Home to some of the best marine life, the Maldives is one of the top diving destinations globally. With over 1000 islands teeming with colorful marine species, it is hard to resist a diving experience.
As a beginner, joining a local diving course and receiving a PADI certificate is essential before attempting to explore the ocean’s depths. Many hotels and resorts, including SAii Lagoon Maldives, have in-house diving centers conducting beginner courses. You will learn introductory diving, safety, and survival techniques.
Types of dives
Scuba diving is one of the top things to do in Maldives, and the experience comes in various forms. Beginner divers should stick to reef dives, lagoons, and thilas in and around the atolls. Drift dives are for advanced divers.
The Maldives is bursting with diving spots. Banana Reef and Sunlight Thila in the North Male Atoll, Ari Atoll, Baa Atoll, and Vaavu Atoll are perfect diving spots for beginners. Your dive will guarantee glimpses of corals, manta rays, dolphins, turtles, reef sharks, whale sharks, and other fish species.
When to dive
The ideal time for diving in the Maldives is between January and April. The weather is warm, and the visibility is exceptional.
Ensure you dive with an experienced diver/instructor. Take momentary stops on your descent and ascent. Check if you are equipped with the appropriate diving gear. Consumption of water is imperative before/after your diving experience.