Friday, March 14, 2008

Staff Report: Bridget Maldives March 2008

It was the third day of spring and driving up the A3 towards Heathrow in heavy snow I couldn't help but feel excited, I was off to the Maldives for a much needed holiday with my husband. We were booked on the Black Pearl Liveaboard and really looking forward to some sun and getting into the warm water at one of our favourite dive destinations.

The flight with Emirates was uneventful taking seven hours to Dubai and a further five to Male, via Dubai as the direct flight was already full when we booked five months earlier.

Monday morning we stepped out into the glaring sunshine and heat at Male airport. Our guide was there to meet us and within ten minutes we were on the dive dhoni making our way across the harbour to where the Black Pearl was moored. A warm smile, cold drink and even colder towel provided by the Sri Lankan chef was very welcome. After the obligatory briefing and paperwork we were shown to our cabin where we slept for the next couple of hours...

Click here for full Report: Diving in the Maldives

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