The Maldives is home to 26 atolls and hundreds of islands in the Indian Ocean, though only less than 300 of them are inhabited currently. With swaying palm trees, turquoise water, dreamy beaches and beautiful marine life, Maldives is also one of the top vacation spots in the world.

Besides the beauty of Maldives which attracts millions of honeymooners and families, it is also fast becoming a favourite dive spot amongst scuba divers. Indeed, diving is definitely one of the top things to do when in Maldives, whether you are an absolute beginner or seasoned diver. Here are some important information on diving in Maldives:

Why Dive in Maldives?

The water flowing from the Indian ocean to the channels connecting the islands contain plankton and nutrients which attracts an incredible marine life. Furthermore, there are hundreds of islands here, some populated and many deserted, which makes the area around Maldives an exciting playground to be discovered for divers.

This abundance of marine life is the main reason why diving in Maldives is a must do, and you will encounter many sea creatures not found in other parts of the world. You will most likely spot pelagic fishes like Barracuda, Eagle Rays, Manta Rays and even the rare Whale Shark. Some have even spotted Grey Reef Shark and Hammerhead Shark while diving in Maldives!

The other best part about diving here is the clear visibility of the water which allows you to see from 20 to 40 meters. Not only will this really enhance the diving experience, it also makes Maldives a great place for underwater photography. Why settle for just diving when you can dive and take great pictures you can keep forever?

When to Dive in Maldives?

The weather in Maldives is warm and humid all year round, which makes it easy to dive anytime of the year. However, the wet season between May to August may reduce the water visibility slightly though diving is still doable then. The best time to dive is between January to April as you will get the best visibility and dry weather then.

Where to Dive in Maldives?

There are many diving spots in Maldives, with at least 15 of its 26 atolls being the perfect location for diving. Some of the atolls that are great for beginners are Baa Atoll, Dhaalu Atoll, Haa Alif Atoll and Meemu Atoll. These areas are beginner-friendly as they have wider and shallower channels, as well as equally vibrant marine life.

Ari Atoll is the best site for diving as its clear blue water is packed with pelagic species and it’s very accessible so most of the liveaboards will visit it. If you would like to check out wreck sites in your diving expedition, be sure to include Lhaviyani Atoll, Haa Alif and Laamu Atoll which contains a Buddhist ruin.

Club Med Kani Maldives Scuba Dive Trips: Inquire For More!

If you are staying at Club Med Kani Maldives, we offer several diving courses for beginners and diving packages for more advanced divers.

The beginner diving courses are PADI Open Water Certification, PADI Scuba Diver Certification, PADI Discover Scuba Diving or PADI Bubble Maker. These will include several dives in the lagoon accompanied by experienced sea divers. Equipment is also provided and these courses are open to those age 10 and up.

Our advanced packages range from 5 to 10 dives, whether accompanied or independent, and will also include necessary equipment.

Take advantage of our all-inclusive holiday packages when you stay with us at Club Med Kani Maldives and experience the best accommodation, facilities and hospitality! Besides dive trips, we also offer a vast selection of activities and excursions and there will definitely be something for everyone here.