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Manthiri Full report       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
 
S/Y Maldives Siren Full report LiveAboard     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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Aggressor Fleet/ Bandos Island Full report LiveAboard     Flight on Condor Frankfurt to Male' was relatively inexpensive. Pick up at the airport went smoothly. I stayed at the Bandos Res... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2012   David Schwab
250+ Dives
 
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard     I went on back to back week long trips on a "Dive the World" special rate. June is NOT the best time to go, the first week it rai... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
6/2010   Wellington Lee
100+ Dives
 
Reethi Rah Divers/ One & Only Reethi Rah Full report       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
 
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Addu Dive/ Wavesound 3S Guest House   Addu Atoll   "A great new Maldivian adventure"
I decided to try a new adventure for my 5th visit to the always reliable Maldives and booked Addu Atoll where about 10% of Maldivi... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2022   Jan Topley
250+ Dives
Photos available 
Diverland Maldives/ equator village Full report   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
2Helpful vote(s) received
Sub/Aqua/ Angaga Island Resort & Spa Full report   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
 
Dreamcatcher 2 Full report LiveAboard Ari and South Male Atoll   The Good - - Very comfortable boat. Lots of space for sitting, relaxing, reading and drinking. Has a bar deck with good selection o... Full report  
1 stars
4 stars  
11/2009   Jerry Tuttle
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Ocean Dive Centre/ Conrad Rangali Full report   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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Euro Divers/ Vilamendhoo Island Resort Full report   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
2Helpful vote(s) received
Macana Maldives Full report LiveAboard 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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Ellaidhoo Dive Shop/ Ellaidhoo Resort] Full report   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
 
DHUNI KOLHU RESORT   BAA ATOLL   "corals and fish almost as gorgeous as 30 years ago in Baa Atoll "
half of corals on the island are dead , but plenty of fish in some places ( blacktips , turtles on premises ). From 1/ 2 hr to 1... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2020   CAUSSIOL
500+ Dives
 
Delphis/ Royal Island Full report   Baa Atoll   Itís 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   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
 
Dive Bandos/ Bandos Resort Full report   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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Emperor Group   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
3Helpful vote(s) received
Aggressor Fleet LiveAboard Best of the Maldives   "Maldives Aggressor 2 May 2019"
Travel to Maldives There are many options on flights to Male. Most passengers got there a day or 2 early to acclimatize to the ti... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2019   Jon Hoffmann
500+ Dives
5Helpful vote(s) received
BlueOtwo LiveAboard Central and Baa atolls   "Amazing trip of a lifetime"
Joined the blueOtwo liveaboard, Blue Voyager, in Sept 2022 for a 7 nights trip around the Central Atolls in the Maldives. The trip... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2022   Sandra Hayashi
250+ Dives
 
M/Y Blue Voyager (Maldives Master) Full report LiveAboard 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
3Helpful vote(s) received
Explorer Ventures Carpe Vita Full report LiveAboard central atolls   "Diving is not worth the cost or time "
We went in the prime diving time of year- - Feb & March to have the best conditions so paid full price. We had rough, windy conditions... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
2/2017   Gail M King
1000+ Dives
4Helpful vote(s) received
Carpe Vita Explorer Full report   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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Maldive Scuba Tours Full report LiveAboard 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
 
Explorer Ventures, Maldives / Bandos Island LiveAboard Central itinerary   "Classic SW monsoon season 10 day trip, 30+ dives "
After diving most of the Pacific Oceanís tropical regions over the last 30+ years, I finally made it to the Indian Ocean. Gettin... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
11/2019   Lee Little Haponski
1000+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
S/Y Maldives Siren Full report LiveAboard Central to Southern atolls   The Diving: Ė 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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Sub Aqua DiveCenter Full report   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
 
Carpe Vita   Deep South   This was a phenomenal experience, so varied in everything. . . marine life, bottom profile, dive conditions, depth. The staff went b... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2022   Rika
500+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
RUI resort dive shop/ [same]RUI Palace Resort   Dhaalu Atoll   "Disappointing Diving in Maldives"
The only reason we went to RUI is that they would take divers on short notice. PADI. com helped set this up, when another res... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2021   Terry H Anderson
1000+ Dives
 
Liquid Salt Divers/ Aveyla Full report   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
2Helpful vote(s) received
Liquid Salt Divers/ Aveyla Manta Village   Dharavandhoo Island   "Timing is everything"
Timing is everything when it comes to the Mantas in Hanifaru Bay. I didn't have much flexibility in my dates as I was in the regio... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2019   Dasarath Gunasekera
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Ellaidhoo Dive Dhop/ Chaaya Ellaidhoo Resort Full report   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
 
Dive and Sail/ Cinnamon Ellaidhoo Maidives Full report   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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Scuba Tours Worldwide/ Sea Spirit Full report LiveAboard 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
2Helpful vote(s) received
Euro Divers/ Eriyadu Island Resort Full report   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
 
Barefoot Dive Center/ Barefoot Eco Lodge   Hanimaadhoo Island   "What a treat"
Structures set tastefully back from waters edge, behind foliage, but still guests were a few from beach. Beautifull vegetated grou... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
3/2022   Rika
500+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Maldives Scuba Tours/ Sea Queen liveaboard Full report   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
 
Kandu Travel/ Sultan of Maldives Full report   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
 
Explorer Ventures   Indian Ocean   "Overall a good destination"
The boat is exactly as described on the Explorer Ventures website. It is a very large boat accommodating 26 passengers. This is... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
8/2021   Randy Alexander
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
BlueOTwo Full report LiveAboard Indian Ocean   "It could have been great...but it wasn't "
My 5 star rating of the diving applies to the MALDIVES as a dive destination, NOT this trip or this operator. The Southern Maldiv... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
2/2016   Gilbert Montoya
500+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Sun Divers/ Kanuhura Full report   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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Euro Divers/ Kurumba Full report   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
 
Pro Divers/ Komando Island Resort Full report   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
 
Euro Divers Full report   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
 
Maafushi Dive and Water Sport/ Kaani Village and Spa Full report   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
 
Aggressor Fleet LiveAboard Maldives   "Glorious trip, crew exceptional, food great, accommodations superior,"
This was my second time in the Maldives and was superior in all ways= the crew, the dive masters, the accommodations, all of it. A... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2022   Susan Cropper
1000+ Dives
 
Aggressor Fleet LiveAboard Maldives Aggressor   "Excellent first experience in the Maldives. "
The flights to Dubai from Houston, were very long (14+ hours). Long layovers, then the final leg to Male. An overnight stay in a n... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
2/2022   John A Shives
500+ Dives
 
Aggressor Fleet LiveAboard Maldives Aggressor   "Excellent first experience in the Maldives. "
The flights to Dubai from Houston, were very long (14+ hours). Long layovers, then the final leg to Male. An overnight stay in a n... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
2/2022   John A Shives
500+ Dives
 
Dive Desk   Male   "Wonderful Specialty Shore Dives in Maldives Capital"
This is not typical Maldives diving and I wouldn't suggest US divers make the trip just for the dives in Male, but for nudibranch ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2022   Laura Todd
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Baani Explorer Full report LiveAboard Male & Ari Atoll]   Excellent liveaboard. Biggest rooms I have seen on liveaboard with private bathroom. However, beds were hard as a rock( most peopl... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2008   Jerry Hobart
250+ Dives
 
Ocean Divine / Dive Encounter Alliance Full report LiveAboard 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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard Male, Ari atolls   Some of us expected mantas and whale sharks every day if not every dive, on arrival the crew told us that was unlikely but with lu... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
9/2010   Andy S Leslie W
500+ Dives
 
EXPLORER VENTURES Carpe Vita/ Carpe Vita Full report LiveAboard male, Baa, Raa, Ari atolls   "Great liveaboard diving in the Maldives"
We are a group of 6 experienced divers who have been on several liveaboards including two previous Maldives trips. Carpe Vita is o... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2017   Graham McGregor
500+ Dives
Photos available
3Helpful vote(s) received
Explorer Ventures/ M/V Carpe Vita Full report LiveAboard Male, Maldives   "Manta Ray Diving"
This was the southern itinerary and the primary focus was large animals. It did not disappoint. We spent at least 2 hours underw... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2018   Gerald Canning
1000+ Dives
4Helpful vote(s) received
AquaVenture/ Guesthouse Full report   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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard mid-southern atolls   "Maldives Diving Adventure"
Diving was easy, circling coral pinnacles inside the lagoons or drifting along the outside walls. Visibility inside was somewhat ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2015   Tim
1000+ Dives
 
Aggressor Fleet/ Maldives Aggressor Full report LiveAboard N & S Male & Ari Atolls   Maldives Aggressor - - - - Dec 1st Ė 8th 2013 Of the 22 liveaboards Iíve done this was one of the three most beautiful. At 115 ft. ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2013   Pat Wikstrom
500+ Dives
 
Carpe Vita Explorer Full report LiveAboard N & S Male N & S Ari, Vaavu   The Carpe Vita Explorer is a beautiful boat. Largest cabins I've ever enjoyed on a live aboard. Great crew with great attitude. On... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2013   Thomas H Lopatin
500+ Dives
 
Aggressor Full report LiveAboard N/A   I had a Maldives trip planned on the Aggressor (fully paid, two people) which the company cancelled without apology ten days befor... Full report  
1 stars
5 stars  
2/2009   Tracy Napp
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Maldives Liveaboards/ Baani Explorer Full report   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
 
MV Maldives Princess Full report LiveAboard 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
 
Albatros Divers/ Gangehi Resort Full report   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
 
Carpe Novo/ Kiha Beach LiveAboard North Atolls   "Whale Sharks and Mantas!!"
Combo land- based and liveaboard trip postponed due to COVID. We spent 3 nights land- based with the express purpose of snorkeling w... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
10/2021   Carl Belles
250+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Bandos Dive Center Full report   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
3Helpful vote(s) received
Bandos Island Resort Full report   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
2Helpful vote(s) received
Fun Azul Fleet Full report LiveAboard North Route   Great trip. Boat was exceptional. Nice sun deck. Pampered diving. Great crew that was knowledgeable and helpful and really work... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2013   Tom Brumback
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Baani Adventurer Full report LiveAboard North, South Male and Ari Atol   We went here because of the review we read in the Jan. 06 Undercurrent. We chose the Adventurer as it was the newer of the t... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2006   Rich and Kathleen Rankhorn
100+ Dives
 
Manthiri Full report   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
 
MV Orion Full report LiveAboard 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
1Helpful vote(s) received
World Wide Dive & Sail/ Maldives Siren Full report LiveAboard Northern atolls   This northern itinerary covered a lot of water, from sites near Male all the way up to Hanimadhoo, and including the famed Hanifar... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
9/2011   Jason Marks
500+ Dives
 
Kaito Divers/ Heritance Aarah   Raa Atoll   "Good holiday diving in the Maldives but poor value for money"
This was a family holiday, not a dive trip as such. However, being the Maldives, I took the opportunity to do some diving with my ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2019   Graham McGregor
500+ Dives
Photos available 
Sub Aqua / Conrad Resort Full report   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
 
rasdhoo divers/ kuramathi resort Full report   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
 
Carpe Vita Full report LiveAboard Rasdhoo to South Male   "Fabulous boat, excellent diving - IF you know where to go"
The diving: I actually did 2 one- week back- to- back trips. The diving at the beginning was very disappointing - few fish and lots... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
1/2017   Lisa C. Evans
500+ Dives
 
Aggressor Fleet/ Bandos Island Resort Full report LiveAboard S Male and S Ari Atolls   "Maldives March 2015"
Maldives has been on my bucket list for some time. I am so glad I made it. First letís talk about Diving. I met the Aggressor c... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2015   Janice Smith
500+ Dives
7Helpful vote(s) received
Ocean Devine Full report LiveAboard 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
 
SUb Aqua DIve Center Full report   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   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
 
Eagle Ray Full report LiveAboard South and North Male atoll   This was our first liveaboard. We booked thinking it was a new boat, but was actually refurbished in 2006. Unfortunately they di... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
12/2006   NCD
<100 Dives
 
M. Y. Manthiri Full report   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
 
Euro Divers/ Lux South Ari Atoll   South Ari Atoll   "Whale sharks and biofluorescence in the Maldive Islands"
... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2022   Philip M Carpenter
100+ Dives
 
Sub Aqua DiveCenter/ Conrad Rangali Full report   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 Dive Centre/ Conrad Rangali Full report   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
 
Emperor Atoll LiveAboard South central   "The liveaboard was basic, but comfortable, the diving was fantastic. "
The good- the diving was fantastic as was the dive guides and the food. The boat was a bit tired and basic but it was comfortabl... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
3/2019   Michael Francis
250+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard South Pinnacles   "Best of the Maldives on the Aggressor II"
This was my third Aggressor boat and the best yet. Although the Paula Aggressor with chef Shay was the best food ever. While the... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2018   Gregg Backemeyer
1000+ Dives
 
Blue Tribe Dive Operation/ Constance Moofushi Resort Full report   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
 
Orion Full report LiveAboard 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
 
Manthiri Full report   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 LiveAboard 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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Aggressor Fleet LiveAboard Southern Maldives   "Good diving but 2 boat accidents"
The crew were all wonderful. Diving good but can be difficult with changing currents around mouth of channels on this southern iti... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
3/2022   Paul Neis
500+ Dives
Photos available 
MV Orion Full report LiveAboard 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
 
Liveaboard.com/ Blue Voyager       We arrived in Male a day earlier than needed because the tour operator did not let us know the schedule of the internal trip from ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
10/2022   Leona M Holaday
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Emperor Explorer LiveAboard     "Excellent Liveaboard trip in the Maldives"
We are a group of 6 experienced divers who have been on several liveaboards including three previous Maldives trips. Emperor Explo... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2021   Graham McGregor
500+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Four Seasons Explorer/ Landaa Giraavaru LiveAboard     "Diving during Covid in the Maldives - great to be back in the water"
After 18 months of no diving, my wife and I just returned from the Maldives. We had an amazing trip at the Four Seasons Landaa Gir... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2021   Steven Skiba
500+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
CARPE NOVO liveaboard LiveAboard     "Great Diving, Poor COVID EXPERIENCE"
First the Diving. We took the southern route, since our last trip to the Maldives 19 years ago we took the Best of the Maldives c... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2021   Terry H Anderson
1000+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Blue Force LiveAboard     "Maldives, Central ROute"
This is my second trip on this boat. It is nicely appointed and very comfortable. Good food. Comfortable diving with modest curren... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2021   Jack Bernstein
500+ Dives
Photos available 
Extreme Maldives Watersports/ Cocoon Maldives       "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
2Helpful vote(s) received
Blue Force One LiveAboard     "Manta Pardise"
Ten days on the livaboard gave us good exposure to the diversity in the Maldives. With 21 divers/ photographers, divers, we controll... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2019   D.Demming
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Manthiri LiveAboard     "Maldives great for pelagics, fish and reef critters"
A visit to the Maldives had been on our ĎBucket Listí 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
2Helpful vote(s) received
Manthiri/ same LiveAboard     "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
Photos available
3Helpful vote(s) received
Carpe Vita LiveAboard     "Still pretty good diving"
This is the second time we went diving with Carpe Vita through Explorer Ventures. Five years ago, we visited in August and were im... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
1/2019   heejae cho
250+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
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