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dcross2002
07-13-2008, 06:46
I am off to Maldives in 2 weeks, cant wait. Really hoping to get some big fish action. Will update all when I get back!

Has anyone on here dived around the Meemu atoll? Any tips out there?

Travelnsj
07-13-2008, 16:20
I suggest you read these two threads....Make sure and ask for the latest maintence records of the compressors.

10 divers injured, one killed on Baani Adventurer, Maldives Liveaboards - Page 33 - ScubaBoard - Scuba Diving Forums and Social Network (http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/accidents-incidents/235144-10-divers-injured-one-killed-baani-adventurer-maldives-liveaboards-33.html)

In Memory of Roman Rudakov - Baani Adventurer Incident 22 May 2008 - ScubaBoard - Scuba Diving Forums and Social Network (http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/accidents-incidents/236596-memory-roman-rudakov-baani-adventurer-incident-22-may-2008-a.html)

Rocky Heap
08-22-2008, 13:54
You might check with these guys. They have a dive center in the Malidives.

Subaqua-divecenter (http://www.subaqua-divecenter.com/kunden/2/index.php)

mrbheagney
09-04-2008, 21:49
You are in for some unbelievable diving. Bring a wide angle lens!

crea2k
09-19-2008, 03:19
Just being in the in the Maldives is amazing,the diving is awsome. :)

drako
09-19-2008, 10:59
Congrats man! Make sure to make a trip report when you get back

Daved
09-21-2008, 10:01
Enjoy and safe travels. Maldives are on my bucket list.

coral cowgirl
09-21-2008, 16:31
OP should have been back weeks ago....wonder how the trip went...???

nikefreekz
10-03-2008, 06:00
how's the diving??? planning to go there sometime early to mid next year, wonder if it's a good time...

nikefreekz
10-06-2008, 23:45
nothing out yet huh

CoralKisser
11-18-2008, 16:46
So how was it?

Damselfish
11-18-2008, 21:18
profile says "Last Activity: 08-25-2008"

teerlkay
11-21-2008, 09:58
was in the Maldives. I'm not good at guestimating current speed but heres an example.

My buddy goes with the current
i face into the current and fin as hard as i can
We continue to drift side by side as if I wasn't kicking at all
Good times...

CoralKisser
11-21-2008, 10:24
was in the Maldives. I'm not good at guestimating current speed but heres an example.

My buddy goes with the current
i face into the current and fin as hard as i can
We continue to drift side by side as if I wasn't kicking at all
Good times...


I understand how strong the current in the Maldives is depends on where you are in the Maldives.

Damselfish
11-21-2008, 10:54
was in the Maldives. I'm not good at guestimating current speed but heres an example.

My buddy goes with the current
i face into the current and fin as hard as i can
We continue to drift side by side as if I wasn't kicking at all
Good times...
that's nothing, you were able to keep up! :)

yeah, not all dives are like that but there's plenty of that there.

dcross2002
11-25-2008, 14:56
profound apologies for the delay - work, work work etc

Trip was fantastic and got 16 dives in, all great.

First dives of the day were outside the atol, pretty poor vis but great encounters with Mantas and white tips. quite a lot of turtles as well, some friendly and some pretty shy.

We dived with Dive and Sail - the DM called Magic was probably one of the best I have dived with. Great thought for all on the trip and went out of his way to make the experience that much better.

The second dives were inside the atol and some of the life found on these shallower reefs was incredible. Some really friendly and inquisitive Batfish on one dive (20-30) of them.

One thing that did stand out was the boat boys did all the lifting of your gear - you just packed it and they transported it everywhere it needed to be.

Managed to also get my Nitrox cert as well.

Maldives certainly a once in a lifetime but hell it was one hell of a trip.

dcross2002
11-25-2008, 14:58
Off to Cozumel this Christmas hopefully getting Rescue

CoralKisser
01-21-2009, 13:07
Im of to the Maldives April 30th....Can't wait!!!!! I can almost taste the salt water, smell the sea air, taste the beer and tropical drinks....

:smiley20:

dcross2002
01-22-2009, 01:25
You will not be disappointed!

Most diving out there followed the pattern of: Dive 1 - outside atoll, mantas, turtles, sharks. Dive 2 - Inside atoll, shallower, batfish, turtles and a whole plethora of colorful reef fish

Reg
02-10-2009, 02:53
When is the best time to go to the maldives? Any resort reviews?

mrm777
04-25-2009, 23:41
Have read the good time is Nov to April, the best time is January to February. ~ YMMV

whale-shark
05-22-2010, 00:32
actually its november to march...... you may just visit and have a look dear :smiley20:

Toonces
03-12-2011, 07:43
wetsuit and other gear suggestions? Also May-June is the rainy season, but the prices are a lot softer.

Toonces
03-12-2011, 07:44
When and how is the best way to see Whale Sharks??