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jojochan

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Re: Dive into Maldives.
« Reply #10 on: 28 Dec 15, 10:26 »
Hi, i would like to take a trip to the Maldives in end March and will be going with my wife and her sister and friends. my first choice was liveaboards but they seem to need advance divers and my wife and co are all open water. Are there any suggestions for cheap and good land based diving you guys can recommend? preferably within speedboat distance from the airport because my wife doesn't do well with flights..

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Dive into Maldives.
« Reply #11 on: 28 Dec 15, 12:31 »
Hi, i would like to take a trip to the Maldives in end March and will be going with my wife and her sister and friends. my first choice was liveaboards but they seem to need advance divers and my wife and co are all open water. Are there any suggestions for cheap and good land based diving you guys can recommend? preferably within speedboat distance from the airport because my wife doesn't do well with flights..

Thanks in advance!

Yes liveaboards are for advanced divers. Please check my trip review on the previous link. If you want further info, please let me know. The guesthouse is about 50 minutes from the airport by speedboat.
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Re: Dive into Maldives.
« Reply #12 on: 28 Dec 15, 12:41 »
Yes liveaboards are for advanced divers. Please check my trip review on the previous link. If you want further info, please let me know. The guesthouse is about 50 minutes from the airport by speedboat.


I read through your post and other reviews online: is it true that there are tons of mosquitoes?
Also, how much did it cost you for the speedboat? did you book with the village or through 3rd party?
Also, would you recommend Club Med Maldives?
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Re: Dive into Maldives.
« Reply #13 on: 28 Dec 15, 17:47 »
I read through your post and other reviews online: is it true that there are tons of mosquitoes?
Also, how much did it cost you for the speedboat? did you book with the village or through 3rd party?
Also, would you recommend Club Med Maldives?

Yes it's a tropical island so there will be mosquitos but they are not the dangerous type like aedes or anything like that. You can just get those repellant spray and you should be fine.

Speedboat charter is $700 per way if I remember correctly. It's better if you have a group to go so can share equally. Sometimes you can also shared it with other guests if your dates are the same and yes the guesthouse will organise this for you.

I don't know about Club Med Maldives. It's not a place that divers go to and I don't think they fall under the cheap and good category. BTW there's no such thing as cheap and good.
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Re: Dive into Maldives.
« Reply #14 on: 04 Jan 16, 22:57 »
Also, would you recommend Club Med Maldives?

Been to Club Med Maldives several years ago.

Club Med wld be a good choice if you want to relax & do a little diving by the side.

The food is good, feel flow of wine, oven baked pizza, full buffet spread. However we had to go easy on BF or lunch before our dives.

The dive op is the tidak apa kind. It's only opened at certain times before the designated dive time for you to register, get your eqpt sorted, briefing, checks, herded into dive boats. Other times, its closed, there's no one manning it or to speak to if you have questions. Maybe if I spoke French, could be better  :P  we only did 1 dive a day then as it was FOC. They only organised 2 dives a day. Dive sites are a short boat ride away ... think one is Banana Reef which is quite good.

Things may have changed since ... hopefully.

Since then, it has only been LOB for us.

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Re: Dive into Maldives.
« Reply #15 on: 27 Sep 16, 11:54 »
Hi. Planning to do LOB next year Jan. Any recommendation? 

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Re: Dive into Maldives.
« Reply #16 on: 27 Sep 16, 14:39 »
Hi. Planning to do LOB next year Jan. Any recommendation?

There are many boats available but it depends on your budget and what level of luxury you are expecting.
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Re: Dive into Maldives.
« Reply #17 on: 27 Sep 16, 15:21 »
PRINCESS AUDREY !!!

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Re: Dive into Maldives.
« Reply #18 on: 27 Sep 16, 15:54 »
will be on Princess Audrey in March next yr !

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Re: Dive into Maldives.
« Reply #19 on: 29 Sep 16, 13:44 »
There are many boats available but it depends on your budget and what level of luxury you are expecting.

We would like to keep our budget within sgd 2k to 2.5K for the trip.
But we are more concern on the dive crews safety conscious.  As most of us are consider "newbie" AOW...or long time didn't dive...