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.
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:
- 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 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 ...read more here
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 w...read more here
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 off...read more here
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 mak...read more here
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 At...read more here
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 i...read more here
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 excep...read more here
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 is on personal service and total relaxation deep i...read more here
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