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Address: Male
Phone Number: +960 960333939
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Description: Imagine yourself cruising through an underwater garden filled with...
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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What a memorable sea dive

our hotel arranged the booking for us and they charged us $85 per person, from the President pier in Male which is five minutes walk from hulhulMale ferry terminal a boat took us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Zakarya-zaki S
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Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

our hotel arranged the booking for us and they charged us $85 per person, from the President pier in Male which is five minutes walk from hulhulMale ferry terminal a boat took us the submarine site, helpful staff received us and guide us through.. we been seated in two rows each facing large glass window, beautiful corals and fish you... More 

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Náchod, Kralovehradecky Kraj, Czech Republic
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Trip on submarin was great experience. But the view wasn't as good as I wait for. The trip takes about 45 minutes. There was just one coral reef and in the middle of the trip we had to change places with people from the opposite side. Not good value for money.

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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

An overwhelming garden of crystal sea, the real haven to indulge your body on this inviting ocean. Its way too worth it to spend the days of your life here. Wonderfully amazing.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

If you are new to snorkelling and diving , this is an excellent alternative. And the service is good. Our trip was delayed by quarter of an hour due to currents , and the staff arranged for some dead fish to be hung outside our windows so that we can spot some lovely reef fish swimming up for a meal... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The whale submarine is a mini sub with windows that takes you down to see the reef in Male. The attraction is expensive (US$ 120 per person) and lasts about 2 hours. The ride can be booked from your hotel or from the counter at Male Airport. You are picked up at the presidential jetty in Male and short boat... More 

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HussainAIMAN, Marketing Manager at Whale Submarine Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Kumar, Whale Submarine is the Largest deep Diving Passenger Submarine with 12 View ports on each side with a diameter of 790MM on each view port. The dive site is in between Male' and ECO Island Villingili, It is named as Tear drop Reef. The divers do not go down to attract fishes but to enrich your experience of... More 

Surrey, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Visit the Coral Reef without getting wet like to be inside an aquarium, book a trip with Whale Submarine and enjoy a dive to 200' below the ocean in a submarine. Our dive started with a boat ride at 5:30 PM and arriving at the submarine base at 6:00 PM, the sub was built in Germany for a Turkish billionaire... More 

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HussainAIMAN, Marketing Manager at Whale Submarine Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Ken Harp, We gladly thank you for you time in writing the review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your wonderful review. We hope more people will experience the night dive with us. Sincerely More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I had visited the whale Sub last time during my trip. This time my son went for the trip. It is a great experience for the first time...Not sure I want to spend $ 120 for a trip again. Can see the great Underwater world..

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HussainAIMAN, Marketing Manager at Whale Submarine Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Cyrill Gubbi, Thank you very much for you review in TripAdvisor. We are glad you that you liked. Yes we sell a one time experience of a life time and we make sure that is the best one you get on a submarine. Well Wishes More 

Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

1. No confirmation provided on the date and time..... everything is subject to availability of Pilot and can be cancelled anytime without informing you! 2. You will be taken to the middle of the sea a place called Whale house... your payment will be collected there. 3. At the whale house they start bargaining with you on the rate, citing... More 

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gurgaon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Very unprofessionally managed. They do not give any written confirmation of dates, change/cancel the dates without informing. They take you to the middle of the sea without confirming rates and bargain for higher rates. If you do not pay, they detain you in the middle of the sea until the show gets over- for more than an hour.

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HussainAIMAN, Marketing Manager at Whale Submarine Maldives, responded to this review

Dear TriptiGurgaon, There are certain rules that we have to follow according to our government tax policy. As you work in Maldives as Trans Maldivian Airways staff you get your special discount as an Expat! We cannot provide that to your spouse and kids without the legal documents like a Dependent Visa of the Maldives, As we have to pay... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It was just astonishing to know that someone who doesnt have the courage to dive so deep get to see the the underwater experience at its best

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