Providing a better experience than an aquarium ever can, diving offers truly unforgettable adventures in the Maldives; here’s what you should know about it and why you need to try it!
In the world beneath the waves of the Indian Ocean in the Maldives, you can explore intriguing caverns, observe hundreds of tropical fish, witness vibrant coral gardens and explore shipwrecks. At properties of brands such as Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas you can even go night diving to see nocturnal creatures of the deep!
Planning Your Trip
When it comes to diving in Maldives, honeymoon resorts, private island family hotels and liveaboards can be found which provide dive excursions. Ideally, choose a resort that offers PADI-certified training be it for beginners (Discover Scuba Diving), kids (Bubblemaker) or advanced divers (including freediving) along with equipment and trips to key underwater sites.
Amongst the best things to do in Maldives is to go diving and encounter larger marine creatures; this includes the chance to swim alongside manta rays, whale sharks, Napoleon wrasse, turtles, reef sharks, tiger sharks, blacktip and whitetip reef sharks and hammerhead sharks. Some resorts also offer dives to see nurse sharks at night!
When to go Diving
Diving can be enjoyed all year round; that said, the best visibility can be experienced in the dry season from November to May with December to March being the optimal months. From May begins the wet season and though there will be rain, in certain areas you will see more marine life including manta rays.