Dive in small group
Why to book with us?
The Koimala Maldives is a traditional wooden boat.
The boat accommodates 10 divers in 5 double cabins.
Discover the Maldives in a small group for an intimate cruise.
The huge advantage of cruising on a boat that only takes ten divers is that by diving in a small group you have a much better chance of seeing marine life than if you were on a boat with 20 divers.
DIVING SCUBA DIVING
The dives on board Koimala Maldives are supervised by two French professional instructors among the team of 4 instructors who have a minimum of 7 seasons of diving cruises in the Maldives.
Rebecca (8th season), Sébastien (11th season), Charlotte (7th season) and Jean-Charles (9th season).
Recommended level: CMAS **, Level 2 FFESSM, Advanced PADI / NAUI / SSI or equivalent with more than 30 dives.
Experience in drift diving is highly recommended.
Level 1, CMAS* or Open Water divers with a minimum of 40 dives are welcome on board Koimala Maldives. They will dive with a dedicated instructor so as not to penalise the rest of the group. Open Water divers are advised to take the PADI Advanced course during the cruise.
Number of dives: 3 dives per day except for the days of arrival, departure and long crossings. 1 night dive per week. 15 dives during a cruise of 7 nights . 18 h minimum surface interval before the aircraft.
PADI Diving Courses: Nitrox and Advanced Open Water Training
The Koimala Maldives is accompanied by a fully equipped dive boat with 2 compressors, GPS, telephone, medical oxygen, storage for individual equipment, toilet and fresh water.
Type of cylinder and fittings: 12 litre aluminium, DIN/clamp fitting (no double fittings).
Nitrox and equipment hire extra.
Oxygen therapy equipment: 1 x 50 litre bottle with demand regulator, 1 x bottle with BAVU.
2 annexes: dinghy and dive boat. First aid kit.
Communication: VHF, GSM phone, CB radio.
Evacuation by fast boat or seaplane to Male or to hyperbaric centres. Minimum evacuation time: Between 1 hour and 10 hours depending on location. Evacuation difficult after sunset (6pm). Hyperbaric centres: Bandos (North Male) and Kuramathi (North Ari).
Personal insurance for scuba diving is mandatory.
If you don't have insurance, we recommend the DAN dive insurance specially designed for the Maldives at the price of 17 € for 7 days and 25 € for 14 days.
The Koimala is a 22 m long and 7 m wide wooden boat built in 1994 and completely renovated in 2015.
All cabins are air conditioned and well equipped with a fan, storage, shelves, a 220 V socket with adaptor and a private bathroom. 2 cabins with a double bed and a single bunk bed. 3 cabins with 2 single bunk beds.
Sheltered outdoor dining area at the rear of the boat. Bar with spirits, wine, beer and soft drinks. Indoor lounge with library, hi-fi, TV, DVD.
Forward deck with a shaded lounge area. Sundeck on the upper deck (fitted roof) with mattresses.
Cruising speed: 12 knots.
Fresh water made by a water maker (fresh water at will).
220 V electricity 24 hours a day. Electricity socket equipped with French standard adapter.
Air conditioning and fan.
Equipment: TV/DVD, audio CD, telephone, fishing equipment.
Navigation and communication: CB radio, mobile phone, GPS, marine VHF.
All meals are provided on board Koimala Maldives and prepared with care by the 2 cooks.
Continental breakfast (coffee/tea/chocolate, fruit juice, toast, butter, jam, honey, fresh fruit, cheese with omelettes, pancakes or a local speciality depending on the day).
The menu often includes fresh fish from the day's catch, accompanied by rice, pasta, fresh vegetables and local fruit. A snack is served daily at tea time.
A water fountain is available in the saloon (hot and cold water) and tea and coffee are available.
Meals are served in the outdoor dining room at the back of the boat.