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 SS421 23 Dec 2013 12 days
Richard and Christine enjoying Christmas on MV Sea Spirit

The best Christmas and New Year we have had for a very long time!

I'll swap the Turkey and Pud for the Mantas any day...

Many thanks

Richard & Christine Potter
United Kingdom
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Best Christmas and New Year for a very long time
Neil and Isobel relaxing on board MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

We came out to see Mantas and were not disappointed !

 A superb Christmas and New Year break with some awesome diving covering everything from the ultra small to the very large.  

A massive thanks to everyone on the boat that made the trip absolutely fantastic.

 

Neil Hodges and Isobel Russell
United Kingdom
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A superb Christmas and New Year break..
 
Richard and Christine enjoying Christmas on MV Sea Spirit

The best Christmas and New Year we have had for a very long time!

I'll swap the Turkey and Pud for the Mantas any day...

Many thanks

Richard & Christine Potter
United Kingdom
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Best Christmas and New Year for a very long time
Neil and Isobel relaxing on board MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

We came out to see Mantas and were not disappointed !

 A superb Christmas and New Year break with some awesome diving covering everything from the ultra small to the very large.  

A massive thanks to everyone on the boat that made the trip absolutely fantastic.

 

Neil Hodges and Isobel Russell
United Kingdom
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A superb Christmas and New Year break..
Sea Spirit SS420 15 Dec 2013 7 days
John enjoying scuba diving off MV Sea Spirit

This is my fourth MST Liveaboard.  Each trip has been excellent - but this one has been the best. The quality of the crew, food, diving and accommodation has been very very good - but what has made it particularly memorable has been the hosting and dive guiding by Anne-Marie and Matt.

If there is marine life to be found out there - they will find it!  Whale Sharks, Mantas, sharks - Leaf fish, Nudibranches, Cleaner Shrimp - beware!  

Thank you very much

 

John Hayward
United Kingdom
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My 4th trip with MSt - this one has been the best.
Jean scuba diving in the Maldives - MV Sea Spirit

MANTASTIC !! 

Jean Matthews
United Kingdom
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MANTASTIC !!!
Neil and Ali onboard MV Sea Spirit

Our second excursion on MV Sea Spirit has topped the first by far.  Of course, the hosting, food etc is just brilliant as expected, the difference this time was the diving quality which has surpassed any liveaboard that we have been on to date in terms of variety and quantity.

A great trip, with great guests and a great crew - a big thanks to Anne-Marie, Matt, the crew and ScubaTours!

Neil Blonden & Alison Lewis
United Kingdom
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A great trip, great guests, great crew. Thanks
 
John enjoying scuba diving off MV Sea Spirit

This is my fourth MST Liveaboard.  Each trip has been excellent - but this one has been the best. The quality of the crew, food, diving and accommodation has been very very good - but what has made it particularly memorable has been the hosting and dive guiding by Anne-Marie and Matt.

If there is marine life to be found out there - they will find it!  Whale Sharks, Mantas, sharks - Leaf fish, Nudibranches, Cleaner Shrimp - beware!  

Thank you very much

 

John Hayward
United Kingdom
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My 4th trip with MSt - this one has been the best.
Jean scuba diving in the Maldives - MV Sea Spirit

MANTASTIC !! 

Jean Matthews
United Kingdom
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MANTASTIC !!!
Neil and Ali onboard MV Sea Spirit

Our second excursion on MV Sea Spirit has topped the first by far.  Of course, the hosting, food etc is just brilliant as expected, the difference this time was the diving quality which has surpassed any liveaboard that we have been on to date in terms of variety and quantity.

A great trip, with great guests and a great crew - a big thanks to Anne-Marie, Matt, the crew and ScubaTours!

Neil Blonden & Alison Lewis
United Kingdom
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A great trip, great guests, great crew. Thanks
Sea Spirit SS418 1 Dec 2013 7 days
Avi & Tomer preparing to Scuba Dive off Sea Spirit, Maldives

We spent an amazing week on the Sea Spirit, led by the amazing pair - Anne-Marie and Matt along with a great crew spoiling us every step of the way.

After about 25years of diving, this was by far, our best diving experience ever.  Anne-Marie and Matt know every corner and every fish around the Maldives and we were fortunate to join their trip.

In 1 week trip we were able to swuim with few Whale Sharks, have 6 Manta's dancing for one hour all around us, see lots of Sharks of different types, and enjoy Eagle and Sting Rays, Turtles and many unique fish.

We highly recommend, the location, the boat and above all, do it with Anne-Marie and Matt !!

Avi & Tomer
Israel
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We spent an amazing week on Sea Spirit...
Romano & Daniel on MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

Die Tauchspots waren ausserordentlich und die Vorbereitung und Durchfuerhung durch Anne-Marie und Matt einwandfrei. Die Tauchplaetze wurden sorgfaeltig ausgewaehlt und es waren unvergessliche Tauchgaenge. Wir haben in 20 Jahren Inselferien auf den Malediven weniger gesehen als in dieser Woche „Sea Spirit“.

Die Kueche war, trotz der engen Verhaeltnisse, sehr gut und die Crew stehts hilfsbereit.

Wir koennen den Trip mit Anne-Marie und Matt sehr empfehlen. Es war Supertoll – Vielen Dank!!

Daniel & Romano
Switzerland
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Vielen Dank !!!
Tim enjoying the scuba dive off MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

I've never found such underwater variety in such a short time..

...the knowledge and apparently effortless diving skill of the team on board Sea Spirit reflect years of enthusiasm and thousands of hours in and around the thilas, lagoons and channels of the Maldives.

Tim Priest
United Kingdom
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I've never found such underwater variety ...
Angela & Ross enjoying the Maldives on MV Sea Spirit

We had a great time! Our hosts, Matt and Anne-Marie made sure we had an excellent itinerary that took in the big stuff as well as the pretty reef residents.

Their knowledge and love of the Maldives and marine life shone through each and every day.

The crew were also attentive and always eager to assist.  Night diving with manta rays was a life highlight - Amazing..

This is the 3rd time we have been on the Sea Spirit and it just gets better and better.

Thank you for a great trip guys ! x

Angela & Ross Hollister
United Kingdom
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3rd time on SeaSpirit and it just gets better and better...
 
Avi & Tomer preparing to Scuba Dive off Sea Spirit, Maldives

We spent an amazing week on the Sea Spirit, led by the amazing pair - Anne-Marie and Matt along with a great crew spoiling us every step of the way.

After about 25years of diving, this was by far, our best diving experience ever.  Anne-Marie and Matt know every corner and every fish around the Maldives and we were fortunate to join their trip.

In 1 week trip we were able to swuim with few Whale Sharks, have 6 Manta's dancing for one hour all around us, see lots of Sharks of different types, and enjoy Eagle and Sting Rays, Turtles and many unique fish.

We highly recommend, the location, the boat and above all, do it with Anne-Marie and Matt !!

Avi & Tomer
Israel
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We spent an amazing week on Sea Spirit...
Romano & Daniel on MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

Die Tauchspots waren ausserordentlich und die Vorbereitung und Durchfuerhung durch Anne-Marie und Matt einwandfrei. Die Tauchplaetze wurden sorgfaeltig ausgewaehlt und es waren unvergessliche Tauchgaenge. Wir haben in 20 Jahren Inselferien auf den Malediven weniger gesehen als in dieser Woche „Sea Spirit“.

Die Kueche war, trotz der engen Verhaeltnisse, sehr gut und die Crew stehts hilfsbereit.

Wir koennen den Trip mit Anne-Marie und Matt sehr empfehlen. Es war Supertoll – Vielen Dank!!

Daniel & Romano
Switzerland
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Vielen Dank !!!
Tim enjoying the scuba dive off MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

I've never found such underwater variety in such a short time..

...the knowledge and apparently effortless diving skill of the team on board Sea Spirit reflect years of enthusiasm and thousands of hours in and around the thilas, lagoons and channels of the Maldives.

Tim Priest
United Kingdom
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I've never found such underwater variety ...
Angela & Ross enjoying the Maldives on MV Sea Spirit

We had a great time! Our hosts, Matt and Anne-Marie made sure we had an excellent itinerary that took in the big stuff as well as the pretty reef residents.

Their knowledge and love of the Maldives and marine life shone through each and every day.

The crew were also attentive and always eager to assist.  Night diving with manta rays was a life highlight - Amazing..

This is the 3rd time we have been on the Sea Spirit and it just gets better and better.

Thank you for a great trip guys ! x

Angela & Ross Hollister
United Kingdom
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3rd time on SeaSpirit and it just gets better and better...
Sea Spirit SS417 17 Nov 2013 12 days
Lloyd scuba diving off MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

From the little’st of critters to the flying Mantas and Sharks which dine on them, a fascinating 12 day trip through the Maldives.

Many thanks to Anne-Marie and Matt as well as the crew of the Sea Spirit.

I’ll be back as soon as I can make it and that won’t be soon enough.

Lloyd Vaughan
Switzerland
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A fascinating 12 day trip through the Maldives
Jane & Chris on the ocean bed in the Madlives off MV Sea Spirit

Will never forget the night dive with Wiggle, the extrovert manta with a crooked tail, coming in like a stealth bomber followed by three of her associates, repeatedly swooping close enough to put my mask at risk.

 A truly amazing experience – and that was before the very friendly whale shark and hungry nurse sharks!! 

A very good trip – thanks to all!

Jane & Chris Mott
United Kingdom
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A truly amazing experience..Thanks to all !!
Donald on board MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

This was my eighth trip with scuba tours but this one was special. Not only was the weather perfect we had some special treats. I will not forget the whale shark putting on a special performance for us but the night dive with the mantas was amazing.

 
My thanks Ann Marie and Matt for looking after us so well so we could get on enjoying our diving without any worries. 
 
Great holiday!!
Donald Macgregor
United Kingdom
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My 8th Trip with Scuba Tours.. this one was special
Sue and Lowry on board MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

Excellent trip. Mantas, sharks, turtles, a very healthy marine environment. Snorkelling with the ‘friendly’ whale shark is something we will never forget.

 Sea spirit provided a very cosy home indeed with good food and fine company.

 Many thanks to Matt and Ann Marie  for guiding us so well on this superb safari. 

Sue and Lowry Beggs
United Kingdom
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Excellent trip with Mantas, sharks turtles..
 
Lloyd scuba diving off MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

From the little’st of critters to the flying Mantas and Sharks which dine on them, a fascinating 12 day trip through the Maldives.

Many thanks to Anne-Marie and Matt as well as the crew of the Sea Spirit.

I’ll be back as soon as I can make it and that won’t be soon enough.

Lloyd Vaughan
Switzerland
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A fascinating 12 day trip through the Maldives
Jane & Chris on the ocean bed in the Madlives off MV Sea Spirit

Will never forget the night dive with Wiggle, the extrovert manta with a crooked tail, coming in like a stealth bomber followed by three of her associates, repeatedly swooping close enough to put my mask at risk.

 A truly amazing experience – and that was before the very friendly whale shark and hungry nurse sharks!! 

A very good trip – thanks to all!

Jane & Chris Mott
United Kingdom
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A truly amazing experience..Thanks to all !!
Donald on board MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

This was my eighth trip with scuba tours but this one was special. Not only was the weather perfect we had some special treats. I will not forget the whale shark putting on a special performance for us but the night dive with the mantas was amazing.

 
My thanks Ann Marie and Matt for looking after us so well so we could get on enjoying our diving without any worries. 
 
Great holiday!!
Donald Macgregor
United Kingdom
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My 8th Trip with Scuba Tours.. this one was special
Sue and Lowry on board MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

Excellent trip. Mantas, sharks, turtles, a very healthy marine environment. Snorkelling with the ‘friendly’ whale shark is something we will never forget.

 Sea spirit provided a very cosy home indeed with good food and fine company.

 Many thanks to Matt and Ann Marie  for guiding us so well on this superb safari. 

Sue and Lowry Beggs
United Kingdom
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Excellent trip with Mantas, sharks turtles..
Sea Spirit SS415 20 Oct 2013 12 days
Keith & Val getting ready to scuba dive off MV Sea Spirit

Great trip with Matt and Anne-Marie and all of the crew making our diving holiday one to remember for all the best reasons.

 

Keith & Val Mason
United Kingdom
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Great trip... one to remember
Richard & Susan going out to dive off MV Sea Spirit

Wonderful mantas (all known to Anne-Marie and Matt of course) all over us! 

Beautiful thilas with so many fish.  Zebra sharks and grey sharks of course.  Fantastic crew, great cruise-directors and very good company.

Our third trip in a year and we will be back !!

Richard & Susan Merritt
United Kingdom
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Our 3rd trip in a year and we will be back.. !!
Catherine on the dhoni in the Maldives, MV Sea Spirit

Another wonderful trip with Anne-Marie and Matt as knowledgeable and entertaining ! dive guides/cruise directors.

We didnt have the best weather but that didnt impact on the quality of diving and wildlife seen - including my first very cute zebra shark, close up view of sailfish and lots of memorable/friendly mantas and more !

Niumith captain and deckhand worth a special mention for being really helpful.

Catherine Gill
United Kingdom
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..wonderful trip including my first very cute zebra shark
Michael waiting to dive off MV Sea Spirit

An outstanding unforgettable safari trip with lots of fish, corals, mantas and sharks. As well as a wonderful crew including Anne-Marie and Matt, the food was also always superb.

Michael Schoen
Germany
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An outstanding unforgettable safari..
Phil in high spirits on MV Sea Spirit

Anne-Marie and Matt had to draw on all their experience to entertain us when the weather conditions were challenging.

Their mature attitude to dive guiding enhanced the coral laden creature infested Maldivian Deep South experience to capture an essence of the Sea Spirit.

Phil the Pirate
United Kingdom
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..creature infested Maldivian Deep South experience
Alasdair preparing his scuba dive equipment on MV Sea Spirit

After seeing so many degraded reefs in SE Asia it was wonderful to see such beautiful healthy reefs teeming with spectacular fish life from mantas and zebra sharks to longnose hawkfishes.

Great crew and wonderful dive guiding from Anne-Marie and Matt.

Alasdair Edwards
United Kingdom
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Great crew and wonderful dive guiding...
 
Keith & Val getting ready to scuba dive off MV Sea Spirit

Great trip with Matt and Anne-Marie and all of the crew making our diving holiday one to remember for all the best reasons.

 

Keith & Val Mason
United Kingdom
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Great trip... one to remember
Richard & Susan going out to dive off MV Sea Spirit

Wonderful mantas (all known to Anne-Marie and Matt of course) all over us! 

Beautiful thilas with so many fish.  Zebra sharks and grey sharks of course.  Fantastic crew, great cruise-directors and very good company.

Our third trip in a year and we will be back !!

Richard & Susan Merritt
United Kingdom
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Our 3rd trip in a year and we will be back.. !!
Catherine on the dhoni in the Maldives, MV Sea Spirit

Another wonderful trip with Anne-Marie and Matt as knowledgeable and entertaining ! dive guides/cruise directors.

We didnt have the best weather but that didnt impact on the quality of diving and wildlife seen - including my first very cute zebra shark, close up view of sailfish and lots of memorable/friendly mantas and more !

Niumith captain and deckhand worth a special mention for being really helpful.

Catherine Gill
United Kingdom
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..wonderful trip including my first very cute zebra shark
Michael waiting to dive off MV Sea Spirit

An outstanding unforgettable safari trip with lots of fish, corals, mantas and sharks. As well as a wonderful crew including Anne-Marie and Matt, the food was also always superb.

Michael Schoen
Germany
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An outstanding unforgettable safari..
Phil in high spirits on MV Sea Spirit

Anne-Marie and Matt had to draw on all their experience to entertain us when the weather conditions were challenging.

Their mature attitude to dive guiding enhanced the coral laden creature infested Maldivian Deep South experience to capture an essence of the Sea Spirit.

Phil the Pirate
United Kingdom
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..creature infested Maldivian Deep South experience
Alasdair preparing his scuba dive equipment on MV Sea Spirit

After seeing so many degraded reefs in SE Asia it was wonderful to see such beautiful healthy reefs teeming with spectacular fish life from mantas and zebra sharks to longnose hawkfishes.

Great crew and wonderful dive guiding from Anne-Marie and Matt.

Alasdair Edwards
United Kingdom
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Great crew and wonderful dive guiding...
Sea Spirit SS414 6 Oct 2013 10 days
Ramona & Guenther on board MV Sea Spirit

The safari trip was very beautiful and nice: the diving, food and local crew - and all together !

Ramona Junold & Guenther Glanzer
Germany
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Safari trip was beautiful..
Alex, Paul & Geoff on board MV Sea Spirit in the Maldives

Another spectacular safari this time to the Far South: Magic Mantas, Sharks, Leaf fish, curtains of fish to swim through plus all the wonders of the reef and beautiful coral gardens.

Our warmest thanks to Anne-Marie and Matt for their expertise, great organisation and making it all such fun.  Their knowledge and enthusiasm for the underwater world and willingness to share it with us is most appreciated.

All this combined with excellent meals and a crew who were always there to help made for a truly excellent trip.  Thanks to one and all, including those in the office who played their part. A team to be proud of.

 

Looking forward to the next one!

Alex Douglas, Paul Moulton & Geoff Woodfield
United Kingdom
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Another spectacular safari..great organisation.
 
Ramona & Guenther on board MV Sea Spirit

The safari trip was very beautiful and nice: the diving, food and local crew - and all together !

Ramona Junold & Guenther Glanzer
Germany
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Safari trip was beautiful..
Alex, Paul & Geoff on board MV Sea Spirit in the Maldives

Another spectacular safari this time to the Far South: Magic Mantas, Sharks, Leaf fish, curtains of fish to swim through plus all the wonders of the reef and beautiful coral gardens.

Our warmest thanks to Anne-Marie and Matt for their expertise, great organisation and making it all such fun.  Their knowledge and enthusiasm for the underwater world and willingness to share it with us is most appreciated.

All this combined with excellent meals and a crew who were always there to help made for a truly excellent trip.  Thanks to one and all, including those in the office who played their part. A team to be proud of.

 

Looking forward to the next one!

Alex Douglas, Paul Moulton & Geoff Woodfield
United Kingdom
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Another spectacular safari..great organisation.
Sea Spirit SS413 22 Sep 2013 12 days
John & Steph Burnip on a remote island in the Maldives

Had a great trip on MV Sea Spirit. Staff and guests all fantastic, food fab as well.  Really feel privileged to get close encounters with the Mantas.

Sadly all good things come to an end and its time to go home now.

We have lots of great memories to take home and Matt's video is a great treasure to have.

Steph & John Burnip
Australia
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Had a great trip on MV Sea Spirit - lots of great memories
Graeme getting ready to scuba dive off MV Sea Spirit

Another excellent trip aboard MV Sea Spirit to the Southern Atolls.  Guides brilliant as ever, crew amazingly helpful, food plentiful and delicious.  Getting very used to having afternoon cakes!

Truly amazing Manta action - felt privileged to be part of it. 

Thanks again to all involved, I'm sure to be back.

Graeme Coulson
United Kingdom
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Truly amazing Manta action - I'm sure to be back.
Frank gearing up for his scuba dive off MV Sea Spirit.

This was my first liveaboard trip, and I have to say that my experience was amazing.

The diving was incredible, full of life and gorgeous creatures.  It was as if I was in a National Geographic documentary. The staff were great, always there to help out and assist when needed. 

Always very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Thank you very much.

Frank Padilla
USA
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First liveaboard trip and my experience was amazing....
Dani & Matt on a remote island in the Maldives

We will miss sitting on the top deck under the Milky Way watching the dolphins in the ships lights.

Dani and Matt
United Kingdom
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We will miss sitting on the top deck.. watching dolphins
Robert scuba diving off MV Sea Spirit

This is my second liveaboard. Comparing the two..this one is the better one. The crew all acknowledge everyone on the ship morning/noon/night.

The dining was unique in that everyone ate together so there was a sense of rapport/family atmosphere.

The Manta ray experience is phenomenally superb compared to other manta interaction in the world.

Hope to see you again in June 2015 in Galapagos.

Robert Ngo (Sea Save Auction Winner)

Robert Ngo
USA
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Manta ray experience is phenomenally superb...
 
John & Steph Burnip on a remote island in the Maldives

Had a great trip on MV Sea Spirit. Staff and guests all fantastic, food fab as well.  Really feel privileged to get close encounters with the Mantas.

Sadly all good things come to an end and its time to go home now.

We have lots of great memories to take home and Matt's video is a great treasure to have.

Steph & John Burnip
Australia
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Had a great trip on MV Sea Spirit - lots of great memories
Graeme getting ready to scuba dive off MV Sea Spirit

Another excellent trip aboard MV Sea Spirit to the Southern Atolls.  Guides brilliant as ever, crew amazingly helpful, food plentiful and delicious.  Getting very used to having afternoon cakes!

Truly amazing Manta action - felt privileged to be part of it. 

Thanks again to all involved, I'm sure to be back.

Graeme Coulson
United Kingdom
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Truly amazing Manta action - I'm sure to be back.
Frank gearing up for his scuba dive off MV Sea Spirit.

This was my first liveaboard trip, and I have to say that my experience was amazing.

The diving was incredible, full of life and gorgeous creatures.  It was as if I was in a National Geographic documentary. The staff were great, always there to help out and assist when needed. 

Always very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Thank you very much.

Frank Padilla
USA
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First liveaboard trip and my experience was amazing....
Dani & Matt on a remote island in the Maldives

We will miss sitting on the top deck under the Milky Way watching the dolphins in the ships lights.

Dani and Matt
United Kingdom
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We will miss sitting on the top deck.. watching dolphins
Robert scuba diving off MV Sea Spirit

This is my second liveaboard. Comparing the two..this one is the better one. The crew all acknowledge everyone on the ship morning/noon/night.

The dining was unique in that everyone ate together so there was a sense of rapport/family atmosphere.

The Manta ray experience is phenomenally superb compared to other manta interaction in the world.

Hope to see you again in June 2015 in Galapagos.

Robert Ngo (Sea Save Auction Winner)

Robert Ngo
USA
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Manta ray experience is phenomenally superb...
Sea Spirit SS412 8 Sep 2013 12 days
DJ on board MV Sea Spirit

The Mantas were plentiful and beautiful to watch. Nitrox would be a plus.

Much more to see than just Mantas, although mantas are hard to beat.

Some fast currents but that is what reef hooks are for.

Food was delicious and varied. The entire staff worked as a team and all were very helpful.

DJ
USA
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Mantas were plentiful and beautiful to watch..
Lance and Janette getting ready to scuba dive on MV Sea Spirit

Great diving with a lot of variety from large mantas to small fish amongst the hard corals.  We were Nitrox certified and quickly realized we would be very limited on our time with the Mantas.

Fortunately, we were able to do the Nitrox course aboard and that made the trip. I highly recommend taking the Manta Speciality Course with Anne-Marie as you can identify the mantas and understand their behaviour.

This is our 2nd safari with Sea Spirit and we would recommend it to our friends.

 

Lance & Janette Murphy
USA
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Great diving.. we would recommend it to our friends.
Vincent and Judith on board MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

Loved the Mantas! There were so many and they were so close. Really an amazing experience ! The boat is very comfortable and the crew and the food are great. 

 

Vincent & Judith Roling
Netherlands
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Really an amazing experience !!
Sven getting ready to Scuba Dive on MV Sea Spirit

Very good Manta-cleaning station, nice people, excellent food and a real professional dive team (Anne-Marie and Matt)

Not so many sharks, but I really enjoyed the dives.

Sven Waldheim
Germany
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.. a real professional dive team
Eileen, Glenda and Yvonne enjoying a drink on board MV Sea Spirit

We had a great time on MV Sea Spirit, it's a lovely boat. The crew were wonderful and the chef, well it's a good job we were diving some of the calories off. His curries were out of this world.

The travel arrangements were like clock work.

Once again, Thank you for all your help. We will keep looking at your holidays for the future. Please send our thanks once again to Matt and Ann-Marie and the great crew.

 

Eileen Harper
United Kingdom
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We had a great time on MV Sea Spirit.
 
DJ on board MV Sea Spirit

The Mantas were plentiful and beautiful to watch. Nitrox would be a plus.

Much more to see than just Mantas, although mantas are hard to beat.

Some fast currents but that is what reef hooks are for.

Food was delicious and varied. The entire staff worked as a team and all were very helpful.

DJ
USA
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Mantas were plentiful and beautiful to watch..
Lance and Janette getting ready to scuba dive on MV Sea Spirit

Great diving with a lot of variety from large mantas to small fish amongst the hard corals.  We were Nitrox certified and quickly realized we would be very limited on our time with the Mantas.

Fortunately, we were able to do the Nitrox course aboard and that made the trip. I highly recommend taking the Manta Speciality Course with Anne-Marie as you can identify the mantas and understand their behaviour.

This is our 2nd safari with Sea Spirit and we would recommend it to our friends.

 

Lance & Janette Murphy
USA
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Great diving.. we would recommend it to our friends.
Vincent and Judith on board MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

Loved the Mantas! There were so many and they were so close. Really an amazing experience ! The boat is very comfortable and the crew and the food are great. 

 

Vincent & Judith Roling
Netherlands
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Really an amazing experience !!
Sven getting ready to Scuba Dive on MV Sea Spirit

Very good Manta-cleaning station, nice people, excellent food and a real professional dive team (Anne-Marie and Matt)

Not so many sharks, but I really enjoyed the dives.

Sven Waldheim
Germany
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.. a real professional dive team
Eileen, Glenda and Yvonne enjoying a drink on board MV Sea Spirit

We had a great time on MV Sea Spirit, it's a lovely boat. The crew were wonderful and the chef, well it's a good job we were diving some of the calories off. His curries were out of this world.

The travel arrangements were like clock work.

Once again, Thank you for all your help. We will keep looking at your holidays for the future. Please send our thanks once again to Matt and Ann-Marie and the great crew.

 

Eileen Harper
United Kingdom
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We had a great time on MV Sea Spirit.
Sea Spirit SS410 11 Aug 2013 12 days
Rick enjoying a Manta off MV Sea Spirit.

Every trip with Scuba Scuba gets better and better. Our local Manta expert "Anne-Marie" and husband Matt made the trip with the wonderful interaction with the Mantas and all the rest of the sea life. 

The crew are second to none and deserve the highest honours.  Many thanks indeed!!!

Rick Lawson
United Kingdom
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Every trip with ScubaScuba gets better and better...
Romain on board MV Sea Spirit, Maldives

Very nice trip in the Far South, good diving and I enjoyed the boat. Thanks to the crew and the dive masters for this very nice trip...

Romain Portella
France
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Very nice trip in the Far South
Enjoying the Scuba Diving off MV Sea Spirit

We travelled along way from Sweden but the performances we witnessed by the Mantas was worth all the effort. 

The different behaviour we witnessed on the several dives was most entertaining and enlightening especially after the information given to us by Anne-Marie in her spiel.

ME
Sweden
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Performances witnessed by the Mantas was worth the effort.
 
Rick enjoying a Manta off MV Sea Spirit.

Every trip with Scuba Scuba gets better and better. Our local Manta expert "Anne-Marie" and husband Matt made the trip with the wonderful interaction with the Mantas and all the rest of the sea life. 

The crew are second to none and deserve the highest honours.  Many thanks indeed!!!

Rick Lawson
United Kingdom
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Every trip with ScubaScuba gets better and better...
Romain on board MV Sea Spirit, Maldives

Very nice trip in the Far South, good diving and I enjoyed the boat. Thanks to the crew and the dive masters for this very nice trip...

Romain Portella
France
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Very nice trip in the Far South
Enjoying the Scuba Diving off MV Sea Spirit

We travelled along way from Sweden but the performances we witnessed by the Mantas was worth all the effort. 

The different behaviour we witnessed on the several dives was most entertaining and enlightening especially after the information given to us by Anne-Marie in her spiel.

ME
Sweden
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Performances witnessed by the Mantas was worth the effort.
Sea Spirit SS408 14 Jul 2013 12 days
Gary and Andy enjoying Scuba Diving off MV Sea Spirit,Maldives

Absolutely marvellous time, Matt and Anne-Marie make you very welcome and are extremely knowledgeable about the dive sites and the fauna. The manta cleaning stations were fantastic.

The ship is clean and well maintained and the crew were very friendly and very good fishermen, we had fresh tuna a couple of times.

One word of caution, make sure you do quite alot of swimming against the current as the chef they have on board is superb and the helpings are very generous.

 

Gary Roberts and Andrew Wood
United Kingdom
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Absolutely marvellous time...
Jonathan and Angela enjoying the sun in the Maldives

Another great trip with Matt and Anne-Marie on Sea Spirit. Excellent food as always and good company.

Brilliant Manta dives!  Looking forward to the next trip already!

Jonathan and Angela Gatland
United Kingdom
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Brilliant manta dives.. looking forward to the next trip
Ali scuba diving with a Manta off MV Sea Spirit, Maldives

Marvellous trip with very professional and knowledgeable dive guides, very good crew including an always smiling captain and an outstanding chef.

 

Ali and AnneMarie
Belgium
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Marvellous trip
 
Gary and Andy enjoying Scuba Diving off MV Sea Spirit,Maldives

Absolutely marvellous time, Matt and Anne-Marie make you very welcome and are extremely knowledgeable about the dive sites and the fauna. The manta cleaning stations were fantastic.

The ship is clean and well maintained and the crew were very friendly and very good fishermen, we had fresh tuna a couple of times.

One word of caution, make sure you do quite alot of swimming against the current as the chef they have on board is superb and the helpings are very generous.

 

Gary Roberts and Andrew Wood
United Kingdom
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Absolutely marvellous time...
Jonathan and Angela enjoying the sun in the Maldives

Another great trip with Matt and Anne-Marie on Sea Spirit. Excellent food as always and good company.

Brilliant Manta dives!  Looking forward to the next trip already!

Jonathan and Angela Gatland
United Kingdom
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Brilliant manta dives.. looking forward to the next trip
Ali scuba diving with a Manta off MV Sea Spirit, Maldives

Marvellous trip with very professional and knowledgeable dive guides, very good crew including an always smiling captain and an outstanding chef.

 

Ali and AnneMarie
Belgium
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Marvellous trip
Sea Spirit SS407 30 Jun 2013 12 days
Sam and Saul relaxing on board MV Sea Spirit

What an amazing trip on MV Sea Spirit to the deep south. Great variety of reef and channel dives (many with fast moving incurrents) and many grey reef shark and manta dives.  And even consistently hot weather almost every day.

Many thanks to Anne-Marie for her spot on knowledge of currents, dive sites and especially deep insights into Manta behaviour and identification as this greatly added to the dive experience.

We could do this manta point in Adoo Atoll every day of the rest of our lives.

Sam and Saul
Switzerland
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What an amazing trip on MV Sea Spirit....
Richard & Janet scuba diving off MV Sea Spirit

As ever a very enjoyable trip on Sea Spirit with her friendly and professional crew.  This was our first trip to the Far South and we really enjoyed the exciting channels, manta point and beautiful hard corals.  The highlight of the trip had to be the dives on the manta point where we were lucky to experience very close encounters with the mantas, made more special by the knowledge imparted by Anne-Marie.

Richard & Janet Grace
United Kingdom
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..very enjoyable trip.. close encounters with the Mantas.
Patricia & Robert scuba diving off MV Sea Spirit

We had a very nice trip up to the deep south to the Addu Atoll. We appreciated the very good job of Anne-Marie and Matt, they are really professionals and very helpful. Anne-Marie is a specialist with her knowledge of mantas, as an instructor myself I learned new things about mantas. We just had fantastic dives with the mantas.

Wir hatten eine wunderschoene Tauchsafari bis ganz in den Sueden der Malediven in den Addu Atoll, bereits auf der suedlichen Halbkugel. Wir schaetzen unsere Tauchfuehrer sehr, sie sind beide sehr kompetent, leisten einen hervorragenden Job und sind stets hilfbereit. Anne-Marie ist Spezialistin auf Mantas, als erfahrende Tauchlehrerin konnte ich Neues und Spannendes ueber Mantas erfahren. Wir hatten super Tauchgaenge mit Mantas – einmalig!

Robert & Patricia
Switzerland
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very nice trip to deep south..fantastic dives with Mantas.
Paul & Janet onboard MV Sea Spirit enjoying the weather

This is what liveaboard diving is all about.

No crowds, good company, excellent food and amazing diving. But amazing diving doesn’t just happen as a matter of course in the Maldives it takes planning, knowledge and experience to get you to the right reef at the right time, to give you the best possible chance of seeing all the good stuff.

Matt and Anne–Marie have that experience in spades and all the guests really benefit from both their knowledge and hard work. A fabulous trip, the far South offers excellent varied diving, can’t wait to come again!

Paul & Jan
United Kingdom
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Far South offers excellent varied diving
 
Sam and Saul relaxing on board MV Sea Spirit

What an amazing trip on MV Sea Spirit to the deep south. Great variety of reef and channel dives (many with fast moving incurrents) and many grey reef shark and manta dives.  And even consistently hot weather almost every day.

Many thanks to Anne-Marie for her spot on knowledge of currents, dive sites and especially deep insights into Manta behaviour and identification as this greatly added to the dive experience.

We could do this manta point in Adoo Atoll every day of the rest of our lives.

Sam and Saul
Switzerland
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What an amazing trip on MV Sea Spirit....
Richard & Janet scuba diving off MV Sea Spirit

As ever a very enjoyable trip on Sea Spirit with her friendly and professional crew.  This was our first trip to the Far South and we really enjoyed the exciting channels, manta point and beautiful hard corals.  The highlight of the trip had to be the dives on the manta point where we were lucky to experience very close encounters with the mantas, made more special by the knowledge imparted by Anne-Marie.

Richard & Janet Grace
United Kingdom
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..very enjoyable trip.. close encounters with the Mantas.
Patricia & Robert scuba diving off MV Sea Spirit

We had a very nice trip up to the deep south to the Addu Atoll. We appreciated the very good job of Anne-Marie and Matt, they are really professionals and very helpful. Anne-Marie is a specialist with her knowledge of mantas, as an instructor myself I learned new things about mantas. We just had fantastic dives with the mantas.

Wir hatten eine wunderschoene Tauchsafari bis ganz in den Sueden der Malediven in den Addu Atoll, bereits auf der suedlichen Halbkugel. Wir schaetzen unsere Tauchfuehrer sehr, sie sind beide sehr kompetent, leisten einen hervorragenden Job und sind stets hilfbereit. Anne-Marie ist Spezialistin auf Mantas, als erfahrende Tauchlehrerin konnte ich Neues und Spannendes ueber Mantas erfahren. Wir hatten super Tauchgaenge mit Mantas – einmalig!

Robert & Patricia
Switzerland
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very nice trip to deep south..fantastic dives with Mantas.
Paul & Janet onboard MV Sea Spirit enjoying the weather

This is what liveaboard diving is all about.

No crowds, good company, excellent food and amazing diving. But amazing diving doesn’t just happen as a matter of course in the Maldives it takes planning, knowledge and experience to get you to the right reef at the right time, to give you the best possible chance of seeing all the good stuff.

Matt and Anne–Marie have that experience in spades and all the guests really benefit from both their knowledge and hard work. A fabulous trip, the far South offers excellent varied diving, can’t wait to come again!

Paul & Jan
United Kingdom
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Far South offers excellent varied diving
Sea Spirit SS404 12 May 2013 10 days
Angelfish Diving Group

 

Absolutely fabulous holiday, great crew, magical manta diving and superb dive guides - Many thanks, Hilary

 

Fabulous trip – I learned so much from our expert and knowledgeable dive guides.  We had spectacular dives with mantas and sharks.  I was so enthralled during the night dive with the sharks I bit straight through my mouth piece!  A dive never to be forgotten!!!  Felicity Nardecchia

 

Magic mantas!!  Many thanks, Judy and Graham.

 

What a wonderful trip. The night dive when we offered a proper candle light dinner for the sharks and huge rays will be remembered for the rest of our lives. And we also like to say special thanks to the cruise directors for sharing their knowledge about mantas: It was absolutely great to meet Mick, Gordon, Winifred and their mates. – Irina and Seppo

 

A trip of a lifetime, many thanks for looking after us so well for our first live aboard.  Great food and superb diving, loads of Mantas and real experts as dive guides.  Look forward to another trip on Sea Spirit soon.  –  Elaine & Colin

 

An unforgettable experience with the sharks and mantas so many thanks to the cruise directors. The whole trip was fantastic – Neil

Angelfish Diving Group
United Kingdom
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Unforgettable, Fabulous, Trip of a lifetime.....
 
Angelfish Diving Group

 

Absolutely fabulous holiday, great crew, magical manta diving and superb dive guides - Many thanks, Hilary

 

Fabulous trip – I learned so much from our expert and knowledgeable dive guides.  We had spectacular dives with mantas and sharks.  I was so enthralled during the night dive with the sharks I bit straight through my mouth piece!  A dive never to be forgotten!!!  Felicity Nardecchia

 

Magic mantas!!  Many thanks, Judy and Graham.

 

What a wonderful trip. The night dive when we offered a proper candle light dinner for the sharks and huge rays will be remembered for the rest of our lives. And we also like to say special thanks to the cruise directors for sharing their knowledge about mantas: It was absolutely great to meet Mick, Gordon, Winifred and their mates. – Irina and Seppo

 

A trip of a lifetime, many thanks for looking after us so well for our first live aboard.  Great food and superb diving, loads of Mantas and real experts as dive guides.  Look forward to another trip on Sea Spirit soon.  –  Elaine & Colin

 

An unforgettable experience with the sharks and mantas so many thanks to the cruise directors. The whole trip was fantastic – Neil

Angelfish Diving Group
United Kingdom
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Unforgettable, Fabulous, Trip of a lifetime.....
Sea Spirit SS403 5 May 2013 7 days
Chris & Vicki on Honeymoon on-board MV Sea Spirit

Thank you for making our honeymoon extra special. We were very excited about the trip on Sea Spirit and everything exceeded our expectations.  All the crew have been more than helpful, food has been out-standing including our "Congratulations" cake! The Cruise Directors have been brilliant, ensuring we missed nothing on each dive (including the Manta Rays!!) and for making us more than welcome on the boat from beginning to end.  We have learnt and seen so much on the trip and are already dreaming of our next one.!

Chris & Victoria Pennack
United Kingdom
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..everything exceeded our expectations.
Neil and Alison relaxing on deck on MV Sea Spirit.

Thank you for a great trip.  Before we came, we had the fear that we would enjoy it too much and want to come back - we can safely say that you have pretty much guaranteed that fear, we're already saving for our next excursion to the Maldives! 

A great trip, a great crew and great group of divers to share the whole experience with.  Many thanks, see you again.. :)!!

Neil Blonden & Alison Lewis
United Kingdom
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A great trip, a great crew.. many thanks
 
Chris & Vicki on Honeymoon on-board MV Sea Spirit

Thank you for making our honeymoon extra special. We were very excited about the trip on Sea Spirit and everything exceeded our expectations.  All the crew have been more than helpful, food has been out-standing including our "Congratulations" cake! The Cruise Directors have been brilliant, ensuring we missed nothing on each dive (including the Manta Rays!!) and for making us more than welcome on the boat from beginning to end.  We have learnt and seen so much on the trip and are already dreaming of our next one.!

Chris & Victoria Pennack
United Kingdom
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..everything exceeded our expectations.
Neil and Alison relaxing on deck on MV Sea Spirit.

Thank you for a great trip.  Before we came, we had the fear that we would enjoy it too much and want to come back - we can safely say that you have pretty much guaranteed that fear, we're already saving for our next excursion to the Maldives! 

A great trip, a great crew and great group of divers to share the whole experience with.  Many thanks, see you again.. :)!!

Neil Blonden & Alison Lewis
United Kingdom
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A great trip, a great crew.. many thanks
Sea Spirit SS402B 28 Apr 2013 7 days
Pash Baker and Friends onboard MV Sea Spirit.

 

As a small group of photographers, the cruise directors tailored the diving to our needs.  The crew were obviously very experienced in handling camera equipment, and helped make our trip a very enjoyable one.

We will all be back on Sea Spirit again soon! – Pash Baker

Pash Baker
United Kingdom
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We will all be back...

 

Just wanted to say thank you to you and the Scuba Tours Gang for a great week last week on Sea Spirit. It was our first trip to the Maldives and it didn't fail to deliver, the boat, crew and cruise directors were great. We had regular sightings of mantas, white-tips and grey sharks, turtles, eagle-rays and napolean wrasse. The most memorable dive for me was at night, under the boat, with a couple of mantas hoovering up the plankton that was attracted by the lights shone from the boat.

 

Thanks again and we'll definitely be recommending the trip to our friends.

 
Jo Horrocks and friends on board MV Sea Spirit
United Kingdom
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...great week on SeaSpirit...
 
Pash Baker and Friends onboard MV Sea Spirit.

 

As a small group of photographers, the cruise directors tailored the diving to our needs.  The crew were obviously very experienced in handling camera equipment, and helped make our trip a very enjoyable one.

We will all be back on Sea Spirit again soon! – Pash Baker

Pash Baker
United Kingdom
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We will all be back...

 

Just wanted to say thank you to you and the Scuba Tours Gang for a great week last week on Sea Spirit. It was our first trip to the Maldives and it didn't fail to deliver, the boat, crew and cruise directors were great. We had regular sightings of mantas, white-tips and grey sharks, turtles, eagle-rays and napolean wrasse. The most memorable dive for me was at night, under the boat, with a couple of mantas hoovering up the plankton that was attracted by the lights shone from the boat.

 

Thanks again and we'll definitely be recommending the trip to our friends.

 
Jo Horrocks and friends on board MV Sea Spirit
United Kingdom
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...great week on SeaSpirit...
Sea Spirit SS402A 21 Apr 2013 7 days
Elaine enjoying an evening on board MV Sea Spirit

 

I really enjoyed my Central Atolls tour.  Thank you to the Cruise Directors and your outstanding crew for another beautiful trip.  Shukriyaa!

 

Elaine Brown
Canada
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...another beautiful trip.
Anthony relaxing on board MV Sea Spirit.

 

This was my fourth live-aboard trip to the Maldives and my second one on a Scuba Tours boat. I am particularly impressed with the Maldives diving knowledge of the Cruise Directors, which meant that we caught some great wildlife sightings all week. In addition I have found that the quality of guest divers was also very high and this made the trip a real divers’ live-aboard. Recommended.

Anthony Plewes  

Anthony Plewes
United Kingdom
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...a real divers live-aboard.
Dolphins off MV Sea Spirit

 

"trip was brilliant. Perfect weather with great diving conditions and very expert guides. I've dived on 5 continents and this is definitely the best trip I've done. Its everything I had hoped for from the Maldives."

 

Simon Taylor
United Kingdom
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.. the best trip I've done.
 
Elaine enjoying an evening on board MV Sea Spirit

 

I really enjoyed my Central Atolls tour.  Thank you to the Cruise Directors and your outstanding crew for another beautiful trip.  Shukriyaa!

 

Elaine Brown
Canada
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...another beautiful trip.
Anthony relaxing on board MV Sea Spirit.

 

This was my fourth live-aboard trip to the Maldives and my second one on a Scuba Tours boat. I am particularly impressed with the Maldives diving knowledge of the Cruise Directors, which meant that we caught some great wildlife sightings all week. In addition I have found that the quality of guest divers was also very high and this made the trip a real divers’ live-aboard. Recommended.

Anthony Plewes  

Anthony Plewes
United Kingdom
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...a real divers live-aboard.
Dolphins off MV Sea Spirit

 

"trip was brilliant. Perfect weather with great diving conditions and very expert guides. I've dived on 5 continents and this is definitely the best trip I've done. Its everything I had hoped for from the Maldives."

 

Simon Taylor
United Kingdom
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.. the best trip I've done.
Sea Spirit SS401 7 Apr 2013 12 days
Bill's view of the sharks seen in the Maldives.

 

Very good trip to the far north, interesting mix of dive sites with good fish life and spectacular manta displays, greyreef sharks cleaning, eagle, marbled and fan tailed rays. Good soft and hard corals.

One major point Sea Spirit was the only dive boat operating in the area, weather conditions very good, no rain and calm seas. Visibility was variable from around 15m to approximately 35m plus, sea temperature on average 29~30C, cold upwelling’s down to approximately 27C.

Accommodation, dive operation and food very good, all operated very smoothly.

Thanks to the crew of Sea Spirit and the Cruise Directors for a very good trip. 

Bill Burdock

Bill Burdock
United Kingdom
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Sea Spirit was the only dive boat operating in the area....
David & Pat scuba diving in the Maldives from MV Sea Spirit

 

This was an amazing trip, away from all the crowds, people that is.  We did have crowds of sharks, eagle and marble and fan tail rays, mantas and coral sea life in abundance.

As always on Sea Spirit, we were well looked after, with excellent dive briefings and in water guidance, technical assistance when required, good food and accommodation.

We are looking forward to our next trip.

David and Pat Menzies

David and Pat Menzies
United Kingdom
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This was an amazing trip...
Roger Sykes scuba diving among the coral in the Maldives

 

A great trip with no other liveaboards in the area.  Just like the Maldives were 20 years ago with great corals, sharks and mantas in good numbers putting on great cleaning displays.

As always, the boat was comfortable, good food and an attentive crew.

Roger Sykes

Roger Sykes
United Kingdom
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A great trip...
Manta's cleaning in the Maldives

 

This was my very first dive trip to the Maldives.  I am so glad that I chose the Sea Spirit.  Our cruise directors led us on a magical adventure to the far northern atolls.  We saw mantas and sharks, huge schools of fusiliers, eagle rays, snappers and beautiful corals.

Thank you both for an amazing adventure.  Thank you to an outstanding crew for safe, comfortable travel and accommodation.

 

Best always,

Elaine Brown

Elaine Brown
United Kingdom
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Thankyou for an amazing adventure...
Nina & Graham below the Manta's in the Maldives

 

Thank you for a wonderful trip north with no other boats or divers. As Roger says it  takes us back 20 yrs. Here’s to our 25th anniversary trip on the next one!

Here’s to the next time.

Nina & Graham Boys

Nina and Graham Boys
Malaysia
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Thankyou for a wonderful trip north...
 
Bill's view of the sharks seen in the Maldives.

 

Very good trip to the far north, interesting mix of dive sites with good fish life and spectacular manta displays, greyreef sharks cleaning, eagle, marbled and fan tailed rays. Good soft and hard corals.

One major point Sea Spirit was the only dive boat operating in the area, weather conditions very good, no rain and calm seas. Visibility was variable from around 15m to approximately 35m plus, sea temperature on average 29~30C, cold upwelling’s down to approximately 27C.

Accommodation, dive operation and food very good, all operated very smoothly.

Thanks to the crew of Sea Spirit and the Cruise Directors for a very good trip. 

Bill Burdock

Bill Burdock
United Kingdom
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Sea Spirit was the only dive boat operating in the area....
David & Pat scuba diving in the Maldives from MV Sea Spirit

 

This was an amazing trip, away from all the crowds, people that is.  We did have crowds of sharks, eagle and marble and fan tail rays, mantas and coral sea life in abundance.

As always on Sea Spirit, we were well looked after, with excellent dive briefings and in water guidance, technical assistance when required, good food and accommodation.

We are looking forward to our next trip.

David and Pat Menzies

David and Pat Menzies
United Kingdom
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This was an amazing trip...
Roger Sykes scuba diving among the coral in the Maldives

 

A great trip with no other liveaboards in the area.  Just like the Maldives were 20 years ago with great corals, sharks and mantas in good numbers putting on great cleaning displays.

As always, the boat was comfortable, good food and an attentive crew.

Roger Sykes

Roger Sykes
United Kingdom
Home Page Comment: 
A great trip...
Manta's cleaning in the Maldives

 

This was my very first dive trip to the Maldives.  I am so glad that I chose the Sea Spirit.  Our cruise directors led us on a magical adventure to the far northern atolls.  We saw mantas and sharks, huge schools of fusiliers, eagle rays, snappers and beautiful corals.

Thank you both for an amazing adventure.  Thank you to an outstanding crew for safe, comfortable travel and accommodation.

 

Best always,

Elaine Brown

Elaine Brown
United Kingdom
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Thankyou for an amazing adventure...
Nina & Graham below the Manta's in the Maldives

 

Thank you for a wonderful trip north with no other boats or divers. As Roger says it  takes us back 20 yrs. Here’s to our 25th anniversary trip on the next one!

Here’s to the next time.

Nina & Graham Boys

Nina and Graham Boys
Malaysia
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Thankyou for a wonderful trip north...
Sea Spirit SS400 24 Mar 2013 12 days
Nina scuba diving with a manta in the Maldives.

A great trip and met my hopes for MANTA and shark action.  The Cruise Directors were excellent dive guides as usual and the crew is terrific. I do hope to join another Sea Spirit again next year.

Nina W.

 

Nina Wimuttikosol
Thailand
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A great trip and met my hopes for...
Jane and Tom relaxing onboard the MV Sea Spirit.

The Far North trip certainly gets away from the mass of dive boats in the Central Atolls - like it used to be in the 1990's when we made our first trip on Sea Queen and Sea Spirit. This was a big plus for us, having spent a couple of dives on manta sites watching divers from other boats swimming all over the cleaning stations and no mantas.  The sites visited were varied and ranged from deep thilas with lots of shark action to amazingly colourful walls and caves to beautiful hard corals.   The added interest of the Cruise Directors manta ecology project and the amazing manta action was truly wonderful.  

On one memorable dive, we spent 90mins watching mantas being cleaned, interacting and showing their feelings by the position of the cephalic horns.  Also learnt about mating behaviour and saw recent mating marks and injuries caused by sharks.  As always, the crew were fantastic and friendly, the food was great.  The Cruise Directors continue to provide marvellous trips with good dive briefings and lots of information on marine life.

We will return !

 

 

Jane Harris and Thomas Spicer
United Kingdom
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"as always - fantastic and friendly.. we will return"
 
Nina scuba diving with a manta in the Maldives.

A great trip and met my hopes for MANTA and shark action.  The Cruise Directors were excellent dive guides as usual and the crew is terrific. I do hope to join another Sea Spirit again next year.

Nina W.

 

Nina Wimuttikosol
Thailand
Home Page Comment: 
A great trip and met my hopes for...
Jane and Tom relaxing onboard the MV Sea Spirit.

The Far North trip certainly gets away from the mass of dive boats in the Central Atolls - like it used to be in the 1990's when we made our first trip on Sea Queen and Sea Spirit. This was a big plus for us, having spent a couple of dives on manta sites watching divers from other boats swimming all over the cleaning stations and no mantas.  The sites visited were varied and ranged from deep thilas with lots of shark action to amazingly colourful walls and caves to beautiful hard corals.   The added interest of the Cruise Directors manta ecology project and the amazing manta action was truly wonderful.  

On one memorable dive, we spent 90mins watching mantas being cleaned, interacting and showing their feelings by the position of the cephalic horns.  Also learnt about mating behaviour and saw recent mating marks and injuries caused by sharks.  As always, the crew were fantastic and friendly, the food was great.  The Cruise Directors continue to provide marvellous trips with good dive briefings and lots of information on marine life.

We will return !

 

 

Jane Harris and Thomas Spicer
United Kingdom
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"as always - fantastic and friendly.. we will return"
Sea Spirit SS399 10 Mar 2013 12 days
Enjoying the diving in the Maldives

I had a MANTATASTIC time, I was apprehensive about going on a trip on my own but I needn't have worried - the crew, other guests and of course the Cruise Directors were absolutely great, and the diving was brilliant.

Suellen Brake
United Kingdom
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I had a MANTATASTIC time....
Dolphins off the MV Sea Spirit

Another wonderful trip! Amazing diving, wonderful crew and the Cruise Directors were great. See you again soon !

Zerine Tata & Mike Elves
United Kingdom
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Another wonderful trip...
Bryan enjoying an island visit in the Maldives

Great diving in the marvellous Maldives again - thanks!!!

Bryan Moseley
United Kingdom
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Great diving... thanks
Phil & Liz scuba diving the Maldives

Thanks to you and all the crew for looking after us so well and taking us on a northern adventure !

Elizabeth & Philip Price
United Kingdom
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....northern adventure
 
Enjoying the diving in the Maldives

I had a MANTATASTIC time, I was apprehensive about going on a trip on my own but I needn't have worried - the crew, other guests and of course the Cruise Directors were absolutely great, and the diving was brilliant.

Suellen Brake
United Kingdom
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I had a MANTATASTIC time....
Dolphins off the MV Sea Spirit

Another wonderful trip! Amazing diving, wonderful crew and the Cruise Directors were great. See you again soon !

Zerine Tata & Mike Elves
United Kingdom
Home Page Comment: 
Another wonderful trip...
Bryan enjoying an island visit in the Maldives

Great diving in the marvellous Maldives again - thanks!!!

Bryan Moseley
United Kingdom
Home Page Comment: 
Great diving... thanks
Phil & Liz scuba diving the Maldives

Thanks to you and all the crew for looking after us so well and taking us on a northern adventure !

Elizabeth & Philip Price
United Kingdom
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....northern adventure
Sea Spirit SS398 24 Feb 2013 12 days
SDS Watersports on MV Sea Spirit, Maldives

We have marvelled at Mantas, swum along with sharks and snorkelled with wondrous whale sharks.
It has been a fantastic diving trip with spectacular diving, great food (special thanks to Thilak), amazing company and another amazing group adventure.

SDS WATERSPORTS
United Kingdom
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It has been a fantastic diving trip...
 
SDS Watersports on MV Sea Spirit, Maldives

We have marvelled at Mantas, swum along with sharks and snorkelled with wondrous whale sharks.
It has been a fantastic diving trip with spectacular diving, great food (special thanks to Thilak), amazing company and another amazing group adventure.

SDS WATERSPORTS
United Kingdom
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It has been a fantastic diving trip...
Sea Spirit SS397 17 Feb 2013 7 days
Laurie & Cliff relaxing in the Maldives.

Thank you for another fantastic trip with Sea Spirit. From magical Manta to manic Puffa, shark frenzies to gentle ghost pipe fish. This was the best trip ever. So many fantastic dive sites with so much life and nearly every site was our own for the whole dive. Thank you so much for your expertise from the Cruise Directors and for a truly wonderful week.

Laurie & Cliff
United Kingdom
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..Another fantastic week with Sea Spirit
Iain & Marie having on beer on Sea Spirit, Maldives

If one word describe such a magnificent trip it’s Braw!
The trip was fantastically well run and everyone on board did a great job in looking after us. The sea life was diverse and always interesting. The dives were always superbly guided and well briefed before hand. A very good weeks diving holiday.

Iain & Marie
Scotland
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..a very good weeks diving holiday
Dianne & Anthony in the Maldives

Again a trip that never disappoints, the Cruise Directors are professional & friendly, the guiding of the dives was excellent. The manta dives were fantastic. Food on board is second to none don’t know have the chef produces such a range of food in such a small kitchen – everything was brilliant!

Dianne & Anthony
United Kingdom
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Again a trip that never disappoints...
Simone & Steven on board the Sea Spirit, Maldives Scuba

Have waited a long time to come to the Maldives and was not disappointed. A great crew, great dive guides, delicious food and fantastic diving, we will be back. Thanks to all of the crew on MV Sea Spirit.

Simone & Steven
United Kingdom
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..we will be back
Dave & Carolyn enjoying the evening in the Maldives

Perfect in every way. The dive masters are experts in their knowledge of the area and what we saw below (Ann-Marie has a PhD in manta ray research) they also have a remarkable set of eyes. The support crew took great care of us and every meal elicited 4 star comments from the guests. The boat doesn’t look like the most luxurious in the pictures online but is very comfortable and promotes a wonderful atmosphere amongst the guests. Highly recommended.

David & Carolyn
Canada
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Highly recommended
Fred & Jaylene getting ready to scuba dive the Maldives

We absolutely enjoyed the hospitality of the professional staff who always did an excellent job in such a quiet and professional way. The weather was fabulous, the boat comfortable and cozy and the atmosphere relaxing and yet serious when it came to showing us a good time diving. The Cruise Directors were excellent hosts and really knew their stuff. The dvd made by the dive guides seems to be of professional quality to us and were an excellent way to capture our memories. We will be back and refer to our friends.

Jaylene & Fred
USA
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..We will be back
 
Laurie & Cliff relaxing in the Maldives.

Thank you for another fantastic trip with Sea Spirit. From magical Manta to manic Puffa, shark frenzies to gentle ghost pipe fish. This was the best trip ever. So many fantastic dive sites with so much life and nearly every site was our own for the whole dive. Thank you so much for your expertise from the Cruise Directors and for a truly wonderful week.

Laurie & Cliff
United Kingdom
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..Another fantastic week with Sea Spirit
Iain & Marie having on beer on Sea Spirit, Maldives

If one word describe such a magnificent trip it’s Braw!
The trip was fantastically well run and everyone on board did a great job in looking after us. The sea life was diverse and always interesting. The dives were always superbly guided and well briefed before hand. A very good weeks diving holiday.

Iain & Marie
Scotland
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..a very good weeks diving holiday
Dianne & Anthony in the Maldives

Again a trip that never disappoints, the Cruise Directors are professional & friendly, the guiding of the dives was excellent. The manta dives were fantastic. Food on board is second to none don’t know have the chef produces such a range of food in such a small kitchen – everything was brilliant!

Dianne & Anthony
United Kingdom
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Again a trip that never disappoints...
Simone & Steven on board the Sea Spirit, Maldives Scuba

Have waited a long time to come to the Maldives and was not disappointed. A great crew, great dive guides, delicious food and fantastic diving, we will be back. Thanks to all of the crew on MV Sea Spirit.

Simone & Steven
United Kingdom
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..we will be back
Dave & Carolyn enjoying the evening in the Maldives

Perfect in every way. The dive masters are experts in their knowledge of the area and what we saw below (Ann-Marie has a PhD in manta ray research) they also have a remarkable set of eyes. The support crew took great care of us and every meal elicited 4 star comments from the guests. The boat doesn’t look like the most luxurious in the pictures online but is very comfortable and promotes a wonderful atmosphere amongst the guests. Highly recommended.

David & Carolyn
Canada
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Highly recommended
Fred & Jaylene getting ready to scuba dive the Maldives

We absolutely enjoyed the hospitality of the professional staff who always did an excellent job in such a quiet and professional way. The weather was fabulous, the boat comfortable and cozy and the atmosphere relaxing and yet serious when it came to showing us a good time diving. The Cruise Directors were excellent hosts and really knew their stuff. The dvd made by the dive guides seems to be of professional quality to us and were an excellent way to capture our memories. We will be back and refer to our friends.

Jaylene & Fred
USA
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..We will be back

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