The Maldives, with its 200 inhabited islands, 26 atolls, coral reefs and coral islands had been identified as a scuba diving hot spot in the world. While many tourists travel to the islands for a much-needed getaway, some visit the Maldives to engage in aquatic sports expeditions.
The Right Environments
Most 5 star hotels in Maldives offer access to diving during your stay. For instance, Saii Lagoon Maldives has partnered up with Best Dives which offers thrilling aquatic excursions like diving, kayaking, snorkelling, sunset cruises, and fishing trips in all the right environments. Discover rock pinnacles as you dive in and around the atolls and explore underwater caverns, all in the lagoon environments of the Maldives, protecting you from currents as the shallow waters flow.
The Right Time
While the Maldives is ideal for diving throughout the whole year, the best scuba diving experience arrives during the months of January and April due to higher visibility. However, due to its tropical climate and water temperature of 80-86 degrees all year long, you are still good to go during the rest of the year, except for the period between May and July when the weather is most unsettled.
What to Expect
These islands are blessed with consistent water temperatures that ensure greater visibility for scuba divers. As a result, you will be able to witness marine life that is both large and small swim around in glee. Some of the creatures that you see would even include reef sharks, whale sharks, turtles, and mantas.
How to Enjoy Your Diving Adventure
While some scuba diving and snorkeling adventures can be experienced on the shore, some will require a boat ride. Hence, choosing the right accommodation is a crucial decision if scuba diving is a major part of your checklist. Make sure that your lodging provides easy access to snorkeling or has house reefs, and fall in love with this island nation as your cruise off on a tropical getaway.