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Maldives Dive Adventures/ Eagle Ray Full report Y   [N/A]   Getting to the Maldives from the United States is an endurance test. LAX to Taipai, Taiwan (14 hours). Taipai to Kuala Lumpur (4... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2008   William Ungerman
500+ Dives
 
Baani Adventurer Full report N   [N/A]   This was our second liveaboard trip in the Maldives. Last year we were on the Baani Explorer and enjoyed it so much we returned t... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2007   Jane Goble
250+ Dives
 
Subaqua/ Conrad Hilton Rangali Resort Full report N   [N/A]   After completing a week of diving on the Baani Adventurer (see separate report) we spent 6 nights at the Conrad Hilton Rangali Res... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2007   Jane Goble
250+ Dives
 
Manthiri Full report N   [N/A]   Whale sharks! Dolphins! Mantas! Mating octopus! Plus more slithering eels than weve encountered anywhere else, chomping turtles n... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2008   Jeanne & Bill Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Maldives Liveaboards/ Baani Explorer Full report N   North & South Atolls   We had read a lot of reports on the Baani Explorer prior to making arrangements for our trip and we were expecting exceptionally... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
1/2008   Brian Verbonac
250+ Dives
 
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Baani Explorer Full report Y   Male & Ari Atoll]   Excellent liveaboard. Biggest rooms I have seen on liveaboard with private bathroom. However, beds were hard as a rock( most peopl... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2008   Jerry Hobart
250+ Dives
 
Ellaidhoo Dive Shop/ Ellaidhoo Resort] Full report N   Ari Atoll(Ellaidhoo Island)   The Ellaidhoo Resort in the Ari Atoll of the Maldives had an excellent house reef(Ellaidhoo House Reef) and through a system of ma... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2008   Jerry Hobart
250+ Dives
 
Eagle Ray Full report Y   [N/A]   Easy to get to from Jfk to Dubai about 12 hours, 4 hour layover next flight 4 hours to Male pick up at airport to liveaboard. I w... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
2/2007   Harold Elsis
1000+ Dives
 
Pretty Thombili/ MY Teate Full report Y   [N/A]   The MY Teate was built as a luxury yacht, and it shows - air-conditioned throughout, teak decks outside, varnished mahogany decks ... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
10/2007   Don Acheson
1000+ Dives
 
MV Ocean Dancer Full report Y   [N/A]   The Ocean Dancer is an incredible boat, just beautiful, designed and built by David Mesnard with hand picked wood form different a... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2008   Susan L Welch
250+ Dives
 
Sub/Aqua/ Angaga Island Resort & Spa Full report N   Angaga Island   The Southern Atoll during Feb. and March was the best viz with sharks and mantas. Northern Atoll is better later in the year. F... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2007   Larry
1000+ Dives
 
Maldives liveaboards/ Baani Explorer Full report Y   [N/A]   This was such a great experience for the two of us that we are going back for another one week liveaboard (Baani Adventure) in Jan... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2007   Jane Goble
250+ Dives
 
Eagle Ray Full report Y   South and North Male atoll   This was our first liveaboard. We booked thinking it was a new boat, but was actually refurbished in 2006. Unfortunately they di... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
12/2006   NCD
<100 Dives
 
Ocean Dancer Full report N   [N/A]   Ship is 1 year old, beautifully crafted with wooden floors, big windows, large main salon, outdoor dining table for 16 people, bea... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2007   Mario Mizrahi
500+ Dives
 
Baani Adventurer Full report N   [N/A]   We recently returned from our liveaboard in the Maldives and it was really good. We had a long flight from LAX and went on Singa... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2007   Maria Brinson
<100 Dives
 
M. Y. Manthiri Full report N   South and West   Most of the divers were very experienced and could handle the currents but a few were not that experienced and it was tough on the... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
3/2006   Peter Van Kampen
250+ Dives
 
Baani Adventurer Full report Y   North, South Male and Ari Atol   [None]We went here because of the review we read in the Jan. 06 Undercurrent. We chose the Adventurer as it was the newer of the t... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2006   Rich and Kathleen Rankhorn
100+ Dives
 
Baani Adventurer Full report Y   [N/A]   As my Great Books of the 20th Century professor used to say, "You pays your money and you takes your chances." Rates are cheaper ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2006   David Vickery & Suzanne Leeson
500+ Dives
 
Reethi Rah Divers/ One & Only Reethi Rah Full report N     Reethi Rah is part of the One & Only consortium of exclusive resorts, one of two in the Maldives. Access is via sea plane from Ma... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2006   David Vickery & Suzanne Leeson
500+ Dives
 
Pro Divers/ Komando Island Resort Full report N   Lhaviyana Atoll   Wonderful trip. We were the only Americans on Island. People could not have been nicer. long trip. +27 hours to get back to t... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
3/2006   Laura & John Purcell
250+ Dives
 
Baani Explorer Full report Y   [N/A]   The good: nice berths, spacious with clean, excellent bathrooms. Very comfortable, airy and surprisingly nice for a liveaboard. ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
1/2006   Jonathan Bank
100+ Dives
 
Manthiri Full report Y   [N/A]   We booked two back-to-back 9-day cruises on Manthiri, starting April 2. Based on reports from friends and others, we expected an ... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
4/2006   Beth Bruton
1000+ Dives
 
Maldives Scuba Tours Full report N   [N/A]   We were looking for a destination with relatively warm water, coral and big fish. We found the Maldives which is frequented by E... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2005   Jack wesolek
250+ Dives
 
Kandu Travel/ Sultan of Maldives Full report N   Huvadhoo Atoll   The trip was organized just after the tsunami hit. Whilst there was some damage to the very large hard coral tables in some of the... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2006   Flavio De Simone
100+ Dives
 
MV Manthiri Full report N   [N/A]   From the moment we left home the trip was nothing but fabulous. Singapore Airlines is the Best. The people at Sea n See and Live... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2005   William Hoff
1000+ Dives
 
Manthiri Full report Y   [N/A]   In five and a half diving days, divemaster Manik delivered two Whale shark encounters, three amazing dancing manta ray shows, squa... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
4/2006   David Shem-Tov
100+ Dives
 
Euro Divers Full report N   Lohifushi   Overall we were very pleased with our holiday with nothing much to complain about as the staff on the island could'nt do enough to... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2004   Paul Harris
100+ Dives
 
Manthiri Full report Y   [N/A]   Almost nothing wrong with the operation. The boat set-up is great and the service is better. We were concerned about being in a ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2004   Michael W. McCroskey
500+ Dives
 
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