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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SQ469 5 Oct 2014 7 days
Sue and Mozza on board MV Sea Queen, the Maldives

Great week on board MV Sea Queen. The most amazing night dive ever, certainly cured my fear of night dives!

Excellent mix of diving from challenging drift dives to gentle, relaxing dives sitting on the sea bed watching Manta's play above our heads.

The crew have been amazing, nothing was too much trouble. The food was great especially the curries!

An extremely well organised and run dive operation thanks to the professionalism of Lisa and Dave.

Thanks for a truly memorable week.

Suz n Mozza
United Kingdom
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The most amazing night dive ever.
 
Sue and Mozza on board MV Sea Queen, the Maldives

Great week on board MV Sea Queen. The most amazing night dive ever, certainly cured my fear of night dives!

Excellent mix of diving from challenging drift dives to gentle, relaxing dives sitting on the sea bed watching Manta's play above our heads.

The crew have been amazing, nothing was too much trouble. The food was great especially the curries!

An extremely well organised and run dive operation thanks to the professionalism of Lisa and Dave.

Thanks for a truly memorable week.

Suz n Mozza
United Kingdom
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The most amazing night dive ever.
SQ468B 28 Sep 2014 7 days
Coral in the Maldives off MV Sea Queen

"Yet another fantastic trip on one of the Queens". The somewhat iffy weather didnt dampen our enjoyment in the least and we had a week of excellent diving including a couple of night dives with mantas and sharks, which join Maaya Thila at the top of my list. 

A predicatbly first rate job from Lisa and Dave and the entire crew of the Sea Queen.

As ever, the food is worthy of a special mention. Many thanks and good luck with the transfer to the new boat. She looks a stunner!!

 

Dave Martin
United Kingdom
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Yet another fantastic trip on one of the Queens.
Lauren scuba diving in the Maldives, MV Sea Queen

A huge thank you to Lisa, Dave and the crew. We have had the most fabulous week aboard the Sea Queen! We completed our PADI Advanced diving certification on board and learnt so much more than the contents of the text books.

This was my first time on a liveaboard, and have been truly spoilt by this experience. The diving was world class, (So many Manta Rays!) including lots of time to relax and enjoy the Maldives.

We were incredibly well looked after and can't wait to plan our next dive trip soon.

I would recommend this trip to anyone!  Thanks again, Lauren 

Lauren Godfrey
United Kingdom
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We have had the most fabulous week aboard Sea Queen!
Gwilym in the Maldives scuba diving off Mv Sea Queen.

This was the first liveaboard I had been on and it was a wonderful experience. My girlfriend and I completed part of our Advanced PADI aboard the Sea Queen.  Our instructor Lisa gave us the perfect balance between feeling confident and safe in the water as well as giving us an opportunity to practice our skills and have an adventure of our own.

The Manta special lived up to its name and the variety of aquatic life we saw was amazing. 

The crew, the food, the boat and the facilities were all top notch.

I would recommend this trip to everyone. Many thanks! Gwilym

Gwilym
United Kingdom
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The crew, food, boat and facilities were all top notch
Underwater in the Maldives off MV Sea Queen.

Having done several liveaboard's , this has been by far the best.

Great dive with lots to see from big to small. Great crew and exceptional guides. I would recommend this trip to anyone who likes there diving. 

Many thanks, Tom

Tom Martin
United Kingdom
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Great crew and exceptional guides.
 
Coral in the Maldives off MV Sea Queen

"Yet another fantastic trip on one of the Queens". The somewhat iffy weather didnt dampen our enjoyment in the least and we had a week of excellent diving including a couple of night dives with mantas and sharks, which join Maaya Thila at the top of my list. 

A predicatbly first rate job from Lisa and Dave and the entire crew of the Sea Queen.

As ever, the food is worthy of a special mention. Many thanks and good luck with the transfer to the new boat. She looks a stunner!!

 

Dave Martin
United Kingdom
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Yet another fantastic trip on one of the Queens.
Lauren scuba diving in the Maldives, MV Sea Queen

A huge thank you to Lisa, Dave and the crew. We have had the most fabulous week aboard the Sea Queen! We completed our PADI Advanced diving certification on board and learnt so much more than the contents of the text books.

This was my first time on a liveaboard, and have been truly spoilt by this experience. The diving was world class, (So many Manta Rays!) including lots of time to relax and enjoy the Maldives.

We were incredibly well looked after and can't wait to plan our next dive trip soon.

I would recommend this trip to anyone!  Thanks again, Lauren 

Lauren Godfrey
United Kingdom
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We have had the most fabulous week aboard Sea Queen!
Gwilym in the Maldives scuba diving off Mv Sea Queen.

This was the first liveaboard I had been on and it was a wonderful experience. My girlfriend and I completed part of our Advanced PADI aboard the Sea Queen.  Our instructor Lisa gave us the perfect balance between feeling confident and safe in the water as well as giving us an opportunity to practice our skills and have an adventure of our own.

The Manta special lived up to its name and the variety of aquatic life we saw was amazing. 

The crew, the food, the boat and the facilities were all top notch.

I would recommend this trip to everyone. Many thanks! Gwilym

Gwilym
United Kingdom
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The crew, food, boat and facilities were all top notch
Underwater in the Maldives off MV Sea Queen.

Having done several liveaboard's , this has been by far the best.

Great dive with lots to see from big to small. Great crew and exceptional guides. I would recommend this trip to anyone who likes there diving. 

Many thanks, Tom

Tom Martin
United Kingdom
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Great crew and exceptional guides.
Sea Spirit SS446 28 Sep 2014 12 days
Dawn scuba diving the Far South on MV Sea Spirit.

Maldives - Fantastic as always, Mrs T - friendliest manta ever!

A huge thank you to the crew for all the hard work, Anne-Marie and Matt for the cracking diving and looking after us. Fabulous group of fellow guests to spend 12 nights with.

Thanks to all and kindest regards, Dawn

Dawn Brange
United Kingdom
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Maldives - fantastic as always!
Alex - Hello... scuba diving on MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives Far South

A very happy ship for the 12 day South Safari. Good mix of Californian, Australian and British guests.  My favourite dives were Y Thila, Magnificent Thila and the Manta dives on Mudokan, especially the solo 40 minute show by Mrs T. 

Thanks to the Sea Spirit crew, Anne-Marie and Matt for making it all happen.  Alex 

Alex Maclennan
United Kingdom
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A very happy ship for the 12day South Safari
Yolanda and Curly Tail the Manta in the Maldives, Far South on MV Sea Spirit

WOW wonderful trip - full of adventure. Anne-Marie, Matt and the Sea Spirit crew made our life on board easy and trouble free.

Weather was varied – some stormy conditions but we ‘dived on’ regardless. We loved the surprise experience of snorkelling with a pod of melon headed whales and dolphins – and then the mantas! Fantastic! A great experience, definitely a trip worth doing!

Thank you. Randall and Yolanda.

Randall and Yolanda
Brisbane, Australia
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WOW wonderful trip - full of adventure.
Phil in the Far South, Maldives on MV Sea Spirit.

What a different trip.  Weather was against us for the first four days but Anne-Marie, Matt and the crew kept us diving.  We had continual out currents on the channels which meant we did not really get to see the sharks but still saw lovely hard coral gardens.  The weather then changed for the better. 

We had a once in a life moment when we were surrounded by a super pod of Melon Whales and dolphins, well over two thousand.  We actually snorkelled for a short time with them and the noise underwater was amazing. Then came the manta dives in Addu atoll, great interaction with the mantas with Anne-Marie’s extra knowledge given in a presentation on mantas gave added dimension.

Sea Spirit and the crew were fantastic, all very helpful.  The food was as always to a very high standard and kept everyone very satisfied.  Anne-Marie and Matt kept the diving very interesting and varied even in the worst weather we had.

A lovely trip and I will be coming back for more next year.

Philip Sheehan

Phil Sheehan
United Kingdom
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We had a once in a life moment - Melon Whales
 
Dawn scuba diving the Far South on MV Sea Spirit.

Maldives - Fantastic as always, Mrs T - friendliest manta ever!

A huge thank you to the crew for all the hard work, Anne-Marie and Matt for the cracking diving and looking after us. Fabulous group of fellow guests to spend 12 nights with.

Thanks to all and kindest regards, Dawn

Dawn Brange
United Kingdom
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Maldives - fantastic as always!
Alex - Hello... scuba diving on MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives Far South

A very happy ship for the 12 day South Safari. Good mix of Californian, Australian and British guests.  My favourite dives were Y Thila, Magnificent Thila and the Manta dives on Mudokan, especially the solo 40 minute show by Mrs T. 

Thanks to the Sea Spirit crew, Anne-Marie and Matt for making it all happen.  Alex 

Alex Maclennan
United Kingdom
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A very happy ship for the 12day South Safari
Yolanda and Curly Tail the Manta in the Maldives, Far South on MV Sea Spirit

WOW wonderful trip - full of adventure. Anne-Marie, Matt and the Sea Spirit crew made our life on board easy and trouble free.

Weather was varied – some stormy conditions but we ‘dived on’ regardless. We loved the surprise experience of snorkelling with a pod of melon headed whales and dolphins – and then the mantas! Fantastic! A great experience, definitely a trip worth doing!

Thank you. Randall and Yolanda.

Randall and Yolanda
Brisbane, Australia
Home Page Comment: 
WOW wonderful trip - full of adventure.
Phil in the Far South, Maldives on MV Sea Spirit.

What a different trip.  Weather was against us for the first four days but Anne-Marie, Matt and the crew kept us diving.  We had continual out currents on the channels which meant we did not really get to see the sharks but still saw lovely hard coral gardens.  The weather then changed for the better. 

We had a once in a life moment when we were surrounded by a super pod of Melon Whales and dolphins, well over two thousand.  We actually snorkelled for a short time with them and the noise underwater was amazing. Then came the manta dives in Addu atoll, great interaction with the mantas with Anne-Marie’s extra knowledge given in a presentation on mantas gave added dimension.

Sea Spirit and the crew were fantastic, all very helpful.  The food was as always to a very high standard and kept everyone very satisfied.  Anne-Marie and Matt kept the diving very interesting and varied even in the worst weather we had.

A lovely trip and I will be coming back for more next year.

Philip Sheehan

Phil Sheehan
United Kingdom
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We had a once in a life moment - Melon Whales
SQ468A 21 Sep 2014 7 days
Sue and Sean on board MV Sea Queen, the Maldives

After a whistle stop tour of Oman and a little bit of diving; Thanks for a great week diving in the Maldives, and sharing your knowledge and easy company with us. 

Most exciting night dives ever  More Turtles and sharks that we have ever seen.. or got so close to.

Whale Shark... a first for us both.

Good Luck on the new boat. Keep safe. Love Sue and Sean xxx

Sue and Sean Dolan
United Kingdom
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Most exciting night dives ever. Whale Shark.. a first for us
 
Sue and Sean on board MV Sea Queen, the Maldives

After a whistle stop tour of Oman and a little bit of diving; Thanks for a great week diving in the Maldives, and sharing your knowledge and easy company with us. 

Most exciting night dives ever  More Turtles and sharks that we have ever seen.. or got so close to.

Whale Shark... a first for us both.

Good Luck on the new boat. Keep safe. Love Sue and Sean xxx

Sue and Sean Dolan
United Kingdom
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Most exciting night dives ever. Whale Shark.. a first for us
SQ467 14 Sep 2014 7 days
Paul & Claire on board MV Sea Queen, the Maldives

How to celebrate 30 years of marriage…in the Maldives on board the Sea Queen with Lisa and Dave and their fabulous crew…who were so helpful and patient with me as I was the least confident diver on board. There were only 5 guests on board so it was millionaire diving and the food was absolutely delicious, every meal different, some wonderful curries and catering for all our quirks!

Before we went Paul and I agreed we wanted to see Mantas most of all….but never imagined kneeling beneath the boat for 88 minutes in the evening with THREE of them performing ballet above and around us!! (too close for photos a lot of the time, skimming past our heads and gazing out of gentle eyes as they cruised by)…..and then we saw another three to snorkel with on our way back to Sea Queen after a day dive!!

 We also had whale sharks on our want list….so they obliged with two who let us snorkel beside them for an amazing hour with the dhoni Luna picking us up and dropping us back in as many times as we wanted!

Then there was the other night dive that Dave told me I had to do…feeding Nurse sharks who swirled about and around us and lay on our fins so we had to push them gently away…”they were like puppies” and there were at least 30 of them, with huge giant trevallies darting in, black tipped reef sharks and 3 types of ray joining in the fun!

Make sure you get Lisa to make a DVD for you with them all included and interspersed with shots of you all floating gracefully(!) amid clouds of reef fish…oh and the other sharks (grey reef, white tipped reef and black tipped reef) and the rays (eagle, marbled, porcupine, Jenkins)

We have to come back next year…Thank you so much for an amazing week.

Clare Soltysiak.

 

Having chosen this holiday on the basis of previous guest comments, I can only echo what they all said. This trip lived well up to expectations, and it’s obvious that Dave and Lisa have a wealth of experience in the Maldives, and seem to know exactly when to turn up at each site for maximum benefit. A truly fab holiday!

Paul Soltysiak

Paul & Clare Soltysiak
United Kingdom
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How to celebrate 30 Years of marriage.. on board Sea Queen.
Christine & David on board MV Sea Queen, the Maldives
What a wonderful way to totally relax and completely forget about work! From start to finish this was a truly wonderful holiday, with our guides Dave and Lisa ensuring that we were completely informed about every critter we were going to bump into. 
 
Only a few of us on the boat this week so that ensured uncluttered and a very ‘personal’ diving experience. The night dive with the Mantas was a spectacle that we will never forget and even surpassed the night dive with the very large Nurse sharks. The Whale sharks were a surprise bonus!
Luckily the DVD that Lisa and Dave created captured expertly the experiences of the week, something that is almost impossible to recreate yourselves from your own video footage. The food and crew were great and ensured that all tastes and special diets were cared for.
 
So, all in all, a really good trip and one that we would certainly recommend to others.
 
Dave & Christine
United Kingdom
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From start to finish this was a truly wonderful holiday
 
Paul & Claire on board MV Sea Queen, the Maldives

How to celebrate 30 years of marriage…in the Maldives on board the Sea Queen with Lisa and Dave and their fabulous crew…who were so helpful and patient with me as I was the least confident diver on board. There were only 5 guests on board so it was millionaire diving and the food was absolutely delicious, every meal different, some wonderful curries and catering for all our quirks!

Before we went Paul and I agreed we wanted to see Mantas most of all….but never imagined kneeling beneath the boat for 88 minutes in the evening with THREE of them performing ballet above and around us!! (too close for photos a lot of the time, skimming past our heads and gazing out of gentle eyes as they cruised by)…..and then we saw another three to snorkel with on our way back to Sea Queen after a day dive!!

 We also had whale sharks on our want list….so they obliged with two who let us snorkel beside them for an amazing hour with the dhoni Luna picking us up and dropping us back in as many times as we wanted!

Then there was the other night dive that Dave told me I had to do…feeding Nurse sharks who swirled about and around us and lay on our fins so we had to push them gently away…”they were like puppies” and there were at least 30 of them, with huge giant trevallies darting in, black tipped reef sharks and 3 types of ray joining in the fun!

Make sure you get Lisa to make a DVD for you with them all included and interspersed with shots of you all floating gracefully(!) amid clouds of reef fish…oh and the other sharks (grey reef, white tipped reef and black tipped reef) and the rays (eagle, marbled, porcupine, Jenkins)

We have to come back next year…Thank you so much for an amazing week.

Clare Soltysiak.

 

Having chosen this holiday on the basis of previous guest comments, I can only echo what they all said. This trip lived well up to expectations, and it’s obvious that Dave and Lisa have a wealth of experience in the Maldives, and seem to know exactly when to turn up at each site for maximum benefit. A truly fab holiday!

Paul Soltysiak

Paul & Clare Soltysiak
United Kingdom
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How to celebrate 30 Years of marriage.. on board Sea Queen.
Christine & David on board MV Sea Queen, the Maldives
What a wonderful way to totally relax and completely forget about work! From start to finish this was a truly wonderful holiday, with our guides Dave and Lisa ensuring that we were completely informed about every critter we were going to bump into. 
 
Only a few of us on the boat this week so that ensured uncluttered and a very ‘personal’ diving experience. The night dive with the Mantas was a spectacle that we will never forget and even surpassed the night dive with the very large Nurse sharks. The Whale sharks were a surprise bonus!
Luckily the DVD that Lisa and Dave created captured expertly the experiences of the week, something that is almost impossible to recreate yourselves from your own video footage. The food and crew were great and ensured that all tastes and special diets were cared for.
 
So, all in all, a really good trip and one that we would certainly recommend to others.
 
Dave & Christine
United Kingdom
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From start to finish this was a truly wonderful holiday
Sea Spirit SS444 31 Aug 2014 12 days

Not our first trip to the Maldives, but our first trip to the Far South and our Free trip too 

Mantas, sharks -  especially the Zebra Shark of course always worth of a special mention. This time around learning from the Manta expert will help us in our future searches for those incredible creatures.

Brilliant trip, brilliant fun.. Thanks for everything.

Steve & Chris Magness
United Kingdom
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Brilliant trip, brilliant fun.. Thanks

I was asked by my fellow divers on the boat to provide a farewell song, but with too short notice to actually sing it.

Here is my summary of the trip to be sung along with J.Joplins "Mercedes Benz"

Oh lord, won't you buy me a "Sea Spirit" trip

The crew is fantastic and so is the ship

Don't be so nasty and gimme a few quids

So Lord, won't you buy me a "Sea Spirit" trip

Cheerio and thanks, Tom. 

Tom Stroeter
Germany
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The crew is fantastic and so is the ship..

This is our 2nd 12 day safari with Ann Marie and Matt doing the southern area. Each trip gets better AND the diving excellent.

Matt has recorded the dives on his superb blue ray video therefore we will always have these memories.. Keep up the good work.

The food as usual was excellent and the crew made OUR TRIP VERY ENJOYABLE AND RELAXING

We wish to thank the office crew at the head office of Maldives Scuba Worldwide for such brillian service especially the super salesman Graham.

 

Maureen & Reg Gin
United Kingdom
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Each trip gets better and the diving excellent.

Imagine being the only Indian along with 6 British & 4 Germans as a dive group... it was FUN!

This was my first liveaboard with Scuba Travels WW & was a fantastic experience right from booking.

I must mention Chris Bell who made all attempts to suggest flights that would fit my schedule to welcome at the Male Airport.

Sea Spirit is a small boat with a big heart.. the crew is fabulous, the cruise directors (Anne-Marie & Matt) very freindly & knowledgeable.

And the diving was SUPERB!

Thank you for this wonderful trip - I'll be back 

Bansi Phansalkar
India
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Crew fabulous, diving was SUPERB. Thank you

Excellent trip in every way, brilliant diving and the guides were very experienceed and great at navigating all different dive sites and conditions, as well as being very knowledgeable about all the marine life (especially the mantas - which we saw quite alot of)

Also, the food was brilliant. 

Chloe Brockington
United Kingdom
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Excellent trip in every way...
 

Not our first trip to the Maldives, but our first trip to the Far South and our Free trip too 

Mantas, sharks -  especially the Zebra Shark of course always worth of a special mention. This time around learning from the Manta expert will help us in our future searches for those incredible creatures.

Brilliant trip, brilliant fun.. Thanks for everything.

Steve & Chris Magness
United Kingdom
Home Page Comment: 
Brilliant trip, brilliant fun.. Thanks

I was asked by my fellow divers on the boat to provide a farewell song, but with too short notice to actually sing it.

Here is my summary of the trip to be sung along with J.Joplins "Mercedes Benz"

Oh lord, won't you buy me a "Sea Spirit" trip

The crew is fantastic and so is the ship

Don't be so nasty and gimme a few quids

So Lord, won't you buy me a "Sea Spirit" trip

Cheerio and thanks, Tom. 

Tom Stroeter
Germany
Home Page Comment: 
The crew is fantastic and so is the ship..

This is our 2nd 12 day safari with Ann Marie and Matt doing the southern area. Each trip gets better AND the diving excellent.

Matt has recorded the dives on his superb blue ray video therefore we will always have these memories.. Keep up the good work.

The food as usual was excellent and the crew made OUR TRIP VERY ENJOYABLE AND RELAXING

We wish to thank the office crew at the head office of Maldives Scuba Worldwide for such brillian service especially the super salesman Graham.

 

Maureen & Reg Gin
United Kingdom
Home Page Comment: 
Each trip gets better and the diving excellent.

Imagine being the only Indian along with 6 British & 4 Germans as a dive group... it was FUN!

This was my first liveaboard with Scuba Travels WW & was a fantastic experience right from booking.

I must mention Chris Bell who made all attempts to suggest flights that would fit my schedule to welcome at the Male Airport.

Sea Spirit is a small boat with a big heart.. the crew is fabulous, the cruise directors (Anne-Marie & Matt) very freindly & knowledgeable.

And the diving was SUPERB!

Thank you for this wonderful trip - I'll be back 

Bansi Phansalkar
India
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Crew fabulous, diving was SUPERB. Thank you

Excellent trip in every way, brilliant diving and the guides were very experienceed and great at navigating all different dive sites and conditions, as well as being very knowledgeable about all the marine life (especially the mantas - which we saw quite alot of)

Also, the food was brilliant. 

Chloe Brockington
United Kingdom
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Excellent trip in every way...
SQ466 31 Aug 2014 12 days

The Maldives has long been my dream destination, and to have spent 12 days aboard the Sea Queen with such a magnificent crew, in an amazing environment, has truly been a diving trip of a lifetime.  From the smallest details of a handmade paper flower, to the mind-blowing spectacle of mantas and whalesharks, the Scuba Tours team have created an outstanding holiday, with memories I will treasure forever.  My sincerest thanks … until next time!  

Jan Haynes
New Zealand

I knew coming to the Maldives would be amazing but this 12 day livaboard has out done any expectation I had. The crew were so helpful and professional and the Diving was spectacular, I felt like every time we got in the water we saw something special whether it be whalesharks, eagle rays, manta rays, nurse sharks, reef sharks or the leaf fish. I had only done a few dives before I came and enjoyed up skilling myself on this trip. I can’t wait to come back! Also those peanut divers are a lot of fun! 

Amy Molver
New Zealand

What a blast!  Drift dives in “medium currents” rock!  So much fun and laughter.  How do you begin to say thank you to David and his wonderful team for taking us on an adventure of a lifetime.  The attentiveness, the oh so enjoyed dining experiences, the biggest smiles of help from Ali when struggling to unclip the joyously used new camera, Titi finding me a beautiful octopus and bizillions of other worldly creatures.   And the perfectly cued whale shark, manta rays and nurse sharks and and and …… OMG! 

Shuk-riyyaa big time dudes. Maria xxx Arohanui

Maria Horrocks
New Zealand

What an amazing trip! David and his crew made this experience of diving in the Maldives not just a pleasure but knew how to turn it into something very special. From mind blowing adventures with the whale shark and exciting diving with Mantas, in addition to a very fun night out with the sharks; each and every one of the 34 dives was excellent! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will take home lots of unforgettable memories and a desire to come back soon.  Thanks so much! 

Wayne and Heike
New Zealand

To say that the Maldives lived up to expectations is a major understatement. The diving has been spectacular, with Mantas and a whale shark topping my list of fantastic experiences.  The crew performed above and beyond the expected. What really impressed me was the strong team culture that was evident on board.  David performed excellently as cruise director, making our trip, one to remember.
We were so impressed with Sea Queen and the Maldives, that we will most certainly be back.
Thanks for making this trip so special.

Andrew & Anna
New Zealand
 

The Maldives has long been my dream destination, and to have spent 12 days aboard the Sea Queen with such a magnificent crew, in an amazing environment, has truly been a diving trip of a lifetime.  From the smallest details of a handmade paper flower, to the mind-blowing spectacle of mantas and whalesharks, the Scuba Tours team have created an outstanding holiday, with memories I will treasure forever.  My sincerest thanks … until next time!  

Jan Haynes
New Zealand

I knew coming to the Maldives would be amazing but this 12 day livaboard has out done any expectation I had. The crew were so helpful and professional and the Diving was spectacular, I felt like every time we got in the water we saw something special whether it be whalesharks, eagle rays, manta rays, nurse sharks, reef sharks or the leaf fish. I had only done a few dives before I came and enjoyed up skilling myself on this trip. I can’t wait to come back! Also those peanut divers are a lot of fun! 

Amy Molver
New Zealand

What a blast!  Drift dives in “medium currents” rock!  So much fun and laughter.  How do you begin to say thank you to David and his wonderful team for taking us on an adventure of a lifetime.  The attentiveness, the oh so enjoyed dining experiences, the biggest smiles of help from Ali when struggling to unclip the joyously used new camera, Titi finding me a beautiful octopus and bizillions of other worldly creatures.   And the perfectly cued whale shark, manta rays and nurse sharks and and and …… OMG! 

Shuk-riyyaa big time dudes. Maria xxx Arohanui

Maria Horrocks
New Zealand

What an amazing trip! David and his crew made this experience of diving in the Maldives not just a pleasure but knew how to turn it into something very special. From mind blowing adventures with the whale shark and exciting diving with Mantas, in addition to a very fun night out with the sharks; each and every one of the 34 dives was excellent! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will take home lots of unforgettable memories and a desire to come back soon.  Thanks so much! 

Wayne and Heike
New Zealand

To say that the Maldives lived up to expectations is a major understatement. The diving has been spectacular, with Mantas and a whale shark topping my list of fantastic experiences.  The crew performed above and beyond the expected. What really impressed me was the strong team culture that was evident on board.  David performed excellently as cruise director, making our trip, one to remember.
We were so impressed with Sea Queen and the Maldives, that we will most certainly be back.
Thanks for making this trip so special.

Andrew & Anna
New Zealand
SQ465 24 Aug 2014 7 days
Anne & Friends enjoying Scuba diving on MV Sea Queen

SUPER crew, GREAT diving, VERY enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides.

A great week. 

Anne Alsoer
Denmark
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SUPER crew, a great week
Sue Paterson enjoying the Maldives on MV Sea Queen

Thanks to Dave and Lisa and the crew for a great week.

You really looked after us and helped me celebrate my 50th birthday making the day and week very special.

Susan Paterson
United Kingdom
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A great week.. very special
 
Anne & Friends enjoying Scuba diving on MV Sea Queen

SUPER crew, GREAT diving, VERY enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides.

A great week. 

Anne Alsoer
Denmark
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SUPER crew, a great week
Sue Paterson enjoying the Maldives on MV Sea Queen

Thanks to Dave and Lisa and the crew for a great week.

You really looked after us and helped me celebrate my 50th birthday making the day and week very special.

Susan Paterson
United Kingdom
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A great week.. very special
Sea Spirit SS443 17 Aug 2014 12 days
Martin & Andrea enjoying scuba diving on MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

Thank you for a fabulous safari again!

Sixth time in the Maldives with Scuba Tours, so you are obviously doing a good job keeping us happy.

The highlight of the trip has to be the Mantas - they were awesome.

20+ Mantas cleaning,playing in bubbles and a little bit of flirting what more could we have asked for.

Martin and Andrea Walmsley
United Kingdom
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20+ Mantas cleaning, playing in bubbles - AWESOME
 
Martin & Andrea enjoying scuba diving on MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

Thank you for a fabulous safari again!

Sixth time in the Maldives with Scuba Tours, so you are obviously doing a good job keeping us happy.

The highlight of the trip has to be the Mantas - they were awesome.

20+ Mantas cleaning,playing in bubbles and a little bit of flirting what more could we have asked for.

Martin and Andrea Walmsley
United Kingdom
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20+ Mantas cleaning, playing in bubbles - AWESOME
SQ464 17 Aug 2014 7 days
Oyster Diving enjoying the scuba diving in the Maldives on MV Sea Queen

Thanks for a brilliant weeks diving. At least dave didnt have to do a naked dive as the mantas turned up. It has been brilliant and Jackie has really enjoyed herself being a non diver on board.

Best wishes - Melvin and Jackie Grant

 

We've had a brilliant week so thanks for making it so enjoyable, hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes - Mark and Simon

 

Thanks Dave and Lisa for a fab week and the dive tips are appreciated.

Jess and Trey

 

Thank you for organising everything so well and making it a trip of a lifetime, especially up close and personal with the Mantas. WOW!

Ian and Fiona

Oyster Diving Group
United Kingdom
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Brilliant Week, trip of a lifetime.
 
Oyster Diving enjoying the scuba diving in the Maldives on MV Sea Queen

Thanks for a brilliant weeks diving. At least dave didnt have to do a naked dive as the mantas turned up. It has been brilliant and Jackie has really enjoyed herself being a non diver on board.

Best wishes - Melvin and Jackie Grant

 

We've had a brilliant week so thanks for making it so enjoyable, hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes - Mark and Simon

 

Thanks Dave and Lisa for a fab week and the dive tips are appreciated.

Jess and Trey

 

Thank you for organising everything so well and making it a trip of a lifetime, especially up close and personal with the Mantas. WOW!

Ian and Fiona

Oyster Diving Group
United Kingdom
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Brilliant Week, trip of a lifetime.
Sea Spirit SS441 27 Jul 2014 10 days
Neil & Issi enjoying the pirate day on board MV Sea Spirit

Fantastic trip again, very professionally run by all involved.

We very much enjoyed benefitting from both Anne-Marie and Matt's expertise.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday

Neil & Issi Hodges
United Kingdom
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Fantastic trip again...
Gareth & Carolyn Hicks getting ready to scuba dive the Maldives on Mv Sea Spirit

To the tune of “Balls to your partner” (a rugby song)

Twelve amazing divers

On Sea-Spirit they met

With Anne-marie and Matt aboard

for a trip never to forget

Singing (refrain)

Pull on your wetsuit to make you feel alive

You’ve never had fun if you haven’t begun

To get in for a dive

 

Alan and Yolanda

Have travelled miles and miles

They’re off to Casablanca

Wearing beaming smiles

Jan has come from Switzerland

His English has been shon

He also speaks good German

Which we should really learn

Anna came from Norway

Travelling with her stick

She’s got a photo of everything

It’s been a clever trick

(refrain)

Anji came from Birmingham

I’m glad she’s on our side

She’s really loved the diving

But the mantas made her cry

Neil and Issi brought their flags

When they came along

We love them diving every dive

So I added them to the song

 

We saw a spotty whaleshark

When we were near the shore

I really liked to see it

Cos I haven’t seen one before

 

(refrain)

 

We wrote some songs

For every fish – that we saw in the blue

The Manta’s, sharks and turtles

Were swimming past two by two

 

The Captain’s been amazing

He’s driven us to our fate

The crew are all outstanding

So thank them all shipmates

 

The week has passed so quickly

It’s been a lot of fun

It’s over + it’s passed us by

Before it’s just begun

 

(refrain)

Matt has done the video

Filming in the deep

He’s made a copy for everyone

To take home and to keep

 

Anne-Marie has been the boss

We dived with her a lot

Would we dive with her again

Of course, yessssssss, why not ?

 

Anders, Al and Niklas,

From Sweden they have flown,

We love to share our holidays

We never go on our own

 

That only leaves the Hickses

Mrs H and me

We’ve loved the trip – so thank you all

We’ll see you in the sea

(refrain)

By Gareth Hicks

Gareth & Carolyn Hicks
United Kingdom
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We've loved the trip - so thank you all
Bladhs, getting ready to scuba dive in the Maldives on MV Sea Spirit

All's been said already.

Mantas, Whaleshark, Eaglerays and all the rest!

Great week as always.

Thanks so much.

Anders, Alison & Niklas Bladh
Sweden
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Mantas,Whaleshark, Eaglerays and all the rest...
 
Neil & Issi enjoying the pirate day on board MV Sea Spirit

Fantastic trip again, very professionally run by all involved.

We very much enjoyed benefitting from both Anne-Marie and Matt's expertise.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday

Neil & Issi Hodges
United Kingdom
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Fantastic trip again...
Gareth & Carolyn Hicks getting ready to scuba dive the Maldives on Mv Sea Spirit

To the tune of “Balls to your partner” (a rugby song)

Twelve amazing divers

On Sea-Spirit they met

With Anne-marie and Matt aboard

for a trip never to forget

Singing (refrain)

Pull on your wetsuit to make you feel alive

You’ve never had fun if you haven’t begun

To get in for a dive

 

Alan and Yolanda

Have travelled miles and miles

They’re off to Casablanca

Wearing beaming smiles

Jan has come from Switzerland

His English has been shon

He also speaks good German

Which we should really learn

Anna came from Norway

Travelling with her stick

She’s got a photo of everything

It’s been a clever trick

(refrain)

Anji came from Birmingham

I’m glad she’s on our side

She’s really loved the diving

But the mantas made her cry

Neil and Issi brought their flags

When they came along

We love them diving every dive

So I added them to the song

 

We saw a spotty whaleshark

When we were near the shore

I really liked to see it

Cos I haven’t seen one before

 

(refrain)

 

We wrote some songs

For every fish – that we saw in the blue

The Manta’s, sharks and turtles

Were swimming past two by two

 

The Captain’s been amazing

He’s driven us to our fate

The crew are all outstanding

So thank them all shipmates

 

The week has passed so quickly

It’s been a lot of fun

It’s over + it’s passed us by

Before it’s just begun

 

(refrain)

Matt has done the video

Filming in the deep

He’s made a copy for everyone

To take home and to keep

 

Anne-Marie has been the boss

We dived with her a lot

Would we dive with her again

Of course, yessssssss, why not ?

 

Anders, Al and Niklas,

From Sweden they have flown,

We love to share our holidays

We never go on our own

 

That only leaves the Hickses

Mrs H and me

We’ve loved the trip – so thank you all

We’ll see you in the sea

(refrain)

By Gareth Hicks

Gareth & Carolyn Hicks
United Kingdom
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We've loved the trip - so thank you all
Bladhs, getting ready to scuba dive in the Maldives on MV Sea Spirit

All's been said already.

Mantas, Whaleshark, Eaglerays and all the rest!

Great week as always.

Thanks so much.

Anders, Alison & Niklas Bladh
Sweden
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Mantas,Whaleshark, Eaglerays and all the rest...
Sea Spirit SS440 20 Jul 2014 7 days
Tony and Annaliza scuba diving in the Maldives on MV Sea Spirit

What a fantastic week - amazing variety of dives and underwater experiences with a great balance of leisure time helped by the lovely sunshine.

Anne-Marie and Matt's knowledge of the Maldives, dive sites and Anne-Marie's passion for Mantas is incredible.

The Manta night dive is one which will stay with us forever.

AnnaLiza and Tony
United Kingdom
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What a fantastic week...
Tony & Annaliza on board MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

Matt's video will be a fantastic reminder of the holiday in years to come and we are looking forward to sharing it with family and friends.

Thank you to Anne-Marie, Matt and all the crew for giving us such a great week.

I definitely recommend the trip and we hope to come back one day.

AnnaLiza and Tony
United Kingdom
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Definitely recommend the trip...
Agnese scuba diving in the Maldives on MV Sea Spirit.

A great week, Anne-Marie and Matt are fantastic guides. The crew was very friendly and helpful all the time.

Marine life was just unbelievable...apart from the night dive with Mantas that is something I will remember forever, the other dives were all special in many different ways: Coral, loads of fish,sharks, eagle rays, turtles, wrecks, crustaceans, dolphins..Anne-Marie and Matt did a fantastic job at pointing out all different kinds of creatures and underwater wonders.

A wonderful experience, highly recommended for the friendly ambience, the excellent local knowledge of all dive sites, the size of the group, food... basically for everything.

Agnese
Maldives
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Great week, wonderful experience...
 
Tony and Annaliza scuba diving in the Maldives on MV Sea Spirit

What a fantastic week - amazing variety of dives and underwater experiences with a great balance of leisure time helped by the lovely sunshine.

Anne-Marie and Matt's knowledge of the Maldives, dive sites and Anne-Marie's passion for Mantas is incredible.

The Manta night dive is one which will stay with us forever.

AnnaLiza and Tony
United Kingdom
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What a fantastic week...
Tony & Annaliza on board MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

Matt's video will be a fantastic reminder of the holiday in years to come and we are looking forward to sharing it with family and friends.

Thank you to Anne-Marie, Matt and all the crew for giving us such a great week.

I definitely recommend the trip and we hope to come back one day.

AnnaLiza and Tony
United Kingdom
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Definitely recommend the trip...
Agnese scuba diving in the Maldives on MV Sea Spirit.

A great week, Anne-Marie and Matt are fantastic guides. The crew was very friendly and helpful all the time.

Marine life was just unbelievable...apart from the night dive with Mantas that is something I will remember forever, the other dives were all special in many different ways: Coral, loads of fish,sharks, eagle rays, turtles, wrecks, crustaceans, dolphins..Anne-Marie and Matt did a fantastic job at pointing out all different kinds of creatures and underwater wonders.

A wonderful experience, highly recommended for the friendly ambience, the excellent local knowledge of all dive sites, the size of the group, food... basically for everything.

Agnese
Maldives
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Great week, wonderful experience...
Sea Spirit SS439 13 Jul 2014 7 days
Jean-Marie and Robbie enjoying the scuba diving on MV Sea Spirit.

What a fantastic week we had on Sea Spirit - great diving and excellent company.

Particular thanks to the Manta Rays, Eagle Rays and Zebra Shark.  Also thanks to the crew - we were very well looked after.

See you again sometime.

Robbie & Jean
United Kingdom
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What a fantastic week on Sea Spirit ...
Chris up close and personal scuba diving with Mantas off MV Sea Spirit.

I had an absolutely fantastic experience on the Sea Spirit - Exceeding expectations in service and experience.

The crew directors and staff made the Maldives a location I will almost certainly frequent again in the near future.

You will not find a better guide to seek out the diverse and friendly sea life of the Maldives!

American Chris
United States of America
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Sea Spirit - Exceeding expectations in service & experience
Richard & Andrew scuba diving on MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

We've had a wonderful time and seen amazing sights.

It has been great fun and the knowledge and help of the crew have made it memorable. Floating across the seas, looking at the life under the sea? Are there any better ways of spending a week?

 

Andrew & Richard
United Kingdom
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We've had a wonderful time and seen amazing sights...
 
Jean-Marie and Robbie enjoying the scuba diving on MV Sea Spirit.

What a fantastic week we had on Sea Spirit - great diving and excellent company.

Particular thanks to the Manta Rays, Eagle Rays and Zebra Shark.  Also thanks to the crew - we were very well looked after.

See you again sometime.

Robbie & Jean
United Kingdom
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What a fantastic week on Sea Spirit ...
Chris up close and personal scuba diving with Mantas off MV Sea Spirit.

I had an absolutely fantastic experience on the Sea Spirit - Exceeding expectations in service and experience.

The crew directors and staff made the Maldives a location I will almost certainly frequent again in the near future.

You will not find a better guide to seek out the diverse and friendly sea life of the Maldives!

American Chris
United States of America
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Sea Spirit - Exceeding expectations in service & experience
Richard & Andrew scuba diving on MV Sea Spirit, the Maldives

We've had a wonderful time and seen amazing sights.

It has been great fun and the knowledge and help of the crew have made it memorable. Floating across the seas, looking at the life under the sea? Are there any better ways of spending a week?

 

Andrew & Richard
United Kingdom
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We've had a wonderful time and seen amazing sights...
Sea Spirit SS438 6 Jul 2014 7 days
Penny enjoying her scuba diving in the Maldives on MV Sea Spirit

We have just spent a lovely week on the Sea Spirit and wanted to say a few words to sum up how it was. This is our first trip on a liveaboard dive boat so we weren't completely sure what to expect.

We have around 50 dives prior to this week. As a slightly nervous diver I was concerned I might not be confident enough to make all the dives on the trip but in the end I went for everyone. 

This was thanks to Anne-MArie and Matt, who really know their stuff - their extensive knowledge of the marine life and their skill as divers made every dive a real treat.  There was a huge amount to see on every dive but the stand outs were the day and the night dives with Mantas which were amazing.

The hospitality on the boat is great and Thilak the chef turned out fantastic meals every day.

We'd like to say thank you to everyone on the crew, to Anne-Marie and Matt and also our fellow guests for making this a fantastic week.

Penny, Steve and Ellen
United Kingdom
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We have just spent a lovely week on Sea Spirit and ...
Jocelyn diving the Maldives on MV Sea Spirit

I had a fabulous week on the Sea Spirit and highly recommend this liveaboard!

Anne-Marie and Matt were incredible dive master hosts, with immense knowledge of the marine life in the Maldives and a genuine care for the area.

The trip was relaxed and very enjoyable.

Each dive site had its unique attributes, whether it was Mantas, Rays, Sharks, Nudibranchs, Variety of eels, schools of swarming fish, etc...

And, the night manta dive was absolutely magical!. I will cherish the video for years to come. Thank you!

 

Many thanks, also, to the entire boat crew for their help and fun during the week! They are a fun team and I hope to come back!

Jocelyn Rolley
United States of America
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I had a fabulous week on Sea Spirit and highly recommend...
 
Penny enjoying her scuba diving in the Maldives on MV Sea Spirit

We have just spent a lovely week on the Sea Spirit and wanted to say a few words to sum up how it was. This is our first trip on a liveaboard dive boat so we weren't completely sure what to expect.

We have around 50 dives prior to this week. As a slightly nervous diver I was concerned I might not be confident enough to make all the dives on the trip but in the end I went for everyone. 

This was thanks to Anne-MArie and Matt, who really know their stuff - their extensive knowledge of the marine life and their skill as divers made every dive a real treat.  There was a huge amount to see on every dive but the stand outs were the day and the night dives with Mantas which were amazing.

The hospitality on the boat is great and Thilak the chef turned out fantastic meals every day.

We'd like to say thank you to everyone on the crew, to Anne-Marie and Matt and also our fellow guests for making this a fantastic week.

Penny, Steve and Ellen
United Kingdom
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We have just spent a lovely week on Sea Spirit and ...
Jocelyn diving the Maldives on MV Sea Spirit

I had a fabulous week on the Sea Spirit and highly recommend this liveaboard!

Anne-Marie and Matt were incredible dive master hosts, with immense knowledge of the marine life in the Maldives and a genuine care for the area.

The trip was relaxed and very enjoyable.

Each dive site had its unique attributes, whether it was Mantas, Rays, Sharks, Nudibranchs, Variety of eels, schools of swarming fish, etc...

And, the night manta dive was absolutely magical!. I will cherish the video for years to come. Thank you!

 

Many thanks, also, to the entire boat crew for their help and fun during the week! They are a fun team and I hope to come back!

Jocelyn Rolley
United States of America
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I had a fabulous week on Sea Spirit and highly recommend...
SQ460B 21 Jun 2014 10 days
Jason & Katrina enjoying the great scuba diving in the Maldives on MV Sea Queen

Fantastic hosts and crew coupled with fantastic diving. Two memorable night dives were the icing on the cake.

ScubaScuba are top of their game, we will definetely be coming back!

Jason Ayres
United Kingdom
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Fantastic hosts with fantastic diving....
Steve enjoying the scuba diving on MV Sea Queen.

Great diving with many happy memories.  Many thanks to Matt, Anne-Marie and the crew.

Would recommend diving with Scubascuba and look forward to my next visit.

 

Steve Patterson
United Kingdom
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Great diving with many happy memories..
Peter scuba diving the Maldives on Mv Sea Queen

As a Novice diver, I approached this trip with some trepidation. Once boarding the Sea Queen and meeting Anne-Marie, Matt and my fellow divers I realised what a laid back environment I was in.

The whole trip was efficiently and professionally organised and became one great experience.

The diving proved to be outstanding with many opportunites to see Manta's and sharks.

I cannot think how it would be possible to improve on this fantastic trip, many thanks to all involved.

Peter Brown
United Kingdom
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The diving proved to be outstanding..
 
Jason & Katrina enjoying the great scuba diving in the Maldives on MV Sea Queen

Fantastic hosts and crew coupled with fantastic diving. Two memorable night dives were the icing on the cake.

ScubaScuba are top of their game, we will definetely be coming back!

Jason Ayres
United Kingdom
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Fantastic hosts with fantastic diving....
Steve enjoying the scuba diving on MV Sea Queen.

Great diving with many happy memories.  Many thanks to Matt, Anne-Marie and the crew.

Would recommend diving with Scubascuba and look forward to my next visit.

 

Steve Patterson
United Kingdom
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Great diving with many happy memories..
Peter scuba diving the Maldives on Mv Sea Queen

As a Novice diver, I approached this trip with some trepidation. Once boarding the Sea Queen and meeting Anne-Marie, Matt and my fellow divers I realised what a laid back environment I was in.

The whole trip was efficiently and professionally organised and became one great experience.

The diving proved to be outstanding with many opportunites to see Manta's and sharks.

I cannot think how it would be possible to improve on this fantastic trip, many thanks to all involved.

Peter Brown
United Kingdom
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The diving proved to be outstanding..
SQ460A 15 Jun 2014 7 days
Anne & John on MV Sea Queen, the Maldives

Thank you for a memorable holiday.

Your knowledge and enthusiasm ensured that each and every dive was outstanding.

Thank you especially for the magial experiences of diving with Mantas and snorkelling with a Whale Shark.

The boat crew were great, their care and attention to detail was awesome and the food wonderful !

Anne Maw & John Llambias
United Kingdom
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Thank you especially for the magical experiences..
Janine & Brett in the Maldives

This was our first experience on a liveaboard and we are happy to say that we loved it, and will be back for more excellent diving next year.

In just one week we saw more marine life than anywhere else we have dived. All the crew were excellent and the trip was well organised and beyond our expectations.

We will miss the food and the Mantas x

Janine & Brett
Isle Of Man
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Our 1st Liveaboard and we loved it...
Jule & Earnie getting ready to scuba dive the Maldives on MV Sea Queen.

It was our first dive safari and we can say: it wasn't the last.

Thank you, Anne-Marie and Matt and whole crew.

We have enjoyed the dive trip as our holiday, we relaxed during this week so much. The best adventure was to watch the Whaleshark and the Manta at night.

We saw so many different fishes and corals. The service on the boat was beautiful.

The meals were delicious and the crew was very careful.

We can recommend this trip without doubt.

Jule & Earnie
Germany
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It was our 1st dive safari and we can say it wasn't the last
Scuba divers aboard Sea Queen enjoying excellent scuba diving

First trip to Maldives but not our first live-aboard.

Extremely impressed with the performance of the crew and the friendliness - full service dive/travel support which made it effortless for us.

Best veggie food (not to mention the superlative non-veggie food) on any trip we have ever done - really quite remarkable

Comfortable boat.

Excellent dive guiding and first rate diving.

Mark & Elspeth
United Kingdom
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Excellent dive guiding and first rate diving.
 
Anne & John on MV Sea Queen, the Maldives

Thank you for a memorable holiday.

Your knowledge and enthusiasm ensured that each and every dive was outstanding.

Thank you especially for the magial experiences of diving with Mantas and snorkelling with a Whale Shark.

The boat crew were great, their care and attention to detail was awesome and the food wonderful !

Anne Maw & John Llambias
United Kingdom
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Thank you especially for the magical experiences..
Janine & Brett in the Maldives

This was our first experience on a liveaboard and we are happy to say that we loved it, and will be back for more excellent diving next year.

In just one week we saw more marine life than anywhere else we have dived. All the crew were excellent and the trip was well organised and beyond our expectations.

We will miss the food and the Mantas x

Janine & Brett
Isle Of Man
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Our 1st Liveaboard and we loved it...
Jule & Earnie getting ready to scuba dive the Maldives on MV Sea Queen.

It was our first dive safari and we can say: it wasn't the last.

Thank you, Anne-Marie and Matt and whole crew.

We have enjoyed the dive trip as our holiday, we relaxed during this week so much. The best adventure was to watch the Whaleshark and the Manta at night.

We saw so many different fishes and corals. The service on the boat was beautiful.

The meals were delicious and the crew was very careful.

We can recommend this trip without doubt.

Jule & Earnie
Germany
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It was our 1st dive safari and we can say it wasn't the last
Scuba divers aboard Sea Queen enjoying excellent scuba diving

First trip to Maldives but not our first live-aboard.

Extremely impressed with the performance of the crew and the friendliness - full service dive/travel support which made it effortless for us.

Best veggie food (not to mention the superlative non-veggie food) on any trip we have ever done - really quite remarkable

Comfortable boat.

Excellent dive guiding and first rate diving.

Mark & Elspeth
United Kingdom
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Excellent dive guiding and first rate diving.
SQ459 1 Jun 2014 10 days
Tony scuba diving in the Maldives on MV Sea Queen

An amazing experience and wonderful adventure. 

"Close Encounters" truly lives up to the name, an unforgettable trip with a great crew and dive guides for whom nothing was too much trouble. I would advise that anyone considering this holiday has some experience in diving in currents to make the most of it.

Bring a decent camera - you'll certainly make the most of that too!!

Tony Mayes
United Kingdom
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An amazing experience and wonderful adventure.
 
Tony scuba diving in the Maldives on MV Sea Queen

An amazing experience and wonderful adventure. 

"Close Encounters" truly lives up to the name, an unforgettable trip with a great crew and dive guides for whom nothing was too much trouble. I would advise that anyone considering this holiday has some experience in diving in currents to make the most of it.

Bring a decent camera - you'll certainly make the most of that too!!

Tony Mayes
United Kingdom
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An amazing experience and wonderful adventure.
SQ458 25 May 2014 7 days
Liz & Martin scuba diving in the Maldives on MV Sea Queen

Our second trip with Scuba Tours and another really great holiday.

Excellent diving, food, company and service.

We will be back again.

Elizabeth & Martin Brooks
United Kingdon
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Our second trip with Scuba Tours, another great holiday
Brian scuba diving in the Maldives on MV Sea Queen.

Roger & Lin are great dive guides and onboard hosts. They have a light touch that allows you to dive your own dive while always suggesting the best routes and methods.

Sea Queen may be small but has all the comforts you would hope for.

Shipboard life has been great, not least because of the attentive and caring crew. No report can miss out "Nitrox" the ships lovebird - no that isnt a euphanism!!!

That manta night dive was absolutely stunning.

Brian Scowcroft
United Kingdom
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Manta night dive was absolutely stunning.
Kathryn enjoying the scuba diving off MV Sea Queen

A wonderful, well organised trip.

The boat crew looked after us from dawn to dusk and the food was amazing. 

Roger & Lin made us so comfortable and enabled us to do the dives we wanted to.

So many sharks and mantas -  I will definetely be back. Thank you!

Kathryn Holdsworth
United Kingdom
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A wonderful, well organised trip
Helen and James blowing bubbles in the Maldives on MV Sea Queen

The Sea Queen is a fantastic boat - everything you need and really comfortable but small enough for a personal, low impact dive experience.

Wonderful food, amazing crew and Lin & Roger made everyone feel at home.

The highlight of the trip was the manta night dive - up close and personal with three mantas by torchlight as they barrel-rolled for plankton. 

Helen and James Hector
United Kingdom
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Wonderful food, amazing crew.
 
Liz & Martin scuba diving in the Maldives on MV Sea Queen

Our second trip with Scuba Tours and another really great holiday.

Excellent diving, food, company and service.

We will be back again.

Elizabeth & Martin Brooks
United Kingdon
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Our second trip with Scuba Tours, another great holiday
Brian scuba diving in the Maldives on MV Sea Queen.

Roger & Lin are great dive guides and onboard hosts. They have a light touch that allows you to dive your own dive while always suggesting the best routes and methods.

Sea Queen may be small but has all the comforts you would hope for.

Shipboard life has been great, not least because of the attentive and caring crew. No report can miss out "Nitrox" the ships lovebird - no that isnt a euphanism!!!

That manta night dive was absolutely stunning.

Brian Scowcroft
United Kingdom
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Manta night dive was absolutely stunning.
Kathryn enjoying the scuba diving off MV Sea Queen

A wonderful, well organised trip.

The boat crew looked after us from dawn to dusk and the food was amazing. 

Roger & Lin made us so comfortable and enabled us to do the dives we wanted to.

So many sharks and mantas -  I will definetely be back. Thank you!

Kathryn Holdsworth
United Kingdom
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A wonderful, well organised trip
Helen and James blowing bubbles in the Maldives on MV Sea Queen

The Sea Queen is a fantastic boat - everything you need and really comfortable but small enough for a personal, low impact dive experience.

Wonderful food, amazing crew and Lin & Roger made everyone feel at home.

The highlight of the trip was the manta night dive - up close and personal with three mantas by torchlight as they barrel-rolled for plankton. 

Helen and James Hector
United Kingdom
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Wonderful food, amazing crew.
SQ456 4 May 2014 10 days

Went on the Manta and Whaleshark Sea Queen trip in May 2014 and was not disappointed in spite of th SW Monsoon season having started. 

Only 5 guests so the boat was un-crowded. The holiday was a wonderful combination of a peaceful 10nights on the ocean away from it all, exciting diving with snorkelling with whalesharks and mantas.

The boat and diving program was well organised and flexible and the crew were highly efficient and gracious.

We saw loads of sharks, one whaleshark and several mantas in addition to the usual rich marine life.

The dive directors were pleasant and helpful on the boat and made every effort to organise a great trip.

Jan Tee
United Kingdom
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The holiday was a wonderful combination..
 

Went on the Manta and Whaleshark Sea Queen trip in May 2014 and was not disappointed in spite of th SW Monsoon season having started. 

Only 5 guests so the boat was un-crowded. The holiday was a wonderful combination of a peaceful 10nights on the ocean away from it all, exciting diving with snorkelling with whalesharks and mantas.

The boat and diving program was well organised and flexible and the crew were highly efficient and gracious.

We saw loads of sharks, one whaleshark and several mantas in addition to the usual rich marine life.

The dive directors were pleasant and helpful on the boat and made every effort to organise a great trip.

Jan Tee
United Kingdom
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The holiday was a wonderful combination..
SQ455 27 Apr 2014 7 days
Jeff enjoying the scuba diving off MV Sea Queen, the Maldives

Great cruise directors Roger & Lin, very helpful and accommodating. 

Crew were very good, all very friendly and helpful. Overall a great week, met and exceeded our expectations.

Second visit and would come again.

Jeffrey Demuth
United Kingdom
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Great week, met and exceeded our expectations.
Patricia scuba diving off MV Sea Queen, the Maldives

Nearly 10 years ago, I had a rather disappointing diving experience in the Maldives and it took me all these years to give the islands another chance.

The trip on Sea Queen changed my opinion of the Maldives as a dive destination.

The crew, Roger & Lin made sure that we had a brilliant time and got some fantastic diving.

All in all it was very fishy including lots of sharks, mantas, mobula, eagle ray, whale shark and many more.

I cant wait to come back for more.

 

Patricia Lorenz
Singapore
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Trip on Sea Queen changed my opinion of the Maldives....
 
Jeff enjoying the scuba diving off MV Sea Queen, the Maldives

Great cruise directors Roger & Lin, very helpful and accommodating. 

Crew were very good, all very friendly and helpful. Overall a great week, met and exceeded our expectations.

Second visit and would come again.

Jeffrey Demuth
United Kingdom
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Great week, met and exceeded our expectations.
Patricia scuba diving off MV Sea Queen, the Maldives

Nearly 10 years ago, I had a rather disappointing diving experience in the Maldives and it took me all these years to give the islands another chance.

The trip on Sea Queen changed my opinion of the Maldives as a dive destination.

The crew, Roger & Lin made sure that we had a brilliant time and got some fantastic diving.

All in all it was very fishy including lots of sharks, mantas, mobula, eagle ray, whale shark and many more.

I cant wait to come back for more.

 

Patricia Lorenz
Singapore
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