Scuba Diving Maldives / Snorkeling Maldives
Explore the richness of the Maldivian waters by embarking on a memorable dive. There are hundreds of world famous dive spots scattered across the country. Each day you can explore a new dive site, offering new experiences.
Inside the atoll lagoons you often find pinnacles of rock vaulting up almost to the surface. They are known locally as 'Thilas' and are often bejewelled with sessile life forms. These formations bring water up from the ocean floor against their walls, feeding the sponges and soft corals that cling to its sides as well as creating an environment that supports a plethora of crustaceans and schools of resident fish.
Slightly removed from the reefs, you are likely to spot the pelagics that frequent the Maldives, including manta rays and eagle rays and a variety of sharks including the mighty whale shark. Wherever you look there is likely to be something of interest going on and for many it is in the shallows where the best of the action takes place. Here the clear water, brightly illuminated by the sun's rays and playing host to great numbers of fish, provides an ideal environment both for photographers and fun divers alike.
Snorkeling in the Maldives
Engage in the popular recreational activity of snorkeling in the Maldives. The house reefs surrounding the islands offer a kaleidoscope of marine species and lively corals. While you snorkel with relatively little effort observe the mesmerising underwater attractions of the reefs and crystal clear lagoons.
Snorkeling in the Maldives is an uncomplicated activity available to everyone. Accordingly young kids and adults can engage in this happening recreation. You do not have to be a great swimmer to be a snorkeler.
The attractiveness of the beautiful sea will make you swim naturally. The resort islands and will teach snorkeling to their guests. For kids and beginners, guided snorkeling will be provided.
You are welcome to bring your own snorkeling gears or use the ones offered by the resorts. Choose snorkeling gears which are comfortable for you and test them before you swim further away from the beach.
Night time snorkeling in the Maldives is a special adventure. Resort islands organize night time snorkeling excursions to popular snorkeling spots rich in marine life. Snorkel at your leisure in the Maldives and enjoy a great stay.
Scuba Diving in the Maldives
Scuba diving is open for beginners and pros alike in the Maldives. All resorts have in-house dive centres and diving schools, offering world-class diving courses. The licensed instructors at the Maldives dive centres will be eager to teach you the skills of scuba diving.
Once you completed an open water dive course or scuba diver course in the Maldives, you will be certified to dive anywhere in the world.
For diving adventures to different dive sites, the resorts will organize excursions in a specialised diving boat.