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Dive Review of Four Seasons Explorer in
Maldives

Four Seasons Explorer: "Excellent Diving and Accomodations", Mar, 2015,

by Richard Ansbacher, DC, US ( 1 report). Report 8164.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Belize, Hawaii, Turks, Cayman Islands, Florida Keys
Closest Airport Male Getting There Included sea plane transfer from Male

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles 1 or 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 N/A
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 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 3 stars
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Comments This is a luxury dive boat (a true Four Seasons run property), with 10 very large and comfortable cabins w/ full bath, plus one luxury suite. The crew on both the Explorer and dive team on the Dohni were professional, fun, courteous and provided the same top level service that you would find on shore in a top tier resort.

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By Robert S Kuhn in IL, US at Mar 27, 2015 00:18 EST  
Were more dives offered or just 3 dives a day? Usually liveaboards allow 4 or 5 dives a day. Did the boat provide Nitrox? What was the water temperature? What was the visibility? 30ft - 100ft? Where were the 7 guests from?
By kathleen lynch in TX, US at Mar 27, 2015 08:00 EST  
What was the temperature? Thanks
By Richard Ansbacher in DC, US at Aug 02, 2016 14:44 EST  
The seven other guests were from the US, Germany and Japan. Everyone spoke English. There were not other dives offered -- it was plenty for me, but if you wanted to do more, maybe not the right boat. Visibility varied from site to site -- but overall it was very good -- which I understand was typical for our time of year. Temperature was very comfortable in a thin 3mm wetsuit.
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