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Great dive site with many nurse sharks

I didn't visit the island but I had night dive at Alimatha. It's the unforgettable experience. Many nurse sharks and marble rays around me. They are not afraid of people at all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jajysoda
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't visit the island but I had night dive at Alimatha. It's the unforgettable experience. Many nurse sharks and marble rays around me. They are not afraid of people at all, even come closer and turn away. I and my group enjoyed watching them sleep too. So adorable.

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Huizingen, Belgium
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Never been on the island but did again a night dive on the house reef. They have been feeding fish over the years (still do?) so it's a unique opportunity to dive between lots of nurse sharks and rays. They are so used to divers that they even push you out of there way.It's really a circus. The place is... More 

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Roma, Italia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

The island is wonderful. If you love peace, beauty, nature, snorkeling, diving, fishing, it's simply the place to go. Villaggio Bravo is perfect for families with kids, the miniclub organizes plenty of activities for them. The food is delicious: the buffet ha many choices. I was surprised to find mainly italians (it's an italian village) and so few foreigners. Maybe... More 

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2 Thank lushangyin
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Just had a week on alimatha and had previously been in 2002 so a 14 year gap . It is every bit as good as it always was , it's now become all inclusive so your stay will include drinks , bed , breakfast , lunch , and dinner all have vast choices. The island is nothing less than beautiful... More 

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4 Thank leafpeeper-supreme
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

After we finished the China trip, we traveled to Maldives in late April, we got a nice day on this island, it was so leisure with sunbathing and fishing trip.

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3 Thank John L
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Had the best fishing trip ever....went with family and stayed for almost 4 hours and had the best time of my life....have never fished before so it was an awesome experience....the guys who came with us very friendly and helpful....even the view of the sea around us was breathtaking! would definitely go there again!

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8 Thank Irinl84
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

The resort has one of the best fishing areas where fishing is guaranteed, especially marlins. Very local with lots of palms and beach, right round the island. Thanks Country Travel mart for arranging such a wonderful trip to Maldives. Alimatha was completely renovated in the late 1990s. The resort can be conveniently accessed by the speed boat and seaplane. we... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

The lights from the jetty illuminate the waters at night and with the additional help of an underwater torchlight, get ready for an amazing show. 1-2metre long nurse sharks, large sting rays and giant trevally swim all around you freely. So close they sometimes brush past you. Stay calm at the sea bed and just enjoy. Its only about 5metres... More 

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