Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Mal-DIVING

Jump to last reply

Still have an hour or so before I have to even think of moving from my comfy "workstation" in the Premier lounge at Changi, so I might as well start a topic for my trip report. (Changi must be the only airport where "minimum transit time" is a complete irrelevance. Who'd want that?)

I'm on my way to the Maldives, for the first time, for a six day trip through the atolls. It should be interesting. The guy who arranged it (my dive instructor) chose this time of year because it's the best time to see mantas.

So, why am I going via Singapore? Well, Thai Airways doesn't fly to Male, and Bangkok Airways only flies there a few days a week, so it was either fork out a lot of money for two extra nights in a hotel; or fly via Columbo, which didn't seem like such a good idea way back when I booked the tickets; or fly via Singapore on Singapore Airlines. Since I get miles for flying Singapore, it seemed like the best option, and I think it still worked out less than what it would have cost me if I flew Bangkok and stayed a couple of extra nights.

I doubt the boat has wi-fi, so I probably won't be able to update this report until I'm on my way back to Bangkok.

13 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Croatia Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 24, 14 at 05:34 PM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 language problem in japan
  2. 2 Japan Itinerary & Logistics - help, feeling frantic!
  3. 3 Nepal
  4. 4 Getting down to details and welcome advice: Tokyo
  5. 5 Trip Report Finally, Smeagol and Muffins Japanese adventure begins.....
  6. 6 two free days in Beijing
  7. 7 hotels in Singapore-1st time there
  8. 8 Trip Report April in Bangkok, again!
  9. 9 Top ten historical monuments in India - what is yours?
  10. 10 Japan - spending money?
  11. 11 Teaching English in Asia or Europe
  12. 12 China in 12 Days
  13. 13 Hong Kong in August - hotel question
  14. 14 Travel agencies in India e.g. Legends and Palaces, Castle and King
  15. 15 1st Trip to Bali
  16. 16 Finally Going To Bali! Please Help With Flight and Alam Shanti Question
  17. 17 Trip Report Karen and Tom - a romantic Vietnam getaway: ENGAGED!!!
  18. 18 Headed to Thailand this June/July--Help!!
  19. 19 7 days in Nepal, any suggestions?
  20. 20 Your thoughts on Nepal and how long to visit
  21. 21 water villages, shanghai
  22. 22 Japan Itinerary and JR pass questions/China 72-hour Visafree question
  23. 23 Help with Malaysia itinerary
  24. 24 Private Guide in Chiang Mai
  25. 25 last minute plan to visit Sapa, Vietnam -- help
View next 25 » Back to the top