[Last updated: 27-Apr-2018]

I had only dreamed about going to the Maldives (Bad-Dives in French (which they were not!)), but after returning home from Mexico in May-2017, it became a reality, following the receipt of a mailshot from Ocean Turtle Diving. It got me thinking, and soon after, I had booked myself onto a one-week's diving holiday to the Maldives! The operating company (Blue O Two) describes the seven-night liveaboard holiday as Magical Maldives. For me, that is an understatement. My main wish was to see a Whale Shark and a Manta Ray. Not only was my wish granted, the experience(s) surpassed all expectations!

With this being a (short) one-week trip, this page is better placed under the My Visits to collection, rather than the My Journeys collection (on the Home page). Although this page contains photos, videos and individual diaries of the week (spent on and below Blue Voyager and Blue Shadow), it has been concatenated to reduce its initial visual length. Use the date hyperlinks to reveal each day's contents. Once open, click the 'photo slides' to see larger photos (1024 x 768 pixels) in a new window. The larger photos contain brief descriptions where appropriate. A link to each day's diary follows the photos and/or videos.

For the first part of the trip (the flight from London to Dubai), I didn't have a window seat, so there aren't any photos of that leg. Besides, it was dark for most of the flight!

The dive site maps are reproduced with permission from their designer: Anke Westerlaken.

29-Oct-2017 (16 photos, 1 video)

30-Oct-2017 (0 photos, 3 videos)

31-Oct-2017 (12 photos, 3 videos)

01-Nov-2017 (0 photos, 2 videos)

02-Nov-2017 (6 photos, 3 videos)

03-Nov-2017 (0 photos, 4 videos)

04-Nov-2017 (3 photos, 0 videos)

05-Nov-2017 (4 photos, 0 videos)


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