A Dive Instructor’s Diary
I have worked on Four Seasons Explorer since 2011. Life aboard is unlike anything I have experienced before and without doubt the best diving of my life!
On an average day we embark on three dives at three different sites: two in the morning and one in the afternoon. The rest of the day depends on the cruise schedule but could include beach excursions or water sports. At the end of the day we watch the daily videos that our onboard videographer has compiled from the day’s diving, snorkelling and other activities.
The Maldives is one of the best diving destinations in the world and diving from Four Seasons Explorer is the best way I have found to experience it! Our cruise routes cover up to five different atolls, which allow effortless access to the country’s best sites.
Onboard, we have our own PADI Five Star Dive Centre and a team of excellent multi-lingual guides and instructors for different levels of certifications. We only take a maximum of six divers per dive guide – always of the same skill level to ensure the most appropriate experience. Our daily dive sites depend on the divers onboard – no two days are the same.
It’s hard to pick a favourite dive site of the many we visit but Rasdhoo Madivaru is a definite highlight – it’s home to all kinds of fish life from sharks and rays to tuna, barracudas and jacks. Guests also love the opportunity to see whale sharks and we know all of their hotspots.
It might sound strange as a diver, but the thing I like best about the cruise is how it is equally suited to non-divers; they get to experience the incredible sea life and surroundings by snorkelling as well as a wide range of water and island-based activities. This makes it a great experience for couples where one might not dive as nobody misses out. It really is a cruise for everyone.