Maldives New Year – 2018

Equator Village Resort, Addu Atoll, Maldives

Pristine reefs teamed with exotic species of fish, and year around mantas makes diving here at Equator Village resort awe-inspiring. Divers get to see the largest dive wreck in Maldives – the British Loyalty, a historic treasure spanning 140 meters. Lying on its starboard side at a maximum depth of 33 meters, this vertical orientation leaves the upper portion at a depth rage of 17 meters making it more accessible for beginners as well. 

Manta can be seen all year round, and Addu is the only place in Maldives where Mantas rays with over 5 meter wings spans are known to exist.

Facilities and Services:

  • Snorkel, masks, fins, could be rented from the diving school
  • House reef accessible from beach (12 – 30 meters)
  • Nitrox diving


TRIP COMPLETED - DEC. 28, 2017 - JAN 02, 2018

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