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Dive into the world of tiger sharks with our Fuvahmulah Freediving Expedition!
Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Join us on an exhilarating 6 nights freediving expedition to Fuvahmulah, Maldives, where you will come face-to-face with majestic Tiger Sharks in their natural habitat on a daily basis.
This is your chance to experience the ocean and sharks like never before!
Fuvahmulah, often referred to as the "Island of Mosasaurs," is a remote and pristine island in the Maldives, known for its unique underwater biodiversity. Its crystal-clear waters are home to a thriving population of tiger sharks. These magnificent creatures, known for their distinctive stripes and powerful presence, make Fuvahmulah an extraordinary destination for freedivers and shark enthusiasts.
Explore the breathtaking underwater world of Fuvahmulah, known for its vibrant coral reefs, rich marine life, and deep drop-offs. Discover a diverse range of marine species, from colorful reef fish, to pelagic predators and majestic manta rays.
- 🦈 Tiger Shark Encounters: Dive with and come into direct contact one of the ocean's most magnificent apex predators, the tiger shark. Witness their grace and power up close while maintaining the utmost safety under private shark safety divers and guides. According to local experts, October is the best time of year to encounter tiger sharks in Fuvahmulah and we can expect to see up to 40 different tiger sharks on each dive!
🦈 Other shark encounters: You will have the opportunity to dive with other sharks and megafauna such as thresher sharks, hammerhead sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks, silky sharks, many different types of reef sharks, oceanic mantas and (if we are lucky)... whale sharks!
🦈 Oceanic Whitetip Encounter: You'll have the chance to encounter not only the Oceanic White Tip sharks but also other fascinating species such as Shortfin Mako Sharks and Silky Sharks. On one of the days we will be embarking on a speedboat on route to the outer reef to freedive with oceanic whitetip sharks and other deep water pelagic species!
Stunning Underwater Scenery: Fuvahmulah is a paradise for divers, with vibrant coral reefs, diverse marine life, and an underwater world waiting to be explored. You'll be mesmerised by the beauty that surrounds you.
🏝️ Island Exploration: Immerse yourself in the unique culture and natural beauty of Fuvahmulah. Explore pristine beaches, lush jungles, and vibrant coral reefs.
- 🇲🇻 Local Culture: Immerse yourself in the warm and welcoming culture of the Maldivian people. You'll have the opportunity to connect with locals and learn about the island's traditions and history.
Luxurious Accommodations: Enjoy comfortable and luxurious accommodation on the island with rooftop views over the Indian Ocean, where you can relax and rejuvenate after your thrilling underwater adventures.
📷 Capture the Memories: Our professional photographer and videographer, Kendall Rose Photo will help you preserve your extraordinary experiences, ensuring you have unforgettable memories to take home.
🌅 Breathtaking Sunsets: Enjoy mesmerising sunsets that paint the sky with vibrant hues of orange and pink, making every evening an unforgettable experience.
- 🌞 Beautiful Weather: With a year-round tropical climate, Fuvahmulah offers ideal conditions for freediving and underwater exploration.
♻️ Eco Tourism: We are committed to preserving the fragile marine ecosystems of Fuvahmulah. Your participation supports responsible and sustainable tourism practices.
💰 Affordable pricing: You will notice our pricing is much lower than most other Fuvahmulah expeditions running. At $2995AUD per person, we want to create an equal opportunity for everyone to be able to come along and experience and learn about the magic of tiger sharks. Fascination > Fear.
6 nights' accommodation at the luxurious Maa Thundi hotel, with a convenient rooftop restaurant that has stunning 360 degree views over the Indian Ocean (perfect for sunset photos!)
Domestic flights to and from Male and Fuvahmulah on a small propellor plane with scenic aerial views of the Maldives atolls and the turquoise waters that surround them.
8 freediving sessions, including daily freediving sessions with the tiger sharks!
Breakfast daily; delicious, locally sourced meals that can cater to a variety of dietary preferences.
- A deep blue water expedition outside the reef to freedive with Oceanic Whitetip sharks! You'll have the chance to encounter not only the Oceanic White Tip sharks but also other fascinating species such as Shortfin Mako Sharks and Silky Sharks.
2-way domestic airport transfers to and from the airport and your hotel.
Daily return transfers from your hotel to the dive centre and back (we can also organise you a rental scooter at an additional cost and highly recommend this to get the most out of exploring Fuvahmulah).
- A professional underwater photography package including high-quality images of all of the sharks and marine life we encounter as was as underwater photographs of yourself (if you choose to)!
A group traditional home cooked local dinner on one of the nights, prepared by the locals.
- Other surprise extras 👀
International flights We will provide the time by which you should arrive in Male on or before the 13th October 2024 as well as flight recommendations. (Please email us if you have any trouble booking international flights as we can help you do so).
Lunches, dinners (for 5 of the nights) and snacks (however, meals are quite affordable - around AU$5-10 per meal - on Fuvahmulah and there are plenty of local options, with both western and culturally immersive restaurants available island-wide). We will coordinate group dinners nightly at local restaurants (these meals will need to be paid by yourself, however) that we have dined at and love, however you are more than welcome to find somewhere of your choosing to dine at!
Freediving / dive gear can be supplied to you at an additional cost on the island. Please send us an email if you require this gear!
Room allocations: rooms are allocated with 2 people in each private room in Maa Thundi hotel. If you are a couple, or friends, you will be roomed together. If you are a single traveller and wish to have your own room, you can be allocated to a single room for an additional $120USD.
FREE Wifi is available throughout the hotel.
Travel insurance: we highly recommend purchasing international travel insurance to cover you from any unforeseen adverse circumstances that may affect you before, during or after your trip.
Who Should Join?
This expedition is suitable for both experienced freedivers and beginner freedivers, with no certification needed, however you must be a confident swimmer (able to tread water in the open ocean for a prolonged period of time) in order to participate in the ocean-based activities.
If you are a certified scuba diver, there are also opportunities for you to swap some of your freediving sessions to scuba diving sessions (with a scuba guide, on the same boat and same locations) if you choose to do so. However, for the tiger shark sessions, we recommend sticking to freediving as you are able to come into closer contact with the tiger sharks as well as spend a longer amount of time in the water with them!
Your Safety is Our Priority
Safety is paramount on this expedition. A team of divemasters and shark experts / safety divers from Pelagic Divers Fuvahmulah will be with us every step of the way, ensuring that you have an unforgettable yet secure adventure.
How to Get There
Getting to Fuvahmulah is easier than you might think. Here's how:
Step 1: Fly into Malé International Airport (MLE), Maldives, which is well-connected to major international airports. Send us an email if you have any trouble booking these!
Step 2: Your expedition includes a domestic flight from Malé to Fuvahmulah. The flight is approximately 1 hour and offers stunning aerial views of the Maldives.
Step 3: Our team will be waiting at Fuvahmulah Airport to welcome you and transport you to your accommodation.
Limited Spots Available
This expedition will be held in a small group, with limited spots available. This will ensure you receive the maximum time up close with the beautiful tiger sharks of Fuvahmulah. We keep our group sizes intimate to ensure a personalised and safe expedition.
Don't miss the chance to freedive into the depths of Fuvahmulah and witness the beauty of Tiger Sharks up close!
Book your adventure now and make memories that will last a lifetime! 🌊🦈🏝️
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*Please note, prices are in Australian Dollars, AUD.
Payments and Cancellations Policy
A 50% deposit of $1399 will be required for your spot on this expedition to be secured. Your spot is not secured without this payment and all spots will be available to book until all deposits are submitted.
This 50% deposit will include a $500 non-refundable portion as a commitment deposit.
Full payment will be required 3 months from the expedition date, by the 13th August 2024.
If you wish to cancel your position on this trip for any reason, you can do so up until the 13th April 2024, 6 months out from the expedition date. You will be entitled to your 50% deposit minus the $500 commitment deposit.
After the 13th April 2024 (within 6 months), the 50% deposit becomes non-refundable.
If you wish to cancel your position within 1 month, you will forfeit your spot without a refund for the expedition.
In the (extremely rare) event that the tours need to be cancelled due to unforeseen wether events, you will have the option to either reschedule to a later expedition date or receive a refund of the expedition cost. It is recommended that you purchase travel insurance to cover your flights.
It is also important to remember that we are dealing with Mother Nature and unpredictable animal behaviour. Therefore opportunities will vary from day to day. Nothing in nature is guaranteed, however every effort will be made to ensure you have an amazing day out!