The Maldive Islands have a well deserved reputation as one of the best vacation destinations in South Asia. It only takes one glance at the pristine beaches and crystal clear, compelling blue waters that surround the 26 island atoll to reassure you that there really is a place in this world where you can get away from it all and enjoy tropical luxury.
The Maldives have been experiencing a surge in popularity among scuba divers. Why? Maldives drift diving is becoming some of the best in the world. El Nino had been especially rough on the region in 1998, bleaching coral and devastating some natural ecosystems. For a long time, divers stayed away.
But now we know that nature is amazingly resilient. Soft coral is growing back faster than even the most knowledgeable scientists suspected possible, and many of the reefs are now gaining new beauty.
In just over a dozen years, the Maldives has become a superior dive destination. Slipping into the water from a luxurious Maldives liveaboard brings you directly into a uniquely lush, flourishing, healthy marine habitat.
Diving The Maldives
What can you expect from your Maldives dive vacation? The Maldives offers great drift diving, where the rapidly moving waters move you gently along the channels and passages that fill the waters between the islands.
Barracuda, parrotfish, groupers, moray eels, and tuna ply these waters. Deeper, high speed channels are filled with plentiful schooling fish are side by side with sheltered nooks resplendent with jewel-like sponges and colorful soft corals. Cleaning wrasses take advantage of these spots to offer their services to dozens of varieties of sharks and fish: a photographer’s dream, easy to capture in these well-lit, clear waters. And of course, you can’t talk about diving the Maldives without mentioning the sea turtles, plentiful rays, and sharks that enjoy these warm, rich waters. The memories you create diving the Maldives will last a lifetime!
Benefits of Liveaboard Diving in the Maldive
- Direct access to the best drift dive locations.
- Dive several times a day. There’s no need to worry about making arrangements to and from shore or lugging your gear: everything you need is right on the liveaboard
- Luxurious, spacious cabins offering every amenity – enjoy your Maldives dive vacation in comfort and style
- Expert dive guides make sure your drift dive is safe, fun, and memorable. Go to the best locations and bypass crowds!
- Come late August-mid October to see Manta Rays and Whale Sharks feeding on Plankton blooms. Plentiful large sea life abounds.
How To Book Your Maldives Dive Vacation
With over 200 prime dive sites situated in and around the Maldives atoll, there are many dive operators in the region. Vacation time is precious: you want to make sure you’re booking on a great Maldives liveaboard boat that understands what goes into a great dive vacation. We work with some of the best dive operators in the Maldives and can help you craft an itinerary for the trip of a life time.
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