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Dive Review of ProDivers/Komandoo Resort in
Maldives

ProDivers/Komandoo Resort: "Diver Propulsion Vehicle and dive with sharks and eagle rays!", Jul, 2015,

by Raymond Haddad, QC, CA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 8320 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I will just review Pro Divers at Komandoo Resort & Spa, since you can find many reviews of the resort on Travelocity. It took us 32 hours door to door to reach the resort from Montreal. Pro Divers offer many dive options: 2 morning dives, 1 morning dive and 1 afternoon dive. You can also dive the house reef as a buddy team. Nitrox is free for certified divers which ranged between 32% and 33%. The departure for the morning two dive boat is at 8:45 AM and you return around 1:30PM. When you arrive you need to fill out the standard paperwork and you must do an orientation dive with an instructor which consists of: how the dive center works, where to sign up for dives etc … and a dive on the house reef to verify your weights and skills. The night prior to your dive, you must pack your gear in a bag which they provide and deposit it at the pickup spot. When you arrive on the boat the next morning, your gear will be set up for you. At the end of your two dives, you pack your stuff and leave it on the boat. They will bring it back to the dive center, rinse it and hang it to dry. As you travel to the dive site, they will give your typical dive briefing. Once you reach the dive site, one of the dive guides will jump in the water to check for currents. The vast majority of the dives are drift dives. They will position the boat accordingly, the dive guide will jump first followed by the divers. You must follow the guide. They are tolerant for those who take pictures and videos. During the first and second dive, they provide water, tea, coffee, cake and coconut. Overall they do a very good job. The diving is very good. There is some macro but not like Indonesia. Highlights: many turtles and eels, scorpion fish, leaf fish, frog fish, peacock mantis shrimp, octopus, lobsters, porcelain crabs, clown fish, string rays… They also offer for $240.00 to get PADI – DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle) certified. This consists of one dive on the house reef, the PADI manual and one channel dive. The PV can be held with your arms or placed between your legs. This last position frees your hands so that you can fly through the water like superman. The maximum speed is 6 km/h. You dive between 70 and 100 feet most of the time at the mouth of the channels to get close to sharks and eagle rays … real cool!
Websites ProDivers   Komandoo Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Fiji, Palau, Indonesia, Australia, Honduras, Belize, Maldives, Cayman
Closest Airport Male Getting There 32 hours door to door (Montreal to resort)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Primarily drift dives, follow guide.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments No rinse tank on boat, but they have a fresh water hose.
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