Scuba Diving in the Maldives
Scuba diving is one of the most serene activities in the world. Slip into the water and discover a whole new world. One of the most spectacular places on earth to scuba dive has got to be the Maldives, home to many exceptional dive sites, crystal clear water, pristine beaches and of course excellent reefs.
What to Expect on a Scuba Dive Holiday
For those looking to enjoy a scuba diving holiday in the Maldives, luckily the dive operators supply all of the equipment needed for your next dive, which not only makes it more affordable, but more convenient too. Seasoned divers often travel with their own wetsuit, mask and regulator but this is bulky, heavy and not entirely necessary.
Dive schools are easily accessible and you are put through your paces in a suitable pool to ensure you are certified and ready for the open waters. Many beach resorts also operate beginners courses to get you into the sport without prior training.
Discover the Magical Maldives
This collection of islands is aptly called the ‘Pearls of the Indian Ocean’ and with their situation just north of the equator – you're guaranteed of sunshine all year round.
These 1,000 low-lying islands in the warm Indian Ocean are organised into 19 atolls or groups spread over 35,000 square miles. The smaller islands host just one resort and many have villas on the beach and also over-water villas on stilts. As both villa types are desirable you may in some cases be able to split your stay between them.
Why choose the Maldives for your next or even first diving holiday:
- Maldives scuba diving has been voted one of the best dive sites in the world
- Year-round sunshine is almost guaranteed for the best diving conditions
- Warm water for comfortable diving without full wetsuits
- The Maldives also offers ideal conditions for snorkelling
- Large choice of resorts with full dive centres
- Many dive centres offer full training to certification level
- View a wide array of marine life including manta rays, giant turtles and reef sharks
- Swim with whale sharks - an opportunity of a lifetime
- Snorkel close to the resort between dives
Contact your Maldives holiday package specialists at Thompsons Holidays for special offers on scuba diving excursions and beach holidays. Start your diving adventure at one of the best locations in the world!