Why you should choose Noraya:
A brand new boat from the famous Dune company that offers the highest level of comfort and style to explore the Maldives with Nitrox, Green Tax, GST and service charge included in the price.
The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in the Maldives

Noraya was built in the Maldives and is a new liveaboard boat added to the fleet of the well known Liveaboard company Dune that just set sail in the pristine water of Maldives.
This entirely new boat is a result of a great project that offers you service of the highest quality.

The liveaboard boat is 42 meters long and will sail all seasons throughout the Indian Ocean.
The boat has fourteen cabins over 3 decks, six with which have a sea view and with all of them having private bathrooms and air-conditioned also, ensuring you a comfortable scene through the hot climate of Maldives.

Breakfast, lunche and dinner will be set outdoors to allow you to keep your eyes on the amazing views you will never get tired of.
Wi-fi is also available onboard, with massage services ready to serve you on the sundeck of the boat.

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Noraya - schedule

Noraya - prices and what's included

Prices are per person per trip and based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

The trip price includes :
Transfers from the airport to the boat and to and from the marina.
Accommodation.
On-board guides (dive masters and instructors) accredited by government authorities.
12 liter aluminum cylinders + DIN/Int, and diving weights.
Three meals a day, tea, coffe and soft drinks.
The selected sea route will take into consideration the passengers' wishes.
Soft drinks during meals (Coke and Sprite)
Maldivian GST (16%) and Green Tax of 6 USD per person per day.
Free Nitrox

The trip price does not include :
International flights to and from Malé.
Alcoholic drinks
Transfers by speed boat, airplane or seaplane depending on special routes or unscheduled arrivals and departures. (If a passenger wants to take a particular international flight, any extra cost related to the latter will be at the customer's expense).
Training, optional dives, equipment rentals and on-board services
Service and fuel surcharge $120 for 7 nights and $170 for 10 nights for trips in 2023, in 2024 it is included in the trip price.
Dive insurance is mandatory as is your own personal dive computer (You can rent one for the trip if you do not have your own).
As well as the Mandatory Dive Insurance we highly recommend Trip and Travel Insurance on the off chance of missed or cancelled flights / lost baggage, documents, money or passport / Covid issues or any other unforeseen problems that could possibly occur.
Dive Assure Insurance offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.

Group Bookings
5 divers pay and #6 comes for free (FOC-Free of charge)
8 divers pay and #9 & #10 are FOC
14 divers pay and #15, #16, #17 & #18 are FOC

Booking and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.
Payment can be made via bank transfer or Credit or Debit card (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard) at no extra charge.

Full charter:
Booking deposit:
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due
90 days before departure - non-refundable

Noraya - cabins

The boat has fourteen double rooms, six with which have a sea view and with all of them having private bathrooms.
All cabins can be either double or twin configuration.
They are all air-conditioned also, ensuring you a comfortable scene through the hot climate of Maldives.

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Cabins
Noraya can accomodate 28 passengers in 14 cabins :
There are 8 cabins on the lower deck that can be a double or twin cabin.
There 6 seaview cabins on the Upper deck that can be a double or twin cabin.
2 of the seaview cabins on the Upper Deck have panoramic view at the front of the boat that can be a double or twin cabin.
Each cabin has air conditioning and en-suite private bathroom.

Noraya - diving

About the Diving
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Noraya - itineraries

Due to the many and varied itineraries we have provided links to the PDF forms for each trip

Central Route 7N
Central Route / South Route 10N
North Route 7N

Airport Pick Up
Passengers are greeted at the airport by the Dune staff, holding a Dune Noraya sign.
The meeting point will generally be outside the arrival hall after the baggage claim and customs clearance area.

Transfers
For cruises arriving and departing from Malé, passengers are transferred to the boat via the diving Dhoni leaving from the marina of Malé International Airport (duration: approximately 20 minutes).
The first transfer included in the service is at 15h00 from Malé airport.
The return transfer from the last day will be organized right after breakfast.
Those arriving before 15h00 on Saturday morning should book an "Early Check-In" at $45 per person.
If the boat is available upon arrival on Saturday morning, participants can be transferred earlier (around 11.00 am) from the airport to the boat.
The rate includes half-day on board, lunch and private transfer.

On the way back and depending on return flight schedules, guests can book a “Late Checkout” at $45 per person.
If the boat is available upon departure on Saturday afternoon, you can be transferred later (until 14.00pm) from the boat to the airport.
The rate includes half-day on board, lunch and private transfer.