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Re: The first DDFer to go to St. Regis Maldives, with a little Dubai to start
« Reply #90 on: February 10, 2017, 01:45:27 AM »
Wiki looks great!!! Maybe add a few words summary per day like Shabbat or snorkeling sand skiiing etc.
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Re: The first DDFer to go to St. Regis Maldives, with a little Dubai to start
« Reply #91 on: February 10, 2017, 01:46:06 AM »
I was focusing on his noble attribute of kindness
It just so happens to be my name.... coincidence
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Re: The first DDFer to go to St. Regis Maldives, with a little Dubai to start
« Reply #92 on: February 10, 2017, 09:45:22 AM »
Sounds like you had a blast. Night snorkel and seabob, two things I'll likely do because of this TR.

Just note, there are way less fish at night, but you see different things at night than in the day. That being said, I would still highly recommend. We did it without the UV light and was pretty cool. They charge $30 more for a UV light but I'm not sure what type of benefit it gives you. The guide told us its not worth it.

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Re: The first DDFer to go to St. Regis Maldives, with a little Dubai to start
« Reply #93 on: February 10, 2017, 09:45:53 AM »
officially my best part of this epic TR

I was testing you to see if you were actually reading or were in it for the pictures  ;)

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Re: The first DDFer to go to St. Regis Maldives, with a little Dubai to start
« Reply #94 on: February 10, 2017, 10:10:04 AM »
Lol. Don't be sensitive that I learned you something about coral reefs and fish. Or that the hotel you stayed at didn't make the grade.
Dude they heated up meals for free? Who cares in NYC there are great kosher restaurants. Is basically what you said.

No one claimed the Maldives had GBR level coral, so why would anyone look for that there?
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Re: The first DDFer to go to St. Regis Maldives, with a little Dubai to start
« Reply #95 on: February 10, 2017, 10:28:21 AM »
Dude they heated up meals for free? Who cares in NYC there are great kosher restaurants. Is basically what you said.

No one claimed the Maldives had GBR level coral, so why would anyone look for that there?
Belize Barrier Reef second largest in the world is dying as well...

I met a international Snorkel/Scuba and they claimed that Cozumel Mexico was one of the best snorkeling they've had. (as doubtful as that sounds)
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Re: The first DDFer to go to St. Regis Maldives, with a little Dubai to start
« Reply #96 on: February 10, 2017, 11:20:45 AM »
incredible! two questions, how was the Sabbath lunch brought to you regarding carrying on shabbos? what are the nets at the end of the deck?

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Re: The first DDFer to go to St. Regis Maldives, with a little Dubai to start
« Reply #97 on: February 10, 2017, 11:48:08 AM »
Dude they heated up meals for free? Who cares in NYC there are great kosher restaurants. Is basically what you said.

Not quite.  You said "One negative was dead coral but if the fish are still there it's not a negative for me personally."

I responded that it's likely not a negative for you because the reefs you've experience have probably been sub-par.  I happened to note the GBR, which is famous, but the reef at the Halaveli in MLE was also fantastic.  It's quite elementary that the more lively the reef = the more fish are present.  The fact that you drive a Honda, and not a Lamborghini, doesn't make the Lamborghini any less fantastic, or your Honda any more exotic.
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Re: The first DDFer to go to St. Regis Maldives, with a little Dubai to start
« Reply #98 on: February 10, 2017, 11:51:34 AM »
but the reef at the Halaveli in MLE was also fantastic
So go ahead and add more things to your statement. Totally fine, but don't act like that was there before.

Also based on his videos did the snorkeling outside your OWB have much better snorkeling in regards to the fish specifically?
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Re: The first DDFer to go to St. Regis Maldives, with a little Dubai to start
« Reply #99 on: February 10, 2017, 12:01:02 PM »
Considerably more.

And, I only added what I did because you apparently didn't follow the the simple point I was trying to make.  Either way, feel free to have the last word -- I've no more time to debate the intricacies of biodiversity, geological study, and coral reef ecosystems when I could otherwise be doing something productive :P

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Re: The first DDFer to go to St. Regis Maldives, with a little Dubai to start
« Reply #100 on: February 10, 2017, 12:08:29 PM »
incredible! two questions, how was the Sabbath lunch brought to you regarding carrying on shabbos? what are the nets at the end of the deck?

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Q1: Depending on who you follow and whatnot.... Probably belongs in the "shailos" thread. We had enough of a hechsher discussion in the Maldives MT  ::)

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Re: The first DDFer to go to St. Regis Maldives, with a little Dubai to start
« Reply #101 on: February 10, 2017, 12:55:33 PM »
So go ahead and add more things to your statement. Totally fine, but don't act like that was there before.

Also based on his videos did the snorkeling outside your OWB have much better snorkeling in regards to the fish specifically?
No need for that.... as a Mod you can just go back and change it....
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Re: The first DDFer to go to St. Regis Maldives, with a little Dubai to start
« Reply #102 on: February 10, 2017, 12:56:29 PM »
Nice Job on the wiki!
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Re: The first DDFer to go to St. Regis Maldives, with a little Dubai to start
« Reply #103 on: February 10, 2017, 01:14:41 PM »
Nice Job on the wiki!
Thanks!! I got the idea all by myself...::)

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Re: The first DDFer to go to St. Regis Maldives, with a little Dubai to start
« Reply #104 on: February 10, 2017, 01:15:23 PM »
Thanks!! I got the idea all by myself...::)
you need to add a part for the JJ AJK argument