Samantha, I am not sure if it is the same as other resorts, but the dive prices is for a complete valet service, you do not even need to put your bcd on your back if you do not want to,it will be done for you!
and, as you have mentioned it includes all kit hire if you need it.(prices are reduced by a percentage ifyou have some of your own kit - bcd,regs,computer,wetsuit etc.)
All is your kit is taken care of, washed, prepared you only need to check your box before the boat leaves, tea.coffee,water between dives.
The guide to diver ratio is also excellent,not a large number just following a group having no time to look, if you are going to find the big stuff,or want to look for the little critters, like many good dive centres the staff are excellent at finding what you want to see.
Let them know what you want out of your dives and if it's possible they will provide.
It is an excellent dive centre, Shaan and his team are great fun.
If you can, do the night dive using yellow filters on the kudhimaa the colours on the coral are amazing.
Edited: 2:44 am, March 27, 2013