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Maldives Dive Resorts

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.

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

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.

Bandos Island Dive Resort

Bandos Island Dive Resort

Bandos resort embodies everything that the Maldives is famous for. The brilliant blue seas lap sandy white beaches and world class diving is never more than a stone's throw away. Living up to its nickname, the Island of Hospitality, Bandos is a short boat ride from Male so within minutes of landing more here

Casa Mia

Casa Mia

There are few resorts in the Maldives that can offer a genuinely authentic experience. Casa Mia stands out as one of the only resorts situated on a local island. North Ari atoll is only a speedboat or seaplane ride from Male. Feel the warmth of the white sands between your toes or listen to the more here

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. Find your dream shorebased diving holiday on the island of Ellaidhoo in North Ari atoll! Experience first hand some of the best scuba diving the Maldives has to more here

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. Nestled away in the northern tip of Lhaviyani atoll Komandoo specialises in secluded luxury. So if you want to mix superb Maldives diving with 5 star service in an intimate resort, then more here

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 reef. Designed with your every whim in mind, the fine level of diving, dining and relaxation has made Kuredu a firm favourite with our customers. Perched in the northern tip of the Lhaviyani more here

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 25 minutes from Male by seaplane, LUX* Maldives encompasses the entire island of Dhidhoofinolhu more here

Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Beach is an eco-friendly, Maldivian style, 4 star deluxe island resort situated in Baa Atoll, the Maldives. This elegant and spacious resort offers a range of stunning detached and semi-detached villas built from natural materials in a typical Maldivian-style and is the backdrop for an more here

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