If you have been daydreaming about Maldives diving holidays, you may already have some idea of what to expect. Situated on the Indian Ocean, and characterised by its large number of atolls and islands, this destination has become a mecca for scuba divers and snorkelers alike. Key marine species here include the famous whale sharks, along with turtles and many different species of colourful fish, coral and sponges. New, intermediate and experienced divers are all catered to here, with a range of dives to suit every level.
Whether you are planning a honeymoon or much-needed holiday, here are a few of the top reasons to consider booking those Maldives diving holidays you have always wanted to enjoy.
Why Book Maldives Diving Holidays?
Some of the top reasons to book Maldives diving holidays include the following:
- The diverse underwater wonders. With an abundance of reefs, warm, shallow water and a staggering diversity of marine life, the Maldives is not known as a top scuba destination for nothing. Highlights include sponges and soft corals, rock pinnacles, underwater canyons, swim-throughs, caverns and overhangs, shrimp, manta rays, stingrays, reef sharks, tuna, eagle rays, barracuda, bannerfish, fan corals, Napoleon wrasse, turtles, scorpion fish, moray eels and many, many others. Many resorts have PADI dive centres, with resort and full courses on offer.
- The incredible resorts. There are also a number of dreamy Maldives resorts on offer – all offering a high level of service, luxury and facilities. This gives you the benefit of a perfect base from which to explore the waters of nearby islands and atolls. Depending on your budget and preferences, you could look out for top resorts such as Club Med Kani, Kuredo Island Resort & Spa, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort, Cocoon Maldives Resort and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa.
- The land-based activities. While you certainly will want to spend as much time underway, diving holidays in this part of the world don’t need to exclude activities on land. The Maldives is preliminary a relaxation destination. You may not find many clubs or over-crowded tourist attractions here. You will however be able to enjoy boat cruises, hiking, local cuisine, spa treatments and plenty of relaxation. Other highlights on the water surface include swimming with giant whale sharks and mantas.
All in all, this destination is the perfect choice for anyone wanting to venture beneath warm azure waters in search of adventure. With so much to offer, Maldives diving holidays are well worth considering for your next getaway.