Liveaboard and Resort Options
Looking into the Maldives for our (girlfriend and I) next scuba dive trip. Travel time would be November-December of this year or April-May or November-December of 2019 depending on available mileage award flights. I’ve looked into a few resort options but not finding a lot of information regarding resort dive operations. I’ve also looked into several liveaboard options and it looks like desirable spots on quality liveaboards are booked well in advance when mileage awards flights are not yet unavailable. Anyway, any resort and/or liveaboard suggestions would be appreciated. I’m even considering splitting the trip up into 3 parts; liveaboard, resort and local island.
Stay Length: 14 -24 days
Transfer Types: no preference
Resort Preference: 4-8 days stay, $500-$900 per day budget for two people, any type of accommodation would do, not a big fan of buffet or AI dinning, must have boat dive options with access to great dive sites and the possibility to see some large pelagics, unlimited diving option (a plus to save $), offshore fishing available (a plus)
Liveaboard Preference: 7-12 days, dive as much as possible with the possibility to see some large pelagics, $250-$500 pp per day, upgraded/better sleeping quarter options (a plus)
Local Island: Dive as much as possible with the possibility to see some large pelagics
Both AOW cert with several hundred logged dives.
Total Budget: 10-15k USD
Thanks in advance,
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