The Maldives archipelago is small in relation to its neighboring countries, yet offers diving for a range of enthusiasts in the sport. From excitement to wonder, conservation and photography, whatever divers seek they can find. Which type of diver will the Maldives bring out in you?
Thrill seekers and photography buffs will revel in the underwater topography of the Indian Ocean island chain, as will those with a sense of exploration and conservation. With so many spots around there’s bound to be something for whatever motivates you. Here are some spots to suit divers of diverse types in the Maldives:
If it’s a thrill and challenge you seek then the Maldives has some places to fill that urge. Combing the world for a place to push your personal diving limits will take you to deeper depths and into faster currents. Some spots in the Maldives will be made more challenging depending on that day’s currents so be sure to ask the dive excursion leaders.
One dive that will challenge your dive skills but will be worth the effort is Cocoa corner. To cross to Kandooma divers need to keep a certain distance and depth as well as a safety balloon, but may be rewarded with an amazing shark show.
Go long in Ari Atoll at Gangehi Kandu. The channel extends with an over 2.5km long drift it’s one of the longest in the atoll.
Last but not least, Kudarah Thila is known as one of the top dives for excitement. Situated in South Ari Atoll the reef starts at about 14 meters and divers can explore the sides of it down to 20-25 meters. Initiating the dive correctly is important so speak to the dive instructor. Click here for more info about scuba diving in the Maldives.