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Dive Review of Sub Aqua DiveCenter/Conrad Rangali in
Maldives/South Ari Atoll

Sub Aqua DiveCenter/Conrad Rangali: "Fantastic resort based diving in the Maldives (South Ari atoll)", Jan, 2015,

by Graham McGregor, Kilmacolm, GB (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 28 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8333.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos; Sipadan; Komodo; Malapascua; Palau; Maldives; Red Sea; Caribbean; Cuba; Cozumel; Florida; Hawaii; Spain; Bali
Closest Airport Male Getting There From Europe excellent direct flights or connections via Gulf operators

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas currents, no currents
Water Temp 28 to 29 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 25 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No diving below 30m - it's the law in the Maldives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles 1 or 2 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 N/A
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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
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Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Sub Aqua are the dive operator based at the Conrad Rangali resort in south west South Ari atoll. I have been at this resort before and have filed reports previously. I went again in early January which is the dry monsoon period and the time when you get most reliable whale shark sightings. Rangali has a good and reasonably reliable manta point (with two or three cleaning stations) and I saw mantas on every one of the 4 dives I did ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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