Maldives 1997: Atoll Explorer
A really nice boat, with about 20 air conditioned cabins and bar, and a well-run Eurodivers dive centre on board. A happy atmosphere, run by a Bristol captain and his mate, Cap'n Rob and Susie. The Restaurant is open at the sides. The top deck is superb - almost entirely given over to sunbathing, with plenty of shade if you want it, and even a couple of jacuzzis!
We joined the boat at Kurumba in North Male Atoll, then visted various resort islands: Laguna Beach in South Male Atoll, Kuramathi in Rasdhoo Atoll (while here we went to the uninhabited island of Madivaru for a memorable picnic - superb snorkelling). Then on to Ari Atoll, visiting Ukalash (an inhabited island), Fesdu, Gaathafushi (another uninhabited island for a fantastic barbecue meal on the sand under the stars) and finally Halaveli, before returning to Kurumba.