Sri Lanka to the Maldives

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Sri Lanka to the Maldives

Post by Beanpole » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:06 pm

I believe it's only about $150 US. Thought I might organise going back to Sri Lanka in the next year or so. Haven't been there since before the Civil War in 82. A trip to the Maldives would be a pleasant :-D-: add on.
Just wonder if organising boat trips from the airport straight up would create difficulties.

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Re: Sri Lanka to the Maldives

Post by Yuke Hunt » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:16 am

Beanpole wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:06 pm
I believe it's only about $150 US. Thought I might organise going back to Sri Lanka in the next year or so. Haven't been there since before the Civil War in 82. A trip to the Maldives would be a pleasant :-D-: add on.
Just wonder if organising boat trips from the airport straight up would create difficulties.
The Airport at Malé is on its own island, and boat trips pick-ups usually start there, so no would be the answer.
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Re: Sri Lanka to the Maldives

Post by Beanpole » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:29 pm

Cheers, Yuke. Sri Lankas a complete trip in itself but I will continue to consider.

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Re: Sri Lanka to the Maldives

Post by Beerfan » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:09 pm

Look out the window if you fly into male in the daytime. Cool
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Re: Sri Lanka to the Maldives

Post by godsavethequeen » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:06 pm

Independent travel's a relatively new thing in the Maldives (last ten years or so), so it might be tricky I guess. Depends what you're intending to do. Speculatively flying into Male and hoping to pick up a spot on a boat probably won't work but if you book in advance with someone like Surf Atoll (http://www.surfatoll.com/shared-charters) then it would be fine

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Re: Sri Lanka to the Maldives

Post by Beanpole » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:36 pm

82....the original guy who hit it up...Tony Hushain?....I think...was landing and getting supplies to go back. One of two opportunities I missed on that trip. NiAs was the other. Still got lots of waves.

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Re: Sri Lanka to the Maldives

Post by marauding mullet » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:53 pm

Nias was fcuking awesome in 82 Beany. Sucked in.
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Re: Sri Lanka to the Maldives

Post by Beanpole » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:21 am

Yeah, I got put off by a guy who had been there. We were staying in a dive in Singapore waiting to buy our tickets to Sri Lanka. A guy staying there had been. Told us it wasn't very good and "you keep drifting off the back of the wave". Later realised he wasn't giving us the real info. Maldives at that stage was a local open boat ride to get there.

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Re: Sri Lanka to the Maldives

Post by Drailed » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:53 pm

pre book Beany, dont turn up hoping to get on a boat ya struggler.
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Re: Sri Lanka to the Maldives

Post by Beanpole » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:39 pm

Well...obviously. Just thinking whether I would complicate matters.

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