Top 5 Reasons to Dive the Maldives
(did you need more than one?)
Whilst at Camp Maldives we say one thing you should definitely do is go scuba diving and experience the striking coral reefs. The Indian Ocean is a scuba divers idea of heaven with crystal clear waters, exotic schools of fish and picturesque palm trees lining the beaches! We found these 5 great reasons why scuba diving should be on your list of things to do when visiting the Maldives. .
With 26 atolls spread over 90,000 square kilometres (35,000 square miles), there’s plenty of pristine coral to explore. The protected lagoons allow divers to float along with the tide to discover colourful sponges and soft corals.
- Big fish
If you love big marine life, the Maldives will make your heart skip a beat. Whale sharks, mantas and various kinds of reef sharks are abundant. You may see more big marine life in one dive than you have in your whole previous diving experiences.
- Live-aboard dive boats
A dive in a house reef is rewarding, but live-aboard cruises are plentiful in Maldives, and many are more affordable than you might think. Forget long transfers and bumpy speedboat rides, whatever direction you head you’ll find amazing dive locations and a friendly atmosphere.
- Night diving
Maldivian reefs are equally breath taking at night. Nurse sharks as well as zebra sharks are nocturnal and active in the evening while transparent creatures not seen in the sunlight are now visible in the warm glow of a dive light. Corals also come to life at night, with branch-like appendages reaching for a meal.
- Beautiful beaches
There’s downtime in every diver’s day, and what better way to enjoy a break than on some of the most beautiful beaches on the globe. White sand, crystal clear waters and land that doesn’t go more than 2.4 metres (7 foot 10 inches) above sea level make for a post-card worthy scene.
Whilst at Camp Maldives we would say this is our number one recommendation to people on our program! The Maldives is a place where you go once in a lifetime and you should make every second of it count…You’re going to create unbelievable memories that stay with you always.