Guest Comments - Maldives Liveaboards

Scuba diving holiday aboard MV Sea Spirit

We have been operating in the Maldives for over twenty years. The number of repeat customers that have been coming back over this time as well as the comments from both repeat and new visitors is testament to the fact that we care about our guests and do everything we can to ensure they have a wonderful holiday. We place a very high value on the loyalty of our customers and the relationships that we have with them.

Our sales staff in the UK and our people working in the Maldives share their enthusiasm and experience with you - it is this that makes your holiday with Scuba Tours a unique experience.

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Sea Spirit SS389 28 Dec 2012 9 days
Family group standing at the bow of Sea Spirit in the Maldives

We were a party of two Swedish families with five kids between the ages 8-16 going for an 8-day diving cruise to Ari Atoll. We are reasonably experienced in liveaboards from The Red Sea, Caribbean, Thailand, Barrier reef and Galapagos. Three of our daughters become Open water divers on the cruise and the youngest one enjoy the “bubble maker” knowledge. This experience certainly came in way above our expectations, both in terms of great diving and being incredibly well taken care of by the Cruise Directors and the crew. We got to see all the great stuff, Mantas, Whale Shark, Grey Shark and White and Black tips, as well as the incredible small stuff such as pipe fish, frog fish and some fancy coloured nudibranches.

We can’t wait to come back...
All the best from
Par Jorgen, Annika, Nora and Tuva Parson
and
Fredrik, Pauline, Alexandra, Lovisa and Elsa-Scilla Severin

Parson & Severin Families
Sweden
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This experience certainly came in way above our expectations
 
Family group standing at the bow of Sea Spirit in the Maldives

We were a party of two Swedish families with five kids between the ages 8-16 going for an 8-day diving cruise to Ari Atoll. We are reasonably experienced in liveaboards from The Red Sea, Caribbean, Thailand, Barrier reef and Galapagos. Three of our daughters become Open water divers on the cruise and the youngest one enjoy the “bubble maker” knowledge. This experience certainly came in way above our expectations, both in terms of great diving and being incredibly well taken care of by the Cruise Directors and the crew. We got to see all the great stuff, Mantas, Whale Shark, Grey Shark and White and Black tips, as well as the incredible small stuff such as pipe fish, frog fish and some fancy coloured nudibranches.

We can’t wait to come back...
All the best from
Par Jorgen, Annika, Nora and Tuva Parson
and
Fredrik, Pauline, Alexandra, Lovisa and Elsa-Scilla Severin

Parson & Severin Families
Sweden
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This experience certainly came in way above our expectations
Sea Spirit SS388 16 Dec 2012 11 days
Relaxing on board Sea Spirit

I can honestly say that I had my best birthday ever on the Sea Spirit!

The Krazyklaws
UK
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My best birthday ever on the Sea Spirit!
Daniel diving from Sea Spirit

Casual and very lovely. We certainly would go back again!

Tim & Daniel
Germany
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Casual and very lovely. We certainly would go back again!
Andrew and Rhian diving from Sea Spirit

What a week onboard the Sea Spirit! The ship is very comfy and the food delicious. The guides knowledge of the area and dive sites is excellent so we always got great dives even when the weather wasn’t perfect. Highlights were the Mantas circling inches from our heads, Grey Reef Sharks patrolling the reef edge and White Tips hunting on a night dive. A fantastic week all round!

Rhian & Andrew
Malaysia
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A fantastic week all round!
Amanda diving from Sea Spirit

For my first time liveaboard experience, this trip far exceeded expectations. Anne-Marie and Matt are terrific hosts and seem to know the Maldives inside and out. Each dive was carefully selected and planned and never disappointed.

Amanda
UK
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...this trip far exceeded expectations!

I love the Maldives, Maldives Scuba Tours and the Sea Spirit. This is my ninth visit and it never disappoints – there are so many reasons to keep coming back. Everything from the detailed planning in the UK to the warm welcome and the efforts of the crew on-board is wonderful. Matt and Anne-Marie are great, knowledgeable hosts and I am already thinking about when to come back again. Thanks for a superb trip.

K
UK
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I love the Maldives ... this is my ninth visit
 
Relaxing on board Sea Spirit

I can honestly say that I had my best birthday ever on the Sea Spirit!

The Krazyklaws
UK
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My best birthday ever on the Sea Spirit!
Daniel diving from Sea Spirit

Casual and very lovely. We certainly would go back again!

Tim & Daniel
Germany
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Casual and very lovely. We certainly would go back again!
Andrew and Rhian diving from Sea Spirit

What a week onboard the Sea Spirit! The ship is very comfy and the food delicious. The guides knowledge of the area and dive sites is excellent so we always got great dives even when the weather wasn’t perfect. Highlights were the Mantas circling inches from our heads, Grey Reef Sharks patrolling the reef edge and White Tips hunting on a night dive. A fantastic week all round!

Rhian & Andrew
Malaysia
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A fantastic week all round!
Amanda diving from Sea Spirit

For my first time liveaboard experience, this trip far exceeded expectations. Anne-Marie and Matt are terrific hosts and seem to know the Maldives inside and out. Each dive was carefully selected and planned and never disappointed.

Amanda
UK
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...this trip far exceeded expectations!

I love the Maldives, Maldives Scuba Tours and the Sea Spirit. This is my ninth visit and it never disappoints – there are so many reasons to keep coming back. Everything from the detailed planning in the UK to the warm welcome and the efforts of the crew on-board is wonderful. Matt and Anne-Marie are great, knowledgeable hosts and I am already thinking about when to come back again. Thanks for a superb trip.

K
UK
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I love the Maldives ... this is my ninth visit
Sea Spirit SS386 2 Dec 2012 7 days
Manta ray on Jane's favourite night dive

The manta night dive was the best ever night dive!

Jane G
UK
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The manta night dive was the best ever night dive!
Mike relaxing on board Sea Spirit

This was my fourth trip to the Maldives and Probably the best. Having been on one of the large boats last year it was good to be on a boat the size of sea spirit (having been on sea Queen twice before). This made for a far more more personal experience where everyone got to know each other as well as Anne-Marie and matt, the excellent hosts. The diving was fabulous, with special mention going to the night dives - 20 nurse sharks, what more is there to say! The food on both sea queen and sea spirit is a class above the usual liveaboard fare. Hopefully I can find the time to return again next year.

Mike Fox
UK
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My fourth trip ... the diving was fabulous ...
James relaxing on board Sea Spirit

Thanks again to the dive guides, being a relatively inexperienced diver I felt in safe hands the whole time, which for me was very important. And it was very obvious how enthusiastic you are about what you do -also very important I think. I had a really fantastic trip and look forward to the next one.

James Rogan
UK
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I had a really fantastic trip ...
 
Manta ray on Jane's favourite night dive

The manta night dive was the best ever night dive!

Jane G
UK
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The manta night dive was the best ever night dive!
Mike relaxing on board Sea Spirit

This was my fourth trip to the Maldives and Probably the best. Having been on one of the large boats last year it was good to be on a boat the size of sea spirit (having been on sea Queen twice before). This made for a far more more personal experience where everyone got to know each other as well as Anne-Marie and matt, the excellent hosts. The diving was fabulous, with special mention going to the night dives - 20 nurse sharks, what more is there to say! The food on both sea queen and sea spirit is a class above the usual liveaboard fare. Hopefully I can find the time to return again next year.

Mike Fox
UK
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My fourth trip ... the diving was fabulous ...
James relaxing on board Sea Spirit

Thanks again to the dive guides, being a relatively inexperienced diver I felt in safe hands the whole time, which for me was very important. And it was very obvious how enthusiastic you are about what you do -also very important I think. I had a really fantastic trip and look forward to the next one.

James Rogan
UK
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I had a really fantastic trip ...
Sea Spirit SS385 18 Nov 2012 12 days
John diving in the Maldives

Excellent holiday. The format of diving from the dhoni was great and reduced the stress of diving. Verity of diving great with good briefings and great enthusiasm from the dive guides. The crew on the boat were friendly and helpful and the food was excellent.

John Bush
UK
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..the food was excellent.
Chris & Lesley in the Maldives

We had a wonderful time. The cabins were comfortable and spacious. The crew were friendly. The dive briefings were extremely informative and helpful. Excellent dive guides. They point out all sorts of beautiful creatures underwater. Out of the water you grow to appreciate their deep knowledge of the aquatic life and behaviours when they explain what you saw.

Chris & Lesley Alstrand
USA
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Excellent dive guides.
Gill and Patrick enjoying the Maldives

This was our first liveaboard dive trip, but from the first welcome at the airport through to the end of the holiday it was perfect. The boat is an ideal size, with 11 divers on our trip. The air conditioned cabins are comfortable, with hot water showers. Meals were varied and always good – I am not looking forward to stepping on the scales at home! Great dive guides – knowledgeable & good company. Anne-Marie has a passion for Mantas that is infectious, & we now know how to identify individual creatures. I spent a happy hour on 1 night dive just sitting on the bottom watching the Mantas feed around us.

Gill & Patrick
UK
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... it was perfect!
Mandy enjoying the Maldives

Thank you for another brilliant holiday. I always love the Maldives and return home completely de-stressed. The two of you, and the wonderful crew go a long way in ensuring that diving with Scuba Tours is a truly fantastic experience.

Mandy O-S
UK
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..another brilliant holiday.
 
John diving in the Maldives

Excellent holiday. The format of diving from the dhoni was great and reduced the stress of diving. Verity of diving great with good briefings and great enthusiasm from the dive guides. The crew on the boat were friendly and helpful and the food was excellent.

John Bush
UK
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..the food was excellent.
Chris & Lesley in the Maldives

We had a wonderful time. The cabins were comfortable and spacious. The crew were friendly. The dive briefings were extremely informative and helpful. Excellent dive guides. They point out all sorts of beautiful creatures underwater. Out of the water you grow to appreciate their deep knowledge of the aquatic life and behaviours when they explain what you saw.

Chris & Lesley Alstrand
USA
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Excellent dive guides.
Gill and Patrick enjoying the Maldives

This was our first liveaboard dive trip, but from the first welcome at the airport through to the end of the holiday it was perfect. The boat is an ideal size, with 11 divers on our trip. The air conditioned cabins are comfortable, with hot water showers. Meals were varied and always good – I am not looking forward to stepping on the scales at home! Great dive guides – knowledgeable & good company. Anne-Marie has a passion for Mantas that is infectious, & we now know how to identify individual creatures. I spent a happy hour on 1 night dive just sitting on the bottom watching the Mantas feed around us.

Gill & Patrick
UK
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... it was perfect!
Mandy enjoying the Maldives

Thank you for another brilliant holiday. I always love the Maldives and return home completely de-stressed. The two of you, and the wonderful crew go a long way in ensuring that diving with Scuba Tours is a truly fantastic experience.

Mandy O-S
UK
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..another brilliant holiday.
Sea Spirit SS384 4 Nov 2012 12 days
Emer relaxing on board

Undoubtedly a marvellous trip with expectations exceeded. Wonderfully varied dives carefully selected and enthusiastically guided by Ann-Marie and Matt. A combination of good fortune and the boats dedication to finding us some spotty sharks paid off – two whalesharks! - we snorkelled with one, did my safety stop finning strongly with the second- and many magical manta rays. I would highly recommend the crew, the boat itself and of course, our two extremely professional and knowledgeable dive guides.

Emer
Ireland
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... two whalesharks!
John and Ann underwater!

Well here we are again 3rd year running, so they must be getting something right. This year brought unbelievable experiences both snorkelling and diving with whale sharks and snorkelling with mantas, didn’t know you could do that. Been here, done it, 3 times. Action packed night dives with the opportunity to see some of the larger predators in action. All this and much much more, seamlessly brought together by the enthusiasm and professionalism of Matt, Anne-Marie and the boat crew. The food and the food hygiene were of a very high standard and individual taste being catered for. Needless to say we have already booked our next year holiday with scubascuba and cannot recommend them high enough.

Ann and John
United Kingdom
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3rd year running...unbelievable experiences...
Luiza and Daniel snorkelling

Manta Rays – a dream just came true...! And it was possible due to the supportive and committed people from Scuba Tours. Having some hectic period at work, we couldn’t stop and plan this dive trip of our dreams. Then as a last-minute decision, we ended up finding Scuba Tours, who arranged everything in a very organized and professional way within just 2 days before our departure! Since our arrival at Maldives airport we have been treated extremely well! The boat itself is like home; we found very nice divers, friendly crew, amazing “home-made” food (delicious ginger cake!), great cabins, and last but not least very professional and passionate cruise directors who would guide us to the best dive sites. A special thanks to the latter, for the whale-shark surprise and for the amazing Manta moments. Undoubtedly the Maldives was such an unforgettable trip, and we are looking forward to the next one with them!

Luiza & Daniel
Brazil
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Manta Rays – a dream just came true! ..an unforgettable trip
 
Emer relaxing on board

Undoubtedly a marvellous trip with expectations exceeded. Wonderfully varied dives carefully selected and enthusiastically guided by Ann-Marie and Matt. A combination of good fortune and the boats dedication to finding us some spotty sharks paid off – two whalesharks! - we snorkelled with one, did my safety stop finning strongly with the second- and many magical manta rays. I would highly recommend the crew, the boat itself and of course, our two extremely professional and knowledgeable dive guides.

Emer
Ireland
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... two whalesharks!
John and Ann underwater!

Well here we are again 3rd year running, so they must be getting something right. This year brought unbelievable experiences both snorkelling and diving with whale sharks and snorkelling with mantas, didn’t know you could do that. Been here, done it, 3 times. Action packed night dives with the opportunity to see some of the larger predators in action. All this and much much more, seamlessly brought together by the enthusiasm and professionalism of Matt, Anne-Marie and the boat crew. The food and the food hygiene were of a very high standard and individual taste being catered for. Needless to say we have already booked our next year holiday with scubascuba and cannot recommend them high enough.

Ann and John
United Kingdom
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3rd year running...unbelievable experiences...
Luiza and Daniel snorkelling

Manta Rays – a dream just came true...! And it was possible due to the supportive and committed people from Scuba Tours. Having some hectic period at work, we couldn’t stop and plan this dive trip of our dreams. Then as a last-minute decision, we ended up finding Scuba Tours, who arranged everything in a very organized and professional way within just 2 days before our departure! Since our arrival at Maldives airport we have been treated extremely well! The boat itself is like home; we found very nice divers, friendly crew, amazing “home-made” food (delicious ginger cake!), great cabins, and last but not least very professional and passionate cruise directors who would guide us to the best dive sites. A special thanks to the latter, for the whale-shark surprise and for the amazing Manta moments. Undoubtedly the Maldives was such an unforgettable trip, and we are looking forward to the next one with them!

Luiza & Daniel
Brazil
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Manta Rays – a dream just came true! ..an unforgettable trip
Sea Spirit SS383 28 Oct 2012 7 days
Sue Hutching on board Sea Spirit

Well, my prime objective for this trip was learning to dive in current and learn how to use a reef hook. I can safely say that this has been accomplished, or rather, I’ve had plenty of opportunity to practise bowling along reefs, selecting totally unsuitable places to hook in, even losing a reef hook and a hat somewhere en route, so many thanks for a good experience.

Sue Hutching
France
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...many thanks for a good experience.
Guests enjoying an evening cocktail!

As a diver there is ultimately one aim in choosing to spend a precious week’s holiday on a boat with the same group of people. Diving, eating and socializing with like minded people who have an inexhaustible catalogue of diving stories among other adventures to share, perfect! And should the weather play along, even better! Alas the weather was, to say the least, disappointing. We arrived downhearted with the winds roughing up the water and swinging the boat like a hammock. The options seemed limited and we proceeded to get to know one another. In the meantime our dive guides and hosts for the week were planning to give us the best they could weather permitting. They planned a safe route and had us ready to jump in first thing the next morning. Jump in we did with low expectations. Who would have believed it? Mobulas ready to greet us, amongst the myriad of other life under the turbulent sea. It was to be the case on pretty much every dive this week. If it was not a few mantas it was sharks, turtles, eagle rays, marble rays, honeycomb moray, leaf fish to name but a few. This became the norm throughout the week. Our expectations were managed with skill and sensitivity. Nothing ventured, nothing gained but boy did we gain a lot. The Dhoni, with its crew watchful and ready to fish us out of the water, always a welcome sight as we surfaced. Smiling and on high we came back to the mother-ship, guided into safe waters by Mohammed, our skilful captain and his crew, to a feast prepared by the talented chef Diksan from Sri Lanka. I put on a few kilos by the end of the week but worth every mouthful. The trip was complete with guests from far and wide all with the right attitude to share the exciting dives, Barry all the way from Honolulu ever watchful, ever fun to name but one. As if this wasn’t enough to make a week’s diving just so, the weather improved and we left to show our November tan to all back home. I have been here before and this trip on SeaSpirit was as relaxing, satisfying and enjoyable as the last trip I enjoyed with Scuba Tours

FB, KS, AL, SB, TT, MT
United Kingdom
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If it was not mantas, it was sharks, turtles, eagle rays, ..
 
Sue Hutching on board Sea Spirit

Well, my prime objective for this trip was learning to dive in current and learn how to use a reef hook. I can safely say that this has been accomplished, or rather, I’ve had plenty of opportunity to practise bowling along reefs, selecting totally unsuitable places to hook in, even losing a reef hook and a hat somewhere en route, so many thanks for a good experience.

Sue Hutching
France
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...many thanks for a good experience.
Guests enjoying an evening cocktail!

As a diver there is ultimately one aim in choosing to spend a precious week’s holiday on a boat with the same group of people. Diving, eating and socializing with like minded people who have an inexhaustible catalogue of diving stories among other adventures to share, perfect! And should the weather play along, even better! Alas the weather was, to say the least, disappointing. We arrived downhearted with the winds roughing up the water and swinging the boat like a hammock. The options seemed limited and we proceeded to get to know one another. In the meantime our dive guides and hosts for the week were planning to give us the best they could weather permitting. They planned a safe route and had us ready to jump in first thing the next morning. Jump in we did with low expectations. Who would have believed it? Mobulas ready to greet us, amongst the myriad of other life under the turbulent sea. It was to be the case on pretty much every dive this week. If it was not a few mantas it was sharks, turtles, eagle rays, marble rays, honeycomb moray, leaf fish to name but a few. This became the norm throughout the week. Our expectations were managed with skill and sensitivity. Nothing ventured, nothing gained but boy did we gain a lot. The Dhoni, with its crew watchful and ready to fish us out of the water, always a welcome sight as we surfaced. Smiling and on high we came back to the mother-ship, guided into safe waters by Mohammed, our skilful captain and his crew, to a feast prepared by the talented chef Diksan from Sri Lanka. I put on a few kilos by the end of the week but worth every mouthful. The trip was complete with guests from far and wide all with the right attitude to share the exciting dives, Barry all the way from Honolulu ever watchful, ever fun to name but one. As if this wasn’t enough to make a week’s diving just so, the weather improved and we left to show our November tan to all back home. I have been here before and this trip on SeaSpirit was as relaxing, satisfying and enjoyable as the last trip I enjoyed with Scuba Tours

FB, KS, AL, SB, TT, MT
United Kingdom
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If it was not mantas, it was sharks, turtles, eagle rays, ..
Sea Spirit SS382 21 Oct 2012 7 days

I have thoroughly enjoyed my safari with Maldives Scuba Tours Sea Spirit; I have enjoyed all the dive sites which we visited especially Fish Head where we saw Grey Reef sharks, White Tip Sharks, Moray eels and much more. Thank you to Anne-Marie and Matt for taking us to these sites and to all the crew who had to work extremely hard. Thanks again for a great visit.

Heidi (age 14)
United Kingdom
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I have thoroughly enjoyed my safari with Scuba Tours

I loved the scuba diving where I saw lots of sharks. I am happy I passed my open water course. I have to thank the dive guides for taking me to these sites where I was able to complete my open water course. The crew helped and spoke to me a lot. They let me try all different food including Maldivian specials. They also let me drive the boat. A massive thank you for making my holiday great.

Edward (age 10)
United Kingdom
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I loved the scuba diving where I saw lots of sharks!

This holiday has been AMAZING, the diving sites we visited were amazing especially ‘fish head’ because we saw a lot of interesting sea life most of which I didn’t know existed, the frequent shark visits made me look forward to every dive, the crew have been incredible and I thank them for their hard work, the food was delicious also. Thank you very much to the dive guides for coping with us all week and thanks for a great visit. Hope to see you soon.

Ellysia (age 15)
United Kingdom
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This holiday has been AMAZING

Having been novice divers on our arrival our week onboard Sea Spirit has enabled us to grow in both experience and confidence when scuba diving, as well as enjoying the highlights of diving in the Maldives. The accommodation has been top class and the chef equally served an amazing week of food. The Cruise Directors were fantastic hosts and we thank them for accommodating our large group of a variety of scuba skills and ages this week. Thank You.

Scott & Lorraine
United Kingdom
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The accommodation has been top class ...
 

I have thoroughly enjoyed my safari with Maldives Scuba Tours Sea Spirit; I have enjoyed all the dive sites which we visited especially Fish Head where we saw Grey Reef sharks, White Tip Sharks, Moray eels and much more. Thank you to Anne-Marie and Matt for taking us to these sites and to all the crew who had to work extremely hard. Thanks again for a great visit.

Heidi (age 14)
United Kingdom
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I have thoroughly enjoyed my safari with Scuba Tours

I loved the scuba diving where I saw lots of sharks. I am happy I passed my open water course. I have to thank the dive guides for taking me to these sites where I was able to complete my open water course. The crew helped and spoke to me a lot. They let me try all different food including Maldivian specials. They also let me drive the boat. A massive thank you for making my holiday great.

Edward (age 10)
United Kingdom
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I loved the scuba diving where I saw lots of sharks!

This holiday has been AMAZING, the diving sites we visited were amazing especially ‘fish head’ because we saw a lot of interesting sea life most of which I didn’t know existed, the frequent shark visits made me look forward to every dive, the crew have been incredible and I thank them for their hard work, the food was delicious also. Thank you very much to the dive guides for coping with us all week and thanks for a great visit. Hope to see you soon.

Ellysia (age 15)
United Kingdom
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This holiday has been AMAZING

Having been novice divers on our arrival our week onboard Sea Spirit has enabled us to grow in both experience and confidence when scuba diving, as well as enjoying the highlights of diving in the Maldives. The accommodation has been top class and the chef equally served an amazing week of food. The Cruise Directors were fantastic hosts and we thank them for accommodating our large group of a variety of scuba skills and ages this week. Thank You.

Scott & Lorraine
United Kingdom
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The accommodation has been top class ...
Sea Spirit SS381 7 Oct 2012 12 days
Peter & Peps diving

Another great trip with Scuba Tours, on the Sea Spirit this time. Anne-Marie and Matt have been marvellous hosts and dive guides and as usual they worked hard to make the trip special for us. Our personal highlight was the couple of Thresher Sharks that A-M spotted yesterday. And the night dive with close encounters with big Giant Trevally, Nurse Sharks and Stingrays was really something special to remember. We’ll be back ...

Peter Sampson & Peps Türler
United Kingdom
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Another great trip with Scuba Tours...we'll be back..
Kate relaxing on Sea Spirit

Lovely trip and great diving, thanks Anne-Marie, Matt and the Sea Spirit team for another wonderful holiday

Kate
United Kingdom
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Lovely trip and great diving...
Glen & Kath on a 'safety stop'

And a great Whale Shark...... Keep up the good work.
All the best

Glen & Kathleen
United Kingdom
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...and a great whaleshark ... keep up the good work
Sue & Loz relaxing on Sea Spirit

Fabulous diving, food and hospitality. Thanks to all the crew for making it very special. Hope to be back soon.

Sue & Loz
United Kingdom
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Fabulous diving, food and hospitality.
 
Peter & Peps diving

Another great trip with Scuba Tours, on the Sea Spirit this time. Anne-Marie and Matt have been marvellous hosts and dive guides and as usual they worked hard to make the trip special for us. Our personal highlight was the couple of Thresher Sharks that A-M spotted yesterday. And the night dive with close encounters with big Giant Trevally, Nurse Sharks and Stingrays was really something special to remember. We’ll be back ...

Peter Sampson & Peps Türler
United Kingdom
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Another great trip with Scuba Tours...we'll be back..
Kate relaxing on Sea Spirit

Lovely trip and great diving, thanks Anne-Marie, Matt and the Sea Spirit team for another wonderful holiday

Kate
United Kingdom
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Lovely trip and great diving...
Glen & Kath on a 'safety stop'

And a great Whale Shark...... Keep up the good work.
All the best

Glen & Kathleen
United Kingdom
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...and a great whaleshark ... keep up the good work
Sue & Loz relaxing on Sea Spirit

Fabulous diving, food and hospitality. Thanks to all the crew for making it very special. Hope to be back soon.

Sue & Loz
United Kingdom
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Fabulous diving, food and hospitality.
Sea Spirit SS380 23 Sep 2012 12 days
Group shot of everyone on the trip

Snorkelling with feeding mantas....I would say ‘awesome’ but we’ve just been discussing the overuse of this term at lunch, so I’ll just have to say it was....awesome! Really good trip again, mantas, eagle rays, Napoleons, sharks including a couple of nurse sharks, and more reef fish than you can shake a reef hook at. We have been looked after splendidly by the crew and dive guides....eaten too much of Thilak’s excellent meals, and had really good weather to boot – surely the mark of good cruise directors! Thanks from both of us......look forward to the next one!

Pete & Libby Plume
United Kingdom
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Snorkelling with feeding mantas ... awesome!
Dave on an island

The grandeur of the procession of manta gliding next to us or just underneath where we were snorkelling, was something truly wonderful. Our 3 dives on manta cleaning stations added to that pleasure. Dolphins on the surface, rays, sharks and turtles, as well as the rest of the reef inhabitants, right down to tiny nudibranchs. The weather was kind to us and we enjoyed hour+ dives all the time we were here. The crew and dive guides were great. This was my first trip to the Maldives, and I will look forward to an opportunity to come again.

Dave R
United Kingdom
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Manta gliding next to us ... truly wonderful!

Finally returned after a trip in 2007 and it lived up to my expectations. Lovely boat with great food and calm weather. We missed the planned trip to Hanifaru- but made up for it with a private snorkel with about 30 feeding mantas. Then more of them on the cleaning station at Fushifaru amidst colourful shoals of reef fish. Really enjoyed getting lots of information on the fish species and behaviour that we were watching, from Anne-Marie. Our last dive at Nassimo had a bit of everything from the week- fantastic corals, caves, reef fish and feeding Jack actions to make sure we come back.

Fi Bowles
United Kingdom
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Lovely boat with great food and ... 30 feeding mantas

Just what we needed, great diving, excellent dive guiding, wonderful food, and cool lager. Very comfortable boat. Saw all we wanted to see, except the elusive whale shark, but there’s always next time. The crew looked after us very well. Wish we could stay on for another week, but.......Big thank you to our Cruise Directors for looking after us so well, we benefitted from your knowledge and experience of the Maldives and providing so many mantas. Excellent trip.

Fay, Stuart Mark and Julie
United Kingdom
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Great diving, excellent dive guiding, wonderful food..

Thanks for a simply splendid safari. Calm seas, clear skies combined with Mantas, sharks, and eagle rays together with great company and expert dive guiding delivered all my expectations and more. High points of the trip include the “blue planet” manta feeding frenzy that resulted in a sod the diving comment, the guitar shark whilst watching the mantas and the grey sharks. Overall totally awesome dude and I look forward to a return sometime in the future.

Ian B
United Kingdom
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expert dive guiding delivered all my expectations and more
 
Group shot of everyone on the trip

Snorkelling with feeding mantas....I would say ‘awesome’ but we’ve just been discussing the overuse of this term at lunch, so I’ll just have to say it was....awesome! Really good trip again, mantas, eagle rays, Napoleons, sharks including a couple of nurse sharks, and more reef fish than you can shake a reef hook at. We have been looked after splendidly by the crew and dive guides....eaten too much of Thilak’s excellent meals, and had really good weather to boot – surely the mark of good cruise directors! Thanks from both of us......look forward to the next one!

Pete & Libby Plume
United Kingdom
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Snorkelling with feeding mantas ... awesome!
Dave on an island

The grandeur of the procession of manta gliding next to us or just underneath where we were snorkelling, was something truly wonderful. Our 3 dives on manta cleaning stations added to that pleasure. Dolphins on the surface, rays, sharks and turtles, as well as the rest of the reef inhabitants, right down to tiny nudibranchs. The weather was kind to us and we enjoyed hour+ dives all the time we were here. The crew and dive guides were great. This was my first trip to the Maldives, and I will look forward to an opportunity to come again.

Dave R
United Kingdom
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Manta gliding next to us ... truly wonderful!

Finally returned after a trip in 2007 and it lived up to my expectations. Lovely boat with great food and calm weather. We missed the planned trip to Hanifaru- but made up for it with a private snorkel with about 30 feeding mantas. Then more of them on the cleaning station at Fushifaru amidst colourful shoals of reef fish. Really enjoyed getting lots of information on the fish species and behaviour that we were watching, from Anne-Marie. Our last dive at Nassimo had a bit of everything from the week- fantastic corals, caves, reef fish and feeding Jack actions to make sure we come back.

Fi Bowles
United Kingdom
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Lovely boat with great food and ... 30 feeding mantas

Just what we needed, great diving, excellent dive guiding, wonderful food, and cool lager. Very comfortable boat. Saw all we wanted to see, except the elusive whale shark, but there’s always next time. The crew looked after us very well. Wish we could stay on for another week, but.......Big thank you to our Cruise Directors for looking after us so well, we benefitted from your knowledge and experience of the Maldives and providing so many mantas. Excellent trip.

Fay, Stuart Mark and Julie
United Kingdom
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Great diving, excellent dive guiding, wonderful food..

Thanks for a simply splendid safari. Calm seas, clear skies combined with Mantas, sharks, and eagle rays together with great company and expert dive guiding delivered all my expectations and more. High points of the trip include the “blue planet” manta feeding frenzy that resulted in a sod the diving comment, the guitar shark whilst watching the mantas and the grey sharks. Overall totally awesome dude and I look forward to a return sometime in the future.

Ian B
United Kingdom
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expert dive guiding delivered all my expectations and more
Sea Spirit SS378 26 Aug 2012 12 days
Steve Patterson enjoying a joke with fellow guests

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Southern Atolls. Excellent diving run by a professional team. Many thanks.

Steve Patterson
United Kingdom
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Excellent diving run by a professional team.
Jackie & Rosie enjoying 'a dip' between dives

Very professional and friendly 1st class hosts would definitely consider another trip on the Sea Spirit and would have no hesitation in travelling as a lone diver as everyone is included. The diving was fabulous especially the current dives.

Jackie Riggs
United Kingdom
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Very professional and friendly...
Bob and Sue Norman relaxing on the boat in the evening

Fantastic manta and shark action and even after 14 trips will just have to return for some more!

Bob & Sue Norman
United Kingdom
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Even after 14 trips will just have to return for some more!
Sally and Graham on board Sea Spirit

It was a great experience in a lovely chilled atmosphere. As a relative beginner I hope all my dive trips are like this!

Graham Cameron
United Kingdom
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I hope all my dive trips are like this!
The group having fun in very bright and cheerful 'skins'!!

This trip was fishy in more ways than one, amazing manta and shark action beautiful coral reefs and men in women’s dive outfits what more can one say?

Rosie Smith
United Kingdom
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..amazing manta and shark action..
 
Steve Patterson enjoying a joke with fellow guests

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Southern Atolls. Excellent diving run by a professional team. Many thanks.

Steve Patterson
United Kingdom
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Excellent diving run by a professional team.
Jackie & Rosie enjoying 'a dip' between dives

Very professional and friendly 1st class hosts would definitely consider another trip on the Sea Spirit and would have no hesitation in travelling as a lone diver as everyone is included. The diving was fabulous especially the current dives.

Jackie Riggs
United Kingdom
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Very professional and friendly...
Bob and Sue Norman relaxing on the boat in the evening

Fantastic manta and shark action and even after 14 trips will just have to return for some more!

Bob & Sue Norman
United Kingdom
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Even after 14 trips will just have to return for some more!
Sally and Graham on board Sea Spirit

It was a great experience in a lovely chilled atmosphere. As a relative beginner I hope all my dive trips are like this!

Graham Cameron
United Kingdom
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I hope all my dive trips are like this!
The group having fun in very bright and cheerful 'skins'!!

This trip was fishy in more ways than one, amazing manta and shark action beautiful coral reefs and men in women’s dive outfits what more can one say?

Rosie Smith
United Kingdom
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..amazing manta and shark action..
Sea Spirit SS377 12 Aug 2012 12 days
Darrel Wall underwater in the Maldives

(Picture of Darrel) This was our 3rd trip to the Maldives with Scuba Tours and the standards of diving, accommodation and food were everything we have come to expect.....all excellent! The Dive Master was extremely professional in her approach and flexible to accommodate expectations of experienced divers. The crew couldn’t do enough for us. Comments such as ‘this is the best food I’ve ever had on a liveaboard’ were regularly heard and the service was also very good. All the ‘little’ things add up to make a great holiday and this company understand this very well indeed. We won’t hesitate to book a 4th trip with them in the future.

Darrel & Diane Wall
United Kingdom
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...the best food I’ve ever had on a liveaboard!
Guy Powiecki meeting a turtle underwater!

This was my first trip with Maldives Scuba Tours and my first visit to the Maldives full stop. I was pleasantly surprised and my expectations were exceeded. What really made the trip was the professionalism and passion of Anne-Marie our cruise director. Her enthusiasm and depth of knowledge for the area, the diving and mantas especially was both informative and infectious. The food was of an exceptional standard and cemented my enjoyment of the trip, it was plentiful and delicious. I’d come back.

Guy Milosz Powiecki
United Kingdom
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My expectations were exceeded!
Jane England 'hanging in the blue'

Second trip to Maldives but first with Maldives Scuba Travel and I would certainly book with you again. My pre-booking questions were answered quickly and the various options for extras explained simply and fully. On board the crew were always there with a helping hand but were never intrusive and Ann-Marie was patient, enthusiastic and full of information; her experience should be valued, particularly on Mantas! The food was fantastic, especially as a vege, best ever on a liveaboard. All in all, a great trip. Thanks!!!!!!!!!

Jane England
United Kingdom
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I would certainly book with you again!
 
Darrel Wall underwater in the Maldives

(Picture of Darrel) This was our 3rd trip to the Maldives with Scuba Tours and the standards of diving, accommodation and food were everything we have come to expect.....all excellent! The Dive Master was extremely professional in her approach and flexible to accommodate expectations of experienced divers. The crew couldn’t do enough for us. Comments such as ‘this is the best food I’ve ever had on a liveaboard’ were regularly heard and the service was also very good. All the ‘little’ things add up to make a great holiday and this company understand this very well indeed. We won’t hesitate to book a 4th trip with them in the future.

Darrel & Diane Wall
United Kingdom
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...the best food I’ve ever had on a liveaboard!
Guy Powiecki meeting a turtle underwater!

This was my first trip with Maldives Scuba Tours and my first visit to the Maldives full stop. I was pleasantly surprised and my expectations were exceeded. What really made the trip was the professionalism and passion of Anne-Marie our cruise director. Her enthusiasm and depth of knowledge for the area, the diving and mantas especially was both informative and infectious. The food was of an exceptional standard and cemented my enjoyment of the trip, it was plentiful and delicious. I’d come back.

Guy Milosz Powiecki
United Kingdom
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My expectations were exceeded!
Jane England 'hanging in the blue'

Second trip to Maldives but first with Maldives Scuba Travel and I would certainly book with you again. My pre-booking questions were answered quickly and the various options for extras explained simply and fully. On board the crew were always there with a helping hand but were never intrusive and Ann-Marie was patient, enthusiastic and full of information; her experience should be valued, particularly on Mantas! The food was fantastic, especially as a vege, best ever on a liveaboard. All in all, a great trip. Thanks!!!!!!!!!

Jane England
United Kingdom
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I would certainly book with you again!
Sea Spirit SS376 29 Jul 2012 12 days

This was the first liveaboard for my wife and I. We have had such a good trip- the lovely crew went out of their way to make sure the trip was as easy and relaxing as possible. The knowledgeable dive guides made the most of our diving and made sure we understood what we were seeing. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity not just to see a range of dive sites, but also to get familiar with key sites, such as the manta cleaning station. Thank-you so much for a really unforgettable holiday!

Charles and Niki Erb
United Kingdom
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The knowledgeable dive guides made the most of our diving...

12 nights on Sea Spirit, starting from Gan, total of 36 dives including 3 night dives. Sea state generally good, water temperature 28C to 31C, currents on the whole weak and unpredictable, visibility 10m to 50m depending on whether it’s an in or out current from the atoll. Only safari boat in the area, no other divers apart from a couple from one resort Island, Sea Spirit and Niumath operation good. Very good manta and shark action with numerous turtles and different rays, coral extremely good condition with lots of new growth, little soft coral in the area.

Bill Burdock
United Kingdom
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Very good manta and shark action ...

Our fifth time in the Maldives with Scuba Tours and yet again the trip didn’t disappoint. Fabulous diving in sites where we were the only boat made for a great trip. Matt and Anne-Marie were great dives guides, knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble – even accommodating a rebreather! The crew on board looked after us well too. Highlight of the trip has to be the mantas. Thank you for such a fantastic holiday I know we’ll be back.

Andrea and Martin Walmsley
United Kingdom
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Thank you for such a fantastic holiday, I know we’ll be back

I am glad our daughter suggested we try the Maldives for our holiday this year. The weather was great and the visibility very good on nearly all the dives. A variety of sites provided lots of interest and the mantas were definitely the highlight. A close encounter with three dolphins in the lagoon at Horseshoe reef was my lucky event. No tropical trip is complete without finding a long-nosed hawk fish which we managed to tick off. We have had a fabulous trip, we enjoyed the conviviality above water and we have been looked after exceptionally well by all the staff.

Rosie and John Davis
United Kingdom
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..the mantas were definitely the highlight!
 

This was the first liveaboard for my wife and I. We have had such a good trip- the lovely crew went out of their way to make sure the trip was as easy and relaxing as possible. The knowledgeable dive guides made the most of our diving and made sure we understood what we were seeing. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity not just to see a range of dive sites, but also to get familiar with key sites, such as the manta cleaning station. Thank-you so much for a really unforgettable holiday!

Charles and Niki Erb
United Kingdom
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The knowledgeable dive guides made the most of our diving...

12 nights on Sea Spirit, starting from Gan, total of 36 dives including 3 night dives. Sea state generally good, water temperature 28C to 31C, currents on the whole weak and unpredictable, visibility 10m to 50m depending on whether it’s an in or out current from the atoll. Only safari boat in the area, no other divers apart from a couple from one resort Island, Sea Spirit and Niumath operation good. Very good manta and shark action with numerous turtles and different rays, coral extremely good condition with lots of new growth, little soft coral in the area.

Bill Burdock
United Kingdom
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Very good manta and shark action ...

Our fifth time in the Maldives with Scuba Tours and yet again the trip didn’t disappoint. Fabulous diving in sites where we were the only boat made for a great trip. Matt and Anne-Marie were great dives guides, knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble – even accommodating a rebreather! The crew on board looked after us well too. Highlight of the trip has to be the mantas. Thank you for such a fantastic holiday I know we’ll be back.

Andrea and Martin Walmsley
United Kingdom
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Thank you for such a fantastic holiday, I know we’ll be back

I am glad our daughter suggested we try the Maldives for our holiday this year. The weather was great and the visibility very good on nearly all the dives. A variety of sites provided lots of interest and the mantas were definitely the highlight. A close encounter with three dolphins in the lagoon at Horseshoe reef was my lucky event. No tropical trip is complete without finding a long-nosed hawk fish which we managed to tick off. We have had a fabulous trip, we enjoyed the conviviality above water and we have been looked after exceptionally well by all the staff.

Rosie and John Davis
United Kingdom
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..the mantas were definitely the highlight!
Sea Spirit SS374 1 Jul 2012 12 days
Bob Cole under water!

This was a partially difficulty trip for me as I’m getting over major surgery to my shoulder and I was concerned about exiting the water after diving. I needn’t have worried the crew looked after so well. Even so, I pulled a back muscle which particularly painful. To my aid came nurse Nightingale Anne Marie with her stock of pills and she soon had me fit, well and diving. . . Thank you all for your care and attention.
PS The diving was pretty good too!

Bob Cole
United Kingdom
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Thank you for all your care and attention..
Lois and David Heavey underwater in the Maldives

David and I very much enjoyed the trip. The diving was excellent with our admirable guides working hard to get the best for us whatever the circumstances. The informative insights given by Anne-Marie on the marine life added to the enjoyment of the diving so that we could enter the water with a bit more knowledge. As ever life aboard Sea Spirit was comfortable and seemingly effortless with day to day living quietly catered for. Both Anne Marie and Matt were good company and paid every attention to our needs. Thank you.

Lois & David Heavey
United Kingdom
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The diving was excellent ...
Marielena Smith & Jason Okazaki aboard MV Sea Spirit in the Maldives

This was the second Sea Spirit trip for us, but our first in the Far South—both have been fantastic!! The food, crew and dive guides (Anne-Marie & Matt) were fantastic—Anne Marie’s knowledge of mantas and Matt’s video work were phenomenal! Highlights for us included: 20 eagle rays in formation, 2 mantas at the cleaning station for 40 minutes (and now we have a newly named manta ‘Jason’ to come back and visit!) 30 grey reef sharks cleaning, turtles and my favourite puffer or boxfish on most every dive, 2 zebra sharks, a feather ray, a whip ray, and 10+ flabellinas on the wreck. And, now I’m more confident in currents (a goal for this trip) to ensure I’ll be more comfortable in Galapagos/Cocos/Socorros (thanks to Anne-Marie for the underwater ‘rockclimbing’ lesson!) And, we can apply our new manta knowledge to the giant Mantas in Socorros. A special thank you to the guides and crew for the birthday surprises as well—lovely card, fantastic tasty cake made by Thilak and the floral decoration on the bed that evening—definitely a birthday and trip to remember.

Marielena Smith & Jason Okazaki
USA
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We have a newly named manta ‘Jason’ to come back and visit!!
 
Bob Cole under water!

This was a partially difficulty trip for me as I’m getting over major surgery to my shoulder and I was concerned about exiting the water after diving. I needn’t have worried the crew looked after so well. Even so, I pulled a back muscle which particularly painful. To my aid came nurse Nightingale Anne Marie with her stock of pills and she soon had me fit, well and diving. . . Thank you all for your care and attention.
PS The diving was pretty good too!

Bob Cole
United Kingdom
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Thank you for all your care and attention..
Lois and David Heavey underwater in the Maldives

David and I very much enjoyed the trip. The diving was excellent with our admirable guides working hard to get the best for us whatever the circumstances. The informative insights given by Anne-Marie on the marine life added to the enjoyment of the diving so that we could enter the water with a bit more knowledge. As ever life aboard Sea Spirit was comfortable and seemingly effortless with day to day living quietly catered for. Both Anne Marie and Matt were good company and paid every attention to our needs. Thank you.

Lois & David Heavey
United Kingdom
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The diving was excellent ...
Marielena Smith & Jason Okazaki aboard MV Sea Spirit in the Maldives

This was the second Sea Spirit trip for us, but our first in the Far South—both have been fantastic!! The food, crew and dive guides (Anne-Marie & Matt) were fantastic—Anne Marie’s knowledge of mantas and Matt’s video work were phenomenal! Highlights for us included: 20 eagle rays in formation, 2 mantas at the cleaning station for 40 minutes (and now we have a newly named manta ‘Jason’ to come back and visit!) 30 grey reef sharks cleaning, turtles and my favourite puffer or boxfish on most every dive, 2 zebra sharks, a feather ray, a whip ray, and 10+ flabellinas on the wreck. And, now I’m more confident in currents (a goal for this trip) to ensure I’ll be more comfortable in Galapagos/Cocos/Socorros (thanks to Anne-Marie for the underwater ‘rockclimbing’ lesson!) And, we can apply our new manta knowledge to the giant Mantas in Socorros. A special thank you to the guides and crew for the birthday surprises as well—lovely card, fantastic tasty cake made by Thilak and the floral decoration on the bed that evening—definitely a birthday and trip to remember.

Marielena Smith & Jason Okazaki
USA
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We have a newly named manta ‘Jason’ to come back and visit!!
Sea Spirit SS368 15 Apr 2012 12 days

This was our 2nd trip, the previous one being last year to the Central Atolls. It was everything we had anticipated. Fantastic sea life, and a wonderful manta experience at Raa. David and Tracy worked really hard throughout to ensure that each dive was as good as the last. David spent much time snorkelling to ensure we dropped at exactly the right place on the site. We had most of the same crew as last year, and they were as attentive and helpful again. They are a fantastic crew and really made the trip fun. Special mention to Tilak for the wonderful dishes he was able to produce. We are already planning our 3rd trip to go South - can’t wait!!!!

Maggie & Andy Howell
UK
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It was everything we had anticipated.

Our 4th trip on Sea Spirit and once again we were not disappointed - the whole time on board and underwater can only be described as fantastic! The crew and David & Tracy were thoroughly professional throughout with great site selection and, as usual, thorough and detailed dive briefings. The standard of food on board produced by Tilak and ably assisted by Ahmed was exceptional. The diving in the North was brilliant and the highlight was two full hour dives with mantas on the cleaning station with no current and in only 16 metres on water!

We have been very fortunate once again to have been on board with a group of people who gelled immediately and we will be looking forward to our fifth trip asap!!!!!!!!!

Graham & Lesley Skeats
UK
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Our 4th trip on Sea Spirit.......

My first ever liveaboard and definitely one to remember. One word - Amazing!! Chilling with the mantas was my highlight. I want to thank the crew for making my birthday one to remember!!!! I will be back to the Southern Atolls next time!

Ross Williams
UK
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One word - Amazing!!

As always, brilliant crew and guides. There’s no better way to spend a couple of weeks away from the office and recharge your batteries. Do it

Stefan Klopper
UK
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As always, brilliant crew and guides
 

This was our 2nd trip, the previous one being last year to the Central Atolls. It was everything we had anticipated. Fantastic sea life, and a wonderful manta experience at Raa. David and Tracy worked really hard throughout to ensure that each dive was as good as the last. David spent much time snorkelling to ensure we dropped at exactly the right place on the site. We had most of the same crew as last year, and they were as attentive and helpful again. They are a fantastic crew and really made the trip fun. Special mention to Tilak for the wonderful dishes he was able to produce. We are already planning our 3rd trip to go South - can’t wait!!!!

Maggie & Andy Howell
UK
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It was everything we had anticipated.

Our 4th trip on Sea Spirit and once again we were not disappointed - the whole time on board and underwater can only be described as fantastic! The crew and David & Tracy were thoroughly professional throughout with great site selection and, as usual, thorough and detailed dive briefings. The standard of food on board produced by Tilak and ably assisted by Ahmed was exceptional. The diving in the North was brilliant and the highlight was two full hour dives with mantas on the cleaning station with no current and in only 16 metres on water!

We have been very fortunate once again to have been on board with a group of people who gelled immediately and we will be looking forward to our fifth trip asap!!!!!!!!!

Graham & Lesley Skeats
UK
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Our 4th trip on Sea Spirit.......

My first ever liveaboard and definitely one to remember. One word - Amazing!! Chilling with the mantas was my highlight. I want to thank the crew for making my birthday one to remember!!!! I will be back to the Southern Atolls next time!

Ross Williams
UK
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One word - Amazing!!

As always, brilliant crew and guides. There’s no better way to spend a couple of weeks away from the office and recharge your batteries. Do it

Stefan Klopper
UK
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As always, brilliant crew and guides
Sea Spirit SS366 18 Mar 2012 12 days

First class, fantastic, wonderful, and that goes for everything, boat, crew, David & Tracy, but the real stars the marine life which just came out in style. Great trip A*

Jacky Morriss
UK
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First class, fantastic, wonderful....

Absolutely fantastic time, David and Tracy couldn’t have been more helpful and we were justified leaving ourselves into their knowledgeable and capable hands. The crew were extremely friendly and efficient. We can highly recommend it, but be warned this little gem is widely known you will have to book well in advance!

Gary Roberts & Andrew Wood
UK
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We can highly recommend it.....

Having travelled halfway around the world (from California), we anxiously looked forward to our trip aboard Sea Spirit. We were not disappointed in any regard. We’ve been on several live-aboards and can attest that this has been our best experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the ship, the crew and (most especially) the tour leaders. The diving was colourful, fascinating and always a thrill.

Lance & Janette Murphy + Daryl Spafford
California, USA
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We were not disappointed in any regard

This was our second trip aboard the Sea Spirit with David, Tracy, and the fabulous crew (4th for Hugh and Eunice) and it was, as it always has been, a spectacular adventure. The diving was as fascinating, beautiful and fantastic as you would expect from someplace as rare and unique as the Maldives. But even the most gorgeous of dive sites would not be as enjoyable without the knowledge, professionalism, and care that David and Tracy devote to every dive. I cannot sing enough praise about their hard work and dedication in making every drop perfect every time.
Unfortunately, we shall forever be spoiled – the diving, the sites, the vessel, the crew – a hard act to follow.

Evans Family Group
UK and USA
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I cannot sing enough praise .......

As above, our second trip with David and Tracy, and much of the same crew. As a family get together destination, the diving in the Maldives is tough to beat. Aboard the MV Sea Spirit, with this motley crew of awesome people looking after our every need, it may well be impossible. We cannot thank David and Tracy, and the awesome crew, for yet another unbelievable trip! Our gratitude again.

Evans Family Group
AUS
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yet another unbelievable trip! ......
 

First class, fantastic, wonderful, and that goes for everything, boat, crew, David & Tracy, but the real stars the marine life which just came out in style. Great trip A*

Jacky Morriss
UK
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First class, fantastic, wonderful....

Absolutely fantastic time, David and Tracy couldn’t have been more helpful and we were justified leaving ourselves into their knowledgeable and capable hands. The crew were extremely friendly and efficient. We can highly recommend it, but be warned this little gem is widely known you will have to book well in advance!

Gary Roberts & Andrew Wood
UK
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We can highly recommend it.....

Having travelled halfway around the world (from California), we anxiously looked forward to our trip aboard Sea Spirit. We were not disappointed in any regard. We’ve been on several live-aboards and can attest that this has been our best experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the ship, the crew and (most especially) the tour leaders. The diving was colourful, fascinating and always a thrill.

Lance & Janette Murphy + Daryl Spafford
California, USA
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We were not disappointed in any regard

This was our second trip aboard the Sea Spirit with David, Tracy, and the fabulous crew (4th for Hugh and Eunice) and it was, as it always has been, a spectacular adventure. The diving was as fascinating, beautiful and fantastic as you would expect from someplace as rare and unique as the Maldives. But even the most gorgeous of dive sites would not be as enjoyable without the knowledge, professionalism, and care that David and Tracy devote to every dive. I cannot sing enough praise about their hard work and dedication in making every drop perfect every time.
Unfortunately, we shall forever be spoiled – the diving, the sites, the vessel, the crew – a hard act to follow.

Evans Family Group
UK and USA
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I cannot sing enough praise .......

As above, our second trip with David and Tracy, and much of the same crew. As a family get together destination, the diving in the Maldives is tough to beat. Aboard the MV Sea Spirit, with this motley crew of awesome people looking after our every need, it may well be impossible. We cannot thank David and Tracy, and the awesome crew, for yet another unbelievable trip! Our gratitude again.

Evans Family Group
AUS
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yet another unbelievable trip! ......
Sea Spirit SS365 4 Mar 2012 12 days

Yet another stunning trip on Sea Spirit with David and Tracy – wonderful!! Highly recommend the 12-day trip – not a moment spent without entertainment of some sort. Thilak is the biggest and most creative chef in the smallest kitchen and every crew member from Mini-Mo all the way to Captain Maxi-Mo are excellent, attentive and extremely pleasant. David and Tracy are amazing, they have a wealth of knowledge that surely not many dive-guides have and they enjoy sharing it. Tracy keeps the divers well organised, David is the shark herder extraordinaire – together they are a winning combination! Thank you again!

Christi & Florian
UK
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Yet another stunning trip on Sea Spirit .....

We’ve dived with David and Tracy on several trips now, and they keep pulling cats out of the bag! Briefing; ‘There might be mantas...’ = 7 mantas cleaning around us in 4m of water; ‘There might be a few sharks..’ = about 30 grey reef sharks patrolling the channel entrance. I know these things can’t be guaranteed, but David and Tracy’s attention to detail, enthusiasm and efforts bring results. So, many thanks for another wonderful safari from the group of us – David, Sue, John, Catherine, Libby and me. We all wish you well in your future, and hope to meet you again on some reef somewhere. Thanks to all the crew too, who made our trip so comfortable, enjoyable and above all, safe.....and who fed us so well!

Libby Gawith & friends
UK
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So, many thanks for another wonderful safari

It has been a wonderful experience to take a safari on the Sea Spirit. The crew has been very friendly, clean and helpful. We always felt looked after in every way. The boat is very clean. The food is superb and the chef made every effort to cater for all individual preferences. Well done, Thilak. David & Tracy are excellent dive guides. Their knowledge of the dive sites and the marine life is very good. Thus, the information given in the briefings was perfect and the drops were excellent. The coconut after each dive was a treat. Thank you to all of you! Jana & Tonio

Jana & Tonio
UK
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It has been a wonderful experience......
 

Yet another stunning trip on Sea Spirit with David and Tracy – wonderful!! Highly recommend the 12-day trip – not a moment spent without entertainment of some sort. Thilak is the biggest and most creative chef in the smallest kitchen and every crew member from Mini-Mo all the way to Captain Maxi-Mo are excellent, attentive and extremely pleasant. David and Tracy are amazing, they have a wealth of knowledge that surely not many dive-guides have and they enjoy sharing it. Tracy keeps the divers well organised, David is the shark herder extraordinaire – together they are a winning combination! Thank you again!

Christi & Florian
UK
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Yet another stunning trip on Sea Spirit .....

We’ve dived with David and Tracy on several trips now, and they keep pulling cats out of the bag! Briefing; ‘There might be mantas...’ = 7 mantas cleaning around us in 4m of water; ‘There might be a few sharks..’ = about 30 grey reef sharks patrolling the channel entrance. I know these things can’t be guaranteed, but David and Tracy’s attention to detail, enthusiasm and efforts bring results. So, many thanks for another wonderful safari from the group of us – David, Sue, John, Catherine, Libby and me. We all wish you well in your future, and hope to meet you again on some reef somewhere. Thanks to all the crew too, who made our trip so comfortable, enjoyable and above all, safe.....and who fed us so well!

Libby Gawith & friends
UK
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So, many thanks for another wonderful safari

It has been a wonderful experience to take a safari on the Sea Spirit. The crew has been very friendly, clean and helpful. We always felt looked after in every way. The boat is very clean. The food is superb and the chef made every effort to cater for all individual preferences. Well done, Thilak. David & Tracy are excellent dive guides. Their knowledge of the dive sites and the marine life is very good. Thus, the information given in the briefings was perfect and the drops were excellent. The coconut after each dive was a treat. Thank you to all of you! Jana & Tonio

Jana & Tonio
UK
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It has been a wonderful experience......
Sea Spirit SS364 19 Feb 2012 12 days

The crew are extremely polite, very hard working and courteous and
the boat is a comfortable, traditional home from home. The food is
delicious, and included all tastes from pasta to Chinese dishes, not
forgetting the Maldivian spicy curries. The chef, Thilak, does
absolute wonders and always ensures no-one goes hungry.
His home-made doughnuts following an afternoon dive are highly
recommended.

If you are looking for a diving holiday, this has everything you could wish
for – and more!

SDS Watersports Trip
UK
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If you are looking for a diving holiday, this has everything
 

The crew are extremely polite, very hard working and courteous and
the boat is a comfortable, traditional home from home. The food is
delicious, and included all tastes from pasta to Chinese dishes, not
forgetting the Maldivian spicy curries. The chef, Thilak, does
absolute wonders and always ensures no-one goes hungry.
His home-made doughnuts following an afternoon dive are highly
recommended.

If you are looking for a diving holiday, this has everything you could wish
for – and more!

SDS Watersports Trip
UK
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If you are looking for a diving holiday, this has everything
Sea Spirit SS361 15 Jan 2012 10 days

A wonderful trip, well guided and excellent crew – I’d recommend them to anyone. The diving was a great variety of fast drifts and gentle poodles – taking the opportunity to dive the best conditions – Mantas, Whale Sharks and lots of little beasties. Thanks for all the help with the photography and for making the trip so good.

Judy England & Graham Richards
UK
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A wonderful trip, well guided and excellent crew

An excellent trip, despite the camera giving up the ghost half way though, this did not detract from the holiday. Having been on numerous trips on Sea Spirit and Sea Queen, I had high expectations for my loyalty scheme trip and was not to be disappointed. The crew made everything run like clockwork as I’ve come to expect and the dive guides worked hard to give us the best dives possible given the currents and weather conditions. This resulted in a well balanced programme that had something for everyone, my favourite Cocoa Thila and a close encounter with 14 Grey Reef Sharks.

Paul Hookway
UK
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...the dive guides worked hard to give us the best dives....

Superb crew providing, excellent food, housekeeping, dhoni cover and assistance. The crews directors at the top of their profession – extremely knowledgeable about all the dive sites and the life to be found there, also huge help with photography questions – I’ve learnt more on this trip on the “why’s and wherefores” of taking underwater photos, than I could have learnt on my own in years!! All in all a wonderful trip – thank you!!

Sue Powell
UK
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a wonderful trip – thank you!!
 

A wonderful trip, well guided and excellent crew – I’d recommend them to anyone. The diving was a great variety of fast drifts and gentle poodles – taking the opportunity to dive the best conditions – Mantas, Whale Sharks and lots of little beasties. Thanks for all the help with the photography and for making the trip so good.

Judy England & Graham Richards
UK
Home Page Comment: 
A wonderful trip, well guided and excellent crew

An excellent trip, despite the camera giving up the ghost half way though, this did not detract from the holiday. Having been on numerous trips on Sea Spirit and Sea Queen, I had high expectations for my loyalty scheme trip and was not to be disappointed. The crew made everything run like clockwork as I’ve come to expect and the dive guides worked hard to give us the best dives possible given the currents and weather conditions. This resulted in a well balanced programme that had something for everyone, my favourite Cocoa Thila and a close encounter with 14 Grey Reef Sharks.

Paul Hookway
UK
Home Page Comment: 
...the dive guides worked hard to give us the best dives....

Superb crew providing, excellent food, housekeeping, dhoni cover and assistance. The crews directors at the top of their profession – extremely knowledgeable about all the dive sites and the life to be found there, also huge help with photography questions – I’ve learnt more on this trip on the “why’s and wherefores” of taking underwater photos, than I could have learnt on my own in years!! All in all a wonderful trip – thank you!!

Sue Powell
UK
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a wonderful trip – thank you!!

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