Maldives Liveaboard | Fun Azul: FAQ
When should I schedule my arrival and departure?
Our staff will greet you at 17:00 at Burger King at Male International Airport on the first day of the trip and transfer by boat to the Yacht "FUN AZUL". If you arrive early in the morning, you are encouraged to either reserve a day room at one of the local hotels or wait at the coffee club located the arrival hall until 17:00. If you arrive after 17:00, we will arrange transportation for you depend on your flight time. FUN AZUL anchors in the Hulhumale Lagoon, which is a 15 minutes boat ride from the Airport. <Ari Atoll Trip / Full Trip / Vaavu Atoll Trip / Short Trip / Baa Atoll Trip> Checkout starts at 11:00-12:00. Transportation is provided to Male International Airport after Lunch. If your flight departs earlier than the checkout time, of course, we transfer you to the airport without charge according to your flight time. <Deep south ( Equatorial trip ) / Deep North (Northern Explorer Trip) Include domestic flights) Checkout starts at 8:00. Transportation is provided to the domestic airport by boat after breakfast. We recommend you to book your flight after 14:00. If you would like to get a day room during the transit time, let us know in advance. We can help with local hotel suggestions. Transfers are included in all package prices on same day arrival and departure of the vessel.
How much is the validity of the passport?
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your period of stay and you must have a return airline ticket to travel to Maldives. It is traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have the proper documentation. Please check with the appropriate consulate to ensure that you have the proper documentation by traveler’s responsibility.
How many dive masters (guides) will be on board?
Qualified and experienced 4 or 5 dive instructors (guides) on boat, speaking English, Chinese or Japanese.
Are there any activities for Non-Diver on board?
They will be able to enjoy snorkeling. Our crews take you to snorkel by a boat and arrange fishing if you are interested.
Is Nitrox available?
Nitrox is available for an additional charge, as long as the diver is Nitrox certified. US$ 100 + GST 12% for 5days diving US$ 120 + GST 12% for 6days diving US$ 140 + GST 12% for 7days diving. ** CASH OR CREDIT CARD is accepted.**
Is WIFI available?
We have WIFI available with an additional charge of US$ 20 + GST12% per trip per person. ** CASH OR CREDIT CARD is accepted.** Another option, there is a mobile SIM available to purchase at Male International Airport. This is a service provided by a mobile carrier. Please make sure to check the latest information for your preparation.
What is the standard valve of tanks?
The standard valve is Y type. DIN adjustor is also available on board.
What dive equipment should I bring?
- Tanks, weights and weight belts are provided.
- Certification card
- DAN or other dive accident insurance card
- Diving log book (strongly encouraged)
- Mask *
- Snorkel *
- Fins (full foot) *
- Buoyancy Control Device *
- Regulator w/alternate air source *
- Submersible pressure and depth gauges *
- Dive computer (required) *
- Dive light *
- Tank Marker Lights (for night dives)
- Full wetsuit – 3 mm to 5 mm *
- Safety sausage (SMB) *
- Reef hook (if you need)
|Equipment||USD per day|
|Wet Suits *May be full or spring||US$10|
|3 items in 1 set（Mask・Fin・Snorkel） *Even when you are only renting 1 item, mask or fin or snorkel, you will be charged the same rate.||US$5|
|15L Air Big Tank *If requested on the spot, US$30/day||US$20|
|Underwater Flush Light||US$10 *Same Price for 1DV only|
What facilities are equipped in cabin?
Air condition, fan, shower and toilet, safety box, hair dryer, shampoo / conditioner and body soap.
What type of electric socket is able to charge battery?
All of the cabins have an adapter for any type of socket. Electric power is 220-240 V and 50 cycles. We recommend you bring a transformer.
Is a large tank (15L) available?
15L large tank is available with US$ 15 per diving day. However, it is limited on board. Please book ahead to avoid missing out. ** CASH OR CREDIT CARD is accepted. Plus GST 12% tax**
What is the night dive site to see Mantas?
It is Fesdhoo in Ari Atoll where was developed 3 years ago. You can dive with Mantas that gather around lighting.
Is crew gratuity included in the package price of the trip?
Crew gratuities are not included in your trip fee. The crew member work very hard to provide the best possible service for you. If you are happy with the service t, please provide gratuities on the last day. An envelope will be handed to you or placed in your room with service survey. The gratuities will be divided equally among the crew. Standard tip rate is 10% of the trip rate. All our staff will share your courtesy. ** CASH ONLY **
Will there be any on site payment?
Island Dinner – Island charge CASH OR CREDIT CARD We will provide an Island dinner when possible on a neighboring island. Available on: Ari Trip, Baa Trip, and Full Trip, Northern Explore Trip, Not available on the trips: Equatorial Trip and Short Trip There is a mandatory Island charges (USD5 to 20/person depending on which islands we go) to be paid on board. *The island dinner availability is subject to change according to diving schedule and weather. Green Tax CASH ONLY Green Tax will commence from 1 November 2015 and the rate would be, from each tourist, 6 (six) United States Dollars per day of stay at a tourist resort, tourist hotel or tourist vessel operated in the Maldives. Given above message from government, Fun Azul Fleet collects US$6 per person per day Entrance fee of Hanifaru Bay CASH ONLY Any snorkelers at “Hanifaru Bay” are required to pay bay charges. ・For 1 Entry (1 Snorkeling)：US＄20（Per Person） It will be collected on the last day of the cruise based on the number of entry.
Do you conduct Nitrox specialty course on board?
Nitrox Course (Video and Exam in English) costs US$ 150 including manual. After certified, fill charge is US$ 10 per dive day. ** CASH OR CREDIT CARD is accepted. Plus GST 12% tax**
Do you conduct AOW certificated course on board?
Advanced course costs (Video and Exam in English) US$ 200 including manual. ** CASH OR CREDIT CARD is accepted. Plus GST 12% tax**
What currencies are accepted on board?
FUN AZUL accepts only USD Cash or Credit card ( VISA and MATER).
Will there be an Island dinner?
We will provide an Island dinner when possible on a neighboring island. Available on: Ari Trip, Baa Trip, and Full Trip, Northern Explore Trip, Not available on the trips: Equatorial Trip, and Short Trip
Will there be a Male city tour?
Our representative will take you to a Male city tour which is available on Ari Trip, Baa Trip, Full Trip and Short Trip Gratuity is appreciated.
What will meals be like?
Blend of Western, Asian and Japanese Cuisine are prepared on board. All meals are buffet style and Breakfast is prepared with 6 items which consists of beef bacon, fresh salads, chicken, soup, fruits, curry and rice porridge along with fare of eggs. Lunch and Dinner consists of vegetables, rice, pasta, soup, French toast, fish, Sashimi(raw fish), Sushi and ets. We set up a special lobster dinner on the last day of the trip and a glass of wine with dinner is included. Please list on the application form any dietary (vegetarian food, allergic food or Halal food) needs you have.
Can I request to use “ Side-mount” ?
Yes. It is possible as long as you follow our trip schedule (Max dive time/ Max depths) and respect No Deco Diving / No Solo Diving. Please bring your own harness due to unavailable on board. Air Extra Tank for side mount = US$15 per day
What if my flight is delayed?
In case you miss any flights or not be able to make it to Valentina on schedule, Please call at +010-960 (779) 7525 (Mr. Abeed Abdul, Operation Director) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com