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The complimentary transfer boat will pick you from the capital city, Male’ or from the airport to take you to the submarine dive site, approximately 15 minutes away from Male’.

On reaching the submarine dive site, you will be transferred to a large floating platform where you will be served complimentary fresh towels, soft drinks, and tea/coffee before boarding. Boarding will start 15 minutes before dive time and passengers will enter the submarine via the main hatch down a staircase. Once you are seated (free seating), the submarine will leave the floating platform and cruise on the surface while crew give you a safety briefing and demonstrate the use of safety equipment’s on board the submarine.

After an announcement, the pilot will start the decent, and through large acrylic view-ports in front of each seat, you can see the depths of the ocean and a school of surgeon fish greeting the submarine. On reaching a depth of 100 feet you will see a coral reef with different types of marine life and corals. Depending on the time of the day, you may see manta rays and the reef sharks swirling around this reef. The submarine is equipped with a fish feeding system to attract these creatures closer to your view-ports.

While cruising underwater, the submarine will move slowly to avoid damaging the reef or scaring away the marine life. During the dive you maybe asked to switch seats so that both you and others can view the depths from a different view-port. Don’t forget to take your camera or phone with you so that you can take selfie with the pilot or the crew.

After a 45-minute tour the submarine will come back to the surface and you will be transferred back to a boat. The boat will then take you back to Male’ City or to the Airport.

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Whale Submarine Maldives
Take a 45-minute submarine tour of the underwater world of the Indian Ocean while visiting Male in the Maldives. Ride in air-conditioned comfort for as the German-built passenger submarine descends to about 100 feet (30 meters) below the surface, allowing you to see colorful fish and coral reef. The submarine can carry up to 50 passengers and you have a choice of four departure times for the 2-hour tour, which includes port pickup and drop-off.
  • 2-hour Maldives submarine tour, from Male
  • Explore the Indian Ocean in a submarine
  • Go underwater to view fish and corals without getting wet
  • Hear facts about local marine life from the crew
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
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Reviewed 26 April 2018
#Crystal clear water with color full fish#

Its Excellent experience with underwater ride and lost of big fish The underwater experience is something we will remember for ever I can see the submarine inside is very Comfortable and well organize full air-condition the staff giving us lots of information but dive time...More

2  Thank raskokko
Reviewed 18 April 2018
Query on Whale Submarine Tour

Are tickets whale submarine tickets be booked from TripAdvisor website? Does whale submarine team allow these tickets for an easy entry? Any lead would be helpful.

25  Thank Gaurav S
Reviewed 22 March 2018
Underwater Adventure

You board a watercraft at the Male harbor for a 15 minute trip out to the submarine docking station. While waiting for the boarding onto the sub you can relax, free water, and enjoy the surroundings. The Whale Submarine is the deepest diving (150 feet)...More

5  Thank BobWE
Reviewed 28 January 2018
Good for one time experience

It was but submarine was little congested. It could have been better. But overall tour was good. They shouldn't charge infants. For our case they have charged 48$ each for kids with less than 3yrs age.

3  Thank Atanu P
Reviewed 21 December 2017
An Alternative Way to See Underwater for Non swimming travelers

Personally i don't swim. My holiday in Maldives wasn't perfect with out seeing its underwater. Because i don't swim i booked this submarine tour. Submarine underwater tour lasted couple of hours but it was satisfy. Seeing beautiful corals and fish in Madivels ocean.

2  Thank jemmagoss
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