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Manta Madness

Experience the thrill of snorkelling with manta rays in

Hanifaru Bay & diving in the beautiful waters of North Maldives

onboard MV Sachika


Manta Madness 2023 onboard MV Sachika


Standard cabin:USD 1800 + 5% GST + 5% TCS

Upgrade to Suite: Upper Deck USD 250 + 5% GST + 5% TCS

lower deck USD 150 + 5% GST + 5% TCS

Exchange rates are subject to change as per the rates during the time of payment.


23rd September to 30th September, 2023



The trip to Baa Atoll is a unique experience that brings our guests to the UNESCO site of Hanifaru Bay, the famous lagoon where every year hundreds of Manta Rays aggregate to feed.

​The trip starts in North Malè , by cruising North-West to reach the Atoll of Baa, where the chances to meet Manta Ray and Whale sharks are high in every dive spot. The goal of the trip is to enter Hanifaru Bay lagoon to snorkel with an impressive number of Manta Rays.



  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in Standard Cabin

  • 3 dives per day, apart from day(s) spent in Hanifaru Bay

  • Full Board Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - Buffet Style )

  • Mineral Water, Tea, Nescafe

  • Transport to and from the Male Airport

  • 1 barbeque dinner on the beach ( if weather permits ; a small permit fee/rent may be requested )

  • Diving dhoni ( with 13L tanks, weights & belts )

  • Maldivian Tax & Green Tax

  • Orca Trip tshirt



  • Hanifaru Marine Park fees - USD 40 pp per trip

  • Guide fees @ USD 150 per trip ( divided amongst all guests )

  • Service charge @ USD 100 pp ( mandatory )

  • 5% GST + TCS ( as per latest Government guidelines ).

  • International Flight ticket

  • Extra Dives and Trips to private islands

  • Drinks - Alcohol and soft drinks, soda, tonic water etc

  • Equipment rental @ USD 170 per week

  • WiFi

  • Transport out of the mentioned dates ( beginning/end of Cruise ).

  • Anything apart from 'Inclusions'



  • Theory + Pool training for students completing PADI Open Water Diver Course @ INR 16,500/- + GST pp

  • For PADI Advanced Open Water Theory code : INR 6,500/- PP

  • Instructor fees for students completing courses onboard ( INR 2500 pp/per course for any course done onboard )

  • Diving Insurance ( mandatory ) @ USD 40 payable to Orca Dive Club

  • Nitrox Tank fills - USD 70 per week

  • Travel Insurance


Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • 50% payable to confirm your spot

  • 50% balance payable 1 month prior to trip

  • All payments made are non-refundable


COVID Guidelines

  • Mandatory RTPCR tests to and from Mumbai within 72 hours before international departure.

  • Doctor's clearance required if you have been tested positive in the last 3 months for Covid-19.



Orca Dive Club will not be responsible for no diving due to weather conditions, for civil unrest, terrorism, strikes, illness, epidemics, accidents, injuries, damage, loss and theft, quarantine, customs regulations, changes in flight itinerary, delays, deportation or refusal of entry by immigration authorities and in case of any cancellation or changes to itinerary by the Local Government. For qualified divers, you are expected to be able to dive to a standard as per the certification and experience requirements outlined. You are responsible for your own and your buddy’s safety during the dive.

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