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Considering Blue Force One In November

Discussion in 'Maldives' started by shocked, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. shocked

    shocked Angel Fish

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    Hi All,

    We are considering diving with blue force one (Maldives Diving liveaboard safaries - Maldives Blue Force) in late November. I searched the forum and I really only see one person mention them (and it was positive).

    Any more experiences? We have dove with aggressor several times (Caribbean and Thailand) but this boat looks much nicer than the aggressor Maldives. Our number 1 priority is always safety.. and this company appears professional.. but again, any feedback from others would be great.

    Typically we like the smaller (18 or less) diver configurations.. this boat is 22 max.. which I don't think will be an issue.

    Any other suggestions as well? We are not looking for a budget liveaboard, but are not looking for the $8k a week boat either :)

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. shocked

    shocked Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon
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    So, now I am thinking MV Orion. I think the pics of Blue Force one look nicer, but MV Orion requires 50+ dives and the itinerary starts with hammerheads.. which sounds like a lot of fun.

    Any input is still appreciated :)
     
  3. riftvalley84

    riftvalley84 Nassau Grouper

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    I'll be interested in this thread. We have just started looking into Maldives and have never been on a liveaboard but are also looking into Blue Force One as well as Carpe Vita Explorer & Carpe Novo Explorer (explorerventures.com).
     
  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    I've been on an itinerary that had us looking for hammerhead every morning at 6 am. One day we saw a threshershark swimming away from us. That was it. Yet I went every morning because the day I didn't, would have been the day they showed up. Know what I mean? :)

    In any event, what I'm saying is just because the itinerary says hammerhead dive, doesn't mean the hammerheads are following the itinerary.
     
  5. shocked

    shocked Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon
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    You are 100% correct. I should have been more clear, Orion did tell me that there is a good possibility we will not see hammerheads. They were not guaranteeing anything :)
     
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  6. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Good, glad you prepared. I hope you are happily surprised in the end! :)
     
  7. shocked

    shocked Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon
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  8. glocklt4

    glocklt4 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Dallas
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    Hi, we are considering this boat for Oct 2017. How did was your experience in Nov?
     
  9. VirginiaScubaGuy

    VirginiaScubaGuy Angel Fish

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    im doing Blue Force One in January 2018. i'll update this thread when i return... unless i quit my job to work in a diveshop there.
     
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  10. eagleraydiver

    eagleraydiver Angel Fish

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    when are you going in Jan? I'm currently looking at jan 13. Just now looking to get flights.
     

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