immersive experience in the authentic culture of the Maldives. Explore the vibrant markets, interact with the locals, and capture the essence of Maldivian way of life. As the sun sets on this exciting day, return to the liveaboard for a hearty farewell dinner. Share stories and laughter with fellow adventurers, marking a memorable end to your liveaboard journey.  

Day 7: Departure

As the sun rises for your last day amidst the ocean breeze, heartfelt emotions fill the air. Indulge in a delicious breakfast before your transfer to Velana International Airport, marking the end of this extraordinary liveaboard adventure. Carry the timeless memories of the underwater adventures in Ari as you bid your goodbyes and embark your journey back home.

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