M/V Ocean Dancer in The Maldives
To experience the best of diving in the Maldives, you need to move with the seasons and the currents. Diving from Ocean Dancer allows this and gives you the optimum chance of seeing thrilling animals such as sharks, whale sharks and manta rays. To experience the best of your diving holiday aboard Ocean Dancer, you need to ‘go with the flow’ and not expect a typical live-aboard experience, Dancer or otherwise! Go into this trip with this attitude and you’ll come away with the experience of a lifetime.
Your cruise will take you through the atolls to the very best of the dive sites and you can enjoy three dives a day as well as excursions to fishing islands and a range of resort islands on the way. Don’t be concerned about the number of daily dives…what you might lose in quantity you will gain in quality and you will take home memories of the very special ‘Magic of the Maldives’. With so many dive sites to choose from, it is important to have a crew who knows where to find the best available ones on any given day at any given time. The Ocean Dancer crew delivers an itinerary designed to do just that.
Ocean Dancer offers accommodations for 16 guests in air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms and is more spacious than most live-aboard vessels. Diving takes place from Ocean Dancer’s Dhoni, a spacious, 52’, self contained tender to maximize comfort and safety. Ocean Dancer combines the high standard of Dancer Fleet service with its unique presentation of the ‘Magic of the Maldives’.
Dancer Fleet and partner/owner Ocean Stripe Pvt Ltd, have joined together to bring Ocean Dancer into the Dancer Fleet. Ocean Stripe Pvt Ltd was established 15 years ago by David Mesnard, then a 19 year old Frenchman who transplanted himself to the Maldives. In 2004, David fulfilled a dream to own his own business in the Maldives when he began construction on Ocean Dancer. That dream culminated with a partnership that made his new vessel part of the renowned Dancer Fleet.
An extremely capable and experienced diver, David is a PADI Instructor with extensive knowledge of marine life and the Maldives. David is passionate about diving, passionate about the Maldives, passionate about Ocean Dancer, and he is the inherent reason your experience aboard Ocean Dancer will be ‘Magical’.