Home to more than 2,500 reefs teeming with coral and marine life, it is little wonder that the Maldives is one of the best diving destinations on the planet.
Best Period for Diving
An adventure-filled addition to a luxury holiday Maldives has to offer, diving between the months of January and April offers some of the best visibility and ocean conditions. The wet season between May and August reduces visibility, but one can still get some decent dives in.
Planning Your Expeditions
Staying at resorts that provide diving tours is a convenient option and some properties such as Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas even offer access to PADI certification courses and guided excursions. Alternatively, you can consider liveaboard options that take you to key dive sites in different atolls.
Top Dive Sites
It’s hard to come up with a selected list of the top dive sites in Maldives since there are so many great options to choose from! Here are just a few worth checking out;
Maaya Thila (South Ari Atoll)
Banana Reef (North Malé Atoll)
Maldives Victory Wreck (North Malé Atoll)
Kuredu Express (Lhaviyani Atoll)
Dhonfanu Thila (Baa Atoll)
The variety of natural treasures you will encounter below the waves are nothing short of staggering. Apart from hard, soft and brain corals along with sea fans, you will encounter a stunning array of fish including giant trevally, butterflyfish, snapper, yellowfin tuna, porcupine fish, bannerfish and triggerfish. A variety of sharks, mantas and turtles are among the other species you may come across too.