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A true paradise for those who love marine life. Put on your fins and see for yourself. You will find impressive underwater mountains that rise from the depths of the Indian Ocean and amazing multi-coloured gardens with 65 different coral species whose whimsical shapes give shelter to a limitless number of fishes.
Diving in the Maldives is a unique experience, whether you are an experienced diver or a beginner. There is such a wide variety of dive spots that it will not be difficult for you to find your own marine oasis. Descend along the steep walls, discover the vibrant life in the channels that take shape between the islands, follow the trail of history by swimming through the shipwrecks, or go deep into the caves.
Its idyllic beaches have made it famous throughout the world, but beneath the water there is a world of marine life that is just as impressive. More than 1,200 species of fish populate a huge natural aquarium unlike any other in the world. Swim among colourful tropical fish and large pelagic fish.
If you want to make the most of your dives, it is better to visit the Maldives during the dive season, from December to April, when visibility reaches up to 40 metres. Remember that the whale sharks and rays migrate from the west to the east throughout the year.
Dive with sharks in the Maldives! Immerse yourself in the Fish Head reef and find out how it feels when dozens of grey reef sharks are swimming by your side. Or head south from Ari Atoll to Sun Island, the best place to dive with whale sharks in the Maldives. It will be an experience you will never forget.
The strong currents in the sandy channel by the Lhaviyani Atoll are one of the favourite places for eagle rays, tuna and barracudas. Take your place on one of the terraces at various depths and enjoy the panorama. The ascent holds other surprises as well: brightly-coloured coral reefs and elegant butterfly fish.
At the Malé Atoll, you can find one of the best dive sites in the Maldives and around the world: Banana Reef. You will be welcomed by a polychrome garden of coral and huge gorgonians where angelfish and sea turtles swim. If you dive farther down, you can even see Napoleon fish.
The dive sites at Ari Atoll are some of the most famous in the world, but there is so much more to discover. With an area of close to 90,000 km2, of which 99% is ocean, there is no shortage of dive sites here. Set sail for uninhabited islands, find isolated diving spots and explore everything that the world of scuba diving in the Maldives has to offer you!
The water temperature stays at a comfortable 28-30ºC practically all year long, the perfect environment for calmly exploring the deep caves and impressive canyons, as well as the old ships covered with coral; or you can simply stop on one of the terraces and take in the underwater spectacle. Your diving holidays in the Maldives will be simply unforgettable.
The adventure does not stop after the sun goes down. Make your way over to Maaya Thila to dive at night and enjoy the action. Butterfly fish, parrot fish and lion fish will welcome you. Barracudas, rays and nurse sharks await you farther down.
Dive down into Broken Rock, a deep canyon that goes down 50 metres below the surface, dividing the reef into two parts. Its coral-covered walls in a wealth of yellow, blue and green tones will make each dive unique.
To the south of Malé Atoll, at Kandooma Thila, there is Jack’s Corner, a 23-metre deep cave covered with soft coral where you can find snappers and horse mackerels. If you keep swimming, you will find interesting rocky outcrops frequented by slow-moving turtles.
We want your diving holidays in the Maldives to be perfect. We offer you diving equipment and diving courses so that you can explore these waters safely. Contact us and we will be happy to help you plan out all the details.