Scuba Diving in Maldives
Sting ray in crystal clear water
Maldives is a set of 1190 coral islands in Indian Ocean, renowned for its exclusive tropical island experience that it offers. One island typically has only one resort and some of them quite rustic and offer guests a castaway experience.
Maldives is also one of the world’s premier scuba diving destinations, because of the abundance of amazing white sand beaches, coral reefs, clear warm waters, many scuba diving sites and rich marine life.
Most holiday resorts in the Maldives have a scuba diving facility and there are a number of liveaboard operators offering scuba diving cruise holidays that take guests to many dive sites all over the Maldives. Many scuba divers are keen to dive in the Maldives because of the presence of whale sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, reef sharks, hammerhead sharks and moray eels, as well as many smaller fish and coral species.
Maldives from northern end point to the Southern end point is about 1000 kms divided into 26 regions known as Atolls. Most Atolls have dive sites that offer unique diving experience. This is the reason where divers return to Maldives often to discover diverse marine life at different Atolls of Maldives.
Season – Oct-Nov and Jan – April are generally considered best seasons for diving in Maldives