Surfing and Diving holidays for couples, groups and honeymooners
The Maldives is renowned throughout the world as a top class diving destination. Loved by visitors for its charming natural beauty, the islands are ringed by white sandy beaches leading to turquoise waters and reefs where marine life is rich and diverse.
Mantas, sting rays, turtles, whale sharks, and various types of corals add vitality to the marine environment while multi-colored fish enrich the unique diving experience.
Maldives Diving Adventure own and operate liveaboard in Maldives as well is partnered with the finest Maldives liveaboards in the diving industry.
We provide divers wide range of tour itineraries starting from 7 nights or long routes of 14 nights. Giving divers an opportunity to experience the marvelous diving sites of the Maldives in our dive liveaboards.
If you are a novice diver or experienced in diving, we will offer enough activities to make your holiday in the Maldives a cherished experience. In addition to enjoying the breathtaking underwater beauty of the Maldives, we will also take you to inhabited islands where culture and tradition has thrived for centuries.
FAMOUS DIVE SITES:
The sprawling aquamarine water of Maldives attracts all the tourists to
plunge deep into the sea and enjoy the coral wonders and colorful
Following are some of the famous diving sites in Maldives that are ranked the best in the world:
Vaavu Atoll - This is the place to come for mantas, especially from May to July.
- Fotteyo Kandu — You might not be able to pronounce the name of this dive site, but you will definitely notice that it's overrun with marine life. From May to July, mantas rule the waters. For the rest of the year, grey reef and whitetip reef sharks bump and grind for space with barracuda, snapper and trevally.
Lhaviyani Atoll - Hot action, speedy currents and remarkable diversity.
- Kuredu Express — If you like fast and furious, island hop to Lhaviyani Atoll. It's amazing just how many different species likes the rush of moving water. Expect graceful spotted eagle rays easing into the current through crowds of sharks, snapper, bannerfish and even some big passing tuna. Of course, mantas venture into the scene to try to steal some camera time from the eagle rays and sharks. But, that's just fine.
North Male Atoll - Take a break from the current and big animals to put your "soft eyes" technique to the test.
- Kuda Haa — While the big guys are playing in the current and open water, the rare, strange and oddly wonderful have taken up residence on the southwest corner of North Male Atoll. Tie-dyed flatworms, batfish, stealthy leaf scorpionfish and legions of nudibranchs all ply their slow motion version of predator and prey under sparkling color clouds of fairy basslets and anthia.
Lankanfinolhu Faru - Another manta gathering space at this tongue-twistingly named atoll.
- Lankanfinolhu Faru — It's amazing how marine life simply know where to go to when they want to get rid of parasites and dead skin. But they do know and mantas obviously like the job done at these cleaning stations because they come in droves. The currents here run strong and force feed a healthy reef that seems to wriggle with several species of eel.
Ari Atoll - If you aren't big or bigger, then you go to another atoll. Ari Atoll has been a household name among savvy divers for a long time and its big marine life just keeps on coming.
- Ari Atoll — You might never see the giant frogfish. That's because Ari Atoll's marquee headliners — schooling hammerheads, manta rays, grey reef sharks — manage to keep you well and happily occupied. Also, look out for humphead wrasse, schooling sweetlips and groupers. But, just in case you wanted to know, frogfish want some attention, too.
Depths: Can range from surface to beyond 30 metres
Visibility: From approximately 20 metres/65 feet to more than 50 metres/160 feet, depending on area and time of year. One good thing to remember is that whale sharks and mantas are most prevalent when there's plankton in the water for them to feed upon. That means you shouldn't expect great visibility on those dives. But, you won't notice when you're watching these two behemoths.
Currents: From gentle to significant, depending upon the site. Most passes into the atolls, and some of the exposed sites, experience strong current during tidal shifts. But, that's what brings in the animals. Bring your surface signaling device and enjoy the ride.
Water Temperature: Consistent between 28° C and 30° C wiht the occasional drop to 27°C
Dive Season: Diving is available year round. Manta, while around all year, gather in large groups from May through July.
Weather: The dry season runs from November to May with the best weather and visibility in February and March; it's southwest monsoon season the rest of the time. Temperatures range from 24-33° C/75-91° F but sea breezes manage to keep the worst humidity at bay.
Access: The country is well serviced by international airports, with most of the flights coming. Once in Male, you'll transfer to your resort in small planes or boats.
Skill Level: From novice to advanced with ample deep wall and current diving opportunities for experienced and qualified divers.
Scuba Gear: Most dive centers and resorts offer full equipment hire.
Length of stay: Seven nights will let you sample the diving nearest your resort and atoll but 10 to two weeks is recommended. If you really want to sample the best of a superlative list of dive sites, a liveaboard is the way to go.
Featured Creatures: You can find sea turtles, manta rays, sharks, eels, sweetlips, lionfish, eagle and stingrays and about 300 species of fish.
Language: Dhivehi, with English widely spoken.
Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR).
Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory (a 10 percent service charge is added to every bill), but you'll definitely want tip your divemasters and liveaboard crews.
Transportation: Ferries connect to nearby atolls from Male. All transfers to islands away from Male that are not within a short boat ride are carried out by seaplanes called Trans Maldivian Airways and Maldivian Air Taxi
Major Airports: Ibrahim Nasir International Airport - MLE - (formerly known as Male International Airport)
Electricity: 220-240v at 50Hz.
Airport Entry/Exit fees: A Tourist Visa is required for many nationalities and available at no cost and issued upon arrival. Check the our website for complete information. The departure tax of approximately $12 US is usually included with the airfare.