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Indian Ocean Forum > Whale Submarine diving in Maldives - Awsome Holiday Maldives
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awesome
posted : April 4, 2008 Post subject: Whale Submarine diving in Maldives - Awsome Holiday Maldives
A Dive in Whale Submarine
The most outstanding attraction of the Maldives.
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The most advance and outstanding attraction of the Maldives: A visit to the underwater world in the state-of-the-art Whale Submarine, the deep diving largest passenger submarine in the world that takes you on an underwater adventure at 120feet below water.

If you have never been on a submarine this is your chance to go and dive in one of the most advanced passenger submarines in the world. Not in many locations of the world you will have this opportunity.

Whale Submarine is designed and constructed in Karlsrhue, Germany under the strict regulations of the American Bureau of Shipping and Bureau Veritas and commissioned on May 1994. She is capable of carrying 50 passengers to a dive depth of 150 meters. Whale submarine is currently the world's deep diving largest tourist submarine in existence.

The cabin of the submarine is fully air-conditioned and has a normal atmospheric pressure and thus you breath normal air. Therefore you are safe to fly just after a dive.

Whale Submarine has redundant safety features to ensure the safest, most comfortable ride, and is operated by a fully trained and certified team of French and local pilots. Whale Submarine carries enough oxygen, water and food supplies to support all passengers and crew for 100 hours.

Whale submarine dives in every 90 minutes DAY and NIGHT starting 9.00 o'clock in the morning until 8.00 o'clock in the evening.

The dive. On board the submarine you will descend to a submerged reef 40 meters beneath the surface. However the first stop is at 25 meters where you will see a colorful display of corals and different types of reef fish. In most of the dives the submarine is greeted by a school of blue or yellow-stripped Snappers. Common Lionfish, Yellow Box Fish and turtles are usually found here. Next stop at 40 meters is yet another type of coral garden and depending on current the submarine will be beached on a sandy spot just close to a big cave. The exterior lights of the submarine will enable you to see the different types of fish taking shelter inside the cave. Occasionally White Tip Reef Sharks and Napoleons are sighted here. If you are lucky you may be able to see one of the biggest Groupers in the Maldives here on this location. This 2 meter long Giant Grouper frequents this area and is totally devoid of fear for the submarine. In many dives she has come close to the view-ports and showed the passengers its gaping mouth with unevenly arranged razor sharp teeth.

Depending on time of the day, current and many other factors the submarine may dive on some historical sites such as a shipwreck or a more exciting place like a shark feeding area or just another beautiful reef. Before the dive begins the crew inside the submarine would give you a briefing on that particular dive site.

If you are joining a night dive watch closely for the sleeping manta rays as our powerful exterior lights lit the whole area.

Make sure you take your camera with you and never miss any surprise encounter with a shark or maybe a giant grouper or the protected Napoleons now feared for extinction.

After the dive. After a breath-taking 45 minutes dive the submarine will ascent to the surface.