Cruise Center, and flexible itinerary
As for the cuisine, we give pride of place to Maldivian cuisine, but also to Sri Lankan specialties: you will therefore also be disoriented on the plate, even if some European dishes will find their place.
Team Abyss: a philosophy
Cynthia and Loïc: guides on the Manta Cruise
As for Loïc, he started with applied arts and a training in photography before moving towards corporate management for a large Swiss group. He then specialized in the field of executive training in companies and spent his last years in Switzerland in charge of training (development and teaching) in the human resources department of an institution specializing in assistance to people .
Join the Abyss ID program
Cynthia, to be fully in line with her desire to protect the Maldivian environment, was at the origin of the Abyss ID program: a visual census of whale sharks and manta rays observed during cruises. The data is then transmitted to biologists, including Guy Stevens (manta specialist in the Maldives - director of www.mantatrust.org and director of the Maldivian Manta Ray Project). They make it possible to identify new individuals and to study the behavior and movements of this unprotected species. Without any obligation, on-board divers who wish to participate in “Abyss ID” are welcome. Their observations and photos will be valuable information and will strengthen the effectiveness of this program. Finally, the implementation of this program does not modify our itineraries in any way, the census being carried out according to the meetings. Presentations of these species are also offered on board.
Note, Christophe Paul, the boss of ABYSS, will present the Abyss ID program at the Salon de la Plongée, on Sunday December 15 from 15 p.m. to 16 p.m. at the Harbor Island area. The conference will be illustrated by a slide show.
Zero waste operation
One word of order, adapt
Focus on respect for the environment
Required level of diving: 2 or PADI Advanced Open Water level
Minimum of participants: 8 divers - Maximum of participants for the stay: 18 divers.
Number of dives required: 50 minimum dives. Experience in drift dives highly recommended, dives in the Maldives are sometimes difficult due to strong ocean currents.
Required documents: Diving certification, logbook and repatriation insurance certificate. A certificate of no contraindication to scuba diving will be required on site.
Blocks: 12 liters aluminum - INT (bracket) and DIN single-outlet taps. 14 liters aluminum for hire (EUR 20 per week and EUR 30 for 2 weeks - subject to availability - prior reservation).
Compulsory equipment: Computer, diving parachute, lighting
Recommended equipment: combination 5mm
Nearest caisson: Bandos, Kuramathi
Time difference: + 4h in winter / + 3h in summer.
Formalities: Valid passport. No compulsory vaccine.
How much does it cost?
From April 14 to 25 -> 10 days, 9 nights and 19 dives: EUR 2880.-
Included: Paris / Malé / Paris flights, airport taxes (Eur 220.- subject), reception at Malé airport and transfers, nights on board in double cabin with bathroom and private toilets, full board , mineral water, dhoni guide for diving and English speaking ABYSS guide, diving package, 12L bottles, belt, sink, tourist taxes.
Not included: Cancellation insurance (compulsory), individual diving equipment, excess baggage fees, drinks (excluding mineral water), tips and personal expenses. To be requested when registering and subject to availability: 14L bottle (€ 20 per week and € 30 two weeks depending on availability), Nitrox (€ 6 per 12L bottle and € 8 per 14L bottle.
Additional dive: EUR 20.-
The supplement for cabins Suites aboard the Manta Cruise (4 maximum seats) is EUR 14.- per person per night.
And by phone:
Abyss : 22 733 00 08 in Geneva - Switzerland
FUN & FLY : 05 67 31 16 12
H20 TRAVEL : 02 41 24 69 00
KEY LARGO : 01 45 54 47 47