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Personalized, private dive holiday with the most experienced dive center in Ari atoll

Hassan is the first dive instructor of the atoll, with over 30 years of diving experience he know... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2020
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Most memorable experience ever

I don’t even know where to begin. This was by far the most amazing experience I’ve ever had... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

I don’t even know where to begin. This was by far the most amazing experience I’ve ever had traveling, and I have traveled all over the world and I have been lucky enough to have some pretty wonderful moments, but this has been by far the most memorable and one that I will cherish forever :)
The Maldives has been on my Bucket list since I can remember and when my fiancé and I got engaged , he told me that our honeymoon would be in the Maldives, so immediately started to plan!
I was overwhelmed by so many guest houses, luxury resorts and live aboard options in the Maldives, I didn’t know what to do. So I took a leap of faith, and decided this catamaran would be the best choice for the Romantic adventure my husband and I were looking for, and WOW, Hassan and his wonderful crew truly went above and beyond to make it the most amazing experience imaginable. It was the most magical 5 days I could have ever dreamed up. Hassan coordinated every detail with ease and perfection. He received us with the biggest and warmest smile, and I immediately knew we were in good hands. Once he got us safely to the catamaran, his phenomenal executive chef Islam received us with fresh towels and a cold beverage to welcome us And after asking us what our food preferences were, he started to prepare the first of the most amazing fresh and delicious meals we had over the entire trip. Then Ali the captain asked which island shall we start with? After leaving it up to him, he took us safely towards the first beautiful island, one of so many we discovered throughout the trip. He is incredibly skilled, a true sail man, and we felt safe every minute on the yacht and tender under his direction. By the time we got to our room Sabbir the Steward had already placed and organized everything we needed in our room and bathroom, and throughout the trip he was always there for us when we needed with what we needed with a big warm smile.
And then the adventure started, Hassan had already organized a beautiful afternoon on a private island, and on the way we enjoyed schools of dolphins greeting us, as if he had Planned that too :) And the days continued with complete bliss. Hassan and his crew created the most dreamlike experience my husband and I could not have even thought was possible. With complete kindness, a genuine desire of making us happy with every single detail, we felt like we were invited into their home and treated like family for the next five days. Hassan told us how lucky we were when we saw not one but two whale sharks, and we knew that WE were the lucky ones finding Hassan, as his decades of diving experience, his passion and drive made it all happen. After seeing whale sharks , manta rays , eagle rays, dolphins , turtles , moray eels, catching all sorts of fish throughout our cruises from island to island, that were then made into the most amazing meals by Islam, our new nickname for Hassan was our private Poseidon of the Maldivian Sea :)
Every single moment was special, every single detail was perfection. And it was all natural and effortless, as I felt like they genuinely wanted this to be the most memorable experience of our life, and boy did they succeed, and went above a beyond.
I left the yacht in tears as I felt like I was leaving family, and I am already planning our next visit with Hassan and his crew ASAP!
It was a truly a blessing to stumble across the path of Hassan, he is an incredibly special person, who’s passion in life is to share the Maldivian paradise above and below the water with everyone and make sure it’s the most special experience possible. This is the best way to experience the Maldives and its beauty, anchoring in different lagoons and seeing so many beautiful places, don’t hesitate and debate, and book a visit with him ASAP, you will never regret it, and will cherish the experience forever. I know we will :))))

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We did a lot of research into Maldives accommodation, and decided on the MD Loabi. What an incredible way to experience the Maldives. The sea life in the Maldives is some of the best in the world so waking up every day right on the water to jump in for a swim at sunrise was just incredible. Hassan and his amazing staff made our stay so relaxing and thought of everything for a great stay. We loved learning from them about the local culture and sea life. Our many snorkelling trips were always led by Abdullah who helped us spot manta ray, spotted eagle rays, sharks, turtles, dolphins, eels and so many species of fish. The guys even caught a Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish) which Islam cooked to perfection. Our BBQ dinner was a great treat, and all of Islam's food was incredible. Sobir always went the extra mile to make our stay so relaxing. The boat was very luxurious and meant we got to see so many different parts of South Ari Atoll. We loved visiting Mahibadhoo, the local island where Hassan and Abdullah live to see the beautiful coloured houses, watch a local netball tournament at the school and enjoy a relaxing coffee in the garden cafe. This is a fabulous way to experience the Maldives for anyone looking for something a little bit different!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 12 March 2019
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 29 January 2019
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile
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Date of experience: October 2018
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