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Dive Review of Subaqua/Conrad Hilton Rangali Resort in

February, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Jane Goble, SC, USA
Report Number 3924
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea. Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, PNG, Palau, Mexico, many
caribbean locations, Maldives
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, cloudy  
calm, currents  
Water Temp
82   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
After completing a week of diving on the Baani Adventurer (see separate
report) we spent 6 nights at the Conrad Hilton Rangali Resort and dove with
Subaqua Divers.  What a fabulous, and expensive, resort this is.  The dive
operation run by Alexis and his wife Claudia is great and professionally
run.  Comfortable diving from dhoni (local boat) with nitrox and a great
number of super dive sights nearby so no long boat trips.  They do have a
yacht that can take a group anywhere you wish for a price.  We were very
happy with the standard dive offerings. Hot tea or coffee after each dive
plus a fresh towel and fresh fruit and a bottle of water.  Fresh water
shower onboard as well as a marine head.  One dive site was the same we had
visited while on the liveaboard, Baani Adventurer.  It was a gorgeous soft
coral lined mini cave. Large numbers of tropicals, turtles now and then,
mantas on many dives as well as viewing them from a bridge and from a
waterside restaurant at the Hilton.  Many white and black tip sharks plus
sometimes a leopard or nurse.  One couple spotted a pair of hammerheads but
we were too busy taking photos to notice. Saw a whale on the surface from
the boat which was exciting for all incl. the dive staff. The Kadima is a
great wreck for all kinds of creatures and photo subjects.  I should
mention that the house reef at the Hilton provides some of the best
snorkeling I've seen anywhere.  The overwater villas and beach villas with
private pool and outside bathrooms are incredible.
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