Originally Posted by gails
HI - we are planinga cruise into the maldives and I have been told to take 8 water and 8 fuel containers to pick up fuel and water - is this necessary or is there a piont where we can pick up fuel alongside?
When we were in Uligamu, the northermost island in the Maldives, we didn't need jerry cans to refuel. The fuel sellers come out in their small boat with 5 gallon cans and siphoned it into our tanks. And they were good at it too. They didn't spill a drop.
Refueling was pretty much hassle free, and the people who delivered it were courteous as well.
I would caution you about taking on water. We were supposed to get rain water, and whatever water they gave us turned our water jugs green with Algae by the time we arrived in Oman. I'm glad we didn't put their water into our tanks.
The Maldives are an awesome cruising destination. I wish I was there now.