Maldives Diving Holidays

Maldives Diving Holidays

The relaxed atmosphere of the Maldives mean you can give in to the temptations of great diving and good living. Here the emphasis is on enjoying a fast drift dive or watching great manta as they come in to be cleaned. Whalesharks also frequent the area and grey reef shark sightings are common whatever the season. Fish school in breathtaking numbers on the edge of the drop off. Maldivian diving will not disappoint.

  • Great Pelagics
  • Warm warer all year round
  • World famous Manta feeding spots
  • Suitable for all levels
  • Huge variety of itineraries to choose from
  • Ask about our regional departures
One of the best places in the world to see Manta - manta madness
Exclusive liveaboards - maldives liveaboards
Picture perfect resorts - kuredu island resort
  • Amba

    Amba

    Amba has pioneered diving in the more remote northern atolls of Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaalu, Baa, Raa and Noonu. Here ...read more here

    Carpe Vita

    Carpe Vita

    Carpe Vita is one of the Maldives' premier diving liveaboards. This is the bigger sister to Carpe Diem, but finished to the same exceptional standard! ...read more here

    Carpe Diem

    Carpe Diem

    Carpe Diem offers exceptional liveaboard diving in the Maldives at affordable prices! If it is mantas, whalesharks and speedy drift dives you are looking for, then jump aboard Carpe Diem ! ...read more here

    Emperor Atoll

    Emperor Atoll

    Emperor Atoll, formely MV SeaQueen, has long been a popular liveaboard in the Maldives. Today, with the Emperor team at the helm, she continues to offer affordable liveaboard holidays in the Maldives ...read more here

    Emperor Voyager

    Emperor Voyager

    Emperor Voyager sails from Male every week to dive the very best the Maldives has to offer. This bright, modern liveaboard brings Emperor standards to the Maldives at prices you will love. ...read more here

    Leo

    Leo

    Discover Leo, a rebreather friendly luxury liveaboard in the Maldives continuing the excellence of the Constellation Fleet. ...read more here

    Orion

    Orion

    Orion is one of the most luxurious liveaboards operating in the Maldives. Experience this magical diving paradise onboard this amazing Maldives Liveaboard....read more here

    Virgo

    Virgo

    Virgo, formerly Ark Venture, is an exclusive liveaboard in the Maldives with only 14 divers that is also rebreather friendly, departing from Male. ...read more here


  • Baa Raa Noonu Atolls

    Baa Raa Noonu Atolls

    Baa, Raa and Noonu atolls are infrequently visited by most Maldivian liveaboards, which means scuba diving here is an exploration of the finest quality reefs cushioned in peaceful isolation. Stretching north west from Lhaviyani atoll, these 3 atolls create a unique Maldivian liveaboard itinerary wit...read more here

    Best of the Maldives

    Best of the Maldives

    The Best of the Maldives does just what it says on the tin - you dive the best and most famous dive sites of the Maldives in a single week of sublime liveaboard diving across Male and Ari atolls. This is a dive holiday in the Maldives to remember that hits all the seasonal hot spots of North Male, S...read more here

    Deep South Southern Sharks

    Deep South Southern Sharks

    Our Deep South Southern Sharks itinerary will take you to down to the the southerly atolls in the Maldives on a liveaboard holiday that is anything but ordinary. Get in on the shark action of the secluded southern dive sites between Huvadhoo and Laamu. Spend a week in isolated paradise as you dive...read more here

    Maldives Expedition

    Maldives Expedition

    The Maldives Expedition spends not one but two luscious long weeks scuba diving your way through the Maldives. If you are looking for an extended liveaboard for your next diving holiday, this is the Maldives itinerary for you! The dive sites you visit on the Maldives Expedition have been selected ...read more here

    Manta Madness

    Manta Madness

    The Manta Madness Itinerary only runs when the manta are most prolific from August to October, sailing from Male to the northern atolls of Baa (Hanivaru lagoon) and back again. As well as manta, divers can get close to whalesharks, hammerheads and reef sharks for an adrenalin filled week scuba divin...read more here

    Manta Photo Madness

    Manta Photo Madness

    Hands up if you want some awesome manta pictures in your collection? Join Duxy on this itinerary in the Maldives and watch the manta encounters come in thick and fast, especially at world famous manta mecca Hanivaru. Learn all the tips and tricks to getting that picture perfect manta shot from Sc...read more here

    Pelagic Magic

    Pelagic Magic

    Pelagic Magic gets you face to face with the famous whalesharks of Ari atoll. As this itinerary devotes more time in Ari atoll, you are certain to get your whaleshark fix at Maamagili. Iconic dive follows iconic dive as you sail from Male through North Ari and then onto South Ari, your log book wi...read more here

  • Elephants, Temples and Leopards

    Sri Lanka Extention

    Sri Lanka is a lush, tropical island paradise, also known as Serendib - hence 'serendipity', meaning discovery by happy accident - and famously described by Marco Polo as 'undoubtedly the finest island of its size in the world'.read more here

  • Location:

    The Maldives are composed of 1192 islands and are made up of 26 atolls. The atolls of Maldives encompass a territory spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometers, making it one of the most disparate countries in the world. Of its 1,192 islands only two hundred are inhabited.

    Languages:

    The national language is Dhivehi. English is widely used as a business language in government offices and the commercial sector. Other languages are widely used within tourist areas.

    Religion:

    The indigenous population is entirely Sunni Muslim, and the group practice of other religions is illegal. During Islamic events such as the months of Ramadan (please contact us to find out when this will be happening) shop hours are shorter and some hotel facilities or excursions may be limited or unavailable. Please respect local customs and dress appropriately.

    Time:

    GMT + 5

    Weather & Water Temperature:

    Electricity:

    230 volts AC, 50Hz. Round-pin plugs are used, although square-pin plugs are now becoming more common. It’s advisable to take an adaptor, as they are not widely available. We also highly recommend that you take a surge adaptor with you if using expensive and valuable appliances. If you have a specific electrical requirement please contact one of the Scuba Team who can discuss this with you and advise you accordingly. Currency: Maldivian currency is the Rufiyaa. US $’s and credit cards are widely accepted on the island resorts. US $’s are recommended for meal/drinks and souvenirs not included in the trip.

    Tipping:

    Tipping is not compulsory in the Maldives as 10% service charge is added to everything - but given the low salaries earned by the staff and the level of service generally offered as being excellent it is a nice gesture to help the staff of resorts to earn some extra money. If you are unsure what to give please do hesitate to speak with the local dive guide or contact us

    Visas:

    Tourist visas for 30 days will be issued on arrival only and are free of charge to all visitors in possession of valid travel documents.

    Food & Drink:

    The biggest form of health problems with divers and tourists alike is being dehydrated. Please drink plenty of water before and after a dive as well as throughout the day. We also advise that you don’t drink the local water and only drink bottle water and wash all fruit beforehand. Please be aware that is it illegal to bring alcohol into the country and many of the resorts will have high charges for imported branded drinks.

    Foreign & Commonwealth Office Travel Advice:

    For up to date advice on foreign travel please visit http://www.fco.gov.uk.

    Health & Vaccinations:

    Requirements vary from country to country, your own GP is the best person to speak to regarding relevant requirements. Make your GP aware that you will be scuba diving, as some medication is not recommended for Scuba divers.

    Clothing:

    Towels are provided in the rooms but we recommend you take your own beach towel for after diving. Shorts, T-shirts and swimwear are the norm. When on or visiting inhabited islands and Male please respect local customs and dress appropriately. For men shorts and shirts are acceptable but women are expected to cover their bodies and thighs. While swimming trunks, bikinis and other beachwear is the norm on the resort, they are not acceptable on inhabited islands. Remember that nudism in public places is prohibited.

    Passports:

    Passports much be valid for at least 6 months on your return to the UK.

    Departure Tax:

    With effect from 1st January 2012, an Airport Development Charge of USD 25 per person from all departing passengers above 2 years of age will apply.
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