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Scuba Diving in the Maldives

The Ultimate Guide to Diving in Maldives

 

Scuba diving in the Maldives means diving at one of the worlds best scuba diving destinations, because of the white sand beaches, coral reefs, clear warm waters, dive sites and a thriving and vibrant marine life. Explore excellent dive sites and a collection of underwater gardens. They're abundant with extensive coral reefs and magnificent fish life. It's common to see sharks, turtles, manta rays, whale sharks and a kaleidoscopic range of tropical sea creatures.

For many years, Maldives has been extremely popular with divers. Dive is actually the local word for "island", so Maldives means "the islands of diving", and the archipelago could scarcely be more fortuitously named. This is due to the warm waters around the islands.

The dive sites are as attractive to beginners as they are to hardened veterans, and even house reef snorkeling can catch superb vistas only a few metres from the beach. Spectacular dives include kandu, thilas, shipwreck dive and drift diving.

Dive centres in Maldives operate at all the luxury resorts and there are also many independent diving shops cater for needs of budget tourism. They offer both fun dives and PADI-certified Open Water diving courses and adventures.

Truly dedicated divers sign up for diving safaris, cruising the atolls for the best of the best, hardly bothering to set foot out of liveabord to dry land.

BEST DIVING IN THE MALDIVES

 
1st Time Diving in Maldives
 
10 Best Dive Resorts in Maldives
 
Best Spots Whale & Mantas Watch
1st Time Diving in Maldives, Scuba Diving in Maldives for Begginers, dive, maldives diving guide Although the Maldives are known all over the world for fantastic beaches and turquoise waters symbolizing the tropical idyll, the life of these paradise islands below the Indian Ocean's level is the main draw Read More 10 Best Dive Resorts in Maldives With warm waters and rich marine life, the Maldives is one of the best diving destinations in the world. Almost every resort in the Maldives has its own diving center and there is plenty to see wherever you go. Read More Best Resorts to Swim with Whale Sharks & Manta Rays in Maldives, The Maldives Best Places to Stay for Whale Sharks & Manta Rays Watching cheap trip, manta rays, mantas, whale shark, coral, marine life Swimming with Whale Sharks & Manta Rays ticks the top on bucket list of many visitors in the Maldives. Being one of the biggest fishes in the ocean and one of the most majestic creatures to see underwater Read More
 
Diving in South Malé Atoll
 
Diving in North Malé Atoll
 
Diving in Ari Atoll
Diving in South Malé Atoll South Malé Atoll diving in the Maldives is famous for it's pelagic dives and it's Kandus. A fun dive trips and liveaboard are good for all levels of experience. The capital of the atoll is Maafushi Read More Diving in North Malé Atoll The most known and explored diving area in the Maldives, the North Male atoll has the most complete and colorful reefs among all the Maldives. However, this does not mean that there are no other types Read More Scuba Diving in Ari Atoll Scuba diving in Ari Atoll is relaxing, adventurous, sometimes challenging, and always stunning. After North Male, Ari (also known as Alifu) is considered the most visited atoll in Maldives, and this Read More
 
Snorkelling in The Maldives
 
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Maldives Snorkeling, Maldives Water Sports, snorkelling, house reef, snorkel, Everything You Need to Know about Snorkeling in Maldives Snorkeling in Maldives is perhaps the easiest way to enjoy the underwater wonders. You don't need a tank on your back and you don't need too much diving experience or any scuba diving certifications Read More Diving in Huvadhoo Atolll, Maldives Scuba Diving Guide, dive, sites, best time, whale shark, manta rays, mantas, marine life Huvadhoo Atoll also known as Gaafu Atoll in the Maldives, a world-renowned diving destination. The crystal clear waters coupled with stunning underwater topography, and an abundance and diversity Read More Scuba Diving in BaaAtoll Scuba diving the Maldives' Baa Atoll is to scuba dive in one of the greatest biospheres on Earth. The Baa Atoll was designated as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in June 2011 placing it in the world-class Read More
 
Lily Beach Resort' House Reef
 
Maldives' Coral Reefs
 
Thila, Giri and Kandu Dives
Lily Beach House Reef, Maldives Magazine, snorkeling, snorkelling, marine life Lily Beach's House Reef, Maldives, offers you an excellent opportunity to dive and snorkel right on your doorstep. The house reef is easily accessible, allowing you to easily swim and snorkel there during the day Read More Corals themselves are animals that are related to sea anemones. The Maldives are recognized as one of the best diving destinations in the Indian Ocean, and is on the bucket list of many. Sea currents give life to the reefs of the Maldives, one of the most diverse marine Read More world class dive sites With 26 atolls and about 1,200 islands, the Maldives are undoubtedly one of the best diving destinations in the world. In fact, every diver wants to dive at least once in his life in this amazing area of the Indian Read More
 
Hanifaru Bay
 
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Tiger Sharks Diving in Maldives
Hanifaru Bay,  maldives magazine, diving, beach, mantas, mantaray, whale shark Hanifaru Bay is a unique marine reserve in the Maldives for people who love snorkeling with manta rays and whale sharks. The protected underwater bay is located in the UNESCO biosphere reserve of Baa Atoll. Read More Maamigili, Maldives on a budget, Everything You Need to Know about Maamigili, airport Maamigili, also known as 'Whale Shark Island' is an inhabited island and the only airport in South Ari (Alif Dhaal) Atoll. There are a few guesthouses, and it's a popular budget base for divers, who especially love Read More Tiger Sharks Diving in Fuvahmulah For divers who specifically look for the lair of tiger sharks, one destination has recently become more popular, as an ideal location for the regular spotting of sea tigers in the Maldives - Fuvahmulah Island Read More
 
Freediving in The Maldives
 
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Fish of the Maldives
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10 Best Dive Sites in Maldives
 
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10 Facts about Nudibranchs
 
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Divers in the Maldives are all too familiar with the post-dive chatter about the great stuff, such as sharks and mantas Usually, when people think the word slug, they imagine something slimy and nasty, but this is not the case when it comes to diving. Nudibranchs is a type of sea slug, actually represented by each color or Read More 6 Underwater Restaurants in The Maldives,  Where to Dine Underwater in the Maldives? You do not need to be a diver to eat and drink amid the crystal blue waters of the some of the world's most beautiful destination. Luxury underwater restaurants are the most unique dining experiences in the world Read More Hurawalh Island's house reef, Maldives Magazine, snorkeling, snorkelling, marine life, Nature and comfort go hand in hand at Hurawalhi and the resort's house reef is no exception. After being accommodated at Hurawalhi Island Resort in the Maldives, guests usually will not leave their Read More
 
 
 
 

BEST BUDGET SCUBA DIVE IN THE MALDIVES

 
Rasdhoo
 
Thinadhoo
 
Fuvahmulah
Rasdhoo, Everything You Need to Know about Rasdhoo, Maldives on a budget, magazine, guide, diving An ultimate diving paradise, Rasdhoo is an inhabited island in the Maldives. Spectacular marine life, vibrant reefs, warm waters and big fish encounters make Rasdhoo island a diving destination not to be missed. Read More Plumeria Maldives, Thinadhoo Island, Maldives on a budget, Everything You Need to Know about Thinadhoo, guide, things to do, food, transfer, holiday, house reef snorkeling Home for Plumeria Maldives, Thinadhoo is one of the populated islands of Vaavu atoll in Maldives. Surrounded by dazzling sandy beaches and turquoise waters with a great house reef snorkeling Read More Fuvahmulah, Maldives on a budget, Everything You Need to Know about Fuvahmulah, airport, Fuvahmulah is an island-atoll in the Maldives. Located on the equator between the two southern atolls of Addu and Huvadhu, Fuvahmulah is the unique and most beautiful island in the country. Read More
 

RECOMMENDED DIVE RESORTS IN THE MALDIVES

 
Embudu Village Resort
 
Nika Island Resort & Spa
 
Summer Island Maldives Resort
Embudu Village Resort, Male City, Maldives, hotel, Hotels Embudu Village Resort is an ongoing success story that follows a simple, proven formula. Embudu's success is based on its proximity to Malé, value for money, a homely atmosphere, an excellent house reef snorkeling Read More Nika Island Resort & Spa, Maldives, Nika Island, Maldives, R:Ari Atol Nika Island Resort & Spa is still Nika: unique, beautiful, stylish and private. People fall in love with Nika. They cannot forbid themselves to return here year after year, attracted by the irresistible beauty Read More Summer Island Maldives Resort, Male City, Maldives, hotel, Hotels The Summer Island Maldives Resort is absolutely amazing, peaceful and relaxing. The resort occupies a private island in North Male Atoll complete with powdery white sand beaches, blue seas and villas Read More
 
LUX* South Ari Atoll
 
Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa
 
Reethi Beach Resort
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Hurawalhi Island Resort
 
Sun Island Resort and Spa
 
Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon
Hurawalhi Island Resort - underwater restaurant Hurawalhi Island is a circle of pristine beaches fringed by turquoise waters – distinguishes itself from other Maldivian resorts with truly remarkable marine life and the world's largest underwater restaurant Read More Sun Island Resort & Spa, Maamigili, Maldives, R:Ari Atoll, hotel, Hotels, maldives magazne, for Couples, Water Villa, Value, Beach, Diving, whale shark, All Inclusive Sun Island Resort And Spa is located in luxurious surroundings of South Ari Atoll. It is not everyone's cup of tea and parts could do with some modernisation but for a moderately priced, sporting, entertainingRead More Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, Maldives, R:Ari Atoll, hotel, Hangnaameedhoo,  Hotels, chaaya-reef-ellaidhoo, lodging, accommodation, special offers Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is located in Ari Atoll and its house reef and proximity to some of the most beautiful dive sites in the Maldives is the greatest attraction. Cinnamon today has 112 rooms Read More
 

SCUBA DIVING NEWS IN THE MALDIVES

 
Best Dives Maldives is Leader
 
Meedhupparu is Dive Resort №1
 
First Marine Science Workshop
BEST DIVES MALDIVES DEFENDS LEADING WATER SPORTS CENTRE TITLE AT SOUTH ASIAN TRAVEL AWARDS Best Dives Maldives has been named the leading water sports centre in South Asia for the second consecutive year. At the SATA 2018, Best Dives won two accolades: the Leading Activity / Water Sports Read More Adaaran Select Meedhupparu Wins Leading Dive Resort at South Asian Travel Awards An ideal honeymoon getaway, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu has won the award for the Leading Dive Resort in South Asia. At the South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2018 gala held at The Taj Mahal Palace Read More Hurawalhi Maldives to Host First Marine Science Workshop in Lhaviyani Atoll Hurawalhi Maldives has announced plans to host the first ever marine science workshop in its native Lhaviyani atoll. The workshop, which will take place on July 14, invites marine biologists, dive instructors Read More
 
Baa Atoll Manta Festival
 
Constance Moofushi is Winner
 
New Addresses for TGI Maldives
Manta Trust, partners gear up for first-ever Baa Atoll Manta Festival The Manta Trust is hosting its first-ever Baa Atoll Manta Festival on November 24 in Dharavandhoo Island of Baa Atoll. Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru have partnered with Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Read More Constance Moofushi Wins Indian Ocean's Leading Dive Resort at World Travel Awards Constance Moofushi Maldives has won the award for Indian Ocean's Leading Dive Resort.The award was presented at the African and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards Read More TGI Maldives Signs on as Dive Operator for OBLU at Helengeli and OBLU SELECT at Sangeli TGI Maldives has increased its operation to six properties with the signing of two new resorts. One of the first dive operators in the Maldives, TGI has recently signed on as the dive/watersports operator Read More
 
 

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