Ever enjoyed nightlife that involves being underwater and encountering mysterious creatures? While Aquaman may call it just another Saturday night in Atlantis, mere mortals looking for such experiences can consider night diving in Maldives!
Choosing the Right Expedition
Not all dive operators offer night diving so make sure you do your research ahead and choose one that has a good safety record too. In Maldives, luxury hotel options that provide such excursions at night are worth considering as are certain liveaboard tours.
Top Sites for Night Diving
While you get plenty of sites for diving, some are particularly suitable for nigh-time expeditions. Alimatha (Felidhoo Atoll) night dives offered by resorts such as Naladhu Private Island Maldives are popular, while Dhigurah Island (South Ari Atoll) and Maaya Thila (North Ari Atoll) are worth exploring too.
One of the most unforgettable things to do in Maldives is to experience a night dive where you will encounter a great many nurse sharks and stingrays. Such dives also give you a chance to see manta rays, greater amberjacks, white-tip reef sharks, moray eels, whale sharks, turtles, octopuses and more!
What You Need to Begin
In order to go night diving, a PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent is needed. Check with your resort if they offer training for this certification. It should be noted that you get a PADI Night Diver Specialty course too. Also, remember to have a suitable guide before heading beneath the waves for some marine nightlife discoveries!