The best diving, the best company, the best food and the best accommodation – that’s the most important that should be mentioned about “Elite Diving Agency” & safari trip in Maldives.
Since the very first pre-booking email Luca was very detailed and honest to all my questions: about the weather in non-season, about the visa requirements (no visa needed to Maldives!), about the boat, the diving conditions, the prices and so on. And what I appreciated the most, that the speed of communication was always super fast!
There were only two things that bothered me: whether this all is for real and whether the boat will actually look like in the promotional photos.
Both of my fears turned out to be unfounded. The TripAdvisor reviews persuaded me that EDA is the trustable company, but the boat just over exceeded all my expectations.
Since the very arrival to the airport of Male, I was met by the crew and always taken care of as the most important guest. The boat was pure luxury and even more impressive than the pictures which can’t really give the impression about the spacious rooms, sundecks, the spa and bar area, and very, very tasty food where the chef’s main speciality is the Asian kitchen.
And then came the diving! 5 eagle rays at the very first seconds of the check dive, numerous sharks (which at the end of the week be became lazy
even to count), eagle rays, eagle rays and sharks together, stonefishes, scorpionfish, a manta rays, turtles, other kinds of rays, nudibranchs, octopus, gigant jellyfish and so on. Of course, most of them spotted thanks to our great diving guides – Moto & Moosa, always helpful, kind and attentive to any of the divers’ needs.
I really enjoyed every single hour during the trip, and if there is anything I could have wished for – that the week would have lasted a little bit longer than usual.
I will definitely return back to EDA when planning my next adventures in diving.
P.S. An advice to solo travelers/divers: if possible always choose safari trip instead of staying in the hotel thus there always will be a great company around whenever you’ll feeling enough of enjoying the solitude.