The Maldives is one the best scuba diving locations in the world. With their unique underwater geography that creates sweeping currents, and diverse wildlife including manta rays, whale sharks, turtles, and dolphins, the Maldives is a scuba diver's paradise. Some of the best diving spots here include the North Malé Atoll, Baa Atoll, and South Malé Atoll. You can also join scuba diving lessons and get your PADI diving certification here including at Club Med Maldives.
If you want to explore the local underwater ecosystem but prefer to stay in shallow waters, you shouldn't miss snorkelling in the Maldives. You can expect to see colourful reefs and fishes, and even more impressive animals like turtles and rays. Snorkelling is suitable for everyone who can swim, so you can even bring your children along. There are numerous shallow snorkelling spots all around the country, even close to the resorts, so you often don't need to travel far from your hotel.
With the water here being so crystal clear, you just have to take advantage of one of the many Maldives water villas. At Club Med, we have overwater accommodations at both our Kani resort and Finolhu Villas where you can see the clear turquoise water right outside the room. If you really want to feel like your on an island paradise, you can't go wrong with staying in a Maldives water villa.
The Maldives has a rich culture and Malé is one of the best places to visit to learn about the country. Must-visit destinations include the Maldives National Museum, the Old Friday Mosque, and the local market. The two oldest buildings in Malé are the museum and Old Friday Mosque, where you can find untouched, traditional architecture.