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Much of the diving in the Maldives is drift diving. Due to this all dives will be made from a  a beautiful custom built diving dhoni (60 feet in length) that is very easy to dive from. It has ample space for divers, their equipment, photography equipment, hot water, a full bathroom and 5 compressors:

Specifications:
60 feet long
28 personal dive stations
Sundeck
Toilet, sink and hot water showers after dive
Fresh water tanks for cameras and equipment
2 x large camera tables
4 x high pressure compressor
1 x low pressure compressor
1 x big Nitrox membrane
2 x marine engines 260bhp each
1 x generator 60kW
All necessary navigation equipment



Diving Details:
  • Diving in the Maldives is known for its diversity. From tiny nudibranchs and hard to spot ghostpipe fish, through eels, turtles, big schools of snappers, fusiliers and reef sharks to our favourite manta rays and whale sharks seen all year round.

  • The comfort of the guests is our priority therefore all the dives are conducted from a spacious and fully equipped dive Dhoni (Skiff).

  • Water temperature varies from 80F (27 Celsius) in wet season to 86F (30 Celsius) in dry season
  • 3mm wetsuit recommended

  • 7-night charters: up to 18 dives

  • 10-night charters: up to 27 dives



 

Branislav Tomasko - Cruise Director
Branislav Tomasko, known as TONY, was born in Slovakia and spent 30 years traveling the world.  He graduated in Hotel Management in Slovakia then worked in restaurants throughout Europe. While working in Spain, he discovered his love for the sea.  He got certified as a scuba diver, earned his unlimited Captains license then completed his Master Captains license for passenger ships less than 500 GT and 350 passengers.

He is a diving instructor with PADI MSDT, SSI, CMAS and an IAC advanced instructor with approximately 6500 dives, teaching courses in 6 languages:
Spanish, English, German, Russian, Czech and Slovak.

Tony has also a military background in Special Forces and worked as
a Manager for a private security company.The last ten years he has worked as a Captain, Dive Instructor, Diving Operations Manager and Liveaboard Leader in the Canary Islands, Spain, Malta, Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand and other resorts and liveaboards in the Maldives.

Sarah- Jr. Cruise Director

Sarah is the Jr. Cruise Director onboard on the yatch. Sarah left her job as a pharmacist in Sweden 3 years ago to pursue her dream of becoming a dive instructor. It worked out well and shortly after completing the PADI instructor course, she was offered to manage a dive center in a 5* PADI resort in the Philippines. Underwater, she is loves sharks and rays and when she is not blowing bubbles underwater, she spends her time enjoying her other big passion in life; food!

 

Captain Rauf

Mohamed, also called Rauf is our much appreciated Captain onboard. He has studied marine engineering at Colombo Nautical Engineering College and been working as captain on liveaboards since 2012. Being born and raised in northern Maldives, he knows every part of the beautiful Maldivian waters by heart. He also has a soft spot for the ocean and loves any type of fishing on his spare time.


2nd Captain Hussein

Originally from the Maldives, Hussain is the boat’s 2nd Captain. He previously worked as a dhoni captain but has now joined the Aggressor Fleet. His hobbies include watching movies.

Dive Pro Ripon
Originally from Dhaka , Bangladesh, Ripon has worked in several Dive Safari boats as dhoni crew and compressor operator. He passed his diving course as a rescue Rescue Diver while at Emperor fleet and became a SSI Scuba Instructor and Dive Guide.  Next he plans to become a PADI Divemaster during the present season and will become full Dive Instructor soon. Ripon will be one of the first Bangladeshi nationals to reach this level

He is a great team member and hard worker. He can fix a regulator or a compressor at any time.

 

 Audrey- Instructor

Audrey is a French PADI/SSI dive instructor since 2011. Ever since leaving France 14 years ago, Audrey has worked in many exotic places, most recently in Thailand and Indonesia. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sales & Marketing and has worked as a sales representative in a 5 Star resort, as well as experience in Spain and Greece. Audrey’s loves sharks and all small critters, and her favorite dive in the Maldives is the hammerhead dives in Foththeyo, Vaavu atoll.

 

Dhoni Compressor Operator Alamin
Originally from Gupalgons , Bangladesh, Alamin studied at Aikdiya school in his home country. He moved to Maldives in 2012 to work on a construction team for a resort and then joined the Safari industry where he has developed his skills in Compressor Operation, maintenance and dhoni (tender) handling. Alamin is very well organized.
Chief Engineer Wanni

Wanni is from Mathale, Sri-Lanka, he completed his marine engineering diploma in Pakistan on 1997 and he has 12 years sea experiences in Sri-Lanka and 7 years on the Red sea.

Wanni likes to catch big fish!

1st Engineer Madhu

Originally from Gampaha western Sri-Lanka, Madhu studied at Colombo International Nautical & Maritime campus, he has about 18 years in engine/generator overall and maintenance.

He very much likes his family time.

 

Isuru- Main Chef

Isuru is the main chef on the yatch. Originally from the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Isuru has studied provincial cookery at St. Joseph’s college. He was previously employed as a chef at Colombo Touch hotel in Sri Lanka before moving to the Maldives to work on a different liveaboard for 3 years. Aside from cooking the guests onaboard delicious dinners, his other passion in life is playing rugby.

Kasun- Sous Chef

Kasun is the yatch’s sous chef. He is from Colombo in Sri Lanka where he studied provincial cookery. Later, the was employed at Ramada Hotel in Colombo. Kasun enjoys listening to music on his spare time.

 

Arey- Dhoni Captain

Arey is the captain of the dive Dhony. He is originally from Maldives and has previously worked on different liveaboards before joining the Aggressor Team. On his spare time, he likes to listen to music and play sports.

 

Deckhand Alam

From Dhaka, Bangladesh, Alam studied at Aikdiya school, first he moved to Dubai as laundry worker before joining Maldives Aggressor as a deckhand.

Steward Sultan

Originally from Comila, Bangladesh, Sultan is one of the stewards on the boat. After studying tourism at Sylhet College, he was employed at Lux Maldives Resort in the housekeeping department. He also worked as a waiter at Airport Beach hotel in Maldives before joining the aggressor team in January 2018. He is a great cricketer and on his spare time, he loves to play sports and listen to music.

 

Romesh- Steward

Romesh is one of the stewards on the yatch! Originally from the city of Kandi, Sri Lanka, Romesh has studied hotel management and he also went to bartending school. He was previously employed at a number of 5* hotels in Sri Lanka such as Hilton and Sri Lanka Galadari. His hobbies include playing cricket and athletics.

 

 

Gloria- boat crew

Originally from Spain, is one of the crew on the yatch. She has a degree in International commerce and used to work as a restaurant manager in Spain. She later on decided to change her life and moved to beautiful Maldives. Here, she gained experience working in a resort as a bartender before she joined the Aggressor Team! Gloria is very passionate about everything that has to do with natural therapy such as yoga and reiki healing. Namaste!