Updated: Feb 25
Using the word paradise to describe the dive destination Maldives is not an exaggeration. With white sandy beaches, clear blue waters, and a mind-blowing underwater world. Because of all this, it deserves to be called a perfect holiday destination.
Here are some of the reasons why you should consider Maldives for your next dive holiday.
The huge manta rays, eagle rays, dolphins, and whale sharks. Should we say more? If you are looking for unforgettable encounters with big marine life, then this is the place to be. Even better, you can see these pelagics in large numbers. We are not lying when we say you can see hundreds of mantas or dolphins during one dive. With the largest manta ray feeding station in the world, it is no wonder it is one of the best places for manta ray diving. On many dive sites, you can see tuna, barracudas, trevally, and turtles.
The Maldives is an excellent shark diving destination, and besides seeing the gentle giants, the whale sharks, there are many other shark species to spot. You can see whitetip and blacktip sharks, grey reef sharks, and even hammerhead sharks around some of the atolls. Less common, but possible to see around specific atolls, are the tiger sharks.
A healthy mix of hard and soft coral is giving the Maldivian underwater world beautiful scenery. The islands in the Maldives have 26 coral atolls and a few isolated coral reefs around the islands. There are dive sites with dramatic black corals, gorgonians, vibrant coral gardens, and overhangs. The waters have plenty of different coral species that attract an abundance of marine life.
Perfect for Underwater Photography
There are not many macro subjects in the Maldives, but it is fantastic for wide-angle photography. All the big animals and beautiful corals give opportunities to shoot incredible photographs. You will end up with amazing photos of rays, dolphins, sharks, or all of them mixed. Find yourself the best underwater photography equipment, and you'll be sure to leave the destination with incredible footage.
Superb Liveaboard Destination
The Maldivian islands have suitable liveaboard options for all kinds of divers, making it one of the best places for liveaboard diving. You can find luxury liveaboards or more affordable options. Some liveaboards can take you to advanced dive sites with stronger currents but enjoyable drift diving. Others can take you to dive sites with easy diving conditions, why it's also a great liveaboard destination for beginners.
Suitable for All Levels of Divers
Though some dive sites in the Maldives have strong currents, there are plenty of dive sites that are perfectly suitable for complete novices and less experienced divers. If you will choose the Maldives as the destination to try out scuba diving for the first time, be prepared to be spoiled and have a mind-blowing dive experience.
Not only exceptional for scuba diving, but the Maldives offers also great snorkeling. Bring your non-diver friends with you to have memorable experiences together. Reach out to our sister company, Bluewater Travel, to help you organize your perfect trip!