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Dive Review of S/Y Maldives Siren in
Maldives/Central to Southern atolls

February, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Philip johnston, Bayswater, AU
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Indonesia,
Tonga, Tahiti, Cozumel, Cocos Island, Galapogas
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, dry  
Water Temp
28   to 30    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
16   to 24    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No deco diving, come back with 30 bar  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Generally good, although more bench space for UWPs would have been good.
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Value for $$
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2 stars   
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The Diving:
	this was a 10 day cruise from Male through to the southernmost major
atoll (Gaafu Dhaala Atoll). The majority of dives were in passes from open
ocean into various atolls (in the hopes of seeing pelagics, sharks &
larger fish life), & a number of thilas & giris (pinnacles or sea
mounts) were dived, plus 1 wreck dive (at Kudi Giri), a channel dive at
Kurali corner to see Mantas, & a night dive at a resort on Vaavu called
the the jetty.
	Highlight was a dive site on Vaavu called Fotteyo  some nice
yellow/white soft corals underneath some overhangs, large clouds of small
tropicals & generally abundant fish life, a couple of smallish whitetip
sharks, plus a school of around a dozen eagle rays wheeling above us.
	A night dive at the jetty was also good. The resort on this island has
been feeding kitchen scraps to the fish & sharks every night for some
time, attracting large jacks, 12-15 nurse sharks & some small blacktip
reef sharks to this site.   Twice large (8 foot) nurse sharks cruised past
within half a foot of me, other nurse sharks circled around at greater
distances. This site is very popular & many divers were in the water,
the large amounts of sand kicked up wouldve annoyed photographers.
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By jjjrs5 at Aug 14, 2013 21:55 EST  
Excellent report.  Thank you.
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