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Dive Review of AquaVenture/Guesthouse in
Maldives/Maradhoo Island

AquaVenture/Guesthouse: "An awesome place to gain experiences... Power!", Dec, 2015,

by Andrew Colin Thompson, Singapore, SG (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9104 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The Good:- it's truly an awesome place to gain diving experiences. The "F1" drift dive, the "washing machine" currents and down currents.
The fantastic and awesome and sexy manta rays at the cleaning stations. the awesome diving into the deep blue, we saw only one tiger shark but lots of large grey sharks and eagle rays. Ask Marc, the owner of the Dive centre to take you to dive at the 'Tuna Fish' factory ship. There are lots of large sting rays [30-40] congregating at the bottom of this vessel. Sharks hunting them. Visibility very bad only at this site.. Bring along a dive light and aahh... awesome sight!
The Bad:- If city life is part of your dive itinerary... this is NOT the place! However, you can stroll around the island and take in the sights.

Websites AquaVenture   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Malaysia, Thailand [Phuket and Ko Lanta], Philippines, Cebu, Maldives[2015]Anilao[2016]
Closest Airport Domestic flight/Gan Int'l Airport Getting There Please refer to their website. Fly to Mali and take a domestic flight to the island. The domestic flight will be booked for you by the dive centre.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 27-30°F / -3--1°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 10-20 M / 33-66 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Max depth 30m.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments You have to set up your UWP rig at the guesthouse and/or at the restaurant, pier. [They don't have facilities like those provided for muck diving in the Philippines or Lembek, Indonesia.]
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