Formerly known as Ocean Dancer, Ocean Divine offers incredible facilities for both surfers and non-surfers. She is owned and operated by David and Gaelle Mesnard - in fact, the Mesnards built the boat! David has lived in the Maldives for over 20 years and is a highly accomplished waterman (worldclass free-diver, scuba dive master, keen surfer and SUP'er). His wife Gaelle adds the feminine touch and keeps the non-surfers entertained. The owners are assisted by a highly professional and experienced crew which includes a masseuse and a top-level chef. Life aboard Ocean Divine will be an experience never to be forgotten. Without a doubt, this luxury surf charter is the ultimate choice for a extraordinary surfing, diving and island hopping holiday in the Maldives.
Accommodation onboard Ocean Divine consists of six individually climate-controlled cabins, complete with queen size bed and well-appointed ensuite bathroom. Each cabin is equipped with a plasma screen and DVD player.
Ocean Divine employs an internationally trained massage therapist who has designed an extensive massage menu to cater to all needs. Whether it's indulgent pampering therapy or a post-surf rub-down to relieve aching muscles, you will appreciate this luxurious service.
If you enjoy the finer things in life then you will be impressed with cabins onboard Ocean Divine. Accommodation consists of six individually climate-controlled cabins complete with a queen size and single bed with a well-appointed ensuite bathroom. Each cabin is equipped with it's own TV and DVD player.
The main deck features a saloon area luxurious lounge area with mahogany flooring and decor and furnishings styled to an elegant Balinese theme with luxury water hyacinth lounges and chairs complimented by stunning artwork and fittings. This is the ulitmate area to chillout with a cocktail at the end of the day and watch a movie or even review some surfing video footage on the plasma TV. The spacious undercover aft area of the main deck is the principal dining area with a long table for that dinner party feeling. There is a lower duckboard ideal for fishing, jumping off for a swim/snorkel and this area is also set up for a romantic couples dinner. The upper deck features sunlounges for relaxing with a good book and the masseuse will often set up the massage table here for an outdoor massage experience. Forward upper deck is the cocktail/sunset lounge with uber cool furnishings and can be set up for an outdoor theatre with projector and screen.
Ocean Divine oozes class and your hosts and crew will ensure you have the ultimate relaxing surf trip that ticks the box for all the travel party. Non surfers love Ocean Divine as much as surfers.
The chef on Ocean Divine prides himself on offering an upmarket restaurant quality menu. Cuisine on offer is a mix of fresh seafood and local produce and French inspired dishes that will please the palate and refuel hungry surfers. Breakfast and lunch is buffet style with a wide selection, whilst the evening meal is a 3 course A la carte meal that is best enjoyed washed down with a glass of French wine.
This region of the Maldives experiences a similar surf season to Indonesia. The best waves can be had from March to October, with the biggest swells likely to occur in June/July/August.During these months the conditions are predominantly off-shore all day and the swell direction is mainly South South East (SSE). The surf generally ranges in size from 2-8 feet, however bigger days have been experienced.
A great variety of reef breaks exist ranging in intensity from quite mellow shreddable walls to gnarlier hollow pits. There is something for everyone. In the North Male’ atoll, between Male’ and Thulhusdhoo is an assortment of breaks.
“Jailbreaks” is a classic right-hander. A long down the line wave with 3 distinct sections including a mid barrel section. Rides of up to 300m can be had when it’s lining up.
20 minutes further North you will find the right-hander known as “Ninjas” which breaks off Kani Resort. A mellower right-hander perfect for longboarding or just cruising on the fish although on bigger swells it can be a heap of fun on a regular short board.
25 minutes north are 2 breaks opposite each other at a reef pass. The right-hander known as “Cokes (Colas)” breaks 3-10ft and is fairly protected from the southerly winds that may affect other breaks. This wave has been well documented and is the hollowest in the North Male atoll. This will test your tube-riding ability.The left hander known as “Chickens” is probably the fastest wave in the North Male atoll. This wave holds swell size from 3ft to well over 10ft and provides exciting rides up to 500m long.
Over the months of Jun/Jul/August the North Male’ atoll surf breaks are getting busier due to the European Summer holidays. Many nationalities of surfers flock to the Maldives over this period. The surf at this time is VERY consistent and can accommodate a large number of surfers spread-out over all the breaks in the atoll. If you are after less crowded conditions Mar/Apr/May/Sep/Oct are recommended. The swell over this period may not be as consistent as Jun-Aug however good waves certainly still exist at this time.
The South Male’ atoll also has several great set-ups that with the right swell direction can be amazing . World Surfaris surf-guides have vast experience in this region and can make recommendations accordingly. It is only a 2 hour trip from Nth Male’ atoll breaks to the Sth Male’ atoll breaks. It's definitely worth checking out on a solid SE swell and Tucky Joe's left might just dish up the barrell of your life.
Owner David Mesnard is a world-renowned free diver who has achieved remarkable feats in this extreme sport. When David is onboard he offers a Waterman's course in the fine art of controlled breathing that will assist all surfers in dangerous surf. Tom Carroll recently enjoyed this course with David and is spruking it to his big wave surfer mates... see our Video tab for footage. An expert and dedicated western surf guide is employed to manage the surfers and ensure all surfers of all level are getting the best waves each day. Guides such as pro surfer Micah Lester are onboard each season. Non-surfers will also enjoy snorkelling and can participate in scuba diving if a Dive master is onboard at the time of charter. Ocean Divine is unrivalled if you are after the ultimate aquatic experience.
We realise that non-surfers/divers sometimes are neglected on surf trips whilst their adrenalin-seeking partners are having the time of their lives surfing. One thing is for certain, non-surfers on Ocean Divine will be happy to see their partners depart for a surf in the morning so they can commence their day's pampering in the Ocean Divine Day Spa complete with masseuse. Spa treatments are at additional cost.
For the surfers, it is very unlikely that you'll be surfing all day everyday therefore there will be alternative activiites if you don't want to just chill out with a book. Take a scuba dive course, go for snorkel or troll a line for a big fish. One of the most popular activities now is to take the Free Diving clinic with David Mesnard for breath holding techniques (Tom Carroll enjoyed this recently and raved about the benefits).
A 7 night Male' atolls charter has you surfing the best breaks in the North and South Male' atolls. Island hop and enjoy this amazing region without vast travel distances involved. No big open sea crossings and most of the travel is on the inside passage of the lagoons therefore it's extremely rare to experience sea sickness.