Formerly known as Ocean Dancer of the Peter Hughes Dancer Fleet, Ocean Divine now sails independently, owned and operated by live-in owners David and Gaelle Mesnard with their toddler daughter! Ocean Divine has its own dhoni, a 17-metre custom-built tender boat from which all the diving takes place. This second vessel accompanies Ocean Divine wherever it sails. Ocean Divine’s dhoni has a very spacious dive deck with shade and carries all tanks, compressors and the Nitrox station along with camera tables and all other diving amenities.
A maximum of 14 guests can be accommodated in eight staterooms. Deluxe Staterooms have one queen or one double bed with a single bed adjacent. Master Staterooms have one double bed with a single bed above. All staterooms have a private bathroom, a port hole view and full air-conditioning with individual climate control. Each stateroom provides a quiet and elegant space for relaxing, reading or sleeping. It is the aim of the crew to offer superb service at all times, from morning coffee in your room to taking your tank from you at the end of your dive, and serving you a delicious dinner after the diving day.
The dhoni provides a spacious camera table, complete with cleaning materials. Ocean Divine offers full Nitrox facilities at an extra charge and a range of courses including PADI Advanced and Nitrox certifications as well as other PADI speciality courses.
After diving most people enjoy relaxing in or out of the shade and help themselves to iced drinks or delicious snacks. Freshly baked breads and biscuits will show up with regularity and appetizers will appear between dives in the afternoon. Beverages and snacks are available at all times. Meals are one of the highlights of the day. Hot breakfasts are cooked to order. Lunch can be a buffet-style spread and dinner is waiter served. Other alcoholic drinks are available for purchase
Ocean Divine operates out of Male for 7 or 10 nights cruises from November to April, commencing mostly on Sundays (some 10 nights cruises commence on Wednesdays).
Price: $2975 for a 7 nights cruise; $4250 for a 10 nights cruise. Includes: airport transfers; 7 or 10 nights cruise on Ocean Divine on a twin/share basis with full board, including soft drinks and wine with dinner; 5 or 8 full days of diving (up to 3 dives daily, plus 2 night dives during the week), plus one or two dives on the last day. Reductions for divers 65 or over, non-divers and extra weeks.
Single Occupancy Supplement: 65% of the cruise cost (but you can avoid paying the supplement if you are willing to share a cabin).