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:
  • Please Take Our Survey
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jan 20, 15 at 11:06 AM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report India: A dream trip meets reality for me
  2. 2 Vietnam - Questions
  3. 3 Cost differences between spring and autumn visits to Japan?
  4. 4 tips and ideas for 10 days in Sri Lanka, train travel, beach options
  5. 5 Tokyo to Takayama or Kanazawa
  6. 6 Planning Japan Trip #2
  7. 7 Trip Report A redhead in Vietnam and Cambodia
  8. 8 Bangkok Jewelry shoping
  9. 9 Thailand during the rainy season, have you been?
  10. 10 Osaka shopping
  11. 11 View from the plane arriving in Singapore then Bali from U.S.
  12. 12 Takayama ideas in April?
  13. 13 Bali Honeymoon. Got 3/4 places decided on, struggling on the last...HELP!
  14. 14 SW China or Myanmar for 2 weeks+ in NOV???
  15. 15 Sri Lanka February 15'
  16. 16 First Time Visit to Japan in November 2015 - Itinerary Review
  17. 17 Tokyo and Thailand in July
  18. 18 Trip Report There and back again: a conflicted (and reimagined) India Trip Report
  19. 19 Ideas for an off beaten path trip in Burma
  20. 20 China's Direct Visa - Yet Another Vexation!
  21. 21 How to access to Kanazawa New Shinkansen Service March
  22. 22 First time visiting Japan. Please help
  23. 23 Luggage Transfer From Hotels
  24. 24 Penang
  25. 25 Some Final Thoughts on a Trip to SE Asia
View next 25 » Back to the top