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M/V Maldives Princess Y   [N/A]   After two days of travel and 30 hours in the air, I was hoping for much better diving than we had. I was expecting corals and fis... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2013   David Bader
1000+ Dives
 
M/Y Blue Voyager (Maldives Master) Y   Central Atolls   "Maldives: Great Boat, Questionable Diving"
Blue Voyager and The Master Fleet are merging and while the brand is yet to be consolidated, it is a well- run organization. The 1... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
4/2018   Tim
1000+ Dives
 
M/Y Maldives Princess Y   [N/A]   "Maldives Prncess--Don't bother...."
I'll keep this short. Don't bother with this operator. The ship was significantly over- hyped on its website (cabins dirty, furni... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
11/2014   MARC PINTO
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
 
Macana Maldives Y   Ari Atoll (N&S) / Male' Atoll   "Maldives Aboard the Princess Handy"
I think of this as my Charles Dickens dive trip. I had some of the best dives of my life and one or two near the worst. First of... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2017   David Gere
500+ Dives
 
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Maldive Scuba Tours Full report Y   central atolls   There was some delay and confusion while waiting for representatives at the airport in Male, but it was resolved after a sho... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
4/2011   Jim Garren
250+ Dives
 
Maldives Dive Adventures/ Eagle Ray Full report Y   [N/A]   Getting to the Maldives from the United States is an endurance test. LAX to Taipai, Taiwan (14 hours). Taipai to Kuala Lumpur (4... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2008   William Ungerman
500+ Dives
 
Maldives Dive Travel Y   [N/A]   "Diving in the Maldives"
The Maldives are located off the southern tip of India and consist of a large number of small low lying tropical islands. They hav... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2007   Andrew Falconer
500+ 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
 
Maldives liveaboards/ Baani Explorer Full report Y   [N/A]   This was such a great experience for the two of us that we are going back for another one week liveaboard (Baani Adventure) in Jan... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2007   Jane Goble
250+ Dives
 
Maldives Master/Blue Voyager Y   [N/A]   "Top notch, satisfying week trip on a relatively large liveaboard"
Blue Voyager holds 26 passengers and we had a full house for our one week itinerary. A friendly group of Brits, we two Americans, ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
1/2019   Eric Schindler
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
 
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
 
Manthiri Y   [N/A]   "Maldives great for pelagics, fish and reef critters"
A visit to the Maldives had been on our ‘Bucket List’ for quite some time. The trip did not disappoint overall and was well worth... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2019   Timothy C Barden
250+ Dives
 
Manthiri/ same Y   [N/A]   "Excellent"
Trip exceeded all expectations. Smooth transition to and from airport, including hotel and pool for one night. 4- 5 dives a day, ea... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2019   Andrew Anderson
100+ 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
 
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
 
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
 
Manthiri Full report Y   [N/A]   Our trip was a charter to dive with mantas, so our itinerary was different than most. Over the course of 16 days we did about a d... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2010   Gina Sanfilippo
250+ 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
 
Manthiri Full report Y   Southern Atolls   We did an extended 14 night Holiday trip over Christmas and New Years. We did the Southern Atolls and elected to only do 3 dives ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
12/2009   Janet Czapski
1000+ Dives
 
Manthiri Full report N   [N/A]   Whale sharks! Dolphins! Mantas! Mating octopus! Plus more slithering eels than we’ve encountered anywhere else, chomping turtles n... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2008   Jeanne & Bill Downey
1000+ Dives
 
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
 
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
 
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 we’ve 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
 
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
 
MV Adora Y   [N/A]   "Maldives on Live aboard MV Adora"
The Maldives is a long ways away so the flights are a little grueling so be prepared. The Maldives is a lot of water with lots of ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2016   Allan Baldwin
250+ Dives
 
MV Maldives Princess Y   [N/A]   The trip was very long getting there - about 40 hours in total. I arrived two days earlier than my group having done a pre trip to... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
3/2014   Anne Warburton
500+ Dives
 
MV Maldives Princess Y   North and South Ari Atolls, Ma   The boat was wonderful with large private bathrooms and splendid accommodations. The food was equally excellant! The boat crew w... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2013   Mark Etter
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
 
MV Ocean Dancer Full report Y   [N/A]   The Ocean Dancer is an incredible boat, just beautiful, designed and built by David Mesnard with hand picked wood form different a... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2008   Susan L Welch
250+ Dives
 
MV Orion Y   Northern Atolls   "Two Weeks on the MV Orion"
We spent two weeks on back to back 7- day cruises on the Orion. First, the diving was pretty spectacular. On one single dive, f... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2015   Tom Baker
1000+ Dives
 
MV Orion Y   Southern Maldives   We went on the "Deep South, Southern sharks" nine day, one way itinerary, in mid March 2014. This required taking a flight back t... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
3/2014   robert kopki
500+ Dives
 
MV Orion Y   [N/A]   We wish we had known that the diving would be primarily deep channel diving as opposed to pinnacle- top reef. The website says: "T... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
4/2013   Mary Marshall
500+ Dives
 
MV Orion Full report Y   [N/A]   This was my first liveaboard, so I have no comparison to other operations. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The diving was... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
10/2011   Karen Woods
100+ Dives
 
MV Orion Full report Y   [N/A]   We brought a group of 23 divers from the US for a 9- day excursion and chartered this vessel, being told that they would cater to t... Full report  
2 stars
2 stars  
5/2010   Joe Trapasso
100+ Dives
 
MV Orion Full report Y   [N/A]   Good: warm water, great visibility, lots of sharks, rays, mantas , turtles, eels , small reef fish, health corals, dive guides good... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
3/2010   Larry Schnabel
500+ Dives
 
MV Orion Full report Y   [N/A]   LONG trip from LAX. Singapore Air great service in coach. Note: some days flite n/ s to Singapore, others through Narita Japan, mu... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
1/2010   C F Ward
500+ 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
 
Ocean Devine Y   Several islands and reefs   "Luxury diving at its best."
The Maldives has been one of my bucket list destinations. I opted to treat myself to a luxury liveaboard and I wasn't disappointed... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2017   Steve Clayman
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
 
Ocean Divine / Dive Encounter Alliance Y   Male to south ari   "Lots to see but strong currents and limited viz"
Ocean Divine: the owners are now part of Peter Hughes dive encounters partners liveaboards. Crew: The owners weren't on board... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2015   Hollie Lindauer
250+ Dives
 
Orion Y   Southern Atolls   The Maldives Southern Atolls in February/ March provide heavy current advanced diving. Most dives are channel dives. Hook in at 30... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2014   Jeremy Cohen
1000+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes/ Ocean Dancer Full report Y   [N/A]   We were very disappointed with the dive masters - the first was an inexperienced "dive master in training" who didn't spot much an... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
2/2009   Phil & Nancy Hamilton
500+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes Full report Y   [N/A]   I realized after just returning from a great diving experience that I should have written about our terrible experience to save pe... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
4/2007   Lynn Hudak
250+ Dives
 
Pretty Thombili/ MY Teate Full report Y   [N/A]   The MY Teate was built as a luxury yacht, and it shows - air- conditioned throughout, teak decks outside, varnished mahogany decks ... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
10/2007   Don Acheson
1000+ 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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
S/Y Maldives Siren Y   [N/A]   "Maldives Crowds"
24 divers; simply too many. I have been spoiled by the smaller boats in the Siren fleet. Although the Maldives always offers abu... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
2/2018   Oedipus
250+ Dives
 
S/Y Maldives Siren Y   Central to Southern atolls   The Diving: – this was a 10 day cruise from Male through to the southernmost major atoll (Gaafu Dhaala Atoll). The majority of di... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
2/2013   Philip johnston
1000+ Dives
 
S/Y Maldives Siren Y     Possibly our expectations for the 10- day trip on Maldives Siren were set too high. My wife and I thought that this, our 15th live... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
1/2013   Warren Sprung
500+ Dives
 
Scuba Tours Worldwide/ Sea Spirit Y   Equatorial Far South   "Far South Maldives"
My journey began in Portland Oregon, to Male, and then down to Gan. The Maldives are a long way from home! The next twelve days ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2017   Dan Purnell
1000+ Dives
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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