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FUVAHMULAH Experience FAQs

Yes, this experience will involve several scuba dives each day.

However, we will have access to a boat and will plan our diving based on the conditions and wildlife sightings in the area.

Some days we may opt not to scuba dive until later in the day if we feel it is more appropriate to free-dive/snorkel in certain situations. This may occur if we spot or are informed of faster-moving megafauna that are on the surface and in order to increase our chances/quality of interaction we may opt to save our scuba diving until later.

At a minimum, we require you to be a qualified Open Water diver with 10+ dives.

You are required to be confident in your diving ability, especially when diving with megafauna such as sharks.

Advanced certification is preferred.

All scuba diving gear will be provided. Excluding a Dive computer, so you must bring your own.

Freediving fins and weight belts will not be provided and we suggest you bring your own if you have them.

Weights will be provided.

Water temperature is between 27C-32C Degrees. If you tend to run cold we suggest bringing your own wetsuit.

The fully inclusive cost of the trip is $4600 AUD per person.

This includes a ~$350 AUD donation to conservation projects on the island.

Weather is unpredictable. However, we have chosen to run this trip in the best season for ocean going adventures in the Maldives.

If the weather is very bad, and we deem it unsafe to dive, there are many activities we can do to enjoy our time.

We can visit the local Fuvahmulah mud baths, complete shark science seminars and run photography & editing workshops. Or if you want to relax, there are cafes and stunning beaches to visit. Swimming is almost always possible even when raining (water is 30 degrees Celsius!). 

The boat is a traditional flat-top Maldivan dhoni, with a great sundeck up on the roof!

The boat doesn't have a restroom but the island is small so we are never more than 15 minutes away from land and a toilet! There is also a local cafe at the harbour that has restroom facilities we can use.

Absolutely! This is what this trip is all about! We aim to give you all an experience that you would not receive as an ‘everyday tourist’. We are so fortunate to have scientists joining us on the Experience to provide us with detailed knowledge on the environment and wildlife that we are experiencing. 

Yes. The hotel and each of the rooms has WiFi access!

Couples will be together in private rooms and singles will have their own private room too!

Good question...not much!

International flights/travel to Male Airport are not included but domestic flights from Male to Fuvahmulah are covered and arranged by us.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided. However soft drinks, snacks and local purchases in between will not be.

All gear is provided for scuba dives exc. dive computer. (See "Will any dive gear be provided?").

Upon booking you must arrange international flights to land at Male International Airport on or before the day your trip begins. We will provide the time by which you should arrive in Male as well as flight recommendations. Please consult with us before booking.

We strongly recommend taking up travel insurance to cover you from unforeseen circumstances that may affect your trip.

Protect What You Love was founded on the Ningaloo Reef by a collective of wildlife enthusiasts to raise awareness and help protect the planet's vulnerable and most misunderstood wildlife and habitats. We felt that someone needed to help, so we did.

We connected with Jono through mutual interests and set about creating an inspiring Experience that raises money for conservation in the Maldives!

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