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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Maldives/Best of the Maldives

Aggressor Fleet: "Maldives Aggressor 2 May 2019", May, 2019,

by Jon Hoffmann, GA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10933.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Travel to Maldives
There are many options on flights to Male. Most passengers got there a day or 2 early to acclimatize to the time zone, or to be safe in case of delayed luggage. Just know that Male is a Muslim town and good luck finding any alcohol. Itís also very crowded and construction is everywhere, so not a lot to do. I personally would rather take the risk on luggage and spend as little time as possible in Male. One couple from an eastern European country had their luggage delayed and the Aggressor did a great job giving them loaner equipment and picking up their luggage at the airport for them the next day. I was told that the airport hotel is the only place in Male with a liquor license. If true, I would stay there next time rather than the Hotel Ocean Grand, which was on the beach, but was equivalent to an airport transit hotel. Aggressor travel hooked me up with the Hotel Ocean Grand and at least they included a shuttle back to the airport to connect with the Aggressor crew to board the boat. The Aggressor picks you up and drops you off at the airport by boat- 200 feet from the airport entrance. Your last night of the trip, you will be taken to Male for a walking tour and dinner for which you will need to pay (about $40). I donít think it is optional, so be prepared for a hot walk through various markets, mosques, etc.

The boat
Early May is the transition period between seasons, but our weather was perfect with lots of sun and no rain or wind. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Costa Rica, Thailand, Micronesia, Maldives, Indonesia, PNG, Palau, Malaysia, Philippines
Closest Airport Male Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 80-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 30 meters and 60 minutes
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
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