Scuba Diving Holidays
The Maldives is an underwater treasure trove for scuba diving enthusiasts. The unique geographical features of the Maldives coupled with the deep sea channels separating the 26 natural atolls have created an incredibly rich marine ecosystem. The plankton rich waters of the Maldives are home to over 2000 species of fish and uncountable varieties of coral kingdoms.
Popular species that attracts divers from around the world includes; mighty Whale Shark, Turtles, Grey Reef Shark, Napoleon Wrasse, Spotted Eagle Ray, Reef Manta Ray, Whitetip Reef Shark,Blacktip Reef Shark, Moray Eels and Scalloped Hammerhead Shark.
The underwater environment of the Maldives is formed of larger channels, medium channels, inner reefs, lagoons and outer walls of the atolls. Consequently these varying depths have enabled the Maldives to be explored by advanced and beginner divers alike.
The monsoon tides and ocean currents facilitate the natural cleaning and movement of food resources within the pulsating marine setting. You can observe underwater cleaning stations in operation when you dive in the Maldives. In these stations wrasses and shrimps provide cleaning services for larger fish.
The abundance of marine life throughout the Maldives sets the country apart from other diving destinations. Exceptionally the current swept channels and pinnacles act as magnets for drawing an abundance of marine species.
Scuba diving holidays in the Maldives are available throughout the year. Apart from June, all the other months are ideal for scuba diving holidays as visibility is excellent. The water temperature of the Maldives rarely changes and remains constant between 26-29 °C.
There are hundreds of dive sites identified and charted in the Maldives. Explore shipwrecks, underwater caves and caverns while you dive in the Maldives. You can choose between Resort based diving holidays and Liveaboard diving holidays.The Maldives offer night time scuba diving adventures, macro diving and underwater photography opportunities. Capture stunning imagery of the underwater heaven, as a wonderful recollection of your unforgettable experience in the Maldivian waters.