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

April, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Henry O Ziller, CO, US
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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

sunny, dry  
calm, choppy, no currents  
Water Temp
84   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
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.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
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5 stars
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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 ( 
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
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