My husband and I are divers but we can't do a liveaboard because we have a 5 month old son. We're looking for a resort with a good resort reef (to dive closeby) and dive centre (for zodiac boats further away maybe) - somewhere in Ari Atoll (I think north ari atoll is better for diving?! I may be wrong). We're going in MARCH 2014 and looking to stay around a week.
Budget is somewhere around $3000 excluding flights (this is an estimate, we have no idea what pricing is like there). We're looking for other activities as well that hotels offer, not just diving - but diving is important. We like to be comfortable (hot shower, private room) but not into 5 star luxury - guesthouses are good for us, we're not fussy :)