Maldives / Blue Force One Trip Report0
by Truxton Terkla, TL Sea Travel
Our adventure to the Maldives aboard the Blue Force One was one of the best liveaboard experiences any of us have ever had! From the moment we arrived to the airport in Male, we were immediately greeted by a smiling staff-member who took us to the main ship.
Photos do NOT do this ship justice! It’s absolutely massive and beautifully decorated, but made to feel like home. Our rooms were HUGE by normal liveaboard standards and the bathrooms were full-sized – like those found in luxury hotels! The two hot-tubs, sundecks, and bar area got a thorough work-out from our group and the crew allowed you to go anywhere on the ship and relax. We were concerned that 22 of us on the ship would be cramped, but there is so much room we never felt crowded at all. Also, the crew does such an amazing job keeping the ship clean that it looked the same when we left as it did when we arrived – particularly given the numbers of guests who use this ship week after week – it was in awesome condition!
The crew was amazing! We had fun with them the entire time and felt completely safe. The Divemasters never over-controlled us, but let us dive and respected our abilities while being knowledgeable in the local life, currents and dive sites. They worked very hard to ensure our safety while creating a truly memorable experience with every dive.
One of the most unique dives was the Night Nurse Shark Dive. Sitting at only 30 feet, we could easily stay down for an hour to witness these giant creatures completely covering all areas around us! We also had the night Manta Dive which was also a true highlight as well as unbelievably large and colorful schools of fish on nearly every dive!
Our week shot by so fast and we were disappointed when it was over. This trip aboard the Blue Force One was a tremendous value and exceeded our expectations in every respect, particularly given the price! Everyone in our group wanted to stay for a second week as it was so wonderful; they didn’t want it to end! The staff certainly made our adventure to the Maldives a memorable one and we can’t wait to go back!!
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