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Dive Review of Subaqua/Conrad Hilton Rangali Resort in
Maldives

Subaqua/Conrad Hilton Rangali Resort, Feb, 2007,

by Jane Goble, SC, USA . Report 3924.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Red Sea. Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, PNG, Palau, Mexico, many caribbean locations, Maldives
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 82 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions depth
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments After completing a week of diving on the Baani Adventurer (see separate report) we spent 6 nights at the Conrad Hilton Rangali Resort and dove with Subaqua Divers. What a fabulous, and expensive, resort this is. The dive operation run by Alexis and his wife Claudia is great and professionally run. Comfortable diving from dhoni (local boat) with nitrox and a great number of super dive sights nearby so no long boat trips. They do have a yacht that can take a group anywhere you wish for a price. We were very happy with the standard dive offerings. Hot tea or coffee after each dive plus a fresh towel and fresh fruit and a bottle of water. Fresh water shower onboard as well as a marine head. One dive site was the same we had visited while on the liveaboard, Baani Adventurer. It was a gorgeous soft coral lined mini cave. Large numbers of tropicals, turtles now and then, mantas on many dives as well as viewing them from a bridge and from a waterside restaurant at the Hilton. Many white and black tip sharks plus sometimes a leopard or nurse. One couple spotted a pair of hammerheads but we were too busy taking photos to notice. Saw a whale on the surface from the boat which was exciting for all incl. the dive staff. The Kadima is a great wreck for all kinds of creatures and photo subjects. I should mention that the house reef at the Hilton provides some of the best snorkeling I've seen anywhere. The overwater villas and beach villas with private pool and outside bathrooms are incredible.
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