Maldives Expedition  
     
 

The Maldives consists of approximately 1,190 coral islands, spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometers, making this one of the most disparate countries in the world. The atolls are composed of live coral reefs and sand bars situated atop a submarine ridge 960 kilometers long that rises abruptly from the depths of the Indian Ocean.

From February 6-16, 2011 we will be diving in some of the clearest water in the world. Often boasting visibility up to 200 feet or more, the Maldives offer lush coral reef ecosystems AND large pelagics! One of the most terrific baitball encounters ever documented was in these clear waters.

We will be hosted by the Aggressor crew and we will be spending each day exploring the nooks and crannies of some of the most remote areas of the atoll. This is certainly a place I have always looked forward to diving and I hope you can share the experience.

This is a 10-day trip. Please call with any questions about this expedition 310 458 0700.

SECOND TRIP just added. February 17 - 27, 2011. Join us on either trip or both. This is an experience you will not soon forget!

Post-trip is currently being planned. Check out this site soon for more information.

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Expedition Cost and Logistics   

Standard Fee Discounted Fee*    
$3,880 $3,765 (10-day trip) Feb. 6 - Feb. 16
$3,880 ++ $3,765 ++ (10-day trip) Feb. 17 - Feb. 27

++ $200 discount on second trip if both trips are booked.

Not Included:

  • Airfare to Maldives
  • Domestic Air Flight from Lamu back to Male (about $200)
  • Crew Tip
  • Nitrox - $150
  • Government bed Tax - $8.00 per day - $80 for trip
  • Fuel Surcharge - (Not currently being charged - but could change)
  • Pre and post liveaboard hotel / post trip addon- if desired
  • Trip insurance may be found at Divers Alert Network (DAN) and we strongly recommend it.
  • $75 yearly Imaging Foundation membership fee (one time yearly fee covers multiple expeditions).

Deposit required to reserve a spot.

Payment Options are as Follows :

  1. Pay by phone (360-570-3453) using credit card : VISA or MC - $2,000.00 deposit. The remainder will be charged to the same credit card on a payment schedule with the balance due 90 days prior to the expedition.
  2. Pay by check, minimum $2,000.00 deposit, to receive the cash discount*. The balance will be due on a set payment schedule. There will be a $50.00 late payment fee charged on all payments not made on time.
  3. Pay by wire transfer, $2,000.00 minimum to be eligible for cash discount*, plus wire transfer fee ($20.00). Call or e-mail to obtain wiring instructions

Please send check payments, in US dollars, made out to:

"Imaging Foundation"

To:

Ana Martin
Imaging Foundation
908 East Bay Dr. NE, #E102
Olympia, WA 98506

Call or email us with any questions.

.Trip insurance may be found at Divers Alert Network (DAN) and we strongly recommend it.

Most foreign destinations require US citizens to carry a valid US passport. Please visit The Bureau of Consular Affairs website to check the trip destination requirements regarding passport and visa. If you are a non-US citizen please check the website of your country of citizenship regarding the trip destination requirements for entry. It is the responsibility of all passengers to obtain the appropriate visas for their expedition.

 

 

Indian Ocean: Tropical Fish Guide [Hardcover]
Helmut Debelius

The latest book in Helmut Debelius` Reef Guide series focuses on the marine life found on the reefs of the Indian Ocean.
The primary focus is onthe Maldives and the Seychelles.


The book includes more than 1000 stunning photographs, showing the large number of aquarium species found in this part of the world, all in their natural habitats. 320 full colour pages. Hardback.

Living Reefs of the Indo-Pacific: A Photographic Guide [Paperback]
Rob van der Loos

This book presents the regions biodiversity at its very best. With photographs of an exquisite quality, not a single image is sub-standard making for a clear depiction of every animal - coral or critter. For photographers, this book also includes a handy "Ideal lens" note with each image.

Maldives (Country Guide) [Paperback]
Tom Masters 
Learn about this amazing, pristing archepelago through the irreverent style that has become the tradmark of Lonely Planet Publications.

Photo Guide to Fishes of the Maldives (Springfield Atoll Editions) [Paperback]
Rudie H. Kuiter

Despite the reputation of the Maldives as being a world-class diving destination, this is the first really comprehensive fish guide specifically aimed at these islands. More than 50 new species for the Maldives are published for the first time and, with over 1100 superb underwater photographs that include almost every fish that divers are likely to see.

 


 
 
 


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