Scuba Diving in the Maldives
This guest blog is written by Rutger Thole who is a passionated scuba diver and instructor. After traveling the world and the seven seas he founded Book Your Dive. Where divers can review, compare and book their scuba dives.
Maldives Promotion House – There are several great places around the world to take a unique and wonderful scuba diving vacation. Among the locations that even the most seasoned of scuba divers should visit is the Maldives. A beautifully rich and colourful location, scuba diving in the Maldives will leave you stunned because of the beauty and enjoyment that comes from the waters here. The following includes important information about your scuba adventure to the Maldives and what you should expect before you get there.
There is no doubt that the Maldives are beautiful in their geography. Many believe this beauty only extends from the land onto the water’s surface. Beneath the surface, however, the beauty only continues. There are coral reefs that are created by nature and create a visual representation of what sea life is. Around these reefs and constantly swimming are large schools of colourful fish. It would be a rare and unheard of occurrence to dive into these waters and not be enchanted by the aquatic life there. This is one of the highlights that make this trip a favourite among scuba divers.
You will see a whole host of fish in the Maldives including parrotfish, barracudas, and Napoleon wrasse as well. There are also other structural and natural beauties that will await you and attract other underwater species of animals. The caves and underwater cliffs are home to the larger fish of the sea as well as other more exotic animals like manta rays and several varieties of sharks.
Where to Go
There are several different spots that you should frequent while on a scuba diving trip to the Maldives. The Ari Atoll is among the top for those interested in seeing larger underwater creatures. The Vaavu Atoll is another must see spot. Here you will have the chance to experience faster moving waters and the unique caves and reef creations that are under the waters. This has been a top rated spot in the Maldives for divers past and present. North Male Atoll is another location that those who know the islands and those that know scuba diving say is a must. You will catch a different current level and have a completely unique diving experience.
It is recommended that all divers planning a visit to the Maldives stay for at least one week, preferably longer. There is so much variety in the water that the trip can be interesting and unique every day. With so much to see, a few days stay can seem short lived and it will go by too quick. There are several chaperoned trips available with experienced scuba divers guiding your way. However, these can book fast so it is important to plan at least six months ahead to ensure that you get the spots that you want and see the locations of interest to you. November to May are the peak months so be sure that if you want to travel during this time and get the best out of your dive that you make your reservations well in advance.