Keana is run by Norbert Schmidt and his experienced crew, with over 20 years of experience in diving and safaris in the Maldives. Boat manager and responsible on board is Alexander “Cocco” Schmidt
days of travel
Keana usually cruises Sunday-Sunday
There is no specific time of arrival, our representative awaits you at the airport on your respective flight. As soon as all customers have arrived, we start the program.
Arrival and departure:
One of our staff or a representative of your tour operator is waiting for you at the airport after the customs area. Look for the sign “Keana”. In case of any problems, call the Maldivian number 7773929.
The ship returns one day before departure- (usually on Saturday afternoon) near the airport. On the day of departure you will be brought to the airport in time. If you come from a resort, tell the resort reception to inform us by phone (7773929) or mail about your arrival time at the airport. All transfers must be made via the airport without exception. Unfortunately, pick-up or drop-off at resorts is not possible.
Checkout time from the ship is 10 am. Later check-out may be possible if the following tour is not fully booked. For late checkout until 6 pm we charge 20 USD pP incl. lunch. Late checkout after 6 pm: 50 USD pP incl. lunch and dinner.
If you arrive or depart a day earlier, we can arrange accommodation at the Airport Hotel, a city hotel in Male or a guesthouse in Hulumale on request.
If you want to get on board later or depart earlier, this is usually possible by air taxi. Please pay directly to Airtaxi.
Make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months, otherwise there may be considerable difficulties when entering the country. Import of alcohol to the Maldives is prohibited. If you get caught at customs, all alcohol will be confescated. We do not allow the consumption of smuggled alcohol on board.
Life on board:
Your main activity on board will be diving. With 3 dives per day, however, hard work is waiting for you. You often have the opportunity to visit local islands, once a week there is a beach dinner on an uninhabited island in good weather. Casual wear shorts, t-shirts, light shirts are quite enough. Please do not use wet or mini swimming trunks in bar and salon. Please do not show up without a shirt for meals. Smoking is prohibited in the cabins and salon. No problem in the bar or outdoors.
Fishing is prohibited by the main boat under anchor. Allowed trolling during the trip.
If you want to fish, you can rent a dhingi (small dinghy) for a small fee (USD 10 per hour, 1-4 persons). No souvenirs dead or alive from the sea!
There are three meals a day, usually as a buffet. The food is a mixture of Asian and Western tradition
We provide hand-, bath- and beach towels. The towels are changed once a week, bed linen at weekly intervals. If you wish, you can get a change at any time.
Mobile phone connection is possible on the tour with a few exceptions. If you want to make a private phone call – WiFi is not affected by this – you can buy a cheap local SIM card at the airport (please contact our representative on arrival if necessary). WLAN (3G) is available on board. Internet access: USD 15 per week
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