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Dive Review of Dive and Sail/Cinnamon Ellaidhoo Maidives in
Maldives/Ellaidhoo, North Ari Atoll

Dive and Sail/Cinnamon Ellaidhoo Maidives: "Hotel vacation in the Maldives", Nov, 2015,

by Bill Fletcher, QC, CA ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8754 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Australia, Galapagos, Indonesia, Philippines, Bonaire, Caymans, Cozumel, Curacao, Saba, Belize, Eastern Canada
Closest Airport Male Getting There Direct flight Istanbul to Male, transfer to hotel by seaplane or fast boat.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 84 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Maximum 30 metres (100 feet), 60 minutes and dive over at 50 bars.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Camera table on boat, dedicated rinse tank at dive center. ... 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 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
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Comments Travel was easy, we took a direct flight to Istanbul, laid over for 3 days to visit the historic sites and continued on by direct flight to Male, the only international airport in the Maldives. Transfer to the destination island was by 25 minute seaplane ride, the seaplane port being adjacent to the main airport and using the main terminal for check-in.
We decided to opt for a hotel rather than liveaboard, hoping to avoid the problems of some reviewers who have experienced full weeks of high current diving on Maldivian ships. We don't mind spending a few dives in current looking for large fish but want to dive the coral and reef fish as well -- and hoped to have more input with a land based operation. We chose Ellaidhoo because of positive online reviews by divers, the excellent rating of the house reef and general positive feeling on TripAdvisor. It ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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