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Manthiri Full report Y   [N/A]   In five and a half diving days, divemaster Manik delivered two Whale shark encounters, three amazing dancing manta ray shows, squa... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
4/2006   David Shem-Tov
100+ Dives
 
Manthiri Full report Y   [N/A]   We booked two back- to- back 9- day cruises on Manthiri, starting April 2. Based on reports from friends and others, we expected an ... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
4/2006   Beth Bruton
1000+ Dives
 
Baani Explorer Full report Y   [N/A]   The good: nice berths, spacious with clean, excellent bathrooms. Very comfortable, airy and surprisingly nice for a liveaboard. ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
1/2006   Jonathan Bank
100+ Dives
 
Manthiri Full report Y   [N/A]   Almost nothing wrong with the operation. The boat set- up is great and the service is better. We were concerned about being in a ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2004   Michael W. McCroskey
500+ Dives
 
Manthiri Full report Y   [N/A]   This was our best trip yet and weve been on about 10 dive trips. 2 Whalesharks!!!! Need I say more? The crew actually spotted ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2003   Peter Belden
100+ Dives
 
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Sea Spirit Full report Y   [N/A]   Singapore air flight from Las Vegas to Male via Hong Kong and Singapore , overnighted in Male in the Hulhule Hotel - very pleasant... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2003   Jerry Loveless
1000+ Dives
 
Manthuri Full report Y   [N/A]   Diving was very nice. Usual dive was starting outside of a reef and flowing inside through a channel in the reef along with a mil... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
12/2002   Glenn Davis
250+ Dives
 
Extreme Maldives Watersports/ Cocoon Maldives N   [N/A]   "Nice diving in the Maldives"
Cocoon Maldives is not a dive resort but is associated with Extreme Maldives Watersports who operate a dive operation at the resor... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2019   William T Schaiff
100+ Dives
 
Emperor Group N   Best of Maldives   "Over Dived and Absolute Madness"
While much has been written about global warming and the resulting damage to the reef, not a lot has been written about the impact... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2019   Christhol Swanson
100+ Dives
 
Carpe Vita N   [N/A]   "Good operation"
Ten day trip with REEF. org group to survey and estimate fish populations. The boat was very flexible about meeting our needs and ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2019   Laurel Fulton
500+ Dives
 
M/V Emporer Leo N   [N/A]   "A week diving the "
This was a bucket list trip for me. I was also a single diver. I chose the Leo based on reviews, price and availability. M... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2018   Richard Hart
250+ Dives
 
Bandos Dive Center N   North Male Atoll   "Back Again and update"
Return trip - Last visit October 2017 - Last review November 2016 I've been diving from the Bandos Island Resort since 1995. ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2018   Bill Kasischke
500+ Dives
 
Boutique Beach N   [N/A]   "Boutique Beach, Maldives; the place to go for Whale Sharks"
Boutique Beach is an all inclusive dive operation on the small island of Dhigurah. The hotel is small (6 rooms) but they are very... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2017   Deborah Fiscus
250+ Dives
 
Manthiri N   [N/A]   "Manthiri liveaboard"
This was our second time on the Manthiri and in the Maldives (last year was our first). This year we were with a larger group (12... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2017   John E. Keith
250+ Dives
 
Manthiri N   [N/A]   "Excellent service, inconsitent diving"
Three months after this trip I'm still unsure about how to rate it. I'm glad that I went but I'm not sure if I want to return to ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2017   Mr Brent Woods
500+ Dives
 
Diverland Gan/ Equator Village N   [N/A]   "Addu Atoll, Maldives Deep South"
Addu Atoll was an add- on to our trip on the Manthiri (see separate report). 11 of our group of 12 went here. Addu is the souther... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2017   Mr Brent Woods
500+ Dives
 
Manthiri N   [N/A]   "Manthiri - a livaboard treat"
This was our first trip to the Maldives and the Manthiri (it won't be the last). It was a really great experience. The Manthiri ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2016   John E. Keith
250+ Dives
 
Bandos Island Resort N   North Male Atoll   "Great Shore Based North Male Atoll Diving"
This was my 19th trip to the Maldives, all to the shore based Bandos Island resort. I've traveled to the Maldives since 1995 whil... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2016   Bill Kasischke
500+ Dives
 
Ocean Dive Centre/ Conrad Rangali N   Ari Atoll   "Great manta action in the Maldives"
I have been to the Conrad Rangali several times (see my previous reports). This year the dive operation in the resort was new, Oce... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2016   Graham McGregor
500+ Dives
 
Liquid Salt Divers/ Aveyla N   Dharavandhoo   "Shore diving is a hit at this inhabited, local island!"
This was my second trip diving in the Maldives; the first time I was on a high- end resort island and this time was on an inhabited... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
2/2016   Eileen J Councill
500+ Dives
 
AquaVenture/ Guesthouse N   Maradhoo Island   "An awesome place to gain experiences... Power!"
The Good: - it's truly an awesome place to gain diving experiences. The "F1" drift dive, the "washing machine" currents and down cu... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2015   Andrew Colin Thompson
100+ Dives
 
Dive and Sail/ Cinnamon Ellaidhoo Maidives N   Ellaidhoo, North Ari Atoll   "Hotel vacation in the Maldives"
Travel was easy, we took a direct flight to Istanbul, laid over for 3 days to visit the historic sites and continued on by direct ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
11/2015   Bill Fletcher
250+ Dives
 
ProDivers/ Komandoo Resort N   [N/A]   "Diver Propulsion Vehicle and dive with sharks and eagle rays!"
I will just review Pro Divers at Komandoo Resort & Spa, since you can find many reviews of the resort on Travelocity. It took us 3... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2015   Raymond Haddad
250+ Dives
 
Diverland Maldives/ equator village N   Addu Atoll, Gan Island   "Hard corals and mantas"
Addu Atoll is the only space in the Maldives that was not effected by coral bleaching in the last years. It is a hard coral paradi... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2015   Klaus-D Glismann
1000+ Dives
 
Sub Aqua DiveCenter/ Conrad Rangali N   South Ari Atoll   "Fantastic resort based diving in the Maldives (South Ari atoll)"
Sub Aqua are the dive operator based at the Conrad Rangali resort in south west South Ari atoll. I have been at this resort before... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2015   Graham McGregor
500+ Dives
 
Maafushi Dive and Water Sport/ Kaani Village and Spa N   Maafushi island   "Diving in Maldives"
The Good: It's an inhabited island with about 500 to 800 Maldivians living on this island. You get to mix and talk to the locals. ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2014   Andrew Colin Thompson
100+ Dives
 
Sun Divers/ Kanuhura N   Kanuhura]   "Kanuhura "
Amazing quantity and variety of fish life. Huge schools of Snappers, Tangs, Crevasses, and Butterfly with Tuna, Sharks, and Mantas... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2014   Kevin Darnell
1000+ Dives
 
Blue Tribe Dive Operation/ Constance Moofushi Resort N   Southern Ari Atoll   I will begin on a positive note. The people working at the resort and dive shop are extremely friendly and willing to please. Yo... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
8/2014   Rose Mueller
1000+ Dives
 
Manthiri N   North/South combo trip   Went on an 11- day liveaboard (9. 5 days diving) trip to the Maldives Aug. 1- 11. This trip was an LDS- led trip aboard the Manthiri. ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2014   Chris Watt
250+ Dives
 
Manthiri N     More fish schools than any other dive location I have been too. Some dives had little coral, mostly rubble, and a few dives had... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
7/2014   William E Jurney
1000+ Dives
 
Euro Divers/ Vilamendhoo Island Resort N   Ari Atoll   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 ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
4/2014   Henry O Ziller
250+ Dives
 
Sub-Aqua Dive Centre/ Conrad Rangali N   South Ari atoll   Sub Aqua are the dive operator based at the Conrad Rangali resort in south west South Ari atoll. We had been at this resort before... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2014   Graham McGregor
250+ Dives
 
Carpe Vita Explorer N   Central Atolls   A short 4- hour hop on Qatar Air from Qatar (where we are living), the Maldives is a favorite of divers from Europe, Asia and the M... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
12/2013   Jeremy Cohen
250+ Dives
 
Dive Bandos/ Bandos Resort N   Bandos Resort and Spa   In a word: don't go. I like value, and this place didn't produce. It's hard to get to the Maldives, and once there things are exp... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
11/2013   Dan Benson
1000+ Dives
 
Shangrila N   [N/A]   The visit to this resort was part of a another trip. I always wanted to dive the Maldives and couldn't wait to get into the water. ... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
11/2013   jean miller
1000+ Dives
 
Albatros Divers/ Gangehi Resort N   North Ari Atoll   We stayed at Gangehi Island Resort a few days after our week on the Maldives Aggressor (see my other review). You take a seaplane... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
3/2013   Alice Ribbens
250+ Dives
 
Sub-Aqua Dive Centre/ Conrad Rangali N   [N/A]   I was not at Rangali primarily to dive but I did a one tank afternoon dive most days and a couple of house reef dives. We saw mant... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2013   Graham McGregor
250+ Dives
 
Ellaidhoo Dive Dhop/ Chaaya Ellaidhoo Resort N   Ellaidhoo Resort, North Ari   The Good: - very good house reef. I only snorkelled the house reef but was impressed by the amount of eagle rays seen on each occ... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
1/2013   Philip johnston
1000+ Dives
 
Prodivers/ Kuredu N   [N/A]   Kuredu is one of the larger island resorts in the Maldives. As such it caters for a lot of people. In fairness it does it pretty w... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2012   Graham McGregor
250+ Dives
 
rasdhoo divers/ kuramathi resort Full report N   rasdhoo atoll   Kuramathi, on rasdhoo atoll- is a fifteen minute seaplane ride from MALE but some still insist on taking the two hour boat ride (... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2012   Tom Kelly
1000+ Dives
 
Euro Divers/ Kurumba Full report N   Kurumba   This was our 3rd trip to Kurumba Resort and 4th to Maldives. Currently living in Asia so fairly easy to travel to Maldives. Eur... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2012   Arthur Burke Jr
250+ Dives
 
Sub Aqua DiveCenter Full report N   Conrad Rangali Resort   The Conrad Rangali Resort is not a dive resort per se, but a very upscale resort hotel for those willing to travel the distance. ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2011   Steve Giles
1000+ Dives
 
Manthiri Full report N   Southern Atolls   Web interface didn't let me select that this is a liveabaord, but it is. 7 day charter is what I booked. Icelandic volcano and... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2010   Curt Andrus
500+ Dives
 
Delphis/ Royal Island Full report N   Baa Atoll   Its hard to be objective about our trip to Royal Island, because we paid absolute top dollar to go during the high season, and it... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
12/2009   Sherri Dullingham
100+ Dives
 
Bandos Island Resort Full report N   Bandos Island   Divers are not allowed to dive within 12 hours of arrival at the Bandos Island Resort. This is because they believe people arrivi... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2009   Robert C White Jr.
500+ Dives
 
Sub Aqua / Conrad Resort Full report N   Rangali Island   Although July is "monsoon season", we had excellent weather and water conditions for 9 out of 10 days. Having been diving for 25 ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2009   Bruce Praet
500+ Dives
 
Maldives Scuba Tours/ Sea Queen liveaboard Full report N   Huvadhoo Atoll   Maldives Scuba Tours - Sea Queen - [. . . ] We loved our trip to the Maldives. The journey was long but well worth it... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2009   Shawn Nelson
100+ Dives
 
SUb Aqua DIve Center Full report N   south ari atoll   Spent a week at the Conrad Rangali Island in the Maldives during March 2009. Takes two day from Columbia, SC- leave on Tuesday ar... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2009   Tom Kelly
1000+ Dives
 
SUb Aqua DIve Center/ conrad maldives rangali island Full report N   south ari atoll   Spent a week at the Conrad Rangali Island in the Maldives during March 2009. Takes two day from Columbia, SC- leave on Tuesday ar... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2009   Tom Kelly DDS
1000+ Dives
 
Bandos Island Resort Full report N   [N/A]   We chose Bandos Island Resort because were were looking for a Maldives resort for a Christmas trip with both a good house reef and... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
12/2008   Sherri Dullingham
100+ Dives
 
Four Seasons Explorer Full report N   [N/A]   Having dived 25 differant boats I have to say this boat is the best. Wonderful huge cabins and wonderful food. The resort is also... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2008   Ron Dion
500+ Dives
 
Euro Divers/ Eriyadu Island Resort Full report N   Eriyadu Island Resort   Eriyadu Island Resort is primarily a German resort. But resort staff spoke English. The dive operation is German run and well run. ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
5/2008   John Anholm
100+ Dives
 
Delphis Diving Center/ Paradise Island Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Maldives consist of over 1200 islands. Single resorts on some; islanders on others. Transportation from the airport island to a re... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2008   Sue Sepelak
500+ Dives
 
Ellaidhoo Dive Shop/ Ellaidhoo Resort] Full report N   Ari Atoll(Ellaidhoo Island)   The Ellaidhoo Resort in the Ari Atoll of the Maldives had an excellent house reef(Ellaidhoo House Reef) and through a system of ma... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2008   Jerry Hobart
250+ Dives
 
Maldives Liveaboards/ Baani Explorer Full report N   North & South Atolls   We had read a lot of reports on the Baani Explorer prior to making arrangements for our trip and we were expecting exceptionally... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
1/2008   Brian Verbonac
250+ Dives
 
Manthiri Full report N   [N/A]   Whale sharks! Dolphins! Mantas! Mating octopus! Plus more slithering eels than weve encountered anywhere else, chomping turtles n... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2008   Jeanne & Bill Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Sub/Aqua/ Angaga Island Resort & Spa Full report N   Angaga Island   The Southern Atoll during Feb. and March was the best viz with sharks and mantas. Northern Atoll is better later in the year. F... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2007   Larry
1000+ Dives
 
Subaqua/ Conrad Hilton Rangali Resort Full report N   [N/A]   After completing a week of diving on the Baani Adventurer (see separate report) we spent 6 nights at the Conrad Hilton Rangali Res... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2007   Jane Goble
250+ Dives
 
Baani Adventurer Full report N   [N/A]   This was our second liveaboard trip in the Maldives. Last year we were on the Baani Explorer and enjoyed it so much we returned t... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2007   Jane Goble
250+ Dives
 
Baani Adventurer Full report N   [N/A]   We recently returned from our liveaboard in the Maldives and it was really good. We had a long flight from LAX and went on Singa... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2007   Maria Brinson
<100 Dives
 
Ocean Dancer Full report N   [N/A]   Ship is 1 year old, beautifully crafted with wooden floors, big windows, large main salon, outdoor dining table for 16 people, bea... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2007   Mario Mizrahi
500+ Dives
 
Reethi Rah Divers/ One & Only Reethi Rah Full report N     Reethi Rah is part of the One & Only consortium of exclusive resorts, one of two in the Maldives. Access is via sea plane from Ma... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2006   David Vickery & Suzanne Leeson
500+ Dives
 
Pro Divers/ Komando Island Resort Full report N   Lhaviyana Atoll   Wonderful trip. We were the only Americans on Island. People could not have been nicer. long trip. +27 hours to get back to t... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
3/2006   Laura & John Purcell
250+ Dives
 
M. Y. Manthiri Full report N   South and West   Most of the divers were very experienced and could handle the currents but a few were not that experienced and it was tough on the... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
3/2006   Peter Van Kampen
250+ Dives
 
Kandu Travel/ Sultan of Maldives Full report N   Huvadhoo Atoll   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... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2006   Flavio De Simone
100+ Dives
 
Maldives Scuba Tours Full report N   [N/A]   We were looking for a destination with relatively warm water, coral and big fish. We found the Maldives which is frequented by E... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2005   Jack wesolek
250+ Dives
 
MV Manthiri Full report N   [N/A]   From the moment we left home the trip was nothing but fabulous. Singapore Airlines is the Best. The people at Sea n See and Live... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2005   William Hoff
1000+ Dives
 
Euro Divers Full report N   Lohifushi   Overall we were very pleased with our holiday with nothing much to complain about as the staff on the island could'nt do enough to... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2004   Paul Harris
100+ Dives
 
Manthiri/ Soneva Gili Full report N   [N/A]   We signed up for a 5- night dive trip aboard the Manthiri, followed by 5 nights at Soneva Gili, rated the number 1 hotel in the wor... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2004   Richard Troop
250+ Dives
 
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