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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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
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M/V Maldives Princess Full report LiveAboard     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
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
 
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
Adora Full report LiveAboard     "Blue Beauty At The Equator"
My preferred dive shop DJ’s Scuba Locker (djscuba. com) arranged a trip to the Maldives for a week aboard MV Adora. Getting to Mal... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2016   Eric A Frick
250+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Blue O Two Full report LiveAboard     "Malcives Blue O Two Live Aboard"
Maldives is a must dive on the bucket list. Lots of diving due to live aboard. Dive crew was very accommodating and did great job... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2015   Eric E Woodman
250+ Dives
 
Ark Royal Full report LiveAboard     I had been 2 yrs previous in the Maldives and returned based on the diving that previous trip. On this trip the diving was disappo... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
2/2011   Frances Lewis
500+ Dives
1Helpful 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
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
 
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
 
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
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 
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
 
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/ 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
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
 
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
 
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard     "Good Liveaboard Trip"
Not for novice divers. Had to contend with currents on non- drift dives. On several occasion had to struggle with currents to get r... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
11/2015   Jim Tompkins
1000+ Dives
 
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
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard     The Maldives Aggressor boat is professionally operated and certainly up to the standards of other boats in the Aggressor fleet. T... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
10/2010   Ken Mostello
500+ Dives
 
Carpe Vita Explorer Full report LiveAboard     Challenging diving in heavy currents with some negative entries and use of reef hooks for most shark specific encounters. Wish we... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
12/2013   Ken Yee
250+ 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
 
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
M/Y Maldives Princess Full report LiveAboard     "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
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
 
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 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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
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
 
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 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
 
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
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
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
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
 
Maldives Dive Travel Full report LiveAboard     "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
 
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
 
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
 
Manthiri Full report LiveAboard     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
 
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
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
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
 
Carpe Vita Full report LiveAboard     "Boat great, diving fair"
Boat was great and crew was wonderful but I left wondering why Maldives diving is rated so highly. The Good: - The boat and ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2017   Brian Thomasson
100+ Dives
3Helpful 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
 
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
 
MV Orion Full report LiveAboard     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
 
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
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
 
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
 
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
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
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
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
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
Manthiri Full report LiveAboard     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
 
Baani Adventurer Full report LiveAboard     As my Great Books of the 20th Century professor used to say, "You pays your money and you takes your chances. " Rates are cheaper ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2006   David Vickery & Suzanne Leeson
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
 
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
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
 
Pretty Thombili/ MY Teate Full report LiveAboard     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
 
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard     "Decent diving but a problematic boat"
We spent the week of July 31- August 7, 2016 on the Maldives Aggressor and it did not live up to our expectations. The boat had man... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2016   Elizabeth Russell
500+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Maldives Master/Blue Voyager LiveAboard     "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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
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
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
 
Manthuri Full report LiveAboard     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
 
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
 
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
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 
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
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
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
 
Sub-Aqua Dive Centre/ Conrad Rangali Full report       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
Photos available 
Prodivers/ Kuredu Full report       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
 
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
 
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
 
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
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
Maldives Scuba Tours Full report       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
 
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
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
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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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Shangrila Full report       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
 
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
 
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