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Dive Review of Kandu Travel/Sultan of Maldives in
Maldives/Huvadhoo Atoll

Kandu Travel/Sultan of Maldives, Feb, 2006,

by Flavio De Simone, CT, USA . Report 2014.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Red Sea, Coco Island, Tioman Malaysia, Manado, Sipadan, Thailand, Honduras, Tobago, Revillagigedo
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 80 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The trip was organized just after the tsunami hit. Whilst there was some damage to the very large hard coral tables in some of the channels, overall the reef condition was great. Having been in the Maldives five years earlier, I was concerned about coral bleaching, but thanks to the southern position of the atoll, there was little damage as far as I could tell. Quality of hard coral was great. Tropical fish life very good, including Turtles, Zebra Sharks, Eagle Rays and large school of Gray Reef Sharks. Diving is in channels (called thilas) tipically with medium to strong current flowing into the atoll. Boat is very elegant, service was great. Diving was always from dohni (small boat attached), with no need to carry diving equipment. Very good trip.
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