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Dive Review of Manthiri in
Maldives

Manthiri: "Manthiri - a livaboard treat", Sep, 2016,

by John E. Keith, UT, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9099 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Egypt, Florida, California, Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Australia, Maldives
Closest Airport Male Getting There It's a long flight from anywhere, but once you are there, the Manthiri makes the rest easy

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with the DM (more or less). Keep within safe non-deco limits, and do a safety stop.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Very nice camera bench. Dhoni had a rinse tank for cameras. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 4 stars
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Comments This was our first trip to the Maldives and the Manthiri (it won't be the last). It was a really great experience. The Manthiri is a very comfortable boat, serving a maximum of 12 divers with a staff of 11 (that tells you something about service). We had only one negative - the mandatory fumigation left a pretty strong odor in the cabin on the first night (not after, though). The staff of the Manthiri met us at the airport (Mussa, the chief dive master) and esc ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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