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Dive Review of Blue O Two in
Maldives

Blue O Two: "Malcives Blue O Two Live Aboard", May, 2015,

by Eric E Woodman, CA, US ( 2 reports). Report 8564.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 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 of keeping things together during a difficult time. Unfortunately, Blue O Two charted the boat we were on and it leaked exhaust fumes throughout the boat making it difficult to sleep for many who retired to the upper deck to sleep under the stars. Also, the nitrox generator only worked for a few hours on the first day, eliminating its use. They were waiting for parts to come from Europe when we boarded. Blue O Two rightfully compensated us with partial refunds and vouchers towards a future trip on the many live aboards they operate throughout the world.

Saw all kinds of sharks and rays. Several dives required hooks to anchor in due to current. Be sure to bring one on board because they run out of those that are for sale.

Despite the inconvenience posed by the boat and lack of nitrox, the dive crew made the trip well forth while.
Websites Blue O Two   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Central America, Caribbean, Mexico, Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Borneo
Closest Airport Male (only one for entry) Getting There Flights from around the world, many from Dubai, Hong Kong, etc

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dives limited to 100' for 45 minutes due to live aboard itinerary
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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