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Maldives Blue Spirit Liveaboard Review

This 26 metre (85 feet) Maldives liveaboard accommodates up to 12 scuba divers across 6 cabins. The Maldives Blue Spirit liveaboard was custom-built for scuba divers and has en-suite cabins with air conditioning. Local and western style food served buffet style both indoors or alfresco outside and there’s also an air-conditioned saloon and bar. The scuba diving includes itineraries of 8 days 7 nights to 13 days 12 nights with some of the best diving in the Maldives. The chance to see whale sharks and other sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles wrecks and much much more.

Maldives Azalea Liveaboard Review

This 38 metre (125 feet) Maldives liveaboard accommodates up to 16 scuba divers across 9 cabins. The Maldives Azalea liveaboard was custom-built for scuba divers and has en-suite cabins with air conditioning and some have sea views. Local and western style food served buffet style both indoors or alfresco outside and there’s also an air-conditioned saloon and bar. The scuba diving includes itineraries of 8 days 7 nights with some of the best diving in the Maldives. The chance to see whale sharks and other sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles wrecks and much much more.

Maldives Emperor Voyager Liveaboard Review

This 30 metre (98 feet) Maldives liveaboard accommodates up to 20 scuba divers across 10 cabins. The Maldives Emperor Voyager liveaboard was custom-built for scuba divers and has en-suite cabins with air conditioning and some have sea views. Local and western style food served buffet style both indoors or alfresco outside and there’s also an air-conditioned saloon and bar. The scuba diving includes itineraries of 8 days 7 nights with some of the best diving in the Maldives. The chance to see whale sharks and other sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles wrecks and much much more.

Maldives Emperor Leo Liveaboard Review

This 35 metre (115 feet) Maldives liveaboard accommodates up to 24 scuba divers across 12 cabins. The Maldives Emperor Leo liveaboard was custom-built for scuba divers and has en-suite cabins with air conditioning and some have sea views. Local and western style food served buffet style and as fine dinning both indoors or alfresco outside and there’s also an air-conditioned saloon and bar. The scuba diving includes itineraries of 8 days 7 nights and 10 days 9 nights with some of the best diving in the Maldives. The chance to see whale sharks and other sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles wrecks and much much more.

Maldives Emperor Virgo Liveaboard Review

This 32 metre (105 feet) Maldives liveaboard accommodates up to 16 scuba divers across 8 cabins. The Maldives Emperor Virgo liveaboard was custom-built for scuba divers and has en-suite cabins with air conditioning and some have sea views. Local and western style food served buffet style both indoors or alfresco outside and there’s also an air-conditioned saloon and bar. The scuba diving includes itineraries of 8 days 7 nights with some of the best diving in the Maldives. The chance to see whale sharks and other sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles wrecks and much much more.

Maldives Maavahi Liveaboard Review

This 27 metre (89 feet) Maldives liveaboard accommodates up to 14 scuba divers across 7 cabins. The Maldives Maavahi liveaboard was custom-built for scuba divers and has en-suite cabins with air conditioning. Local and Western style food served buffet style both indoors or alfresco outside and there’s also an air-conditioned saloon and bar. The scuba diving includes itineraries of 8 days 7 nights with some of the best diving in the Maldives. The chance to see whale sharks and other sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles wrecks and much much more.

Maldives Horizon 3 Liveaboard Review

This 36 metre (118 feet) Maldives liveaboard accommodates up to 24 scuba divers across 12 cabins. The Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard was custom-built for scuba divers and has en-suite cabins with air conditioning. Local and Western style food served buffet and fine cuisine style both indoors or alfresco outside and there’s also an air-conditioned saloon and bar. The scuba diving includes itineraries of 8 days 7 nights with some of the best diving in the Maldives and also some dedicated charter only dive trips. The chance to see whale sharks and other sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles wrecks and much much more.

Maldives Nautilus Two Liveaboard Review

This 43 metre (141 feet) Maldives liveaboard accommodates up to 24 scuba divers across 12 cabins. The Maldives Nautilus Two liveaboard was custom-built for scuba divers and has en-suite cabins with air conditioning. Local style food served buffet style both indoors or alfresco outside and there’s also an air-conditioned saloon and bar. The scuba diving includes itineraries of 8 days 7 nights to 9 days 8 nights with some of the best diving in the Maldives. The chance to see whale sharks and other sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles wrecks and much much more.

Maldives Honors Legacy Liveaboard Review

This 33.5 metre (110 feet) Maldives liveaboard accommodates up to 18 scuba divers across 9 cabins. The Maldives Honors Legacy liveaboard was custom-built for scuba divers and has en-suite cabins with air conditioning and some have sea views. Western style food served buffet style and as fine dinning both indoors or alfresco outside and there’s also an air-conditioned saloon and bar. The scuba diving includes itineraries of 8 days 7 nights with some of the best diving in the Maldives. The chance to see whale sharks and other sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles wrecks and much much more.

Maldives Sachika Liveaboard Review

This 33 metre (108 feet) Maldives liveaboard accommodates up to 22 scuba divers across 10 cabins. The Maldives Sachika liveaboard was custom-built for scuba divers and has en-suite cabins with air conditioning and some have sea views. Local and western style food served buffet style and as fine dinning both indoors or alfresco outside and there’s also an air-conditioned saloon and bar. The scuba diving includes itineraries of 8 days 7 nights and 11 days 10 nights with some of the best diving in the Maldives. The chance to see whale sharks and other sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles wrecks and much much more.

Scuba Diving Lizard (Water Anole Underwater Breathing)

Scientists have only as recently as 2015 discovered that a small gecko-like lizard that lives next to streams in the mountains of Costa Rica appears to have evolved a kind of scuba tank. This scuba diving lizard can stay underwater for long periods, where it was originally thought it was holding its breathe. The river anole can remain submerged for at least 16 minutes. It does so by blowing out air into a bubble and then re-inhales this air whilst underwater.

How Many Dives Do You Need For Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD)?

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course consists of doing 5 (five) different adventure dives. Within these five adventure dives you are required to do the Deep Diver speciality course and the Underwater Navigator course. After that you can choose your three favourites from a number of other speciality dive courses. For each speciality dive, you are required to learn the theory behind the dive type before getting in the water. This course can be done over 2 or 3 days, where you can complete up to 3 dives on one day.

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