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Dive Review of Four Seasons Explorer in
Maldives

Four Seasons Explorer, Dec, 2008,

by Ron Dion, Ca, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports). Report 4659.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Most Every where
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas
Water Temp to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

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

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Having dived 25 differant boats I have to say this boat is the best. Wonderful huge cabins and wonderful food. The resort is also great. I wish I could say that the Maldives lives up to its reputation. There are over 100 dive boats there nand some sites had 100 or more divers in the water at one time. Whale sharks caused a frenzey of dives including divers riding on the fish's back. Divers from other boats were rude and even pushed us away grabing our tanks to pull us away so they could see. The coral is very bleached in the Maldives. Contact with natives is discouraged as the country is 100% Islam and there is little to see onshore. In addition it is hell to get there from the USA. All said I would recomend a place like Fiji or PNG over the Maldives.
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