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Welcome to the Yasawa Princess

Yasawa Princess will be operated in the Central Atolls of the Maldives which includes, South Male’, Vaavu and Ari Atoll. The Itinerary is designed for both Snorkelers and Divers covering the best in the region. Highlights Include Alimathaa Night Snorkeling Experience with Nurse Sharks, Sting Rays and Giant Travallys. Whaleshark Excursion on the southern edge of Ari atoll and Manta Ray Excursion. During the cruise we will visit Sand Banks, Deserted Islands, Picnic and Local Islands.

Day 1 - Monday

Our Guest Relations Officer (GRO) will greet you on arrival at the international airport and assist you to the boat’s private tender for your transfer. This afternoon we will help get you checked into your cabin and complete a welcome briefing and introduction to your Yasawa Princess experience. This is an informal session where you will meet guests onboard, the dive team and the crew members who will assist you throughout your cruising holiday. It is always pleasant to have a pre-dinner cocktail on the Bar/Restaurant deck and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean, and is always a social experience.

Day 2 - Tuesday

Depart from Male’ Anchorage and cross Vaadhoo Channel to South Male’ Atoll.
Morning and afternoon visit the beautiful Sand Bank Hathikolhu, where you can relax and soak up the sun, take a dip in the warm Indian Ocean. *Beach Umbrellas will be placed on the sand bank for some shade.

Diving: Rani Kan & Guraidhoo Corner
Ranikan – Easy Dive site as a start located at the corner of the channel, Some Overhangs, lot of schooling fish and Napoleons, White tips and Sting rays can be spotted. Guraidhoo Corner – one of the best dive sites in south atoll for its reef formation & Fish Life. With current coming in to the atoll you will see Grey Reefs, White Tipped Reef Sharks, Schooling Eagle Rays and Dog Tooth Tuna’s Passing by.

Day 3 - Wednesday

Cross Fulhidhoo Channel to Vaavu Atoll.

Anbaraa, Full Day (10 – 1600Hrs) will be spent on this little Picnic Island; Our Chefs will have the lunch set up on the Island. Easy excess from the beach for snorkeling, attractive house reef with Good Fish and Coral Life.

Night Fishing, Tonight’s fishing trip is targeting reef fish with traditional Hand line bottom fishing techniques. Whilst we encourage the practice of “catch and release” and sustainable fishing practices, we are also happy to help out and take back a fish for dinner.

Diving: Rakeedhoo Kandu

Rakeedhoo Kandu – Corner of a channel entrance to the atoll, Pelagics including Tuna’s and Sharks are possible with Incoming current. Reef has overhangs with Beautiful coral with abundant fish life
 

Day 4 - Thursday

Short Cruise across the atoll to Alimatha

Short Cruise across the atoll to Alimathaa Sandbank
Located on the Eastern Edge of the Atoll, a large turquoise lagoon surrounds this sand bar and an attractive reef to snorkel. Morning and afternoon will be spent here, lunch will be served on the boat and umbrellas will be provided on the sandbank if conditions are favorable.

Optional: Night Snorkeling Session on Alimathaa Resort House Reef, this excursion has been one of the favorites among our guests. Huge Nurse Sharks, Sting Rays & Travallys can be spotted throughout this experience. Chargeable USD 15.00

Diving: Miyaru kandu & Devana Kandu

Miyaru kandu – Channel Dive, where you cross the channel from one side to the other looking out for larger pelagic’s like Sharks and Eagle rays passing by.
Devana kandu – Narrow Channel with a reef in the middle. Ideal for Big Fish, like sharks, Napoleon and Eagle Rays. Turtles can also be on the shallower part of the dive.

Day 5 - Friday

Short Cruise in the morning to Vashugiri

Vashugiri, Small picnic island located on the north western side of Vaavu Atoll. Easy access to the reef for snorkelers, Huts and sun loungers are available on the island for the Beach Lovers. Lunch will be served on the vessel.

Evening BBQ, our crew will set up for dinner under the stars on the beach. This is probably one of the favourite and most memorable evenings of our cruise. Our chefs will prepare a Maldivian beach BBQ, with drinks and music, whilst we enjoy the amazing beauty and a spot of stargazing.

Diving: Kunaavasi kandu & Bodu Kandu

Kunaavasi kandu – Channel Dive, for Bigger fish. Beautiful Coral and Schooling fish can be found on the submerged pinnacle in the
middle of the channel. Family of Napoleons lives here.
Bodu Kandu – wide Channel with a submerged reef in the middle. Ideal for Big Fish, like sharks, Napoleon and Eagle rays, Turtles can also be on the shallower part of the dive.

Day 6 - Saturday

Early Morning Cross the channel to South Ari Atoll (Approx. 6Hrs) Oshagali Finolhu
Tender will be ready as soon as we reach this sand bank in south ari atoll. Reef surrounding the sandbank has lot of healthy hard corals, snorkelers love this reef. Lunch will be served on the boat and will visit the sand bank in the afternoon.

Night Fishing Excursion will be arranged from 1730 - 1930 Hrs.

Diving: Kuda Rah Thila & Hudhu Thila

Kuda Rah Thila – Protected dive site, small pinnacle starting top reef at around 16m with soft corals and overhangs. Thousands of Blue Stripped Snappers can be found at the top of this reef.

Hudhu Thila – Like any pinnacle inside Dhigurah channel, this pinnacle offers variety of small and large fish.

Day 7 - Sunday

Short cruise from Oshagali to Araidhoo
An agricultural Island with lot of plantation. Excess to a sand stretch to relax, easy excess to the ocean for swimming and snorkeling.

Optional: Whale shark excursion, guests will go out on the dive Dhoni in search of these gentle giants. This region in the Maldives has the highest probability in finding the Whale Shark. (chargeable USD15)

Local Island Visit late afternoon to Maamagili to wander through experiencing the local lifestyle and it is a good opportunity to do some shopping for souvenirs for the loved ones.

Diving: Maamagili Corner / Kudadhoo Beyru,

Both dive sites are outside of the atoll easy wall dives with the chance of spotting a whale shark.

Day 8 - Monday

The boat will be anchored off Maamagili Domestic Airport for mid cruise Arrivals/Departures. At Least one excursion will be provided to the guests staying onboard for the following week.

Day 9 - Tuesday

Short Cruise North West inside the Atoll to Hurasdhoo
Hurasdhoo, a small deserted island with white sandy beach surrounding the island. Nice House reef for avid snorkeler. Beach Umbrellas will be placed if the conditions are favorable.

Optional: Manta Ray excursion, guests will go out to Rangali Madivaru, a manta ray cleaning station. Peak Season (January – April) (chargeable USD15)

Night Fishing, Tonight’s fishing trip is targeting reef fish with traditional Hand line bottom fishing techniques. Whilst we encourage the practice of “catch and release” and sustainable fishing practices, we are also happy to help out and take back a fish for dinner.

Diving: Angaga Thila & Aiyabe Thila

Angaga Thila – Small pinnacle with a top reef of 6-8 Meters. Turtles feed the corals on the top reef while sharks cruises in the current. Can circle around the pinnacle.

Aiyabe Thila – 100m Long Pinnacle, we only dive one side of this pinnacle, a large overhang covers the edge of the reef with beautiful hard and soft corals. Sharks can be spotted if there is a drift.

Day 10 - Wednesday

Raiydhigaa, Picnic island with a natural harbor. The reef surrounding the island has an enclosed lagoon with 2 narrow channels for vessels to enter. This island has a long white sandy beach on one end. Snorkelers can easily swim from the beach to deeper water. Picnic Lunch will be prepared by our Chefs. Guests will return to the vessel at 1600Hrs.

Diving: Dega Thila & Miyaru Gaa Thila
Dega Thila – A Macro fans dream, 2 coral formations separated from the main reef is full with soft corals and schooling fish. Leaf Fishes & Ghost Pipe fishes can be spotted with some luck

Miyaru Gaa Thila – Small pinnacle with a top reef of 5-6 meters, ideal to dive slow looking for octopuses, scorpion and lionfish. Sharks
and Sting rays can be found resting on the bottom.

Day 11 - Thursday

Meerufenfushi, Deserted island located in the center of ari atoll. The beach stretches from one side to the other depending on the monsoon, reef surrounding island is a good site for snorkelers. Morning and afternoon will be spent on the island. Lunch will be prepared on the boat.

Diving: Fish Head & Alikoi Faru

Fish Head – Small Pinnacle which can be navigated around depending on the currents. Overhangs can be found around the site with soft corals. Turtles, Giant Travallys, Sharks and rays can be spotted on this site.

Alikoi Faru - Easy dive along a long reef with well grown hard corals, lobsters can be found inside crevices

Morning cruise to Meerufenfushi.

Meerufenfushi, deserted island located in the center of Ari Atoll. The beach stretches on one side depending on the monsoon; reef surrounding island is a good site for snorkelers. Morning and afternoon will be spent on the island. Lunch will be prepared on the boat. Late Afternoon crew members will set up the Evening BBQ dinner on the beach, after dinner evening entertainment will begin.

Day 12 - Friday

Dhiggiri Island

Today is a relaxing day on Dhiggiri. The Island is naturally beautiful and has a long sand spit that makes it especially picture-perfect. The island has some high quality reefs for an excellent snorkel experience.

Night Fishing, Tonight’s fishing trip is targeting reef fish with traditional Hand line bottom fishing techniques. Whilst we encourage the practice of “catch and release” and sustainable fishing practices, we are also happy to help out and take back some

Evening Beach BBQ Dinner
we will set up for dinner under the stars on the beach. This is probably one of the favourite and most memorable evenings of our cruise. Our chefs will prepare a Maldivian beach BBQ, with drinks and music, whilst we enjoy the amazing beauty and a spot of stargazing.

Diving: Fish Head / Kandu Thila
Fish Head – underwater pinnacle. Thrilling Overhangs and abundance of Fish Life.

Kandu Thila – Narrow submerged reef located inside a very wide channel. Expect to see White Tip and Grey Reef

Day 13 - Saturday

Maayafushi Sandbank
A large sand bank located at the northern edge of ari atoll. Flocks of common Seabirds can be found on this sand bar. Reef with lots
of nice coral and fish for snorkeling. Sun Umbrellas will be setup if the conditions are favorable for some shade.

Diving: Maaya Thila / Bathalaa Maaga Kan
Maaya Thila - one of the most famous night dive site in the Maldives, Sharks and sting rays hunt at this site at night. Bathala Maagaa Kan - an extension of the reef sloping down inside a channel, with large pelagics crossing the channel.

Day 14 - Sunday

Cross Alihuras Kandu, head back to Male’

Last Swim, for a final swim in the warm Indian ocean we will stop at a sand bar on our way back to Male’. the journey from North Ari Atoll to Male’ will take around 4-5Hrs. Once we reach Male’ our Dhoni will be ready to take you to Male’ the capital of Maldives, you can visit the local & Fish market, wander around a bit, have an ice cream or do some shopping for souvenirs.

Day 15 - Monday

The end of 2 weeks’ cruise.

A nice relaxing breakfast overlooking the Indian Ocean before we arrange your departure, whether to the airport or onto another Island/resort. Guests staying onboard for the following cruise can enjoy a day of relaxation, either on Yasawa Princess, or we can arrange an optional excursion (chargeable) to either Kuda Bandos or nearby resort.
Itineraries are subject to change depending on Weather Conditions, Island Availability and at the discretion of the Captain.

- If an island is unavailable under any circumstance, we will provide an alternative with similar activities.
- Itineraries will be briefed at Dinner Time for the following day.
 

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