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Dreamcatcher liveaboard

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Dreamcatcher provides Dreamcatcher liveaboard in the Maldivesyou with the ultimate Maldives diving safari ensuring that you travel in luxurious comfort to your next dive destination throughout this stunnin country. Explore the beautiful islands and reefs of the Maldives sitting like perfect gems in the vibrant, crystal blue Indian Ocean. While away an afternoon snorkeling and diving and discover the vibrant hues and underwater wonders of the Indian ocean. Sit back at day’s end, put your feet up and enjoy a cool drink as youDreamcatcher cabin watch the sun set on the end of a perfect day. Dreamcatcher is fully loaded with all of the facilities you could ever need with a fully stocked bar on the bridge with sea views and an open air restaurant (seating also available inside).Dreamcatcher liveaboard Dreamcatcher also boasts a Library with Internet access in the Saloon, alongside Tv, Dvd and music facilities. The boat has all the latest navigational equipment and for your convienience there are International direct dial telephone, fax and email services. There are many resorts that can offer you all that you need in the Maldives, but with over 1,000 islands there is so much more to see. Explore the numerous islands and reefs that are set in the abundant and vibrant crystal blue Indian Ocean in a truly relaxed and comfortable atmosphere aboard DreamCatcher.
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The Maldives

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Map of the MaldivesThe Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an island country consisting of a group of atolls stretching south of India's Lakshadweep islands between Minicoy Island and the Chagos Archipelago, and about seven hundred kilometres (435 mi) south-west of Sri Lanka in the Laccadive Sea of Indian Ocean. The twenty-six atolls of Maldives encompass a territory featuring 1,192 islets, of which two hundred islands are inhabited.
The original inhabitants were Buddhist, probably since Ashoka's period,in the 3rd century BC. Islam was introduced in 1153. The Maldives then came under the influence of the Portuguese (1558) and the Dutch (1654) seaborne empires. In 1887 it became a British protectorate. In 1965, the Maldives obtained independence from Britain (originally under the name "Maldive Islands"), and in 1968 the Sultanate was replaced by a Republic.
The Maldives is the smallest Asian country in terms of both population and area; it is the smallest predominantly Muslim nation in the world. With an average ground level of 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) above sea level, it is also the country with the lowest highest point in the world, at 2.3 metres (7 ft 7 in).

Dreamcatcher Schedule

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Dreamcatcher - Itineraries

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Dreamcatcher liveaboardFor your flight arrival times ideally you should aim to arrive around midday on the day of departure as due to a same day turn around of the boat the guests from the trip before will be departing in the morning. The rest of the morning the boat will be being cleaned and prepared for your arrival around lunchtime. You can arrive on the day of departure as late as 2pm as the boat will not leave the Male area on the first day. Whatever time you arrive on the day of departure you will be met off your flight at the arrivals area by the boat representatives and taken to the boat, about 10 minutes from the airport. On the day of departure check out is at 11am.
If you would like to arrive the day before it is possible to stay in the airport hotel - http://www.hih.com.mv/ which is on the same island as the airport (Hulhule island) or stay on Male for the night where we recommend the Holiday Inn - http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/male/mleam/hoteldetail or the Marble Inn - http://www.marble.mv/ . Your hotel will then deliver you back to the airport the following day (the day of departure) for 12 pm where you will be met by the boats representatives and taken directly to the ship

Your itinerary is created just for you. Theroute of your trip will be discussed on your arrival with Dream Catcher 2. When planning an itinerary, we consider your preferences, the weather conditions and the duration of your stay. A typical cruise would take you through some of the best dive sites and lets you experience the Maldivian way of life. One of the best atolls for a short cruise is the Ari Atoll. Other atolls we can visit are North & South Malé and Vaavu atolls. The standard route takes you to North Malé Atoll, South Malé Atoll, Ari Atoll. Vaavu Atoll, Meemu Atoll, Baa and Lhaviyani Atolls are touched on longer voyages.
Check-in is at 13.00 hrs
Check-out is at 12.00 hrs
Sample itinerary

Day1- Monday
Check in onboard

Day2 - Tuesday
Back Faru test dive North Male (Banana will be depending on the current at that time)
       Rasfari, 2nd dive, Kuramathi Mantha point 3rd dive

Day3 - Wednesday
Rasdhoo Madivaru-Hammerhead point 1th Dive, 6AM morning dive North Ari
             Maaya Thila  2th Dive North Ari (good weather and calm and good sea only)
              Maaya Thila nigth dive North Ari ( same as above)

Day4 - Thursday
Fish Head  1th Dive North Ari
        Dhon Kaloa 2th Dive southern Ari)
        Thudufushi Penettone  3th Dive southern Ari

Day5 - Friday
Rah Dhigaa 1th Dive southern Ari
        Kuda Rah Thila 2th Dive southern Ari (we never heard of Bodu Finolhu Thila)
        Hudhu Thila OR Vilamedhoo Thila 3th Dive southern Ari

Day6- Saturday
Broken Rock 1th Dive southern Ari
     Guradhoo South 2th Dive Southern Male
     Cocoa Thila 3rd dive (North Male’

Day7- Sunday
Kuda Giri Wrack 1th Dive southern Ari
        Embudu Express 2th Dive Southern Male
        Lion Head 3rd dive (North Male’

Day8 - Monday
Check out 12noon and departure on the next trip that night.
     
Total 18 dives and we will try for 19 dives and that would be a day dive or night dive and the Boat Manager will decide what is the best situation/condition. Please note SAFETY WILL COME FIRST

Dreamcatcher - Cabins

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Dreamcatcher has 7 luxurious suites that sleep a total of 14 guests. These include a Mega Suite with one double bed and one single on the lower deck, two Panoramic Suites with double beds on the main deck and 4 luxury suites with either one double bed and one single or twin beds on the lower deck. All of our suites have a private bathroom including a shower cubicle (with hot water), TV, DVD, music system and an electronic combination safe. Each suite also has individually controlled air conditioning.
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Lower deck cabin
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Lounging
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Bar

Dreamcatcher - Boat specifications

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Dreamcatcher crewWe have a well trained, smiling and friendly crew,who are very experienced in their positions. Their nationalities range from European to Maldivian and Sri Lankan (all crew members speak English).Our Captain has extensive experience in all weather conditions on the Maldivian seas. Our dive master is a professional PADI instructor and is on board at all times.We are also proud to have one of the Maldive's finest Chefs on board who has a vast experience of cooking international dishes. You will experience different menus everyday with fresh fruit, fish and meats that are transformed into amazing mouth-watering meals.

Vessel Particulars
Year built:                                            March 2008
Hull type:                                             Wooden
Length:                                               104 ft
Cruise speed:                                        13 knots
Propulsion:                                           Diesel engine 400 hp

Services
Electricity Source:                                 Soundproof generators x 2 (each 40 kw)
AC voltage:                                          220v
Plug (socket) type:                                3 pin (UK)
Travel Adaptors available:                       Yes
DC voltage:                                          12v, 24v
Desalination:                                         x 1 plant (Total 6 tonnes per day)
                                                          X 1 plant (Total 10.5 tonnes per day)

Accommodation & Room details
Maximum guest capacity:                        17 passengers
No. of guest cabins:                               7 (1 mega suite, with 1 double bed & 1 single bed, 2 panoramic suites with 1 double bed in each & 2 lower deck suites, with a double bed in each & 1 single bed in each and 2 lower deck suites with 2 single beds)
Air conditioning:                                    Individual control
All cabins with attached toilet/bath:                   Yes
Hot/Cold water:                                    Yes, 24 hours
Porthole:                                              Yes

Facilities onboard
No. of decks:                                        3 (ideal for sunbathing/relaxing)
Dining rooms:                                        1 open or closed air restaurant (serving three FB meals a day)
Bar:                                                    1 (serving a variety of drinks/beverages)
Boutique/Shop:                                     1 (selling amenities items etc)
Safe in cabins:                                      Yes
Hairdryers in cabins:                               Yes
Toiletries in cabins:                                Yes
Library:                                                Yes
First Aid:                                              Yes
Board games:                                        Yes
Audio/Video facilities:                             TV/DVD and music systems to all cabins
Disco:                                                 Yes (on request and subject to availability)
Cultural Shows:                                     Yes (on request and subject to availability)

Sports/Excursions
Night fishing:                                        Yes
Snorkeling:                                           Yes
Windsurfing:                                         Yes (on request from a nearby resort)
Catamaran sailing:                                 Yes (on request from a nearby resort)
Water-Skiing:                                       Yes
Canoe:                                                          Yes
Fun Tubes:                                           Yes
Para-sailing:                                         Yes (on request from a nearby resort)
BBQ on desert island:                    Yes (depends on weather/route/itinerary/rates)
Island Hopping:                                     Yes (on request)
Speedboat:                                          Yes (18 ft with 70 hp outboard)

Diving
NITROX:                                              Not available
Dive master onboard:                     Yes
No. of dives per day:                              3 (to different dive points)
Scuba diving courses:                            Yes (on request)
Night dives:                                          Yes (on request)
Separate diving boat:                             Yes
Compressors:                                        Yes
Diving cylinders capacity:                        12 liters
Oxygen:                                               Yes
Diving equipment rental:                         Yes
Cylinders & weights:                               Yes

Communication & Navigation
IDD telephone/Fax:                                Yes
Internet/Email:                                      Yes
Radio Telephone:                                   Yes
Marine VHF:                                          Yes
CB radio:                                              Yes
GPS:                                                   Yes
Mobile:                                                Yes
Depth finders/Speed Camera:                   Yes

Dreamcatcher - The diving

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Dreamcatcher dhoniSome important information for divers on Dreamcatcher;
Please bring your log book and diving certification card. The first dive is a check dive - obligatory for all divers. PADI courses are available on board (please advise if you require this service). All diving equipment remains on the escorting diving boat during the safari. DivesDreamcatcher liveaboard are performed according to Maldivian law and PADI standards - no decompression dives, buddy system, maximum depth is 30m for AOWD or equivalent, for OWD or equivalent certified divers 20m depth maximum (Maldivian diving regulation). Last dive 24hrs before flight back home. Use of diving computer is obligatory and this can be hired onboard. English is the onboard language. Dive insurance & travel insurance must be obtained prior to your arrival in the Maldives. Before every dive you will be thoroughly briefed and shown a map of the dive spot.

A Maldives liveabDiving in the Maldives with Dreamcatcher liveaboardoard safari is without doubt the best way to explore these magificent Atolls. Maldives safaris trips are available for individual bookings and /or for full charter cruises. Spaces and dates are limited so advance booking is recommended.
The diverse itinerary of the liveaboard gives you the opportunity to visit many of the varied atolls and experience many types of underwater landscapes in just one trip!
If your partner is a non-diver Dreamcatcher has an comprehensive itinerary for non-divers involving island visits, trips to local villages, treks and fishing tours to keep your partner busy whilst you explore the big blue - Maldives diving pictures

Diving Seasons in the Maldives - The best Time for Diving in the Maldives Diving in the Maldives with Dreamcatcher safaris
*  January to April are considered the best months for diving.
*  May and June can have unstable weather, and odd cloudy days are possible until September.
*  October and November tend to have clearer weather, but visibility can be slightly reduced because of abundant plankton in the water that attracts the big fishes, good time for whale sharks.
*  December can have windy weather and rain.

Maldives diving Courses
If you have never been diving before, or want to continue your diving education then why not take a diving course, our PADI certified instructors can offer you scuba instruction from PADI’s Discover diving course, through to the Divemaster program.

Diving in the Maldives with Dreamcatcher
Diving in the Maldives with Dreamcatcher
Diving in the Maldives with Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher - Activities

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Atoll visits, snorkelling, village visits, Male tour and much more all included on the tripDreamcatcher activities?
Fishing is one of the main activities in the Maldives and during the day, Big Game Fishing in the Maldivian seas is almost always successful.  Our facilities accommodate Game Fishing and we supply all the latest fishing equipment associated with landing the ultimate tackle-testing species that inhabit the Indian Ocean.You can expect to latch on to pelagic species Dreamcatcher liveaboard saloonsuch as Yellow Fin Tuna, Barracuda, GT's, Wahoo,Sail Fish and Dorado. For anglers who take their fishing seriously, we have Dream Catcher 1 – A 30ft Scarab Tournament, a perfect fusion of open-water performance and first-rate fishability. If it’s a complete fishing adventure that you are after then you can charter Dream Catcher 2 for a fishing safari alongside your family or friends. We can offer a complete holiday by cruising to areas of the Maldives rarely fished and enjoy limitless fishing every place your cruise takes you.
Sports/Excursions
Night fishing:                                   Yes
Snorkeling:                                     Yes
Windsurfing:                                   Yes (on request from a nearby resort)
Catamaran sailing:                          Yes (on request from a nearby resort)
Water-Skiing:                               No
Canoe:                                           Yes
Fun Tubes:                                     Yes
Para-sailing:                                   Yes (on request from a nearby resort)
BBQ on desert island:                   Yes (depends on weather/route/itinerary/rates)
Island Hopping:                               Yes (on request)
Speedboat:                                      Yes (18 ft with 70 hp outboard)

Dreamcatcher - Prices

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All prices are in US$ per person and based on twin or double sharing  
Cabin type
11 Jan - 30 Apr14
1 May 14 - 31May 14
1 June 14- 31 July 14
Mega suite (1) - Lower deck
$ 1,860
$ 1,695
$ 1,690
Panoramic suite (2)
$ 1,765
$ 1,625
$ 1,590
Lower deck suite (4)
$ 1,765
$ 1,625
$ 1,590
Full charter all cabins
Cabin type
10 Aug 14 - 25Oct 14

25 Oct 14 -10 Dec 14
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11 Jan 15 - 2 May 15

11 Dec 14 - 10 Jan 15

Mega suite (1) - Lower deck
$ 1,795
$ 1,921
$ 1,956
Panoramic suite (2)
$ 1,695
$ 1,821
$ 1,856
Lower deck suite (4)
$ 1,695
$ 1,821
$ 1,856
Full charter all cabins
Please note these prices already include 8% (2014), 12% (2015) GST and the $8 per night Maldivian bed charge that is added to all bills in the Maldives.

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Single suppliment is +50% - on this boat all single guests must pay this and will receive a private cabin - Dreamcatcher does not have Nitrox at this time.

Price Includes:
1. South/North Male' Atoll (May-Oct) and South or North Ari atoll or Vaavu atoll (Oct-Apr)
2. Accommodation in twin or double suite
3. Three Meals, Snacks, Tea & Coffee, dispenser drinking water at all times from the restaurant only 
4. Three dives daily per person per day and one night dive with tanks & weights only (17 total)
5. Services of a PADI qualified and highly experienced English speaking Dive Master
6. Pick-up & Drop-off at Male' International Airport to connect with international flights
7. Maldivian meals and snorkel trips to selected reefs (subject to weather/sea conditions)
8. Day before guests departure, the boat will sail back to Male' and a sightseeing  excursion will be at 1600-1800 hrs to the Capital Island, Male'.
9. Airport meeting and handling services
10. Fresh cold/hot towel and welcome drinks on aboard on arrival 
11. Bed tax $8 per person per night
12. GST 8%

Price does not include:
1. Air fares
2. Airport departure taxes
3. Dive/Snorkel equipment rental
4. Beverages, except those mentioned above during meal times only
5. Personal Laundry
6. Dive & Travel Insurance
7. Transfer supplements for arrivals/departures on days other than scheduled boat arrival/departure
8. Please note Nitrox is not available on this boat
9. Bar-b-q on the beach

Reservations procedures:
Deposit of 30% of total invoice value should be paid at the time of confirmation
Balance payment required 60 days prior to clients arrival.
If bookings received within 60 days of arrival, then full payment should be made at time of confirmation.
Cancellation policy:
61 + days before arrival - 30% of total invoice value
0 - 60 days before arrival - 100% of total invoice value
No shows & Early departures - 100% of total invoice value

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Rental equipment
Quantity and description
Per dive
Per Day
5 days
6 days
7 days
8 DAYS
Regulator
8
10
50
60
70
80
BCD
8
10
50
60
70
80
Diving Lamp
10
10
50
60
70
80
Diving Computer 
10
10
50
60
70
80
Mask
2
5
Snorkel
1
2
Fins
2
5
Wetsuit
4
10
30
50
60
80
Snorkel Sets
8
30
35
40
45
Full Equipment
20
50
240
280
300
340
Weight
free
free
free
free
free
free
Belt
1
1
4
6
7
8
Surface baloon
1
5
6
7
8
With a professional PADI instructor Dreamcatcher is the perfect place to learn Scuba diving
On board courses
Courses
Rental equipment
Own Equipment
Padi Bubble Maker
70
-
Padi Discover Scuba
60
-
Padi Scuba Diver
481
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Padi Open Water Diver
1,000
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Padi Open Water Referral
438
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Padi Deep Dive Certif.
68
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Padi Adventure diver
590
232
Padi Advanced open water
1,000
287
Specialities
Deep Diver
298
232
Night Diver
298
232
Wreck Diver
298
232
Drift Diver 
298
232

* Additional dive: USD 40.00 per person per dive
** Additional Night dive USD 45.00 per person per dive
Underwater filming: USD 25.00 (half day)    USD 35.00 (full day) – we will also copy your pictures onto a CD!)
All course prices include the student material, certification, equipment and dives.

Dreamcatcher - Faqs

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Where is the pick up for the boat?
In the Maldives the default meeting point for all hotels and liveaboards is the airport so whether you are arriving from an international flight or transfering from another resort you will arrive and depart from the airport which is 100 metres from the port where the dhoni (boat) will transfer you to your liveaboard.

Will I be met when I arrive?
You will be met off your flight or resort transfer as per your details you provide to us at the time of booking your trip and returned to the airport at the end of your liveaboard.

Can I buy a local phone card?
phone cards are available for sale at the airport. They are gprs enabled so you can pick your email on your phone nearly anywhere on the trip at very reasonable rates. Please make sure you tell you guest rep that you want one before you leave the airport.

What time will we arrive at the boat?
The boat stays in Male for the first day so dependant on what time you land and we transfer you to the boat

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