Hi we are going to Medhufushi island resort and we are going by seaplane but we can only take 20kg per person do you know if we can store extra luggage anywhere
Ah! i guess you can carry additional 5 kg as hand luggage.
I do not think there is a weight limit for baggage in total, you just have to pay for additional weight after 20kgs.
The handbaggage gets stored too, so you can only really have on your knees a bottle of water and camera.
If you have lots of camera/computer kit just let the guys know when they are packing the hold and they will not put heavy stuff ontop.
* I have forgotten if it is chargable after 20 or 25 kgs - sorry !Edited: 11 February 2013, 14:42
The seaplane weight limits are 20kg for hold luggage and 5kg for hand luggage, any excess is $2-$4 per kilo depending on which of the 2 carriers you travel with. I don't think there is storage in the terminal for any extra luggage you don't wish to take but I would say we generally are overweight with 2 sets of dive gear and have never been charged excess - it all depends on how many are travelling on your flight and even how good a day the staff are having! I wouldn't worry unduly about it.
Question is: Do you *need* 20kgs each?
Are you going onto somewhere else afterwards & therefore require extra luggage? Otherwise you really don't need more than 20kg + 5kg hand luggage as you won't need loads of shoes or fancy clothes. We take our own snorkelling gear, a heavy laptop, loads of camera gear & our luggage is usually a few kilos under this allowance.
For a few pounds you can buy handheld scales to weigh your luggage. Taking luggage to the Maldives only to store some of it at the airport seems pointless. As other posters have said the excess luggage charges on the seaplane are reasonable.
Even with hard, heavy cases and snorkel gear and fins, our cases are 15 kg
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