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Dive Review of Adora in

May, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Eric A Frick, IL, US
Sr. Contributor   (27 reports, with 4 Helpful votes)
"Blue Beauty At The Equator"
Report Number 8924
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Various Caribbean, Mexico, Florida Keys, Great Lakes, Hawaii, Fiji, Solomon
Closest Airport
Maldives (MLE)
Getting There
I went Miami (MIA) to Doha,
Qatar (DOH) to MLE, a long but
trouble-free trip

Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
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.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Pelagics
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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A charging station aboard Adora provided ample space.  Cameras were treated
carefully aboard the dive boat. ...
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Value for $$
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My preferred dive shop DJs Scuba Locker ( 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.  ...
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