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Dive Review of Ellaidhoo Dive Dhop/Chaaya Ellaidhoo Resort in
Maldives/Ellaidhoo Resort, North Ari

Ellaidhoo Dive Dhop/Chaaya Ellaidhoo Resort, Jan, 2013,

by Philip johnston, Bayswater, AU (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 6873.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 27 to 30 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 15 to 18 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions No deco diving, return with min 50 bar, NO gloves
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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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 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
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Comments The Good:
- very good house reef. I only snorkelled the house reef but was impressed by the amount of eagle rays seen on each occasion (up to 5 at one time), some reasonable big fish life including a largish school of humpback snapper & numerous sweetlips, moray eels, several sorts of surgeonfish & tangs, some reasonable small tropicals, a good sized & friendly turtle, an octopus & some good (by Maldives standards) hard table corals. Other guests I spoke to reported seeing good shark life & occasional Manta action on the house reef.
- 2 good boat dive sites: Bathala Maaga Khan Thila, which produced a large manta & 3-4 whitetip sharks & 3-4 largish grey reef sharks, & another dive site called Dhigu Thila, notable for large areas of pinkish-white soft coral under a very long overhang, with a large school of resident lined snapper, other divers saw sharks & 2 manta at this latter site, I didnít see these. Very strong current at this latter site.
- turtles regularly encountered & approached divers much closer than anywhere else Iíve been
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