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ARRIVAL & BOARDING

It is recommended to fly into the Male International Airport (MLE) Saturday,
You can check in after 7:00 pm. Male is located on Hulhule Island.
The international airlines that service the Maldives are Singapore Air (4 hours from Singapore to Male), Dubai on Emirates Airline (4 hours from Dubai to Male), Malaysia Air (4hours from Kuala Lumpur) Qatar Airlines. The airport is a ten minute boat ride from the capital, Male.
If you arrive on Friday, you must stay over one night in Male city or Hulhule island hotel, reservation center can make hotel reservations at special rate.

Upon arrival at the MALE airport(MLE), you will be greeted at the airport and boat transfer to The M/VFUN AZUL. This transportation fee is included.
You can check in after 7:00 pm. No dinner is served on this day.
If you are already staying in the area, please contact us to pick up service at least 7days prior to departure.

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DEPARTURE

Check out is at around 5:00 pm on the last day of the trip.

Time may be changed depending on weather and diving conditions.
The crew will provide transportation for you to the airport.
If you are extending your stay in resort area, Reservation center will arrange hotel and water taxi.

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PASSPORTS & DOCUMENTATION
Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket to travel to the Maldives.

It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper documentation to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Please check with the appropriate consulate to ensure you have the proper documentation. Always check your passport and visa requirements.
The reservation office and staff cannot assume responsibility for passengers not having correct documentation.

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M/V FUN AZUL
Your chef prepares breakfast, lunch and an elegant meal at dinner with tableside service in addition to afternoon snacks. One mineral water is provided per day.
Coffee and tea are available 24hours.

Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are NOT INCLUDED.
You can pay it on your last day.
Fresh towels are placed in each cabin as needed. Tanks, air tanks, weights and weight belts are included.
Transportation from/to MALE airport (MLE) to The M/V FUN AZUL is also complimentary.

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SINGLE TRAVELERS & SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
All rates are quoted on a shared double occupancy basis. You will be roomed with another person of the same gender.
If you would like a private room, US$700 is required ADDTIONALLY and it will guarantee you a private stateroom. Available for 2 cabins only for each charter (trip).

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COMMUNICATIONS IN MALDVES
The M/V FUN AZUL is in constant communication with their local office in Male.
In the event of an emergency, you may contact the office cell phone.
Male Office +960 (033) 3737
Cell phone +960 (790)9908 Mohan (MR) or +960(779)7525 Abeedh (MR)

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C-CARDS & INSURANCE
Remember to bring your c-card or proof of certification.
We strongly recommend each guest purchase comprehensive accident, medical, baggage and trip cancellation and interruption insurance when reservation is made.
Trip insurance will protect you from financial disappointment if you are prevented from making your scheduled trip due to illness.

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HEALTH
The M/V FUN AZUL has a comprehensive first aid kit onboard, including oxygen. We suggest you bring over-the-counter motion sickness medication or consult your doctor about prescription brands.

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BEVERAGES
The M/V FUN AZUL offers some alcohol beverages and soft drinks which should be settled on the last day.
If you prefer a particular liquor, we suggest you bring your special liquor.
Drinking and diving do not mix. Once you consume alcohol, you will become a sunbather until the next day.

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CLOTHING
Please plan to travel light, as on all liveaboard yachts, space is limited. We recommend you pack your gear in soft luggage such as a duffel bag with wheels for easy stowage and to add to your comfort in your cabin.
Dress is always casual and informal. Additional items you may want to bring are a hat and sunglasses.

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ENTERTAINMENT
If you have a favorite movie to share, we encourage you to bring it along.

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CELEBRATING A SPECIAL OCCASION
Whether it’s your anniversary, birthday, honeymoon, wedding or you are celebrating a 100th dive, please let us know so the crew can celebrate your occasion. Kindly advise the reservation center prior to traveling so the crew is notified in advance.

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DIVING CONDITIONS
Most guests make as many as 3 tank diving per day and we can arrange city tour for a small sightseeing tour and shopping upon your request on the last day.
All the schedule and diving routes are subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Please note and have ocean mind!
The crew of M/V FUN AZUL with their unique combination of talents offers the ultimate service.

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MALDIVES DIVING CONDITIONS
You will be diving in water that averages 26-30℃/ 80-86°F.
Most guests make as many as 3 dives each day, and thus some sort of protection is needed.
A 3mm wetsuit is recommended year round. All diving is from dhonies.
The climate is warm throughout the year and determined by the monsoons. The monsoons are mild and not as defined as in neighboring countries. The northeast monsoon starts in January and goes through the end of April. In January and February, the currents can be very strong but the big animal activity can be fantastic.
The beginning of January brings clear water to most of the area which can be over 200 feet visibility. Underwater visibility in the Maldives is determined by the tidal movements with incoming and outgoing tides. The monsoon patterns have a significant impact on the diving. From May to October, the southwest monsoon brings littele rain, wind and big animal action. Mantas and Whale Sharks can be seen year round,
There are no cyclones in the Maldives because of being located at the Equator level. The air temperature varies little with an annual average of 32℃/ 90F and minimum of 80F, while the water temperature ranges from
26-30℃/ 80F to 86F.
Diving is carried out from a "diving dhoni” that will not anchor but will follow the divers from the surface.
This is the safest and most comfortable way to dive in the Maldives due to the wind and current.

It is mandatory that everyone brings safety device(s) to dive with such as an emergency safety sausage and dive Alert air horn. We suggest you bring any other safety items you feel will be necessary.

Only a limited supply is available onboard.
Dive computers are mandatory for each diver.
Dive computer rental is available, however the number is limited. Please contact us in advance.

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DIVE GEAR SUGGESTIONS
We suggest you pack the following: wet suit(3-5mm) booties, fins, mask, snorkel, regulator with visible pressure gauge, depth gauge, dive computer and buoyancy compensator are strongly recommended: if you wish to dive at night, you need your own light.

Spare mask if you have prescription lenses, safety sausage, whistle, Dive Alert, mirror and/or other safety devices. Dive computers are mandatory.

If you need rental equipment, please let us know least 7 days prior to the charter start.
Ask for each price to reservation center.

NITROX AND NITROX CERTIFICATION
We are sorry that Nitorox is not available.

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PAYMENT ON THE BOAT
The M/V FUN AZUL accepts US dollar CASH ONLY.
Sorry, no personal checks, traveler’s checks or credit cards.

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GRATUITIES
Crew gratuities are not included in the trip rate. We believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the crew has provided.
Approximate US $100 per trip per person would be appreciated.

When settling your account at the end of your stay, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the crew. Payment may be made by CASH ONLY.

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Maldives Law
The Maldives is a quiet, trouble-free and highly respected destination. Importing alcohol is forbidden. Also it is strictly prohibited to bring own alcohol into Maldives.


Don’t worry ! you can enjoy drinking on the the M/V FUN AZUL.

 

 

 

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