Diving in the Maldives – Venture into a new world!

The Maldives tropical location and the warm waters surrounding the coral islands has made the ocean of the archipelago teem with marine life making it one of the best diving destinations in the world. Read on to know more about diving in the Maldives.


If you are planning to visit the Maldives and wondering what activities you should do while here, Diving is certainly an experience you should definitely choose. That is because there is a whole new world under the waters surrounding the archipelago.

What to see

You could see vibrantly coloured corals, reef fish, manta rays, turtles, whale sharks and so many other marine creatures during your dive. You can even swim along with these creatures and will certainly be an unforgettable experience.

Where to dive

There are a plethora of diving spots scattered across the archipelago, some of them are Fotteyo KanduOkobe Thila, Kandooma Thila and Broken Rock. You can access these sites by joining for a diving excursion. Most of the Best Resorts in the Maldives the likes of Naladhu Private Island Maldives have diving included in their leisure activity list.

Things to remember

Though diving may seem easy and not very dangerous, you shout be cautious at all times. Always follow the instructions given by your instructor, do not venture alone during your excursion and never damage the corals or inflict any harm to the marine life around you.

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Coral Adoption in the Maldives – Contribute for a Noble Cause!

The Maldives is home to an extensive array of corals, in fact, almost all the islands of the archipelago are made up of corals. But however, these fragile marine ecosystems are facing a great risk of being deteriorated. Read on to know more about corals and a noble thing you could do to protect them.

What are corals

Corals are a type of marine invertebrates that live in colonies mostly in warm tropical regions of the world. They are a vital part in the composition of reef ecosystems and they play an integral role in the balance of life in the oceans.

Why they are in danger?

Reef ecosystems which are home to colonies of corals are very popular among tourists. They dive underwater or venture over these ecosystems over glass-bottomed boats to see them. These activities disturb and agitate these ecosystems and since they are very fragile they die. The world today is seeing a dramatic decrease in corals as we speak. This is mostly due to an increase in tourist activity and environmental pollution.

How can we save them?

There are a number of ways and measures we could do in order to save corals; Even the act of simply leaving them undisturbed helps them a lot. One of the trendings yet effective ways to protect them is by joining a coral adoption program.

How can you contribute

While you plan your holiday in the Maldives, visit a coral nursery and see what are the efforts that go into rehabilitating these fragile ecosystems, sign up and donate, be a responsible holidaymaker. Best Resorts in the Maldives are highly supportive of this new way of coral conservation and you could sign up, by reaching out to a resort property in the Maldives the likes of Naladhu Private Island Maldives.

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Unforgettable Diving in Maldives – Discoveries in the Deep

The waters that surround the Maldives hold a secret you may not see from above; delve below the waves and you will find whole new worlds full of vibrant colour and fascinating marine species. Diving in Maldives is certainly not to be missed!

The Proper Certification

Before setting off on a diving expedition you need to make sure you have the proper certification. Most of the best resorts in Maldives for diving provide the training required for PADI Open Water certification that is required for such underwater adventures.

Diving Hotspots

There is no shortage of dive sites here, each offering something different to discover. The Kuda Giri shipwreck, a five minute boat ride from Naladhu Private Island Maldives is one such site, while Okobe Thila, Banana Reef, Maaya Thila, Miyaru Kandu and Broken Rock are also popular.

Diverse Marine Life

There is much to see when on a diving excursion; brain, staghorn, tree, branching and mushroom corals are amongst the coral species one can see. The sheer number of marine species is mind-boggling with trumpetfish, Napoleon wrasse, red snapper, bluefin trevally, moray eel, manta ray and whale shark just a few of the species one may come across.

Best Times for Diving

Pretty much the whole year is good for diving, though January to May features very clear waters. On the other hand, from June to November there is more plankton in areas like the Baa Atoll which in turn attracts larger species including manta rays.

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