The island nation of Indonesia straddles the equator between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and lies at the heart of the ‘Coral Triangle’ - the epicentre of the world’s marine biodiversity. Nowhere on earth can visitors experience such a range of spectacular diving - from encounters with huge whale sharks and oceanic manta rays, to muck dives with beautiful Rhinopias and the exceedingly rare psychedelic frogfish.
Eco Pro Divers offer affordable luxury onboard their spacious and beautifully furnished liveaboards. With newly updated vessels and a passion for marine conservation, Eco Pro Divers provide high levels of service to discerning divers who are committed to responsible travel.
- Comfortable cabins with private bathrooms, hot water and air-con
- Experience the Maldives on one of two newly refurbished vessels
- Participate in manta and whale shark research cruises
Eco Pro Divers are committed to delivering high-quality, safe and, above all, exciting liveaboard trips exploring the best of the Maldives. Their fleet of vessels has been newly updated, ensuring both comfort and luxury at reasonable prices, and their extensive experience and knowledge of the atolls means that guests can be sure of getting the best possible dive experience.
Protection of the marine environment is at the heart of everything Eco Pro Divers does. For over 10-years the company has been involved in coral breeding research across almost all of the Maldives’ atolls, and they also support and cooperate with organisations such as Manta Trust and the Maldives Whale Shark Research Program - making Eco Pro Divers a great choice for discerning and environmentally responsible divers.
MALDIVES - ALL ATOLLS
The many atolls and islands of the Maldives are packed with colourful reefs, stunning pinnacles and a rich diversity of marine life. Eco Pro Divers cruises visits the best of these atolls with customised multi-day trips heading to either the north, central or southern regions. For the best chance of seeing the Maldives’ most famous resident, whale sharks, head to South Ari, Gaafu or Thaa. Manta rays can be seen at a variety of locations such as Ari, Addu, North Malé and Baa Atoll’s Hanifaru Bay. Reef sharks can be commonly found at many sites including Lhaviyani, North and South Male, Meemu and Laamu while hammerheads are usually more localised around Rasdhoo and Vaavu. Thresher sharks and tiger sharks can be found at Fuvahmulah year-round.
Conditions are great at Addu Atoll, allowing for year-round diving with pelagics, grey reef sharks, turtles and mantas. This atoll is also home to the largest wreck in the Maldives. Baa Atoll in the north is suited to both beginners and advanced divers, with a variety of reefs, thilas, overhangs and swim-throughs and is also visited by whale sharks and manta rays. Raa Atoll, Laamu and Meemu are also popular among both beginner and advanced scuba divers offering sheltered inner reefs, caves, overhangs and drop-offs. Lhaviyani too, has something for all divers, with over 50 dive sites boasting walls, channels, reefs and wrecks.
MV Eco Blue was built specifically for diving in 2002 and redesigned in 2017. The 32-meter vessel can accommodate 22 guests in 12 cabins, all of which feature private bathrooms, air-con, storage and biodegradable shampoo and conditioner. Located on the lower deck, the double/twin cabins include a double bed and a single bunk while the deluxe double cabins offer a spacious double bed. There are also double cabins located on the upper deck with larger sea-view windows. MV Eco Blue offers 3 outdoor lounge areas including a large sun deck, outdoor seating and beanbags. Meals are served buffet-style with a variety of dishes to suit everyone. Water, tea and coffee are complimentary with tapped beer, cocktails, wine, soft drinks and juices available at an additional charge. Please let the crew know of any dietary requirements before arrival. MV Eco Blue’s fully-equipped dive dhoni includes air and Nitrox compressors, DIN and INT tanks and equipment rental. Sidemount diving is also supported. For guests safety, boats are fitted with oxygen, life jackets, life rafts and VHF radios.
BLUE SHARK ONE
This 30-meter vessel was built in 2002 and extensively refurbished in 2018 with a new wooden hull designed specifically for Maldivian water conditions. 9 cabins located on the lower deck accommodate 16 divers and included a double bed with single bunk, private toilet and hot water shower. All cabins have individually controlled air-con, wardrobe, bookshelf, chair, table and additional fan. Ecological shampoo and shower gel are provided for guest’s convenience. Blue Shark One’s 3 decks incorporate plenty of space, beanbags, sunbeds and shaded areas to ensure a comfortable and relaxing environment. A variety of European, Asian and Maldivian meals are served buffet-style in the salon, with soft drinks, fresh juices and alcohol available at an additional charge. Please let the crew know of any dietary requirements before arrival. Blue Shark One’s dive dhoni allows guests to enter the water directly above some of the Maldives’ best dive sites.
Eco Pro Divers offers a selection of bespoke multi-day liveaboard trips around the Maldives, all carefully customised to meet the needs of discerning divers looking for something special. Trips to the north of the Maldives visit North Malé, Baa, Raa, Lhaviyani and North Ari, taking in Hanifaru Bay, which is one of the best places in the Maldives to to snorkel with manta rays and whale sharks. Journeys to the central region focus on North and South Malé atolls, Vaavu and the north and south of Ari Atoll, offering spectacular drift dives and world-famous night-diving. Southern trips as far as Thaa Atoll cater to advanced divers, alongside ‘Deep South’ cruises which also take in Laamu, Huvadhu, Fuvahmulah and Addu. Best of the Maldives trips, to either the south or north, allow visitors to experience all the first-class dives sites this region has to offer. Other journeys include Manta Trust and Whale Shark expeditions.