The Maldives are well-known the world over for the idyllic, scenic beaches and crystal clear blue waters. Besides this the Maldives have some fabulous coral reefs, and it’s also the abundance of marine life throughout that sets it apart from other dive destinations.
Most dives in the Maldives are drifts from liveaboards where you allow the current to move you along. Due to the myriad channels and passages between the atolls, the currents sweep and play throughout the island chain so that nutrients are always on the move. This accounts for the vast numbers of fish enjoying the passing feast and you can expect to see Napoleon wrasse, parrotfish, snappers, jacks and sweetlips at every site where the water flows. The larger marine creatures of the Maldives are not seasonal visitors: you can see hammerheads, mantas, whale sharks, reef sharks, turtles all year round.
Best Diving Season: November to May
Weather: May to August Rainy season
Water Temperature: 26-30°C
Marine Animal Highlights: Napoleon wrasse, parrotfish, snappers, jacks and sweetlips, hammerheads, mantas, whale sharks, reef sharks and turtles
Water Visibility: 30m