Diving in the Maldives

Dive Guide for the Maldives

The Maldives is a tropical paradise consisting of 26 atolls and over 1,000 coral islands, located in the Indian Ocean. Each atoll has its own unique underwater landscapes and marine ecosystems making the Maldives a diver’s dream destination.

Offering a wide range of dive sites, the Maldives is suitable for divers of all levels and is a great place to learn to dive or sharpen your skills. There are channels, thilas (underwater pinnacles), caves, and wrecks to explore.

The Maldives is renowned for its diverse marine life. You can encounter a wide range of marine species including colorful coral formations, tropical fish, turtles, manta rays, reef sharks, whale sharks, and even dolphins. The warm waters and excellent visibility make it an ideal destination for underwater photography.

Maldives Dive Sites

Types of dives in the Maldives

Boat Salt water Current Deep (80ft/24.5m) Drift Wall Cavern Swim through Wreck

Water Temperature

When to dive in the Maldives

The Maldives has a year-round diving season but the best time to visit for diving is during the dry season which typically runs from November to April. During this period, the weather is generally sunny and the seas are calmer.

Essential Gear

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