Providing truly unforgettable adventures in the Maldives, scuba diving lets you experience the spectacular world beneath the waves. Here’s a quick guide to what’s on offer.
Resort Dive Centres
When it comes to scuba diving in Maldives, island resorts that have dive centres make the ideal choice. Ensure they offer PADI-certified courses for all levels, from beginners to advanced divers. They should also have the latest equipment, provide excursions to dive sites and feature speciality courses including for night diving.
Popular Dive Sites
The country has a range of dive sites in different atolls; those based at resorts in the North Male Atoll such as Huvafen Fushi Maldives can look forward to exploring sites like Manta Point, Banana Reef and the Victory Wreck. Also well-known are Kandooma Thila (South Male Atoll), Kuredu Express (Lhaviyani Atoll) and Horubadhoo Thila (Baa Atoll).
Coral & Marine Life
Each dive site will have diverse coral and marine life and it’s best if the resort has a marine biologist who will help you learn more about them. This can include hard and soft coral varieties as well as Napoleon wrasse, pufferfish, trevallies, grey reef sharks, manta rays, oriental sweetlips, turtles, clownfish, lionfish and many more!
Make a Difference
As part of the experience, consider giving back something to the environment as well; certain resorts in Maldives are focused on marine conservation and offer guests the chance to get involved in coral adoption. The coral you sponsor will join others in a coral nursery and as it grows, it will help to sustain marine life too.