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Dive Review of Manthiri in
Maldives

Manthiri: "Excellent service, inconsitent diving", Mar, 2017,

by Mr Brent Woods, ON, CA (Contributor Contributor 13 reports). Report 9637.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Ontario, Quebec, Cuba, Roatan, Red Sea, Little Cayman, St. Eustatius, Saba, Bonaire, Jamaica, Pohnpei, Galapagos, Costa Rica, Chuuk, Palau, Yap, Cozumel, Kosrae, Bahamas
Closest Airport Male Getting There Trump's persecution of Arab airlines.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Recreational limits.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Camera room had space for 5 camera rigs. Lots of towels and plugs.RAting for subject matter depends upon your interest. Better for large creatures and fish. Poorer for macro. ... 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 3 stars
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Comments Three months after this trip I'm still unsure about how to rate it. I'm glad that I went but I'm not sure if I want to return to the Maldives.

The Manthiri is very comfortable and well maintained. It is locally owned and most of the staff are Maldivian. Pride of ownership is evident.

The Manthiri has 6 cabins. Two have a double bed, the remaining cabins have two single beds. All cabins have a private head.

The food was a mixture of Maldivian and western. It was plentiful and good. Meals were served family style at two tables. We had a cold breakfast before the first dive, a hot breakfast after it, a hot lunch, a mid afternoon snack and a hot dinner everyday.

Service was excellent. The crew to guest ratio was one to one. This is the first liveaboard I've been on with complimentary ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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