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 SS502 10 Apr 2016 12 days

As returning guests to the Maldives we have already had experiences that exceeded our expectations so this trip needed to deliver for us again. We were very excited before we flew out at the prospect of spending another holiday in the company of Dave and Lisa, and we have not been disappointed. We chose to keep off the main “bus route” for this trip and nearly all of the sites we dived have been new to us. This was our fifth trip with Scuba Tours and our party included divers that like small macro and the thrill of the large pelagic. What can we say, although we have had some dives that not all parties looking for sharks have had the exhilaration of previous experiences the diving once again has not failed to deliver. 

There have been some amazing interactions with eagle rays and mantas. We have seen leopard shark, lemon shark and guitar shark that some of our party have not seen before. We even experienced five types of shark on one dive. 

We have had opportunity to snorkel with dolphins and manta which was fabulous for those that could swim enough to keep up with the dolphins! All this is down to the dedication and commitment of the guides Dave and Lisa who nothing is too much trouble for. 

There have been opportunities to visit local islands and see the ancient Kaani tree – that was an amazing sight and on such a beautiful island with very friendly locals. In contrast we have also experienced the “pringle run”.

Our group whom “live life to the full in bubbles creating memories” would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Dave Lisa, and all the crew of the Sea Spirit for yet another fabulous holiday, amazing food and great hospitality from all the staff. Already looking forward to our next trip.

Richard, Jean, Pam and Glenn  Sheffield UK

 
Richard, Jean, pam and Glenn
Sheffield uk
Home Page Comment: 
fabulous holiday, amazing food and great hospitality

Had a wonderful time on the boat.  A great variety of dives and experiences - the diving was well planned, fun and varied.  We really enjoyed it.  The boat was great and it was a pleasure to be on a smaller boat.  Enjoyed the excursion onto an island to see the oldest tree in the Maldives and seeing Maldives way of live.  The food is the best we have ever had on a liveaboard and there was plenty of it.  The crew were friendly and extremely helpful.  We would definitely come back to the Maldives to this boat and with Dave and Lisa as dive managers.  Thankyou!

Nichola and Smelly Damo, Manchester, UK.

 
Nichola and Damian Cooke
Manchester uk
Home Page Comment: 
A great variety of dives and experiences

If I owned a safari boat i would kidnap the cook, the crew and the guides from this one.  Wonderful trip.

Markus and friends   Switzerland

 
Markus and Friends
Switzerland
Home Page Comment: 
kidnap the cook, the crew and the guides.
 

As returning guests to the Maldives we have already had experiences that exceeded our expectations so this trip needed to deliver for us again. We were very excited before we flew out at the prospect of spending another holiday in the company of Dave and Lisa, and we have not been disappointed. We chose to keep off the main “bus route” for this trip and nearly all of the sites we dived have been new to us. This was our fifth trip with Scuba Tours and our party included divers that like small macro and the thrill of the large pelagic. What can we say, although we have had some dives that not all parties looking for sharks have had the exhilaration of previous experiences the diving once again has not failed to deliver. 

There have been some amazing interactions with eagle rays and mantas. We have seen leopard shark, lemon shark and guitar shark that some of our party have not seen before. We even experienced five types of shark on one dive. 

We have had opportunity to snorkel with dolphins and manta which was fabulous for those that could swim enough to keep up with the dolphins! All this is down to the dedication and commitment of the guides Dave and Lisa who nothing is too much trouble for. 

There have been opportunities to visit local islands and see the ancient Kaani tree – that was an amazing sight and on such a beautiful island with very friendly locals. In contrast we have also experienced the “pringle run”.

Our group whom “live life to the full in bubbles creating memories” would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Dave Lisa, and all the crew of the Sea Spirit for yet another fabulous holiday, amazing food and great hospitality from all the staff. Already looking forward to our next trip.

Richard, Jean, Pam and Glenn  Sheffield UK

 
Richard, Jean, pam and Glenn
Sheffield uk
Home Page Comment: 
fabulous holiday, amazing food and great hospitality

Had a wonderful time on the boat.  A great variety of dives and experiences - the diving was well planned, fun and varied.  We really enjoyed it.  The boat was great and it was a pleasure to be on a smaller boat.  Enjoyed the excursion onto an island to see the oldest tree in the Maldives and seeing Maldives way of live.  The food is the best we have ever had on a liveaboard and there was plenty of it.  The crew were friendly and extremely helpful.  We would definitely come back to the Maldives to this boat and with Dave and Lisa as dive managers.  Thankyou!

Nichola and Smelly Damo, Manchester, UK.

 
Nichola and Damian Cooke
Manchester uk
Home Page Comment: 
A great variety of dives and experiences

If I owned a safari boat i would kidnap the cook, the crew and the guides from this one.  Wonderful trip.

Markus and friends   Switzerland

 
Markus and Friends
Switzerland
Home Page Comment: 
kidnap the cook, the crew and the guides.
Sea Spirit SS501 3 Apr 2016 7 days

This has to be the best liveaboard team around: Lisa and Dave made the week what it was with their excellent local knowledge; accurate and comprehensive briefings that delivered every time giving us just about every critter you could want (quite often rounded up and delivered to us by Dave!); their attention to detail made for safe and relaxed dives; their hard work, limitless patience and great fun topped it off. Cap’n Mohammed and the crew were exceptional, incredibly friendly and helpful; willing and eager to help without being in your face; special mention to Chef Thilak who produced a wide ranging menu featuring different cuisines every day to standards that would grace any top restaurant. Ships mascot Gregor was a joy.

Big thanks to everybody, a brilliant weeks diving.

 
Roger Gillies
South Wales
Home Page Comment: 
A brilliant weeks diving

Thanks Dave Lisa Captain Mohammed and crew for one of my best diving week’s ever. Never seen so many critters big and small. Such a friendly, happy competent team is very rare. Despite Dave’s offer of a free beer I really really mean the above honest.

Once again thanks for a great week.

Tony Wigston OK Corral Divers- Club Mascot! (Peterborough Branch)

Tony Wigston
Peterborough uk
Home Page Comment: 
One of my best diving week’s ever

Fifth time of coming to the Maldives and I must say that this was the best trip of all!!

Dave and Lisa fulfilled everything that they promised and then really excelled on the dusk/night dive.  No “spoiler alert” but it was awesome!

Dave, Lisa and the whole of the Sea Spirit crew were so friendly and helpful, with plenty of laughs thrown in and no review would be complete without a mention of the food! Again, the word “fantastic” doesn’t do it justice.

Thanks to all involved with ‘Sea Spirit’, anyone wondering whether to book should do it NOW!

Colin Glover – OK Corral Divers-Equipment Officer (Northampton Branch)

Colin Glover
Northampton uk
Home Page Comment: 
Anyone wondering whether to book should do it NOW!

This my fifth visit to the Maldives and probably the best. The three things that make a good dive trip in my opinion are the boat – small but friendly with a good captain and crew, the chef – Mr T was exceptional producing some of the best liveaboard food ever. And last, but not least, the dive guides – Dave and Lisa were both excellent very experienced and know the area very well and gave us a great weeks diving.  Many thanks to all.

Alan Jones – OK Corral Divers (Dorset Branch)

Alan Jones
Dorset, UK
Home Page Comment: 
Some of the best liveaboard food ever!

The perfect storm on a dive cruise – excellent guides, excellent boat, excellent chef and excellent crew. All made for a relaxing, interesting and busy week that passed too quickly, a sure sign that they’re doing it right!! Would look to book again with Dave and Lisa next time we’re this way, and hopefully on the Sea Spirit!

Chris Gillies – OK Corrall Divers (Acting Assistant Vice President, South Wales Branch)

Chris Gillies
South Wales
Home Page Comment: 
Excellent guides, boat, chef and crew!
 

This has to be the best liveaboard team around: Lisa and Dave made the week what it was with their excellent local knowledge; accurate and comprehensive briefings that delivered every time giving us just about every critter you could want (quite often rounded up and delivered to us by Dave!); their attention to detail made for safe and relaxed dives; their hard work, limitless patience and great fun topped it off. Cap’n Mohammed and the crew were exceptional, incredibly friendly and helpful; willing and eager to help without being in your face; special mention to Chef Thilak who produced a wide ranging menu featuring different cuisines every day to standards that would grace any top restaurant. Ships mascot Gregor was a joy.

Big thanks to everybody, a brilliant weeks diving.

 
Roger Gillies
South Wales
Home Page Comment: 
A brilliant weeks diving

Thanks Dave Lisa Captain Mohammed and crew for one of my best diving week’s ever. Never seen so many critters big and small. Such a friendly, happy competent team is very rare. Despite Dave’s offer of a free beer I really really mean the above honest.

Once again thanks for a great week.

Tony Wigston OK Corral Divers- Club Mascot! (Peterborough Branch)

Tony Wigston
Peterborough uk
Home Page Comment: 
One of my best diving week’s ever

Fifth time of coming to the Maldives and I must say that this was the best trip of all!!

Dave and Lisa fulfilled everything that they promised and then really excelled on the dusk/night dive.  No “spoiler alert” but it was awesome!

Dave, Lisa and the whole of the Sea Spirit crew were so friendly and helpful, with plenty of laughs thrown in and no review would be complete without a mention of the food! Again, the word “fantastic” doesn’t do it justice.

Thanks to all involved with ‘Sea Spirit’, anyone wondering whether to book should do it NOW!

Colin Glover – OK Corral Divers-Equipment Officer (Northampton Branch)

Colin Glover
Northampton uk
Home Page Comment: 
Anyone wondering whether to book should do it NOW!

This my fifth visit to the Maldives and probably the best. The three things that make a good dive trip in my opinion are the boat – small but friendly with a good captain and crew, the chef – Mr T was exceptional producing some of the best liveaboard food ever. And last, but not least, the dive guides – Dave and Lisa were both excellent very experienced and know the area very well and gave us a great weeks diving.  Many thanks to all.

Alan Jones – OK Corral Divers (Dorset Branch)

Alan Jones
Dorset, UK
Home Page Comment: 
Some of the best liveaboard food ever!

The perfect storm on a dive cruise – excellent guides, excellent boat, excellent chef and excellent crew. All made for a relaxing, interesting and busy week that passed too quickly, a sure sign that they’re doing it right!! Would look to book again with Dave and Lisa next time we’re this way, and hopefully on the Sea Spirit!

Chris Gillies – OK Corrall Divers (Acting Assistant Vice President, South Wales Branch)

Chris Gillies
South Wales
Home Page Comment: 
Excellent guides, boat, chef and crew!
Sea Spirit SS496 7 Feb 2016 7 days
WSMSAC group photo

This is our third trip to the Maldives and it continues to exceed our expectations. The diving will remain in our memories for many years, particularly the shark encounters and a night dive which will not be forgotten!
The organisation and dedication of Anne-Marie, Matt and the crew is faultless, and made the trip so enjoyable and the diving such great fun. Thanks to everyone on Sea Sprit for such a great trip.

WSMSAC
United Kingdom,
 
WSMSAC group photo

This is our third trip to the Maldives and it continues to exceed our expectations. The diving will remain in our memories for many years, particularly the shark encounters and a night dive which will not be forgotten!
The organisation and dedication of Anne-Marie, Matt and the crew is faultless, and made the trip so enjoyable and the diving such great fun. Thanks to everyone on Sea Sprit for such a great trip.

WSMSAC
United Kingdom,

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