The Catfish was built in Turkey in 1968 and was shipped to the Maldives in 1997, where it was completely overhauled and refurbished over a period of two years. It is fitted with 6 double cabins, each with air-conditioning and ensuite shower and WC. The Catfish is a sailing ship with a 4 cylinder 250 PS diesel motor
Our experienced captain will take you to the really good diving spots. Follow his advice and that of our diving instructor and you will experience the fascinating underwater world, the magnificent diversity of marine life around the tropical reefs and tilas. Be independent and experience the indian ocean at your own pace. Our diving ship, the TS CATFiSH, will take you to the best diving areas in the Maldives.Live with the rhythm of the sea while exploring the classic and lesser known Atolls, far away from the usual tourist areas. Dive on reefs which await to be explored for the first time as well as those which are already known. Enjoy diving with the currents in the popular reef canals and on drop offs which make any divers heart grow fonder. You can meet up with mantas, whale sharks, grey sharks and hammerhead sharks, magnificent colourful swarms of fish, turtles, barracudas, napoleon and many many more wondrous species of marine life. About the tour The tour usually begins in Male on Friday, and we return the following Thursday. You can choose the route, either from the North- Male_atoll via Ari- and Rasdu-Atoll or to the South-Male and Fedlidhu-Atoll, Northmale-, Gaafaru-, Baa-,Raa-, and Lhaviyani-Atoll. Our experienced crew will make sure your stay on board is as pleasant as possible. The coocky will be serving you fresh fish straight from the sea and delicious local specialties. He'll be happy to cook what you like to eat. You will be surprised at the delicacies which can emerge from such a small kitchen. Your Tour includes full board with american breakfast, lunch european style, afternoon tea, coffee and snacks, evening meal la maldives, maybe a barbecue once a week. After your dive you can enjoy snacks of coconut or maldive dried fish.
Speed: 6 Knots
Size: Length/Width: 17m/6m
6 double cabins with shower/WC and air-conditioning
2, 5 KW generator, europlugs (we suggest you take a multi plug adaptor with you), 12 l steel tanks DIN/INT, lead weights, emergency buoys, oxygen tank.
Dive Dhoni with compressor. The equipment can be stored on the Dhoni so you will not be disturbed by the noise while the tanks are being refilled.
2-3 dives/Day, night dives