The Maldives, despite being better known for its luxurious escapes, pristine sandy stretches, and clear blue waters, is an absolute hot spot for those looking to dive underneath its surface to marvel at the beauty of life under the sea.
Location, Location, Location
The Maldives is an archipelago of over 1000 islands and atolls scattered over the equator in the Indian Ocean. The warm ocean tides and their relative isolation and unique placement, a little away from any large landmass have created the perfect conditions for a thriving ecosystem beneath the surface of the waves!
Where you can stay
With dreamy accommodation ranging from water villas to beach villas, Maldives has it all! Many of the resorts have an island unto itself, which guarantees guests all the luxuries of seclusion and privacy. Resorts such as Naladhu Private Island Maldives are a great based for your incredible Maldivian excursion offering you the perfect blend of seclusion and adventure.
Who Can Dive?
If you’ve got the grit and the spirit of an explorer, scuba diving is for you! You needn’t be a great swimmer or even have a PADI diver’s license. All you need to do is sign up and take some lessons with a certified driving school in the Maldives. Once you’ve learnt the basics, and are comfortable with the equipment, the sea is your oyster!
Best Times To Visit
Whilst the Maldives is sunny all year long, be mindful of the wet season which runs from May to November. With the rain clouds, this means the visibility under the sea is impacted. However, the rains don’t deter marine life as much, and you can expect to witness large numbers of hammerhead and reef sharks congregating even during this time.