Best PADI dive centre in the Maldives
Posted Jul 18, 2016
We spent the last week on Bandos, Maldives. Only a 10 minute ride by speed boat from the airport. We were met at 10 pm when we had a late arrival and whisked off to the island. Quick and easy check in. We were offered a full hot meal at one of their late opening restaurants which was delicious. We had opted for the full meal board on our booking, and this option is a must if you enjoy eating. All three meals a day were great with many options to choose from, and no limit on what and how much you ate. Only criticism, you should not be charged for water at lunch and dinner, if you want water with your meal.
The weather was not the best during our stay, but the diving centre made up for it. Great diving was enjoyed every time we went diving. Very professional team of instructors led by a very knowledgeable Hassan. We are both BSAC trained divers, and we believe this is the best dive centre we have been to in our diving around the world. Our qualifications were noted, Club Instructor and open water diver, but we were still required to incorporate a refresher exercise on our first shore dive, mask clearing, regulator removal, regulator removal and drop, out of air buddy sharing octopus, and finally demonstrate neutral buoyancy on the bottom. Having completed the exercises, we did our first shore dive followed by six boat dives.
The visibility is not the best at this time of year,15 meters at best, however, the coral formations and abundance of sea life made up for it.