Of the steady stream of tourists that arrive on the shores of the Maldives, a huge percentage of these come here for the sole purpose of diving. Even those who did not initially plan to dive during their holidays to the Maldives sometimes end up exploring what the coral reefs have to offer. Unlike other Asian diving destinations that offer cheap holidays, the dive resorts here can be on the luxury or pricey end. However, with the high safety standards of these resorts, great visibility, and rich marine life, the cost is rarely an issue for most divers here.
Four reasons why you have to go Maldives Scuba Diving
1 ) Country of water.
The Maldives has the distinction of being a country that is composed mostly of water, with its land mass comprising only around 1% of its total area. Having all these water means that the water clarity at the coral reefs is excellent.
2) Marine life.
Of course, the same can be said of the abundance and variety of marine life that divers usually encounter in the various dive sites in the archipelago. Sharks, manta rays, and hundreds of species of fish are common sightings
3) Diving Conditions
Visibility and general diving conditions are good anywhere in the Maldives although the chances of having better quality diving experience increases as one heads off to the outer atolls. In terms of how strong the currents are, there is generally little to be concerned about inside the atolls. The chance of encountering more powerful current increases if you choose to dive at locations that face the open sea.
4) Diving at any time of the year.
Diving during your Maldives holidays is possible at any time of the year although the best time to dive is between the months of January to April. During this time, the sea is calm and the weather is consistently sunny. Divers planning on having holidays to the Maldives can choose whether to stay at dive resorts or at liveaboards.