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DBI can offer diving in almost any location on the planet, including unusual adventures like ice diving in the Nordic Seas. DBI is fully insured (removing the insurance liability risk for superyachts) and can supply all scuba and safety equipment to the most remote destinations. Every diving itinerary is tailored to the abilities of each guest, in an atmosphere of discretion and confidentiality. The company is also strongly focused on environmental awareness and conservation. » 35 private multi-talented, fully-qualified PADI dive instructors, including 7 Maldives experts » More than 20 languages spoken » More than 175 years of combined diving experience » Global reach, including Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean » Itinerary planning and logistics support » Full third party liability insurance » 24 hour support service and hotline » Operating procedures covered by Just Dive™ brand promises Contact your Burgess charter broker to discuss scuba diving options for your next charter: charter@burgessyachts.com DIVE SITES NOT TO MISS IN THE MALDIVES NORTH MALE ATOLL HP Reef “There are nearby dive divers only.” SOUTH MALE ATOLL Guraidhoo Corner aka Guraidhoo Kandu “Only experienced divers should attempt this when the current is strong.” NORTH ARI ATOLL Maalhos Thila “An exciting dive for advanced divers only.” Maaya Thila “Fine for both novices and experienced divers.” Fish Head aka Mushimas Mingili Thila “For novices or intermediate divers.” Batala Maaga “Many ways to do this dive – beginners can have fun in shallower waters protected by the faru, while deeper water offers more challenges for experienced divers.” SOUTH ARI ATOLL Maamigili Beyru “Good pelagic encounters possible, including whale sharks.” Madivaru Manta Point “Good for manta rays in shallow water.” RASDHOO ATOLL Rasdhoo Madivaru “Known as the hammerhead dive - for intermediate or advanced divers. Beginners can dive too, but with less chance of seeing the sharks as they are usually in deeper water.” FELIDHU ATOLL Fotteyo Kandu “Off the beaten track, for advanced divers only.” Alexis Vincent is the genial French Canadian founder of DBI. He explains: “We first recognised the need for a personal, professional dive service in the Maldives, because while it is possible to locate a local dive instructor, it is more challenging to find a diver who can adapt to the level of service expected on a superyacht. Not all instructors can engage well with clients at this level and there may be language or cultural issues. Our multi-lingual instructors are carefully selected for their skills, geographical knowledge and experience in handling high profile VIP clients.” One of the main issues that many non-divers have is a fear of the unknown. Alexis Vincent emphasises that Dive Butler instructors spend time to build trust, establishing a calm frame of mind that helps beginners feel safe. “We allow you to grow into your comfort zone with a step-by-step approach to dive training – you achieve mastery of each skill necessary to dive safely before going to the next level, at your own pace.” With this approach even total novices can soon enjoy the wonderful weightlessness of underwater space, swimming amidst coral gardens alive with an abundance of beautiful, colourful marine life. Alexis Vincent sums up the joy of diving in the Maldives when he says: “To be aboard your superyacht within reach of one of the world’s most remote atolls where possibly no one has ever dived before, makes for a very special feeling.” ” Scuba diving during your superyacht holiday adds a wonderful dimension to the experience. sites for novices, but HP itself is for experienced advanced destination: the maldives { 72 }


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