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Dive Review of Euro Divers/Vilamendhoo Island Resort in
Maldives/Ari Atoll

Euro Divers/Vilamendhoo Island Resort, Apr, 2014,

by Henry O Ziller, CO, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 25 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 7618 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Belize, Florida, Hawaii, Cayman, Bahamas, Curacao, Dominica, Tobago, Honduras, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, St. Croix, Bonaire, Palau, Pohnpei, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 84 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth 60 feet for open water certified, 90 feet for advanced certified. One hour maximum time. Be back on the boat with 750 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 The Maldives is half-way around the planet from Denver, CO so it takes long flights to get there. We flew through LA, Narita, and Singapore before arriving in Male two days later. We had an 8 hour layover in Singapore and stayed in the Ambassador Transit Hotel inside airport security, thus no re-entry needed.
A sea-plane in Male took us the last ½ hour to Vilamendhoo Island Resort (www.vilamendhooisland.com).
Weight limits on the sea plane were 20 kilos for a checked bag and 5 kilos for carry on, all of which were stored inside at the rear of the plane. Excess weight was $4 US per kilo.
The island is 900 meters by 250 meters and is located in the SE portion of Ari Atoll. The resort has 184 rooms and cabanas which surround the island with most being beach cabanas but some are garden and there are a significant number of over the water type.
There are two restaurants; depending on what accommodation you buy determines which restaurants you use. Adults only in Jacuzzi Villas and Over the Water Villas are assigned the Ahima Restaurant. We chose a beach unit so we were assigned the main dining Funama Restaurant. The food was quite fantastic with international main dish selections of chicken, beef, pork and fish prepared a bit differently each day. Fresh fruit and vegetables were always served. The dessert table was impressive. None of the six of us in our group tired of the food selections. You are assigned the same table and same waiter from day one.
Both restaurants have the same food. There are two other restaurants (Asian Wok, and Hot Rock) but are not included in the cost of the ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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