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Looking to do a combination - 1 week on an island and 1 week on a liveaboard in the maldives :teeth: .

Anyone got any recommendations on operators to approach?
 

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The only liveaboard I would recommend as it is the only one I have been on is Maldives Scuba Tours they could organise your island week as well.

I have been on Sea Spirit and have a fantastic 12 days. They do 7 and 12 day trips.
 

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I've just come back and wasn't impressed with the diving TBH (will do a trip report at some point but I'm a few behind as it is).

If I was to go back I'd do a liveaboard and not bother with the island.
 

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Have to agree with Rob I did a resort in 1999 and would rather have a liveaboard. The 12 day trip was excellent.
 

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Was looking at an island to chill after the flight, then the liveaboard for some fun diving. Wanna see Mantas!!!!!
 

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Chill out :)

I think we arrived in the late morning, we were taken out to the boat, welcomed and sorted our kit out we were in the water later in the afternoon :D

Between dives are for chilling :)
 

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funnily enough i've spent my day getting quotes for this for our honeymoon.

I was told Monsoon is the boat to go for a luxury liveaboard option and - TonyB scuba, or have looked into the one Fiona has said and also explorers. For two weeks - one liveaboard then one week hotel - you are looking at about £5k for two end of Oct / beg Nov (TB inc 3day dive package). Explorers are much cheaper but then look at the boat and see if you like it really.

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Was looking at an island to chill after the flight, then the liveaboard for some fun diving. Wanna see Mantas!!!!!
I saw about 30 mantas on a dive there a few weeks ago. We went on Savruga, which wasn't a luxury boat by any means but the air con worked, the food wasn't bad and 7 nights cost me 768 euros. I booked the flights myself with expedia. I booked it through tourmare: Tauchreisen und Tauchsafaris weltweit. They speak English even if half the documentation was in German.

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I spent a week in the Maldives on an Island, and dived off the day boat. Can't complain as it's the best of both worlds . . . .

And I got to swim with Mantas :thumbsup:

And a black tip reef shark :thumbsup:

I can't quite see how you could organize a 'Midnight Cockroach Safari' on a liveaboard :D (although I didn't get any takers :( )


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