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Possible routings to MLE and costs:

JFK-AUH-MLE (EY) -- 45/67.5/90 AA
JFK-DOH-MLE (QR) -- 45/67.5/90 AA
JFK-FRA-SIN-MLE (SQ) -- East Coast: (Including 15% off booking online) 46,750/91,375/116,875; West Coast: 89,250/144,500/229,500
JFK-DXB-MLE (EK) -- 42.5/82.5/150 AS
JFK-IST-MLE (TK) -- 42.5/70/90 UA (United routing allows a stopover in TLV)
JFK-VIE-MLE (OS) -- 42.5/80 UA
JFK-LGW-MLE (BA) -- 45/90/135 BA
JFK-ICN-CMB-MLE (KE) -- 60/107.5/137.5 KE
JFK-HKG-MLE (CX) -- 57.5/85/112.5 AA
JFK-HKG-MLE (CX) -- 50/70 AS
TLV-IST-MLE (TK)-- 20/35 UA
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Conrad Upgrades:

Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Water Villa US$ 200 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Deluxe Beach Villa US$ 210+ 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Superior Water  Villa US$ 250 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Retreat Water Villa US$ 400 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Deluxe Water Villa US$ 480 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to Family Water Villa US$ 720 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night. ( 2 bedrooms)

Airport transfer fee: $560 including tax

PH Upgrades:

Upgrade from Park Villa to Park Pool Villa $USD 252.56++ per villa per night
Upgrade from Park Villa to Park Water Villa $USD 405++ per villa per night ( Villa Number 38-44)
Upgrade from Park Villa to Park Water Sunset Villa $USD 610++ per villa per night ( Villa number 45-51)

Airport transfer fee: $520 RT per person

SR:
Airport transfer fee: $665 RT per person
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3870 on: October 30, 2017, 02:55:16 PM »
No reason to be concerned?
Not due to any forecast for Male.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3871 on: October 30, 2017, 03:00:45 PM »
Not due to any forecast for Male.
Is it possible to get a forecast for the SR Vommuli?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3872 on: October 30, 2017, 03:04:00 PM »
Is it possible to get a forecast for the SR Vommuli?
No such thing.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3873 on: October 30, 2017, 03:06:37 PM »
No such thing.
What do you make of this?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3874 on: October 30, 2017, 03:08:17 PM »
#fakenews
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3875 on: October 30, 2017, 03:46:24 PM »
How many times have I answered this same question in this thread. I wonder.

ETA:

Answer, at least once:

Weather forecasts for places like MLE are notoriously inaccurate.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3876 on: November 01, 2017, 08:12:24 PM »
I'm hoping to go scuba diving but doesn't look like DW is going to. Diving solo strikes me as a terrible idea. Does the SR offer group dive tours that are still in the $70-80 range?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3877 on: November 01, 2017, 08:15:20 PM »
You never go solo. You'll go with one of their guides (and perhaps others as well).
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3878 on: November 02, 2017, 02:56:52 PM »
Did you get certification there? I can do the academic and confined water portion at home, I'd have to do the open water portion in MLE. Concerned that if the open water certification takes more than a day to complete, I won't get a chance to do any real diving.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3879 on: November 02, 2017, 08:07:52 PM »
"There" SR? No.

"There" MLE? Yes, for my initial open-water cert.

You do real diving even on the exam. Because I did it all in MLE over 2-3 days, I don't recall how long it took just for open-water part.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3880 on: November 02, 2017, 11:09:20 PM »
"There" SR? No.

"There" MLE? Yes, for my initial open-water cert.

You do real diving even on the exam. Because I did it all in MLE over 2-3 days, I don't recall how long it took just for open-water part.
Would the discover scuba tour be considered a "real dive?"
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3881 on: November 02, 2017, 11:11:11 PM »
Would the discover scuba tour be considered a "real dive?"
Don't think I ever did discover.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3882 on: November 03, 2017, 10:21:41 AM »
"There" SR? No.

"There" MLE? Yes, for my initial open-water cert.

You do real diving even on the exam. Because I did it all in MLE over 2-3 days, I don't recall how long it took just for open-water part.

So you did the whole certification (academic, confined water, and open water) in 2-3 days?

I asked SR how long it'd take for just the open water referral. They said it's 1-2 hours for a confined water refresher plus 2-3 days of open water diving.

B/c my stay is Wed evening through Mon afternoon, I'm concerned that I'll be hard-pressed to complete the training before Shabbos. And by Sunday morning, it may be to close to my flight to dive.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3883 on: November 03, 2017, 10:39:04 AM »
Yes, I did the whole thing in 3 days.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3884 on: November 03, 2017, 10:48:36 AM »
Weather forecast shows thunderstorms for the duration of my planned vacation to the Maldives (next week)
Should I be concerned/cancel?

I don't know anything about the weather in MLE specifically, but by definition, thunderstorms means sunny and hot all day with some short periods of rain. I would never change vacation plans due to possible thunderstorms.
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