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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
 
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 
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
Ocean Dive Center/ [same]Conrad Rangali   [N/A]South Ari Atoll   "Still a great luxury hotel based dive destination"
This was our 8th dive trip to the Maldives. Twice we were on liveaboards which were great but staying at the luxury Conrad Rangal... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2022   Jane Goble
500+ 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
 
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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 
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
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 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
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
Manthiri LiveAboard     "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
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
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
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
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard     "A first-class liveaboard"
The Maldives Aggressor performed extremely well in the important categories: the diving, the crew, the meals, and the boat. The... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2018   Jorge J Moré
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Aggressor Fleet LiveAboard     "A first-class liveaboard"
The Maldives Aggressor performed extremely well in the important categories: the diving, the crew, the meals, and the boat. The... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2018   Jorge J Moré
500+ Dives
4Helpful 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
Carpe Vita Full report LiveAboard     "Mostly good Diving, great boat"
Maldives was on our list and the Diving was very good in some spots. But no one warned us that you can’t take any liquor - the aut... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2017   Linda Dunn
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
Carpe Novo Full report LiveAboard     "Amazing trip on the Carpe Novo"
The Carpe Novo provided an amazing dive experience. The accommodations were top notch and spacious (such a surprise!). The dive ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2017   Deborah Fiscus
250+ Dives
 
Boutique Beach Full report       "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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Manthiri Full report       "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
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
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
 
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
Emperor Virgo Full report LiveAboard     "Emperor Virgo - A great experience!"
I had heard a lot of stories about liveaboards in the Maldives and with some trepidation exited the airport to be greeted by the d... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2017   James Oates
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Manthiri Full report       "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
2Helpful 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
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
MV Adora Full report LiveAboard     "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
2Helpful vote(s) received
Blue Voyager Full report LiveAboard     "deep south diving in Maldives"
The trips in the South are scheduled for the North East monsoons with heavy currents and mainly diving channels. The diving... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
2/2016   George S. Irwin, M.D.
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
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
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard     "Great trip!"
Check out my video of the trip. [. . . ] Maldives dives is awesome. The Aggressor is also wonderful. I can... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2016   Gina Razete
1000+ Dives
 
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
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
Four Seasons Explorer Full report LiveAboard     "Excellent Diving and Accomodations"
This is a luxury dive boat (a true Four Seasons run property), with 10 very large and comfortable cabins w/ full bath, plus one lu... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2015   Richard Ansbacher
<100 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 let’s talk about Diving. I met the Aggressor c... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2015   Janice Smith
500+ Dives
7Helpful vote(s) received
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
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
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
Carpe Diem Full report LiveAboard     "Amazing Maldives Liveaboard"
This was a terrific trip. The Maldives are more spread out than they appear on a map. Probably travelled 200 miles. A liveaboard i... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2014   Richard W Crain
<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
 
Carpe Vita Full report LiveAboard     "Excellent"
Carpe Vitae is a luxurious live aboard. The 138 foot boat was completed in January 2011 and is in pristine condition. Maximum numb... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2014   Judith Haynie
500+ 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
 
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
 
MV Maldives Princess Full report LiveAboard     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
 
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
 
Aggressor Fleet/ Maldives Aggressor Full report LiveAboard N & S Male & Ari Atolls   Maldives Aggressor - - - - Dec 1st – 8th 2013 Of the 22 liveaboards I’ve done this was one of the three most beautiful. At 115 ft. ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2013   Pat Wikstrom
500+ Dives
 
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard     I had a great time. The crew did a superb job all- around, especially considering there was a full boat (20 guests). Two of the D... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2013   Ms Lynda Durfee
500+ Dives
 
Constellation Fleet (MV Leo)/ MV Leo Full report LiveAboard     All dives from dhoni - separate 35- 40 foot boat equipped w/ compressor. We had a backup dhoni for the week - not in good shape bu... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
10/2013   GERALD WILLISON
250+ Dives
 
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
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard     This was our 4th Aggressor and we've also been on some other liveaboards, but had not been to the Maldives. We had an amazing wee... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
3/2013   Alice Ribbens
250+ Dives
 
White wave/ Island safari 1 Full report LiveAboard     This was quite easily the best liveaboard I, ve been on. The professionalism was very evident. The knowledge of the dive sites was ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2012   gopal krishnan
250+ 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
 
Aggressor Fleet/ Maldives Aggressor Full report LiveAboard     This was my third trip on the Maldives Aggressor, so they must be doing something right, and they are. The entire crew is very ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2012   robert kopki
500+ Dives
 
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
 
MV Orion Full report LiveAboard     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
 
Explorer Ventures/ Carpe Vita Full report LiveAboard     The Carpe Vita is a brand new luxury boat that will spoil you forever. Huge cabins, highly attentive crew and spectacular diving. ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2011   Eric Schindler
250+ Dives
 
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
 
Manthiri Full report LiveAboard     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
 
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
 
Aggressor Fleet/ Maldives Aggressor Full report LiveAboard     The Maldives Aggressor is a wonderful 117 ft spacious steel hulled diving sailing ship. We had 20 divers on board and there was ple... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
3/2010   bob kopki
500+ Dives
 
MV Orion Full report LiveAboard     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
 
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
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
 
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
 
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
 
EAGLE RAY Full report LiveAboard     It was a long flight from the northeast and we were picked up by staff at the airport, loaded into the dive tender and taken to th... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2009   ERNIE PLOURDE
500+ Dives
 
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard     The boat was the "Sachika"(topclassdiving. com), a last minute substitute for the new Aggressor boat (not yet ready). Well- appoint... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
1/2009   Mike Traylor
250+ Dives
 
Four Seasons Explorer Full report       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
 
MV Ocean Dancer Full report LiveAboard     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
 
Maldives Dive Adventures/ Eagle Ray Full report LiveAboard     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
 
Delphis Diving Center/ Paradise Island Resort Full report       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   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
 
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
 
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
 
Manthiri Full report       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
 
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
 
Eagle Ray Full report LiveAboard     Easy to get to from Jfk to Dubai about 12 hours, 4 hour layover next flight 4 hours to Male pick up at airport to liveaboard. I w... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
2/2007   Harold Elsis
1000+ Dives
 
Subaqua/ Conrad Hilton Rangali Resort Full report       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       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       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       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
 
Maldives liveaboards/ Baani Explorer Full report LiveAboard     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
 
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
 
MV Manthiri Full report       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   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       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 LiveAboard     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 LiveAboard     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
 
Sea Spirit Full report LiveAboard     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
 
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 
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
 
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
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
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 
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
 
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