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The Maldivian dive resorts are gaining a reputation as the place to head to for sun, sea and a sensational scuba diving holiday. Scuba Travel works with several dive resorts in the Maldives, all which are situated a stone's throw from sublime dive sites in the Indian Ocean. Add in the chance for manta and whaleshark encounters and a Maldives diving holiday jumps to the top of your must visit list! The Maldives has a special magic that brings people back year after year, but you don't need be a honeymooner to get the most out of this luscious location. Whether you want to dive, dive, dive or just relax under the hot sun, Scuba Travel can tailor your Maldives holiday to suit your needs and budget. The allure of the white beaches and brilliant blue seas impossible to resist.

There must surely be no better place for diving in this region of the world. The atolls barely skim the water line, inviting in divers and snorkelers. In seconds you can go from your beach front bungalow or private jacuzzi and dip into the warm soothing waters. Beneath the waves awaits a whole host of fish life. Most resorts have a house reef which is ideal place to start your diving or brush up on exisiting skills. Daily diving is conducted by dhoni (traditional maldivian boat) and each island has a range of dive sites to suit every level of experience. You can find vast schools of snapper, barracuda and goat fish, enjoy being whisked along by a brisk current in the Maldives or just sit back and marvel at the beauty as giant manta fly into cleaning stations. The Maldives won the Dive Destination of the Year at the prestigious Dive 2007 awards and it is easy to see why.

Prices from:

£1695 inc. flights*
    

Everything was perfect and everything we asked to see we did, Whale sharks, Mantas, reef sharks, Napoleon Wrasse, frogfish etc.

 
Scubaspa

Scubaspa

Scubaspa takes Maldives liveaboards to a whole new level. She's a classy lady with undeniable wow factor. Total relaxation is guaranteed with first class comfort and service. Whether you are there for the diving, spa and yoga or just to get away f ...Read More

from £1995

Carpe Novo

Carpe Novo

New for March 2016: Carpe Novo is a luxury liveaboard built by divers for divers. From the moment you step on board, you know you're in for an incredible trip, where your every whim is catered for. Lovingly crafted, no detail has been overlooked. ...Read More

from £1950

Carpe Vita

Carpe Vita

Carpe Vita goes above and beyond the usual Maldives liveaboard. Your package here is one of the most comprehensive we've seen, with up to 4 dives a day, alcohol with your evening meal (2 glasses of wine or beer) and additional on board facilities inc ...Read More

from £1895

Emperor Serenity

Emperor Serenity

COMING SOON AUGUST 2016: Emperor Serenity is a contemporary, spacious liveaboard where fine accommodation and service is standard. This sleek liveaboard was built in the Maldives specifically for divers. Stand out from the crowd as you moor in the ...Read More

from £2295

Orion

Orion

At 39m from bow to stern, Orion is a generously proportioned liveaboard. She runs a range of seasonal itineraries, covering all of the hot spots that make the Maldives such a mecca for scuba divers. It's a relaxed atmosphere on board as you sail be ...Read More

from £1765

Virgo

Virgo

Virgo sleeps only 15 divers over 32m, which has made her popular with those that prefer smaller groups on board. All diving is from the support dhoni. Cruise the heavenly atolls of Male and Ari without it costing the earth on a liveaboard dedicated ...Read More

from £1695

Amba

Amba

Amba has pioneered diving in the more remote northern atolls of Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaalu, Baa, Raa and Noonu. Here the reefs are devoid of other dive boats. This is dive escapism at it's very best in the Maldives with an experienced crew that know whe ...Read More

from £2150

Leo

Leo

Leo is light and bright Maldives liveaboard that runs weekly departures to dive the classic Best of the Maldives. She's a popular choice with couples. Snorkellers are welcomed on board, and will receive a free snorkelling kit and $50 on board vouch ...Read More

from £1795

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem combines superb service, exceptional diving and on board comfort at affordable prices. If it is mantas, whalesharks and speedy drift dives you are looking for, then jump aboard Carpe Diem for a voyage through the beautiful Maldives. World ...Read More

from £1785

Emperor Atoll

Emperor Atoll

Emperor Atoll is a traditional Maldives liveaboard. If you are looking for an affordable way to access the full range of dive sites in this world class destination, then look no further. She might be smaller than some of her sister ships, but her c ...Read More

from £1395

Emperor Voyager

Emperor Voyager

Emperor Voyager is a 30m liveaboard that sails from Male every week to dive the very best the Maldives has to offer. This is your chance to get close to the Maldives' famous manta on their cleaning stations. But there is so much more to discover in ...Read More

from £1595

 
Lux* Maldives

Lux* Maldives

Lux* Maldives brings a fresh concept of luxury hotels to South Ari Atoll in the Maldives. Shedding formality or pretension, Lux* Maldives resort offers a simpler, more relaxed holiday experience. Just 30 minutes from Male by seaplane, LUX* Maldives ...Read More

from £2895 Inc all flights & 7 nights full board Beach Pavillion - excludes dive package

One & Only Reethi Rah

One & Only Reethi Rah

One&Only resorts are famed around the world for their breath taking locations and Reethi Rah is no exception. Surrounded by the wonders of the Indian Ocean, One&Only Reethi Rah makes its home on one of the largest islands in North Malé Atoll and is ...Read More

from £3995 Inc flights, transfers and 7 nights Beach Villa (B&B)

Komandoo Island & Pro Divers

Komandoo Island & Pro Divers

Komandoo is an exclusive and tranquil hideaway in the Maldives that proves ever popular with our customers looking to get away from the Male atolls area. Nestled away in the northern tip of Lhaviyani atoll (approx 50mins seaplane ride), Komandoo spe ...Read More

from £2395 Inc all flights 7 nights Beach Villa (half board) & 7 dives (6 boat+1 shore)

The Barefoot Eco Hotel

The Barefoot Eco Hotel

The Barefoot Eco hotel is on the remote, northern island of Hanimaadho. An hour's transfer from the hustle and bustle of Male, this 4 star resort is private, intimate and surrounded by lush vegetation. This is a boutique hotel, where the emphasis ...Read More

from £1795 Inc all flights, 7 night full board Seaside room & 6 boat dives

Kihaad

Kihaad

Recently redesigned and restyled, Kihaad is a friendly, relaxing island resort in Baa atoll. Specialising in laid back luxury, Kihaad has everything on site to make your dream trip to the Maldives a reality. We especially love its location right by ...Read More

from £2795 Inc all flights, 7 nights reserve beach villa (premium all inclusive) & 6 dive package

Nika Island Resort & Spa

Nika Island Resort & Spa

Nika Island Resort is popular with our customers for so many reasons. Many love the private beaches in just about every villa. Others return for the exceptional cuisine. And for water babies, it's the ideal place for diving the famous North Ari di ...Read More

from £1995 Inc flights, transfers, 7 nights Garden room (full board) & 5 dives

Ellaidhoo Island Resort

Ellaidhoo Island Resort

With endlessly blue waters and abundant marine life, the Maldives is a well deserved mecca for scuba divers of all experience levels. North Ari is one of the key diving hot spots in the Maldives and Ellaidhoo is well placed. Experience first hand so ...Read More

from £2195 Inc all flights, standard room 7 nights (all inclusive) & 8 shore dive package

Kuredu Island & Pro Divers

Kuredu Island & Pro Divers

Kuredu is an island where the diving sits on your doorstep. The fine white sand gives way to an aquamarine house reef. Perched in the northern tip of the Lhaviyani Atoll and just a 40 minute scenic seaplane transfer from Male, the resort focuses on p ...Read More

from £2295 Inc all flights, Garden Bungalow 7 nights all inclusive & 7 dives (6 boat+1 shore)

Bandos Island Dive Resort

Bandos Island Dive Resort

Bandos resort was one of the first resort islands in the Maldives and enjoys a great location, only a 15 minute speedboat transfer from Male airport. It's a great choice for a night or two before or after your liveaboard holiday, in the heart of Mal ...Read More

from £1795 Inc flights & transfers, 7 nights deluxe room (B&B) & 10 shore dives

Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Beach is an eco-friendly, Maldivian island resort situated in Baa Atoll. "Reethi" in the local language means beautiful. Surrounded by inviting blue waters, this friendly resort has been built from natural materials in a typical Maldivian-st ...Read More

from £2095 Inc all flights, Reethi villa 7 nights (B&B) & 6 "no limit" shore dive package

Casa Mia

Casa Mia

In the past few years, a new style of holiday has opened up in the Maldives - local island resorts offer value for money in prime locations throughout the Maldives. Casa Mia is situated on the tip of Mathiveri island in North Ari and aims to give gu ...Read More

from £2095 Inc all flights, 7 nights garden view room (full board) & 12 boat dives

 
Scubaspa

Scubaspa

Save £100 Manta, sharks, eagle rays and so much more on these classic Maldives itineraries on board the luxury Spa liveaboard Scubaspa. You decide which itinerary you would prefer on booking. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat ...Read More

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£2050
Start date
01 Jul 2016
7 Nights
Carpe Novo

Carpe Novo

Save £200 Manta, sharks, eagle rays and so much more on this classic Maldives itinerary on board the brand new, luxurious Carpe Novo. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat and the adventure begins. You have 7 nights on board on a ...Read More

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£2025
Start date
01 Jul 2016
7 Nights
Emperor Atoll

Emperor Atoll

Save £100 Discover the Best of the Maldives on this traditional Maldives liveaboard. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat and the adventure begins. You have 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin) - cab ...Read More

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£1695
Start date
01 Jul 2016
7 Nights
Nika Island Resort & Spa

Nika Island Resort & Spa

Save £200 Dive the best of classic Maldives dive sites from Nika island & relax in between on your own private beach - Nika is a slice of paradise in the heart of North Ari. Once you arrive in Male you will be taken to the seaplane terminal for ...Read More

Now only
£2175
Start date
02 Jul 2016
7 Nights
Carpe Novo

Carpe Novo

Save £400 includes free nitrox. Manta, sharks, eagle rays and so much more on this classic Maldives itinerary on board the brand new, luxurious Carpe Novo. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat and the adventure begins. You have ...Read More

Now only
£1775
Start date
08 Jul 2016
7 Nights
Emperor Atoll

Emperor Atoll

Save £100 Discover the Best of the Maldives on this traditional Maldives liveaboard. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat and the adventure begins. You have 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin) - cab ...Read More

Now only
£1695
Start date
08 Jul 2016
7 Nights
Scubaspa

Scubaspa

Save £100 Manta, sharks, eagle rays and so much more on these classic Maldives itineraries on board the luxury Spa liveaboard Scubaspa. You decide which itinerary you would prefer on booking. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat ...Read More

Now only
£2050
Start date
08 Jul 2016
7 Nights
Virgo

Virgo

Save £150 Join the exceptional Constellation Fleet on the perfectly sized Virgo liveaboard - After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat and the adventure begins. You have 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin ...Read More

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£1845
Start date
09 Jul 2016
7 Nights
Kihaad

Kihaad

Save £200 Kihaad offers laid back luxury in the heart of Baa atoll, only moment away from the famous Hanifaru Bay! Your package includes 7 nights in a Reserve beach villa on the premium all inclusive package - talk to your travel consultant ab ...Read More

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£2595
Start date
09 Jul 2016
7 Nights
Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Beach Resort

Save £200 Reethi Beach resort is in the remote northern atoll of Baa, close to the famous Hanifaru Bay. Once you arrive in Male you will get on a seaplane to Reethi Beach resort (about 35mins). Your standard package includes 7 nights in a Reet ...Read More

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£1950
Start date
09 Jul 2016
7 Nights
Scubaspa

Scubaspa

Save £100 Manta, sharks, eagle rays and so much more on these classic Maldives itineraries on board the luxury Spa liveaboard Scubaspa. You decide which itinerary you would prefer on booking. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat ...Read More

Now only
£2225
Start date
15 Jul 2016
7 Nights
Carpe Novo

Carpe Novo

Save £500 PLUS FREE NITROX. This is a very special 11 night trip taking in the highlights in North Male, Rasdhoo & Ari as well as heading to the beautiful remote northern atolls of Lhaviyani, Noonu, Raa & Baa, all on board the brand new, luxuri ...Read More

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£2495
Start date
15 Jul 2016
11 Nights
Scubaspa

Scubaspa

Save £250 Manta, sharks, eagle rays and so much more on these classic Maldives itineraries on board the luxury Spa liveaboard Scubaspa. You decide which itinerary you would prefer on booking. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat ...Read More

Now only
£2225
Start date
22 Jul 2016
7 Nights
Nika Island Resort & Spa

Nika Island Resort & Spa

Save £200 Dive the best of classic Maldives dive sites from Nika island & relax in between on your own private beach - Nika is a slice of paradise in the heart of North Ari. Once you arrive in Male you will be taken to the seaplane terminal for ...Read More

Now only
£2295
Start date
23 Jul 2016
7 Nights
Emperor Atoll

Emperor Atoll

Save £300 Discover the Best of the Maldives on this traditional Maldives liveaboard. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat and the adventure begins. You have 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin) - cab ...Read More

Now only
£1895
Start date
29 Jul 2016
7 Nights
Scubaspa

Scubaspa

Save £250 Manta, sharks, eagle rays and so much more on these classic Maldives itineraries on board the luxury Spa liveaboard Scubaspa. You decide which itinerary you would prefer on booking. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat ...Read More

Now only
£2225
Start date
29 Jul 2016
7 Nights
Orion

Orion

Save 450 Manta, sharks, eagle rays and so much more on this classic Maldives itinerary on board the exceptional and luxurious Orion. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat and the adventure begins. You have 7 nights on board on a full ...Read More

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£2175
Start date
06 Aug 2016
7 Nights
Kihaad

Kihaad

Save £200 Kihaad offers laid back luxury in the heart of Baa atoll, only moment away from the famous Hanifaru Bay! Your package includes 7 nights in a Reserve beach villa on the premium all inclusive package - talk to your travel consultant ab ...Read More

Now only
£2595
Start date
06 Aug 2016
7 Nights
Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Beach Resort

Save £200 Reethi Beach resort is in the remote northern atoll of Baa, close to the famous Hanifaru Bay. Once you arrive in Male you will get on a seaplane to Reethi Beach resort (about 35mins). Your standard package includes 7 nights in a Reet ...Read More

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£1995
Start date
06 Aug 2016
7 Nights
Carpe Vita

Carpe Vita

Save £700 PLUS FREE NITROX & on board coral reef biologists. This is a very special 10 night trip taking in the Best of the Maldives (North Male, Rasdhoo, Ari & North Male) as well as heading to the beautiful remote northern atolls of Lhaviyani ...Read More

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£2895
Start date
09 Aug 2016
10 Nights
Emperor Atoll

Emperor Atoll

Save £250 Discover the Best of the Maldives on this traditional Maldives liveaboard. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat and the adventure begins. You have 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin) - cab ...Read More

Now only
£1995
Start date
12 Aug 2016
7 Nights
Nika Island Resort & Spa

Nika Island Resort & Spa

Save £200 Dive the best of classic Maldives dive sites from Nika island & relax in between on your own private beach - Nika is a slice of paradise in the heart of North Ari. Once you arrive in Male you will be taken to the seaplane terminal for ...Read More

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£2395
Start date
13 Aug 2016
7 Nights
Carpe Novo

Carpe Novo

Save £400 includes FREE NITROX. Manta, sharks, eagle rays and so much more on this classic Maldives itinerary on board the brand new, luxurious Carpe Novo. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat and the adventure begins. You have ...Read More

Now only
£1975
Start date
19 Aug 2016
7 Nights
Orion

Orion

Save £450 Manta, sharks, eagle rays and so much more on this classic Maldives itinerary on board the exceptional and luxurious Orion. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat and the adventure begins. You have 7 nights on board on a ...Read More

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£2095
Start date
20 Aug 2016
7 Nights
Nika Island Resort & Spa

Nika Island Resort & Spa

Save £200 Dive the best of classic Maldives dive sites from Nika island & relax in between on your own private beach - Nika is a slice of paradise in the heart of North Ari. Once you arrive in Male you will be taken to the seaplane terminal for ...Read More

Now only
£2395
Start date
27 Aug 2016
7 Nights
Emperor Serenity

Emperor Serenity

Save £350Launch promotion! Manta, sharks, eagle rays and so much more on this classic Maldives itinerary on board the exceptional and luxurious Emperor Serenity. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat and the adventure begins. You ...Read More

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£1845
Start date
02 Sep 2016
7 Nights
Kihaad

Kihaad

Save £200 Kihaad offers laid back luxury in the heart of Baa atoll, only moment away from the famous Hanifaru Bay! Your package includes 7 nights in a Reserve beach villa on the premium all inclusive package - talk to your travel consultant ab ...Read More

Now only
£2595
Start date
10 Sep 2016
7 Nights
Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Beach Resort

Save £200 Reethi Beach resort is in the remote northern atoll of Baa, close to the famous Hanifaru Bay. Once you arrive in Male you will get on a seaplane to Reethi Beach resort (about 35mins). Your standard package includes 7 nights in a Reet ...Read More

Now only
£1995
Start date
10 Sep 2016
7 Nights
Nika Island Resort & Spa

Nika Island Resort & Spa

Save £200 Dive the best of classic Maldives dive sites from Nika island & relax in between on your own private beach - Nika is a slice of paradise in the heart of North Ari. Once you arrive in Male you will be taken to the seaplane terminal for ...Read More

Now only
£1995
Start date
10 Sep 2016
7 Nights
Nika Island Resort & Spa

Nika Island Resort & Spa

Save £200 Dive the best of classic Maldives dive sites from Nika island & relax in between on your own private beach - Nika is a slice of paradise in the heart of North Ari. Once you arrive in Male you will be taken to the seaplane terminal for ...Read More

Now only
£1995
Start date
24 Sep 2016
7 Nights
Emperor Serenity

Emperor Serenity

Save £300 Manta, sharks, eagle rays and so much more on this classic Maldives itinerary on board the exceptional and luxurious Emperor Serenity. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat and the adventure begins. You have 7 nights on ...Read More

Now only
£1895
Start date
07 Oct 2016
7 Nights
Emperor Serenity

Emperor Serenity

Save £350 Manta, sharks, eagle rays and so much more on this classic Maldives itinerary on board the exceptional and luxurious Emperor Serenity. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat and the adventure begins. You have 7 nights on ...Read More

Now only
£1995
Start date
21 Oct 2016
7 Nights

You can dive all year round in the Maldives with constant water temperatures at an inviting 28 degrees. Winter sun is always popular and between November to April it plans to book well in advance. The summer months tend to offer great value, especially if you need to book during the long summer holiday. There is a slightly higher chance of rain during the summer but storms are often short and pass quickly.

Diving Highlights

Drift diving is what the Maldives are famous for and there are plenty of spots where you can whizz along the reef looking for big fish. But the diving is not just about fast currents. Catch the manta on a cleaning station or hunt out macro on a thila. Our favourite sightings include:

  • Manta
  • Whalesharks
  • Turtles
  • Morays
  • Marble rays

Top dive sites to visit: Kuredu Express, Christmas Tree Rock, Anemone Thila, Elliadhoo house reef, Maagiri Caves, Lion's Head, Rasfari

Scuba Travel Tips

Full board and all inclusive options make sense in the Maldives and you can enjoy a hassle free holiday. Prebooking your diving package will also save you pounds. Remember, it is prohibited to take ANY alcohol into the Maldives and this does get confiscated at Male airport on arrival.

 
Scubaspa North or South

Scubaspa North or South

Every week on either ScubaSpa Ying or ScubaSpa Yang there will be a south tour itinerary. This is essentially a variation of Best of the Maldives, visiting North Male, South Male, Vaavu, South Ari and North Ari. Scuba diving in the warm turquoise Maldivian ...Read More

from £1995

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 ...Read More

from £1495

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 a ...Read More

from £1995

Sharktastic Five Atolls

Sharktastic Five Atolls

The Sharktastic Five Atolls is a seasonal itinerary packed with sharks, manta and whalesharks. Focusing on North and South Male as well as Vaavu, Meemu and South Ari atolls, Five Atolls itinerary has been designed with plenty of big fish action as you visit t ...Read More

from £1895

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

The Northern Lights itinerary on pioneering liveaboard Amba soaks up remote and virgin dive sites in Haa Alifu and Haa Dhaalu, the northern most atoll in the Maldives. Spend your week exploring the unique sites, many of which Amba has discovered. Manta, shar ...Read More

from £1945

Seven Southern Atolls

Seven Southern Atolls

The Seven Southern Atolls itinerary is an action packed pelagic adventure in the Maldives filled with speedy drift dives, manta and sharks action. Dive no less than 7 atolls in total! Our exclusive Maldivian liveaboard stops at nothing to ensure that you see ...Read More

from £2275

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 around Huvadhoo area. Spend a wee ...Read More

from £2495

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. Join Amba on one of their special exteneded voyages all the way from ...Read More

from £2150

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 ...Read More

from £1695

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