Embark on a 45-minute journey into the underwater world of Maldives, 100 feet beneath the ocean, in air-conditioned comfort. The certified crew will make sure that this underwater tour into the mysterious depths of the Indian Ocean, on this German-built passenger submarine, is once in a life time experience. You will embark on the largest, deepest diving passenger submarine in the world, capable of carrying 50 passengers and 3 crew to a maximum depth of 150 meters. Choose from one of four departure times when you book.
The complimentary transfer boat will pick you from the capital city, Male’ or from the airport to take you to the submarine dive site, approximately 15 minutes away from Male’.
On reaching the submarine dive site, you will be transferred to a large floating platform where you will be served complimentary fresh towels, soft drinks, and tea/coffee before boarding. Boarding will start 15 minutes before dive time and passengers will enter the submarine via the main hatch down a staircase. Once you are seated (free seating), the submarine will leave the floating platform and cruise on the surface while crew give you a safety briefing and demonstrate the use of safety equipment’s on board the submarine.
After an announcement, the pilot will start the decent, and through large acrylic view-ports in front of each seat, you can see the depths of the ocean and a school of surgeon fish greeting the submarine. On reaching a depth of 100 feet you will see a coral reef with different types of marine life and corals. Depending on the time of the day, you may see manta rays and the reef sharks swirling around this reef. The submarine is equipped with a fish feeding system to attract these creatures closer to your view-ports.
While cruising underwater, the submarine will move slowly to avoid damaging the reef or scaring away the marine life. During the dive you maybe asked to switch seats so that both you and others can view the depths from a different view-port. Don’t forget to take your camera or phone with you so that you can take selfie with the pilot or the crew.
After a 45-minute tour the submarine will come back to the surface and you will be transferred back to a boat. The boat will then take you back to Male’ City or to the Airport.