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2-Hour Maldives Submarine Tour From Male provided by Whale Submarine Maldives

2-Hour Maldives Submarine Tour From Male

2-Hour Maldives Submarine Tour From Male
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
45
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    45
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 46474P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • 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.
  • Information Desk Velana Airport Maldives, 22000 Airport Main Rd, Malé, Maldives INFORMATION COUNTER just outside the Arrival Hall. Our staff will meet you.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 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.
  • Information Desk Velana Airport Maldives, 22000 Airport Main Rd, Malé, Maldives INFORMATION COUNTER just outside the Arrival Hall. Our staff will meet you.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Whale Submarine
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Whale Submarine
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Whale Submarine
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Whale Submarine
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

3.5
44 reviews
Excellent
13
Very good
10
Average
11
Poor
5
Terrible
5

Martyn K
London, UK16 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
It is really the only activity to do in Malé.

Being on a submarine is something different and you do get to see different fish at the bottom of the reef.

Once we arrived at the submarine pontoon we had to wait an hour before the submarine could leave. I think this was due to weather but no information was given.
No information about the reef or the fish was given either.

Not great but if you have few hours to kill...
Written 12 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gaurav S
Bangalore5 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Are tickets whale submarine tickets be booked from TripAdvisor website? Does whale submarine team allow these tickets for an easy entry? Any lead would be helpful.
Written 18 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Manish Baruah
Guwahati, India1 contribution
The submarine experience was good but the underwater tour was not satisfactory because we were expecting a vibrant underwater life.

The submarine goes down to about 120 feet to the ocean floor that has a reef and stays there for about 45 minutes where half the time we just stared at the murky waters where there is no visibility and then switched seats to see the fishes on the reef on the other side of the submarine, and then it comes up and the tour is over.

We had done snorkeling in a sand bank that had a good reef so maybe this tour was not up to our expectations. We saw more fishes in the reef compared to the submarine tour.
Written 21 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lamya Lahoud
London, UK32 contributions
Jun 2019
The mid sea jetty has a toilet and you get free bottled water. The trip is expensive - about £240 for the four of us - but as someone who cannot scuba or snorkel seeing the underwater world was amazing. Probably wouldn't do again, due to the cost, but would thoroughly recommend it as a one off. The staff, as everywhere we went, were helpful and welcoming. Allow about 2 hours for the whole experience including the travelling.
Written 30 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

The Travel Couple - Chathu & Ishanka
Kalutara, Sri Lanka927 contributions
This is a must do if you are traveling to Maldives. This is the only passenger submarine in operation in Southern Asia and it is the largest passenger submarine of the whole world. You can witness the reef and the different types of fishes in this 45mins ride. They go for a depth of about 40m. First they pick you up from the jetty no. 2 of male and bring you to the submarine platform in middle of the ocean. Then the ride starts and after you will be dropped at the same location. Seats are at the both sides of the submarine and on one side there will be the reef and the other side is open to vast ocean. They rotate the submarine after some time so that each one gets the same experience. You can see plenty of colorful fishes. The feeling of going below the ocean is something you cannot take elsewhere. Ticket is 95USD per a person. It is in the higher side but worth the experience.
Written 7 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NSai-ngern
Ko Samui, Thailand10 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
It is a waste of time and money.
You basically pay 120 USD each to watch underwater feeding show.
Yes, despite a global campaign to stop fish feeding as it destroys the ecosystem, they feed the fish. This was not informed before we booked the tour otherwise we would never do it. 2 scuba divers feed a bunch of surgeon fish in front of every window panel so that tourists can take some pictures and/or vdo. The show lasted about 20 minutes, almost a half of your time in the submarine.
The submarine took us to a dead reef called Teardrop reef, like the name, my tear dropped for such an awful site. I saw more garbage than fish there.
The crew told us that the submarine would move around the reef but the truth was it did not. It descended to a certain level, and stayed, then ascended. When asked, the explanation was the current was too strong for the submarine to move.
I hope for the others who might fall into this tourist trap, as the advertising photos and vdo look amazing and promising, that they would get better experiences than us.
I did the submarine tour in Hawaii and it was really amazing so I urged my friend to do this one in Maldives, which turned out to be an absolute disappointment.
Do not recommend.
Written 24 May 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BobWE
Manhattan Beach, CA682 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
You board a watercraft at the Male harbor for a 15 minute trip out to the submarine docking station. While waiting for the boarding onto the sub you can relax, free water, and enjoy the surroundings. The Whale Submarine is the deepest diving (150 feet) and largest passenger submarine in the world. The sub, built by Germany in the 1990s, is very safe and inspected daily by the staff. If you board the sub first in line you sit next to the sub operator and gain a view ion the front window. If you board last you are likely to to sit in the middle but have more room if the sub is not filled--your choice. The staff are very careful with the boarding process that requires climbing down about a dozen steps into the sub. The viewing windows are large, the chairs comfortable, and the air conditioning comfortable. Staff walk up and down the length of the sub describing the variety of fish that are visible in the large windows. You see a variety of colorful coral and reef fish. No large fish were observed during our trip. The trip lasts about 2 hours. There are morning, afternoon, and night dives. Do not expect to see a lot of vibrant colors in spite of the photos in the brochure. Although Maldives water is crystal clear at the depths of the sub the water and fish and coral tend to be a dull green or grey which will be evident in your photos. The sub experience is definitely better than a similar experience in Hawaii but is not a substitute for actual snorkeling or scuba diving. All in all a good one time experience for families. The sub operators try to turn the sub around at mid-point so that both sides have the opportunity to view the fish in the reef formations.
Written 22 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ForestPony
Hampshire UK3 contributions
Did the Whale Submarine trip in November 2008 on a Saturday.
(The Maldives is a Moslem state with the weekend on Friday and Saturday)
Phoned to book that morning and they managed to mangle my name on the check-in form beyond belief but got on OK
The meeting place is Jetty 1but the person meeting you has no identifying badge, sign or anything else - just a sort of twee sailor suit.
20 minutes after the advertised time, we all got onto a ferry at Jetty 2 (!) and took the 10 minute trip to the fixed sub site between Male and Vilingili (another neary island).
When we had all paid our $75 (slowly) we all waited around for a while (compulsory on Male) and slowly got on board.
The sub seats around 50 people.
The real trip is good, there are big portholes all along both sides of the sub and the seats all face these.
The sub doesn't go far horizontally - a hew hundred metres at most but goes down just over 100 feet (30 metres). No sense of motion. There is a depth display at both ends of the sub (in feet but it doesn't tell you that - I asked)
Sit on the left (viewed looking toward the front) as that side gets an overall better view for longer. The sub does turn round so the right side gets a view but it's not the same. The views near the beginning from the left side are best. I even saw a conger eel.
You are down a good half hour to 40 minutes.
Remember there is no toilet on the sub - go on the sub dock after the boat takes you out.
Yes, now I have ticked off another "Thing to do before I die" - travel in a submarine

I rate it average plus
Written 15 November 2008
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SHEKHAR
Milsons Point, Australia298 contributions
A must visit when anyone visits Maldives. Whale Submarine experience was a great one. The guide directed us exceptionally well. It's a 45 minutes tour in the Submarine. Total time taken from and to Jetty is around 1 hour 30 minutes. What you can see is different colours of corals and colorful fishes. Underwater caves where you can see eels too. It was our first experience in a Submarine and we recommend all to take this tour. It's more like a memory and once in a lifetime opportunity.
Written 7 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mohamed Rasheed
Maldives133 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Its Excellent experience with underwater ride and lost of big fish The underwater experience is something we will remember for ever I can see the submarine inside is very Comfortable and well organize full air-condition the staff giving us lots of information but dive time is too short its only 45 minuts and submarine dock waiting time is too long from male city to dock they offer by local dhoni it’s bit slow and the boat need keep clean due to all the seat was wet so dhoni staff are staying in wind direction so there body is badly smelling they should use body perfume. Overall is good and excellent
thanks .
Written 26 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Whale Submarine Maldives
Devendra G
Devendra G
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Nice experience
We had selected this excursion from our resort. We reached in time and had to wait for 45 minutes before other gues
gaurav_829
gaurav_829
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Dip in ocean
A different and interesting experience to go deep inside the water and experience marine life. We went in around 1
PANKAJTandon
PANKAJTandon
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FISHES AND CORALS
It was a nice way to experience the corals and lovely fishes in an air conditioned and comfortable sitting . Its en
rahul46329
rahul46329
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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 li
SruthiK56
SruthiK56
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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 submari
Chamindahcp
Chamindahcp
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Good Experience.
This is one and only submarine service in Maldives, and we decided to get that experience. As work permit holders w
rhooseranger
rhooseranger
00
Great experience
Fabulous experienced friendly knowledgeable staff. Visibility was about 2 metres. Saw a good selection of fish.
Farooq A
Farooq A
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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 r
swissclarinetist
swissclarinetist
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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 staf
vivek_j
vivek_j
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"Over Expensive"
I think the whale submarine is just working on the hype that it has created around its name. The prices are too hig
JulioSalvador
JulioSalvador
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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
Sheldonmarc N
Sheldonmarc N
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GREAT PLACE
really lovely went with family and they really enjoyed every bit of the experience professional and courteous love
911carolg
911carolg
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Great Disappointment
We eagerly looked forward to visiting the Maldives for its beautiful underwater life. This ride showed us very litt
BlrTravR
BlrTravR
00
Good experience
Slightly expensive at 95 USD but one of the few excursions you can take in Male, responsive on WhatsApp for booking
nik_0107
nik_0107
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Good experience
It is a great experience and someting to remember for a lifetime. A small submarine takes to underwater and each in
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