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Maldives

The KANDU team looks forward to welcoming you to a land that has granted many fatigued, stressed and over-worked souls inner bliss, solitude, peace and tranquility.

Discover the lesser-travelled Maldives with us and witness pristine reefs teeming with healthy populations of kaleidoscopic fish and a variety of large pelagic species, including whale sharks, nurse sharks, manta rays, turtles, napoleons, and dolphins, as well as swirling schools of barracuda and sting rays.

An unforgettable adventure in local Maldives

From $1342

January - April 2024

6 nights 7 days

Duration

Maafushi Island, Maldives

Location

USD 1342

Total price

Experience the true essence of local life at Kandu. The hotel we stay at, deeply rooted in Nazykko’s, our co-founders' island heritage, isn't just a place to stay—it's his family’s guesthouse. Born and raised on this Maldivian island, Kandu goes beyond typical trips, offering a genuine immersion into local culture. Surrounded by friendly locals and staying in an authentic guesthouse, you'll discover the beauty of a heartfelt connection. We believe in giving back to the incredible place we proudly call home.

Maldives Dates

SOLD OUT

January 2 - 8

Group 1

SOLD OUT

January 10 - 16

Group 2

SOLD OUT

January 19 - 25

Group 3

SOLD OUT

February 2 - 8

Group 4

SOLD OUT

February 10 - 17

Group 4

SOLD OUT

February 18 - 24

Group 5

SOLD OUT

March 1 - 7

Group 6

SOLD OUT

March 11 - 17

Private

SOLD OUT

March 17 - 23

Group 6.5

SOLD OUT

March 24-30

Group 7

SOLD OUT

April 5 - 11

Group 8

SOLD OUT

April 14 - 20

Group 9

SOLD OUT

April 22-28

Group 10

The tour program

A life changing adventure

  • You will be greeted at the airport by one of our staff members.

  • They will direct you to the speedboat you will take from Male Airport to Maafushi Island.

  • Drop off luggage at the hotel, get changed and head to the boat for the first adventure.

  • Snorkelling with sting rays, turtles, a large number of diverse fish and healthy corals.

  • Late local lunch in a remote sandbank.

  • Return to the hotel after sunset for a dinner with live music.

Day 1: Arrival to Maldives and Secret Point

  • Breakfast at the hotel (both local and continental options available).

  • We will head off in search for dolphins and turtles for the first snorkelling session.

  • Shipwreck adventure – a partially sunken ship in the middle of the blue!

  • Fresh local BBQ lunch in an uninhabited island!

  • Return to the hotel before sunset for a chill evening.

  • Photograph exchange: underwater camera, GoPro and drone footage.

Day 2: Dolphins, Shipwreck and Uninhabited Island

  • Breakfast at the hotel (both local and continental options available).

  • We will head off to another local island where we will be by sting rays in the shore of the beach.

  • Move onto the nurse shark point! We will snorkel and free dive with all the sharks!

  • Local lunch in a remote sandbank.

  • Return to the hotel for a chill evening in the island.

  • Photograph exchange: underwater camera, GoPro and drone footage.

Day 3: Sting Rays and Nurse Sharks

  • Early wake up call.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.

  • A selection of snacks will be offered on the boat.

  • We will head off in search for the whale shark to another local island.

  • Once located, we will snorkel with the biggest fish in the world.

  • Local lunch at Dhigurah remote white-sand beach.

  • Return to the hotel for a chill evening in the island.

  • Photograph exchange: underwater camera and GoPro footage.

Day 4: Whale Shark

  • Breakfast at the hotel (both local and continental options available).

  • For certified divers: 2 dives in shark channels or manta cleaning stations.

  • For non-certified divers: discover scuba dive in a lagoon with fish, rays and live coral.

  • Lunch in between dives.

  • Evening to hang out in the local beach and walk around the island.

  • Photograph exchange: underwater camera and GoPro footage.

Day 5: Diving Day

  • Breakfast at the hotel (both local and continental options available).

  • We will head off in search for the nurse sharks again!

  • Each guest will have the option to have individual drone shots with the sharks.

  • We will go in search for mantas too. If found, another snorkelling session will be held with the majestic mantas.

  • Return to the hotel before sunset.

  • Photograph exchange: underwater camera, GoPro and drone footage.

  • Bonfire on the beach!

Day 6: Nurse Sharks!

  • Time to head back home.

  • Transfer to Male Airport.

Day 7: Departure Day

More Information

  • Drone videos

  • Professional content taken with cameras by our photographers and videographers : USD 35 per day includes 2 edited images and 1 edited video

  • Flights

  • 5 dinners

  • Compulsory travel & diving insurance

Additional costs

  • Accommodation 6 nights and 7 days

  • Breakfast every day

  • Lunch every day - on sandbanks or the boat

  • 1 dinner in Maafushi

  • Transfers between the airport and the local island on the Kandu dates only

  • Underwater photos every day – GoPro11

  • Local experts

  • Diving day

  • Snorkelling and diving equipment

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