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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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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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 
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
 
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
 
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 
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
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
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 
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
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
 
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/ 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
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
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, Maldives / Bandos Island LiveAboard Central itinerary   "Classic SW monsoon season 10 day trip, 30+ dives "
After diving most of the Pacific Ocean’s 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
 
Carpe Vita       "Good operation"
Ten day trip with REEF. org group to survey and estimate fish populations. The boat was very flexible about meeting our needs and ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2019   Laurel Fulton
500+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Aggressor Fleet LiveAboard     "Not worth the trip"
Wish I'd been here 20 years ago when the coral was healthy. The combination of a massive bleaching event and the out of control c... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2019   Laurel Fulton
500+ Dives
4Helpful 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
M/V Emporer Leo Full report       "A week diving the "
This was a bucket list trip for me. I was also a single diver. I chose the Leo based on reviews, price and availability. M... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2018   Richard Hart
250+ Dives
1Helpful 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
 
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
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
S/Y Maldives Siren Full report LiveAboard     "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
3Helpful vote(s) received
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard     "Good trip to Maldive, crew needs some work"
This was the 1st cruise of the Maldive Aggressor II with a new cruise director and assistance cruise director after the boat f... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2018   jeffery moore
100+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
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
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
 
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
Carpa Vita Full report LiveAboard     "A Lot Of Coral Bleaching"
I wish I knew how bad the coral was. There is a lot of coral belching, a lot of the dive sites look like a bomb went off, it was j... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2018   Lawrence Babcock
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Carpe Diem LLC/ Dhigali resort, Carpe Vita Liveaboa Full report LiveAboard     "Maldives on land and sea"
This trip has been in the works for 17 months. We charted the entire Carpe Vita boat as well as spent 4 days at the Dhigali reso... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2018   Jim Willoughby
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Emperor Serenity Full report LiveAboard     "Maldives; Emperor Serenity"
We arrived for departure the afternoon of Dec. 17, 2017, to a weeklong dive itinerary they call “The best of the Maldives”. Our ca... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2018   Ted Bemis
250+ Dives
6Helpful 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 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
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
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
 
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
 
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
 
Diverland Gan/ Equator Village Full report       "Addu Atoll, Maldives Deep South"
Addu Atoll was an add- on to our trip on the Manthiri (see separate report). 11 of our group of 12 went here. Addu is the souther... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2017   Mr Brent Woods
500+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Manthiri Full report       "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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard     "Excellent"
Great trip. Crew on the Maldives Aggressor was one of the best I've encountered on any live aboard I've been on. Diving was e... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2016   John L. Hosp
250+ Dives
 
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard     "Interesting place to visit"
A quick note, since we visited, the Aggressor fleet has severed their ties with the boat operation which we dove with. We had an a... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2016   Pierre Hurter
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
 
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
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
 
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
 
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
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
 
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
 
ProDivers/ Komandoo Resort Full report       "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
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
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 Full report LiveAboard     "Maldives Disappointment"
Most of the reviews I have read about the Maldives Aggressor, and Aggressor fleet in general, have trended positive. I was travel... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
2/2015   Mike Szathmary
250+ Dives
3Helpful 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
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
 
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
 
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
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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