Most people have heard of the Maldives and seen the most amazing images of houses sitting on wooden pole structures where your bedroom is situated just above the crystal clear water.
Omni Marine is proud to be able to offer the ultimate Private Yacht Luxury Charter In Paradise for your honey moon or with your friends and family onboard.
The Maldives is most likely one of the most romantic place to spend your honeymoon on a Private luxury Yacht.
Omni marine has chosen 2 of the most amazing Yachts available this season for this destination.
Maldives offers a beautiful collection of islands in the Indian Ocean with blue seas, turquoise reefs, white sandy beaches and palm trees. It is also a place full of character, where its people have long spent their days languishing in the very essence of idyllic living.
While it is the perfect place to sit on a beach and watch a sunset with a cocktail balanced on your hand, it is also a geographical marvel, knowing that there are thousands of fish swimming around the vivid corals just a few feet away from where you sit.
Maldives yacht charters take place in the northern hemisphere's winter, at the same time as the Caribbean, and create a very interesting and exotic alternative to this traditional location.
The wonderful climate, superb beaches in Maldives, and amazing coves and lagoons make it a perfect yacht charter destination. The Maldives is an archipelago consisting of 26 atolls in completely natural formation within which there are 1,190 coral islands. Accordingly, there are exceptional scenery and natural beauty for the abundance of recreational activities and adventures.
Out on a Maldives yacht charter you will experience every possible shade of aqua and turquoise, and a world of dazzling coral gardens. They stretch across the equatorial band in a rainbow of luxurious jade green tropical vegetation and pristine soft white sands.
If you are interested in nature and marine life and diving then this is the place for you. The Maldives is characterized by an amazingly unique underwater life and ecology due to the remote location and unspoiled Indian Ocean currents as well as the year-round tropical climate.
Reef life is prolific, with over 700 common fish species and many more still to be discovered and classified; invertebrate species are reckoned to be in thier tens of thousands. For the sharp-eyed diver, there are encounters with species like frogfish, leaf fish, ghost pipefish and a multitude of nudibranchs.
Whether it's the sight of the awesome manta ray, being face to face with a grey reef shark or spotting a tiny brightly coloured flatworm, the Maldives has it all.
Diving In Maldives
North Male Atoll, Baros, Maldives
This reef would look like a simple, bare rock coral, but it serves as a home to a wide selection of marine life. The reef top of this site has a depth of eight metres and about 45 metres in diameter.
There are ample amounts of red snappers as well as blue-striped snappers that sit at the current point where divers could also encounter some bat fish. Dolphins are known to frequently visit this site and if the diver is lucky, they may be spotted at the perfect time. Clown fish hovers in large anemones at the reef top; and stone fish could be seen hiding between the boulders of this reef.
South Ari Atoll, Medhu-Uthuru Province
The reef top is located at a depth of eight metres and drops to a depth of 37 metres in measured steps where it meets the atoll drop off.
This dive is an "L" shaped coral table that is situated in the middle of the Dhangethi channel. Stingrays and the occasional nurse shark can be found in the caves, as can an array of schooling fish.
Below the steps, there are caves and overhangs, which house a wide range of corals and fish life. White tip reef sharks, jacks, barracuda and eagle rays are all regularly seen in the channel and if the diver chooses the right time in the season, they may be surprised to find the majestic whale shark sweeping by.
North Male Atoll, Eriyadhu, Maldives
There are numerous spots here. You could start this dive by descending down to the cavern located 27 meters below, which serves as a hideout for nurse sharks. Follow it up by going around the saddle and exploring the abundant coral formations that then provide cover for the gray reef sharks lurking around the corners along with the fast flowing currents of the saddle.
You could move to the top of the saddle after at 14 metres and look at the huge coral tables around. You are likely to be accompanied by some humphead wrasses, and if you keep an eye cast out to the open ocean, you will probably see some eagle rays, large schools of red soldier fish, sweetlips and even the occasional sea turtle. Grouper is also seen in this excellent site.
Guraidhoo Kandu South, Maldives
Guraidhoo is well known for sightings of grey reef sharks and eagle rays. The break in the atoll rim south of Guraidhoo is a complex structure of two channels with a large reef in the middle. The southern channel, Guraidhoo kandu, are 300 metres across, and has sheer sides; its sea bed meets the ocean drop of at 35 metres.
Most of the pelagic action can be seen on the ocean drop off, where the oceanic water enters the channel. Enter the water on the outer reef of the south corner and drift with the current into the atoll. Inside the channel, all along the reef wall, are lots of sea fans and black coral bushes. Keep an eye out for the family of friendly and curios Napoleon's wrasse that patrols the reef.
Lankanfinolhu Faru (Manta Point)
The top of the reef is at 12 metres; the reef then slopes down to 40 metres. In the southwest season an astounding number of manta rays can be seen here when they come in order to be cleaned. It is interspersed with massive Porites corals that are home to the colonies of cleaner fish.
To ensure the best sighting you need to be patient and position yourself close to, but not on top of, the coral heads. The manta rays come in from the deep water and hover over the coral heads while the wrasse set to work. If you do not crowd the mantas, they will perform their cleaning ritual in front of your eyes. Should you be unlucky enough not to see mantas, this is still a tremendous dive site: huge schools of Bullseye fish, oriental Sweetlips and Napoleon wrasse, plus heaps of turtles and various species of moray eels.
Surfing in Maldives
Maldives is a mecca for surfers from all over the world. Especially from June to September, the southwest monsoon bringing with it is massive swells of waves, and the sizes range from 3 to 8 feet. Charter yachts can take surf-enthusiasts to that spot.
There are several well-known surfs breaks in North and South Male' Atoll. Lesser-known, but amazing surf break further away from Male' atoll can be accessed by specialized yacht charter.
For more information please read the blog about the Maldives below,