Welcome to OCEAN DIVINE
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Cruising the Maldives onboard the Ocean Divine is without a doubt one of the ultimate surfing boat trips worldwide.
Our 7 day live-aboard surfing package will have you surfing perfect, uncrowded reef-breaks in clear, warm and safe waters.
It is not only a boat, it is a story, a inspiration a way of life. David and Gaelle (owners) welcome you on board their luxury vessel and share with you their love and knowledge about what best Maldives has to offer.
They have over 21 years experience organizing exclusive Maldives diving safaris and over 6 years offering the ultimate surfing trips throughout the Maldives.
With 2 supporting boats (Tender and Dingy) and crew at your disposal we guarantee you maximum surf time and minimum fuss. Onboard you can unwind and relax in absolute 5 star comfort and style assisted by a highly professional crew.
BOAT CHARACTERISTICS :
Length : 110 feet
Beam : 30 feet
Draft : 7.7 feet
Number of Passengers : 14
Accommodation : 7 Double Occupancy Staterooms
Number of Crew : 10
Length of Charters : 7 nights
Number of Tenders : 3 ( Dive boat 52 feet, 2 dhingy 18 feet , 85 HP engine and 11ft 15 HP
Propulsion : CUMINS N 14 480 HP
Fuel capacity : 7000
Fresh Water Capacity : 8 000 l
Desalinator Production : 10 000 liters per day
Cruising Speed : 10 .12 knots
Range : 1000 miles
Navigation Aids : VHF, SSB, Furuno 36 mile radar, GPS x 2 , Eco sondeur, Cmap.
Oxygen On Board : Yes
Compressor : 3 x Mariner BAUER
Voltage : 2 x ONAN 35 KVA gensets, 220v, 50 cycle
Air-conditioning : To all interior areas
Photographic Video Services : Yes (No E6 processing )
Communications : Satellite Phone, VHF Radio, Internet (but not available for the guests), Mobile phone.
Services non Included
If you wish to stay on contact with your family, bring your phone. You will have 100 % roaming wherever we go.
Also you can go on Internet only if you bring your own computer and we will provide you a 3G key where you will need to buy a prepaid card that we sale on board.
For all your extra on board (spa, diving, alcohol) you can settle your bill at the end of your stay with your Credit Card ( Visa, Mastercard only ). A government tax of 6% on top of all extras.
Learn about our massages :
Get your PADI Nitrox Certification on board. Learn how to dive. Beginner
welcome (courses in differents dive sites than certified divers)
You can also do paddle boarding, surfing during the season from May till October.
Ocean Divine is a 34-meter luxury vessel that can accommodate 12 people in spacious and fully equipped rooms.
7 double cabins with air conditioning and bathroom. Each cabin is equipped with a plasma screen and DVD player. All cabins have a double bed and a single bed.
- Master Cabins (2 cabins at the front) 1 double / 1 single bed above, porthole, mirror cabinet, bathrobes, toiletries, bath towels changed daily, independent air conditioning.
- Deluxe cabins (5 other cabins) One single bed, one double bed, identical equipments Master Cabins
At the front, a large bridge, a spacious living room, a bridge to the floor and a SPA. Since 2013, we offer the services of a personal butler on board to meet all your needs and expectations.
Unique aboard a ship in the Maldives!
Dolphin Deck - Accommodation
Main Deck - Living Space
Main Deck - Superior
Every meal is freshly prepared by our first class Chefs, with local delicacies and international dishes that will excite your tastebuds. We use local produce where we can including fish we purchase fresh from the markets or fish we catch during our trip, as well as fresh local coconuts and bananas.
We also import fresh produce and ingredients from around the world every week.
Snacks and juices are waiting on the back deck when you return from Surf. Even fresh towels, beverages and sandwiches will be served on the tender boat.
The soft drinks are included but not the alcoholic beverage.
Nanny services are offered if you travel with your family.
To ensure you have the ultimate Maldives surfing experience,
our friendly Australain surf guides on board are familiar with the area
and conditions to ensure they will always select the best spot for you
featuring the best Maldivian waves available.
And in the unlikely event of poor swell or bad surfing conditions,
David, Gaelle and the team on Ocean Divine will ensure an enjoyable
During the surfing season we are staying to North & South Male Atoll where you can get 7 surf spots.
We can transfer you to and from the surf breaks at anytime between 6am and 6pm each day, with our boat within close proximity to the chosen surf breaks. You decide when you would like to surf, and we will promptly deliver you to some of the best surf breaks in the world. We also have daily dive sessions for beginners or experienced divers alike, or you can feel free to go to snorkelling or fishing at anytime, or maybe visit a local island during the day.
Ocean Divine is a fast boat useful to change spot rapidly few time a day to check some other surf spots. If the surf is impossible, you can also join for a course to learn how to dive, snorkeling, fishing. If you are a keen fisherman, bring you own gear. We do have some basic gear on board. Also it can be a good time to learn how to hold your breath underwater with David unique program: "the free diving clinic"
After clearing customs and immigration you will be met by a
representative of Ocean Divine and transferred from the airport to the
Early arrivals :
Tour commences at 10pm outside the arrivals hall at Male Airport. Please ensure you are there to meet the boat representative at this time.
We recommend taking the courtesy bus (located outside the arrivals hall) to the Hulule Airport hotel to relax and have dinner before going back to the airport to meet other passengers. The hotel will charge approx 65 USD per person for use of the pool, luggage storage and use of showers.
On your last day Ocean Divine returns to Male at 12:30pm and will have a lunch on the way back.
The guest will be transferred to Hulhule hotel at Male airport at 1:30pm to relax by the pool, have a few drinks, snacks or a shower before flight check-in later that evening. The hotel will charge approximately 30 USD per person for luggage storage and use of pool and approximately 65 USD for meal included. This is payable directly.
- North MALE Atoll –
Malé : Some serious and quality peaks working well in low tide on the capital island. Good to begin with.
Club Med : A wave to try…and for the Club Med fans…
Furana : On Full Moon Island. A long quality right.
Himmafushi : called Jailbreaks – in front of the jail. A solid spot. A fantastic right with several sections. No way that you can reach the island and you have to pay to surf !!
Honkey’s: A good quality left on Thumburoodoo’s island. The wave is so strongly unrolling around the reef that its second section, The Ledge, is bigger than the take-off.
Sultan’s : Thumburoodoo’s second wave. A powerful wave with several sections. Ideal as far as 2 meters. Access by boat.
Pasta Point : On Kahinuhuraa. Private property of the island – a long and fast left unrolling close to the beach, several meters away from the cottages of the Tari Village Resort.
Ninja’s : On Kanifinolhu – a left rather easy. Cool for longboarders or beginners.
Lohi’s : On Lohifushi – a beautiful left working in heavy swell, sensitive to the winds.
Cola’s : On Thulhusdhoo – works in swells of every size – in SW wind, splendid barrels.
Children’s : Left pointbreak – long and pleasant – Reachable by boat. Works in SE swell and high tide.
- South MALE Atoll -
Guru’s : (Miyarufaru) near Gulhi’s island. Inhabited – a left that takes every swell. Works in Northern wind – access by boat -
Twin Peaks : (Gulhi island) – less regular, sometimes foamy but nice to surf.
Quarters : belongs to the Palm Tree Island Resort – beautiful right, easy and pleasant to surf.
Kate’s : (Boduhuraa Island) – inhabited – Palm Tree Island Resort, short left that works in NW wind.
Natives : Short right in front of the Resort on Kandoomafushi.
Riptides : (Guraidhoo Island) – inhabited – a reef in the middle of the channel in the South of the island. A very fast right. Much current – access by boat -
Weather / Temperature
Air temperature : 30°C (Summer) / 28°C (Winter)
Water temperature : 29°C (Summer) / 28°C (Winter)
Traveller-surfer looking for a dream, open your eyes…
You are sailing on a “Dhoni”, small boat serenely and slowly going off a secret atoll .Sheltered from the sun beneath the tank, you coast ride for two hours, and you can still see this Indian Ocean and its intense colour…
100 meters away, within the thick mist of the early morning, is unrolling a magical left, only for a few friends ! The dream of the lost islet is only for you, away from the rest of the world in this scenery that looks like a postcard. It is breaking the lip of mythic waves. Or go for an “Outer Atoll” Trip on Huvadhoo, Laamu islands with uncrowded spots.
Around 500 B-C – The first inhabitants are coming from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and from Southern India. It would appear that the people of the archipelago are sun-worshippers.
In the 12th century, the conversion to Islam brought by the Arabic traders is a turning-point in the history of the archipelago, from now on ruled by sultanates.
17th century – Maldives become successively a Dutch and then a British protectorate.
In 1953 - The Republic of Maldives is declared, and the sultanate is abolished. If the traditionalism comes out during some demonstrations, like the beginning and the end of the Ramadan, the Divehi modern culture (Maldives’ culture) goes through influences like the Indian movie industry, Asian martial arts, or Western music and fashion.
The archipelago of Maldives is located about 600 km Southwest of Sri Lanka, in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
It is made of about 1 200 coral islets of which 202 are inhabited and gathered in 26 atolls. The whole is spreading on all sides of the equator, 750 km long and 298 km total.
Only 0.4% of the territory of the Republic of Maldives is composed of firm soil. Some islands are only a long strip of white sand and a few hectares of bush. Others, vaster, have a richer vegetation.
The most important atoll is the Malé one, where the capital, the islands and the hotels and surf spots are organized.
350 km down South, Hubadhoo’s “Outer Atoll” provides regular and constistent waves, within a magnificent and inhabited scenery.
There still are plenty of undiscovered spots or kept secret ones among the hundreds of islets along the coral barriers the best exposed to the swell…
No Visa, but a valid passport with a round-trip plane ticket.On the way back, a 40 USD fee is required for foreigners.
LANGUAGE : Divehi and English
Do not drink the tap water. Do not take the plane less than 24 hours after you scuba dived.Protect yourself from the sun.
TIME DIFFERENCE :
Malé is + 4 hours ahead from France.
Exposed to the monsoon, a wind managing the climate of some tropical and equatorial regions, the Maldives’ weather has two important seasons :
- The dry monsoon of winter (iruvai) blowing Northeast between November and March, the hottest months.
- The humid monsoon of summer (hulhangu) going from May to November and blowing Southwest.It is clearly marked by violent winds, thunderstorms and a high rain-gauge.
The periods in between from Mid-April to the end of November offer clearer waters and milder meteorological conditions.
The average temperature is 28°C all year long. Humidity is clearly lower during the winter monsoon.
DRIVING CONDITIONS :
You do not drive in the Maldives…you sail or cruise or fly....Air Maldives, the national company, offers flights giving an incredible view on the coral landscapes to the four airports spread out in the archipelago.
Helicopters and sea-planes are sometimes used to take you to the hotels.
The local boats: “dhoni” and “vedis” remain the transportation the most common.
220/240 V, 50 Hz
Traveller’s checks and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express) are accepted in the hotels. Cash is not much used; expenses are added on your hotel bill.
The US dollar, the Pound sterling, the Germany mark and the lira are the most accepted currencies.The Rufiyaa is only used in the local shops.
2330€ for 7 nigths
7 night charter on board
Selected and approved partners, pro and local councils
No intermediaries, no extra cost
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