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Dive Review of Adora in
Maldives

Adora: "Blue Beauty At The Equator", May, 2016,

by Eric A Frick, IL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 29 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 8924 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Various Caribbean, Mexico, Florida Keys, Great Lakes, Hawaii, Fiji, Solomon Islands.
Closest Airport Malé, Maldives (MLE) Getting There I went Miami (MIA) to Doha, Qatar (DOH) to MLE, a long but trouble-free trip

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Divers were asked to limit their dives to a maximum of an hour. Guides seemed comfortable to let us proceed on our own once they were satisfied with our underwater skills.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments A charging station aboard Adora provided ample space. Cameras were treated carefully aboard the dive boat. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments My preferred dive shop DJs Scuba Locker (djscuba.com) arranged a trip to the Maldives for a week aboard MV Adora. Getting to Malé certainly takes a while from North America but few plane-to-boat transfers could be easier. The quayside is steps from the airport terminal and we were aboard in no time.

Adoras second deck includes a small cabin for a single traveler or perhaps a couple as well as a tiny cabin usually occupied by the dive master. I was in the dive master cabin and, although it is very cozy, it met my needs and getting to the salon couldnt have been easier since it is on the same deck. Light sleepers should note that the anchor winch and locker are just forward of these cabins so occupants will definitely hear when the anchor is dropped and weighed. Other more spacious cabins are located on the first and third decks. The 123-foot Adora was built in 2013 and 2014 and it is a beautiful craft. Hot and cold running water and air conditioning were in plentiful supply. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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