Diving in the Maldives is one of the most amazing things you'll ever get to do. More of the Maldives is underwater than is above. Therefore it's hardly surprising that the Maldives has become known as one of the best dive locations anywhere in the world.
To give you an idea...the Maldives is blessed with quite literally thousands of reefs where you can dive. You'll find over 1,000 species of fish inhabiting these reefs, 300 of which were recorded for the first time in the Maldives. There are hundreds of species of hard and soft corals that adorn the reefs providing dazzling colours.
There are so many reefs, divers in the Maldives can literally swim from one to the other. However in spite of this, each dive site has its own special character and appeal.
The channels through which the currents flow through the Maldives islands feature interesting coral formations, jagged walls, crevices and even caves. On your dives you may even find one of several canyons and steep drop offs.
The channels are also home to sentinels of rock, springing from the ocean floor, up to several meters, close to the water surface. Here you will find an exciting array of wildlife.
Maldives Diving Centres
If you are looking to go to the Maldives diving, you want to make sure you choose an island resort with a dive centre. Not all islands are equipped with dive centres.
All dive centres in the Maldives, large or small, except all forms of international dive certificates.
Dive centres will offer equipment hire and the services of multilingual dive instructors.
If you are looking to dive, the UK and internationally recongnised dive certificate is called 'PADI'. All dive centres will conduct open water and advanced dive courses.
Maldives Dive Safety
All dive centres in the Maldives take safety very seriously. All dive centres are fully equipped with first aid equipment and dive boats are equipped with radio, life jackets, flags, oxygen and medical kits.
Dive Safaris in the Maldives
Dive safaris offer a totally different diving experience when compared to just diving straight from your resort.
Dive safaris allow you access to a much wider range of dive sites, covering a number of atolls. Many of the dive sites will not be part of the main dive sites used by most dive centres.
Dive safaris are normally conducted by dive boats, live aboard vessels etc. There are 90+ registered vessels. You can live aboard for a few days or even a few weeks, each day visiting new dive sites.
If this is of interest, contact us and we'll be happy to provide more details.
Maldives diving is a fantastic activy and our team are experts in helping plan your Maldives diving holiday. Ask for details.