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2-Hour Maldives Submarine Tour From Male
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2-Hour Maldives Submarine Tour From Male

By Whale Submarine Maldives
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Ages 3-90, max of 45 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Bottled water
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Male
  • Entry/Admission - Male
  • Entry/Admission - Male
  • Entry/Admission - Male
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Presidential Jetty, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Malé, Maldives
    Pickup boat for the tour departs from Jetty No.2, 4°10'45.75"N 73°30'41.13"E next to the official jetty of Male' City. Our staff will meet you.
  • Option 2
    Information Desk Velana Airport Maldives, 22000 Airport Main Rd, Malé, Maldives
    INFORMATION COUNTER just outside the Arrival Hall. Our staff will meet you.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 46474P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infants are NOT allowed
    • Minimum age is 3 years
    • Free seating
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and weather conditions
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions, both on the surface and underwater. If canceled due to poor weather or technical reasons, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • Submarine is diving to natural waters and therefore the underwater condition including the marine life of the day is beyond the control of the operator
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is 2-Hour Maldives Submarine Tour From Male?
    2-Hour Maldives Submarine Tour From Male price starts from $129.44. Discover and book 2-Hour Maldives Submarine Tour From Male on Tripadvisor
    What is the 2-Hour Maldives Submarine Tour From Male cancellation policy?
    2-Hour Maldives Submarine Tour From Male cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 2-Hour Maldives Submarine Tour From Male on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides 2-Hour Maldives Submarine Tour From Male?
    2-Hour Maldives Submarine Tour From Male is hosted by Whale Submarine Maldives. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Whale Submarine Maldives on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 2-Hour Maldives Submarine Tour From Male on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for 2-Hour Maldives Submarine Tour From Male?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 2h 30m. Discover and book 2-Hour Maldives Submarine Tour From Male on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 46474P1

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    Itinerary
    • You’ll have 2 starting options
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    • 1
      Whale Submarine
      Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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    • 2
      Whale Submarine
      Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    • 3
      Whale Submarine
      Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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    • 4
      Whale Submarine
      Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Whale Submarine Maldives
      194
      Male, Maldives
      Joined in March 2008
    • 984shahims
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Experience
      It’s our 3rd visit to hotel Alba. It’s the best and comfortable Hotel at indore. Hotel services are best. Specially Housekeeping Ms Aarti never let the rooms dirty 😁. She is kind and so friendly. Thank you
      Written 10 September 2023
    • Devendra G
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice experience
      We had selected this excursion from our resort. We reached in time and had to wait for 45 minutes before other guest arrived and were taken inside the submarine. It is always nice to experience the ocean from bottom of the reef. This excursion is especially for those who do not dive. we stayed in the submarine for around 45 minutes and it was an excellent experience.
      Written 27 November 2021
    • gaurav_829
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dip in ocean
      A different and interesting experience to go deep inside the water and experience marine life. We went in around 100 feet and saw some variety of fishes.
      Written 23 December 2020
    • PANKAJTandon
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      FISHES AND CORALS
      It was a nice way to experience the corals and lovely fishes in an air conditioned and comfortable sitting . Its enjoyable for kids also . The transport is an issue as you need to arrange from your resort . Overall nice !
      Written 20 December 2019
    • rahul46329
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Overall a pleasant experience
      It's a one of a kind experience. You take a tour of the underwater in a submarine and watch the wonderful marine life. But the tour is quite high priced. But to experience the feel of the Ocean life you can definitely try once
      Written 16 October 2019
    • SruthiK56
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mind blowing experience!
      We were a group of 7 people with 2 kids less than 5. So to give them an underwater experience, we picked up submarine excursion. Trust me, each and every one of us enjoyed it. It was a kick-ass experience. Underwater life is really amazing and the entire stuff is very well organized. We were able to spot lots of beautiful fishes, eals and beautiful corals. The staff inside the sub marine are very knowledgeable too!
      Written 17 May 2019
    • Chamindahcp
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good Experience.
      This is one and only submarine service in Maldives, and we decided to get that experience. As work permit holders we were entitled for special rates for this tour. Submarine dives to 40m in deep and can see various fish varieties (Not much).
      Written 11 May 2019
    • rhooseranger
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      Fabulous experienced friendly knowledgeable staff. Visibility was about 2 metres. Saw a good selection of fish.
      Written 2 May 2019
    • Farooq A
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Submarine in Maldives
      Had an amazing experience underwater 125 feet, good for non swimmers it was a dream come true for me, to see full reef . wow experience just mind blowing
      Written 3 April 2019
    • swissclarinetist
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tourist Submarines Maldives (logistics was a nightmare from their end)
      From the booking to the coordination of tourists to the counting and grouping of people: absolute nightmare as staff did not seem to know what was going on. Despite being more than half an hour early, there was another hour's worth of delay from the boarding of the submarine. No reasons were given with regards to the delay. Unfortunately, this submarine does not seem to have any competitors, so one still has to sign up with them if you would like an 'underwater experience' without being actually touching water. Limited varieties of fishes throughout. Diver had to continuously throw chunks of food around the submarine in order to maintain their close distance to the submarine. In-flight crew was rather annoying too, as the passengers seated near the door (there was a door at one side of the submarine) continuously had his head or hand slammed by the staff, either due to negligence or pure ignorance. Poor passengers :( Overall, not worth the hefty price tag. Try snorkelling or watch some videos online yeah ? Save you your money as well as the hassle.
      Written 7 January 2019
    • vivek_j
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      "Over Expensive"
      I think the whale submarine is just working on the hype that it has created around its name. The prices are too high as far as the experience u get in it. The trip they say is for 45 minutes but actually it is only for 20 odd minutes. The coral reef is only on one side of the submarine so after half journey u have to switch places so that the people on the other side can enjoy and have a proper view of marine life and then the 50% people sit idle. That's really bad experience, they don't turn around the submarine or move it so switching place inside is alo clumsy.Overall a bad experience not at all worth the money spent.
      Written 20 November 2018
    • JulioSalvador
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Probably not worthy
      For the amount of money you pay, you don't get a very exciting and amazing experience. We probably had bad luch as the sea was a bit rough and the submarine was moving like crazy while staying at its platform, we got first inside the submarine and during the time we waited for everybody to get in we got sick of the movemement. Once you go down the sea, only one side of the submarine can see the reef while the other side wait for its turn to change seats, boring. The water is not crystal clear but kind of foggy. the platform where you wait to get into the submarine is quite rusty and dirty, I guess it is to do with the sea water. The submarine inside is quite spaceful and comfortable, no problems with that. I was dissapointed to see the submarine captain assistant (sitting near her) playing with his mobile phone while we were under water, not a great health and safety reassurance. Generally speaking, It was an experience though a bit boring at times and it depends also how the sea is that day. Knowing what I know now I probably wouldn't do it . the boat taking us to the submarine platform was very rough and also got a bit sick. I don't get sick on boats.
      Written 13 October 2018
    • Sheldonmarc N
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      GREAT PLACE
      really lovely went with family and they really enjoyed every bit of the experience professional and courteous lovely weather , clear water
      Written 7 October 2018
    • 911carolg
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Disappointment
      We eagerly looked forward to visiting the Maldives for its beautiful underwater life. This ride showed us very little. Even the diver who tried to attract the fish with food was not very successful.
      Written 14 August 2018
    • BlrTravR
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good experience
      Slightly expensive at 95 USD but one of the few excursions you can take in Male, responsive on WhatsApp for booking
      Written 19 July 2018
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    Prasanth M
    Tripunithura, India1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Watching the Indian Ocean corals and fishes using a submarine was an unforgettable experience. The submarine took us to a depth of about 50 meters, where we could see the amazing diversity of life on the coral reefs. We saw colorful fishes of different shapes and sizes, such as butterflyfish, angelfish, parrotfish, and surgeonfish. Some of them were swimming in schools, while others were hiding among the corals. .

    The submarine ride was a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty and complexity of the coral reef ecosystem. We felt a sense of awe and wonder, as well as a responsibility to protect this fragile and valuable resource.
    Written 9 December 2023
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    Shirish G
    2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Family
    Wated 45 Min of my life. In all of Indian Ocean they could only show coral reef on one side. Rest of the people were just seeing ocean water for 15 min then they told to change seat so that other people can watch the same thing, spotting only small to medium fishes that too handful. Nothing to go under ocean
    Written 7 December 2023
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    Depending on the time of the day and underwater condition, marine life may vary. These natural factors are beyond our control. This is the downside of operating into natural waters. However, if you are unhappy we can always offer you another dive just FREE of charge.
    Written 9 December 2023
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    Mohamad Majd A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    One of a life time experience, I enjoyed the 45 minutes tour under 40 meters of the Indian ocean surface
    Written 18 July 2023
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    Fazlay Rabby Bijoy
    2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Solo
    Don’t get hotel drop as I booked. I don’t know why they did like this? I paid for including hotel drop from trip advisor. I asked also blue whale official WhatsApp number, but don’t get the solutions.
    Written 11 July 2023
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    MelvinLin
    Singapore, Singapore2,443 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023
    Some of the positives:
    1. It is a special experience. This is only our second time in a submarine as not many other places offer such an experience. That said, our previous experience in Mauritius was much better.
    2. We did see what we wanted to (or rather, what the children were excited to see - lots of fish).
    3. The young chap who played the role of "host" on the submarine tried hard to do his job, walking up and down and explaining to everyone what we were seeing.

    The not-so-positives:
    1. Safety felt like an after-thought through the entire experience. I can imagine many other countries where they would have been shut down by the authorities with the way they operated.
    2. The boat used to ferry passengers out to the platform where we boarded the submarine felt older than I am. It felt unsafe, and the engine was obviously struggling with the load and against the waves. It was going at the same speed as someone paddling in a kayak. I literally saw fear in the faces of some of my fellow passengers, especially while boarding and alighting.
    3. No safety briefing on the boat, even though it did not look too sea-worthy nor confidence-instilling. None of the passengers knew where the life jackets were placed or what to do in the event of an emergency (which is not a distant possibility looking at the condition of that ancient vessel).
    4. Half the staff members were unfriendly.
    5. Time management was a mess. We were told to arrive at the jetty at 0830. We stood around in the rain (no seats, and we got wet because it was also windy while raining) until finally someone arrived at 0905 to collect payment, before promptly ignoring us again - no updates, explanations, nor expected timelines. Just more standing around and waiting. Finally we boarded at 0945, and very soon, some of us wished we had not paid and we could back out because of the condition of the boat and lack of safety considerations through most of the process.

    I regretted boarding the boat soon after my family got on. During several parts of the activity, I genuinely feared for my family's safety and was running contingency plans in my head should someone get injured. If I had known it was like that, I would have given this a miss, even though going on a submarine trip is a very cool idea.
    Written 21 June 2023
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    Thank you for your comment. Despite the short comings, I am sure you and family enjoyed the real underwater tour. The transfer Boat that takes you the submarine platform was a hired boat (service taken from local service providers). This boat keeps changing everyday. The safety briefing for the transfer boat is NOT required because of the short distance you travel (just over 10min). There is a safety briefing on the submarine itself. We have carried over 350,000 passengers on similar underwater tours and the crew is well experienced and the submarine is fully classed. Any short comings on our side is regretted. Cheers
    Written 4 July 2023
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    Ryan V Ng
    Austin, TX6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Couples
    Submarine services are so far so good. If we can go different area, we may see more fishes and coral.
    Written 2 June 2023
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    Manishankar G
    Bengaluru, India60 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023
    We were picked up from Jetty No. 1 in a boat, which looked not very safe though. We were not given any life jacket too which looked a bit odd. The boat dropped us at a platform where the submarine was docked. After a bit of waiting we were asked to hop into the submarine. The submarine cabin looked well maintained and clean. The crew gave a safety brief and shared Dos and Donts. The trip was not bad, we saw a good view of reef, various kinds of fishes and turtles too.The overall experience was good.
    Written 6 May 2023
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    Sam A
    Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boat ride from the jetty was very rough, the boat itself looked very unsafe and very uncomfortable. The place where u hop on the submarine looked scary and run down, full of rust. Submarine itself, from the inside was ok, views of the reef were ok too, fair bit of fish to be seen, we were lucky enough to see turtles over all the trip was ok.
    Written 29 April 2023
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    Kingsley L
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Friends
    I booked for the 1230. They messaged me the day before to tell me they only HAVE the 10am slot. I couldn't make the 10am. They refuse to refund me. I WANT MY MONEY BACK NOW!!!!!
    Written 10 April 2023
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    Please contact our Booking Desk on +9607903939. We will look into this case. We do refund, in case we are unable to cater for you in the requested dive.
    Written 11 April 2023
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    Munavver
    7 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    It was a new experience seeing a submarine and sitting in it , but other than that it was not very exiting or enjoyable . infact it was quite boring seeing the fishes and coral reef from inside the submarine when you can see them even closer or touch them while snorkelling and scuba diving .
    Overall average if you want something new and you have already done the above mentioned activities .
    Written 1 March 2023
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