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Address: Male
Phone Number: +960 960333939
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Imagine yourself cruising through an underwater garden filled with tropical...

Imagine yourself cruising through an underwater garden filled with tropical fish. This is exactly what you will experience during your 45 minute dive. On board the submarine you will descend to a submerged reef 45 meters beneath the surface. However the first stop is at 25 meters where you will see a colorful display of corals and different types of reef fish. In most of the dives the submarine is greeted by a school of blue or yellow-stripped Snappers. Common Lion-fish, Yellow Box Fish and turtles are usually found here. Next stop at 40 meters is yet another type of coral garden and depending on current the submarine will be beached on a sandy spot just close to a big cave. The exterior lights of the submarine will enable you to see the different types of fish taking shelter inside the cave

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Great experience for non-divers

We went on the submarine dive with two kids aged 6 and 9. Since neither of us dive it was a great opportunity to see the reef and fishes. From the moment we arrived for the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Iko I
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Singapore
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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on the submarine dive with two kids aged 6 and 9. Since neither of us dive it was a great opportunity to see the reef and fishes. From the moment we arrived for the boat that takes us to the submarine everyone was really helpful. Thank you to the friendly person who met us at the jetty and... More 

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Thank Iko I
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first time in a working submarine so I was pretty excited. Since I don't dive (due to my heavy myopia), this was the best chance to see the natural underwater world. I made a booking through my hotel in the morning and they put me into the list for the 2:30pm departure. A boat picked us up... More 

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White Plains, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our tour on the Whale Submarine took about 45 minutes to board the passengers from our ship down a narrow flight of stairs. The onboard crew was very helpful and aware of safety issues. However, the underwater experience was not great. We saw lots of bubbles and blue water. Fish were scared off by the vessel and largely swam away.... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How does it sound to sell cruise ship passengers a submarine tour, start an hour late, finish early due to darkness and not have enough seats for all of the passengers ? That was our experience. I voluntarily gave up my seat and hope I get a refund since I have taken submarines before. So did 3 others. But there... More 

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Male
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is a good experience for those who don't dive nor snorkel. I felt safe through out and saw lots of fish, turtles etc. dive location is not the best, but they don't have much options. Refreshments and friendliness of staff are good. Everything goes smooth. Something fun to try.

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Thank ZimnaziM
Antalya, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

A unique experience quite worthwhile. However, if you were hoping for an underwater ride you will be disappointed as the submarine is submerged into the water and then brought back up again. As for the view, the many hues of blue you get to see while taken under is breathtaking. There are also corals and fish of different variety on... More 

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1 Thank AichaIchar
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

If you are in Male you should go for it!! I never went so deep... Staff is very friendly and helpful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent from start to finish. Coach arrived precisely on time, the port is a pleasant hide-away and after a welcome the guests .A submarine is way outside most folks regular experiences . The underwater experience is something we will remember fondly and recommend highly to all. Just remember it's a proper submarine and you need to be able to climb... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Was really exciting to get into a submarine for the first time....amazing to view undersea and divers keep feeding the fish for people to have a look....the depth of the sea is also shown on a screen on the side

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Kottayam, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Having directly booked the submarine trip at a huge margin, we were happy to join the crowd from Jetty No.2 at Male city. The underwater trip at a cost of 85 USD was enjoyable, but we thought we would be taken a little far and deeper. there were lots of life forms on one side, but the other side was... More 

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