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Explore the remote dive sites of the southern atolls by liveaboard and treat yourself to a few days in resort after your adventure. Recommended for experienced divers.

Your adventure begins on board the MY Sheena spending a week diving the Nilandhe, Meemu, Laamu and Thaa atolls in the southern Maldives. Diving this region is especially rewarding for experienced divers with some fantastic drift diving in the channels and frequent sightings of large marine life. It's relatively unexplored and includes the best sites on each atoll as well as an element of expedition diving, exploring unknown areas.

After your week of diving, relax at Filitheyo Island Resort for three nights. This is the only island resort on the unspoilt Faafu Atoll, an old favourite choice for many divers and a great place to get away from the world for a few days.

Suggested itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK

  2. Days 2-9 : Arrive and transfer to liveaboard

    Met on arrival and transfer by seaplane to board the liveaboard from Filitheyo Island Resort.

    Spend a week on a liveaboard diving the remote sites of the Nilandhe, Meemu, Laamu and Thaa atolls where you'll encounter eagle rays, white-tip sharks, manta rays and possibly hammerhead sharks.

    Recommended for experienced divers with a minumum of 60 logged dives.

  3. Days 9-12 : Relax in resort

    Unwind and relax at Filitheyo Island Resort for three nights after your diving adventure.
  4. Day 12: Depart the Maldives

    Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK. 
  5. Day 13: Arrive UK

You should note: To join this trip, divers must have a minimum of 60 logged dives. Tailor-make your trip by adding additional nights at the resort.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 13 days from £3,195 pp
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights from the UK
    • 7 nights liveaboard (full board)
    • Up to 3 dives per day
    • Tanks, weights & Nitrox
    • 3 nights resort (half board)
    • Transfers (seaplane)
Featured location:

Southern Atolls

This region has few resorts, and consequently is best explored by liveaboard. Diving itineraries focus on the pristine and unexplored atolls of Meemu, Thaa, Laamu and in season, Huvadhoo Atoll, which is one of the Maldives' premier shark diving locations.

  • Ideal for viewing: scalloped hammerhead shark, reef manta ray, grey reef shark, whale shark, napoleon wrasse
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Shark diving, Snorkelling
This itinerary is available on the liveaboard shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

MY Sheena

Renowned for exploratory diving trips in the southern atolls, this authentic Maldivian liveaboard is a favourite choice for experienced divers, exploring the pristine reefs and channels in the Meemu, Laamu and Thaa atolls.

Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Filitheyo Island Resort

Located on the unspoilt Faafu Atoll, and with an on site dive centre, the 4-star Filitheyo Resort is a popular choice for divers and snorkellers looking for big marine encounters and a relaxing time in paradise.