Maldive Islands Live-Aboard Diving

Scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the gem like islands of the Maldives depict the rare vision of a tropical paradise. Palm fringed islands are ringed with sparkling white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and coral reefs teeming with abundant varieties of marine flora and fauna. Truly a natural wonder, the height of the islands rarely reach above two meters. The 1,190 islands, consisting of 26 atoll formations, are spread over an area of 90,000 square kilometers. The islands are surrounded by shallow crystal clear lagoons enclosed be coral reefs. These unique islands provide visitors with one of the most breathtaking views of underwater life in the world, and a taxi guide could prove valuable.

Diving Seasons:

Best: January – AprilVery Good: January – May / August – SeptemberGood: October – DecemberWet Season: May – JulyBest Pelagics: January – March (most currents)

┬áThe Maldives have one of the least exploited marine environments and is rated among the best diving spots in the world. In this underwater environment, visibility can reach as high as sixty meters, with the average being around thirty meters. Valleys of luscious soft corals, gardens of delicate hard corals, schools of fish – reef tropicals to pelagics, red snappers, groupers, mantas and sharks can all be seen here. Perhaps nowhere in the world is the marine life as abundant, diverse and colorful as in the warm, clear water of the Maldives making it a photographer’s paradise. While hotel based clients only have access to a limited number of good diving spots, a far greater number of extraordinary sites can be reached by live-aboard dive boat, making it the ideal holiday for experienced divers and underwater photographers.