Believe it or not, some of the most captivating attractions in Maldives lie beneath the waves; home to coral reefs, marine species and mysterious wrecks, there is much to discover when diving here.
Plan Your Adventure
When scuba diving in Maldives, it helps to stay in areas that offer easy access to well-known dive sites. The Ari Atoll is popular amongst divers as are the South Male Atoll and the North Male Atoll home to resorts such as VARU by Atmosphere. The Felidhoo Atoll and Baa Atoll are also rich in marine life worth seeing.
Popular Dive Sites
When it comes to dive sites in Maldives, all inclusive resorts and liveaboards will generally offer excursions to the most popular of these underwater hotspots. Here are a few worth exploring;
• Banana Reef (North Male Atoll)
• Maldives Victory Wreck (North Male Atoll)
• Kandooma Thila (South Male Atoll)
• Maaya Thila (South Ari Atoll)
• Dhonfanu Thila (Baa Atoll)
Coral & Marine Life
When at these sites, it won’t be hard to see why diving is one of the most popular water sports in Maldives. You will encounter a vibrant array of coral and marine life that will leave you awestruck; these include butterflyfish, clownfish, Napoleon wrasses, barracudas, white-tip reef sharks, manta rays, turtles and more!
In the Maldives, diving also gives you the chance to explore sunken wrecks which not only harbour marine life but have a mysterious charm as well. Sites such as the Maldives Victory Wreck, British Loyalty, Fesdu Wreck and Kuda Giri Wreck are worth checking out on your adventures.