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Dive Review of Ocean Devine in
Maldives/Several islands and reefs

Ocean Devine: "Luxury diving at its best.", Apr, 2017,

by Steve Clayman, ON, CA ( 2 reports). Report 9791.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Canada, U.S., Australia, Fiji, Tonga, Greece, Caribbean, Maldives
Closest Airport Malé Getting There From Toronto to Frankfurt then on to Malé. Return was from Malé through Hong Kong back to Toronto. All long flights with long layovers, but to be expected to such a far destination.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 70 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Restricted to maximum 100 ft. Although divers were buddied up, we dove as a group.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 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 The boat is very spacious allowing the UWP's ample space to tend to their equipment. ... 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 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The Maldives has been one of my bucket list destinations. I opted to treat myself to a luxury liveaboard and I wasn't disappointed. David and Gaelle Mesnard are the owners and live on the boat with their beautiful young daughter. In fact, David built the boat (there is a video of him doing that). The owners are active in the day-to-day operations of the trip and they overlook nothing. They are highly respected by the crew, and it shows.
The air-conditioned cabins were very comfortable and clean and came with a full-sized washroom (head). I was fortunate in that there wasn't a full compliment of divers, so I had a cabin to myself. During breakfast, the cabins were cleaned and the beds ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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