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MALDIVES LIVEABOARD DIVING

The sea in the Maldives is a paradise. Discovering it day after day is our passion, especially when we can share this experience with other divers

The Maldives is an insular country located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of India. It is constituted by 1196 islands, 203 of which are inhabited. They are divided into 26 atolls, each of them named like one or two of the letters of the Thaana script. Its capital and the most populated city are Malé. The climate is tropical and wet, influenced by the monsoons. The main religion is Islam, which was introduced in the country in 1153. It is the less populated country in Asia and also the less populated one among the Muslim countries, and it is one of the smallest Asian countries. It is also the lowest country in the world and has the lowest natural highest point on the planet: only 2,3 m. The economy in the Maldives has been historically based on fishing, until about four decades ago, when the importance of tourism grew to become the main economic engine of the country. In addition to a management model that has little intervention on local customs and is ecologically sustainable, the country has touristic success thanks to its colorful waters and its rich subaquatic life, which have turned it into one of the world’s best destinations for divers.

Diving is possible all year round in the Maldives. Being just north of the equator, it’s tropical and hot all year round, with a wet and a dry season. The wet season is June to November and the dry season is December to May, with the best time for diving being January to April. Plankton blooms in May can reduce visibility but bring out the big boys and there is a good chance of seeing manta rays and sharks.

Air temperature is 26 to 32 C (78 to 89 F). Water temperature ranges from a pleasant 28 to 30 C ( 82 to 86F), with the warmer temperature being between March and June.

Visibility is excellent, between 15 and 40m depending on the season. The best visibility is usually in the dry season.

DIVERS HAVE TO KNOW

Passports & Visa Documentation

Many major airlines fly into Malé (MLE): Singapore, Emirates, Sri Lankan, Delta, and Qatar Airways. There are many connecting flights from the US, the UK, and Europe.

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your period of stay and you must have a
return airline ticket to travel to the Maldives. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6
months from the date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper
documentation to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to
their country. Please check with the appropriate consulate to ensure you have the proper
documentation. Always check your passport and visa requirements. US citizens may go to the US

AIRPORT CODES AND ATOLL LOCATIONS


(MLE) Male International Airport in Hulhule Island, North Atolls
(GAN) Gan International Airport in the Addu Atoll
(KDO) Kadhdhoo Airport on Kadhdhoo Island in the Laamu Atoll
(DRV) Dharavandhoo Airport on Dharavandhoo Island in the Baa Atoll

FEES & TAXES

Each guest must pay a Port & Park Fee of $290 USD for (7 nights cruise) and $350 for (10 nights
cruise), which includes the GREEN tax and other fees at the end of the charter when settling your bill
and a 12% GST tax on onboard purchases.
If paying in cash, all bills (1’s, 5’s, 10’s, 20’s, etc) must not have any rips and the larger bills must have
the security stripe in/on them, otherwise, Dubai, Malé, (and surrounding areas) and the Maldives

INSURANCE


We strongly recommend each guest purchase comprehensive accident, medical, baggage, and trip
cancellation and interruption insurance when space is reserved. Trip insurance will protect you from
financial disappointment if you are prevented from making your scheduled trip due to illness, family
illness, or in the event that unforeseen circumstances prevent the airline or yacht from making its
scheduled trip. Insurance companies sell different layers of insurance, which you should fully
research and decide what is best for you.


HEALTH

first aid kit on board, including oxygen and an AED.
We suggest you bring over-the-counter motion sickness medication or consult your doctor about
prescription brands, such as the transdermal patch or Scopace tablets if you feel you will need it.
Currents and winds may cause moderate movement of the yacht at times. We recommend a complete
physical before your trip. The nearest recompression chambers are located on Bandos Island (15
minutes by speedboat from Male) is Kuramathi covering Ari Atoll, Kuredhu covering north trips, and
Viligili covering southern trips.
including those that require refrigeration. Should a guest have a medication requiring temperature
control, they will need to travel with a travel cooling case or small storage cooler with several blue
ice packets. The yachts will be happy to store and recharge the blue ice but are unable to accept
possession or responsibility for the proper care and storage of the medication. This should be kept in
your stateroom. There is no smoking allowed inside the yacht or on the dive deck. Smoking is only
permitted on the rear of the sun deck.

FOOD


The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of options and local cuisine. If you have any
adequately prepare to meet your needs. You will wake up to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals, and
juices. Lunches feature hot soups, a choice of main dishes, salads, and fresh fruit. Dinners are chef-prepared and a three-course meal is served each evening accompanied by local wine or beer. Once
onboard, please speak to the chef about any special needs. Certain special dietary and beverage
requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location.

ALCOHOL


Local beer and wine are included during the charter. Guests are not permitted to bring alcohol into
the country from other airport gateways when arriving at the airport.


CLOTHING


We recommend you pack your gear in soft luggage such as a duffel bag with wheels for easy stowage.
Clothing should be lightweight, comfortable sportswear and swimsuits and sunscreen are a must. A
light sweater or jacket is ideal for evenings. The dress is always casual and informal. Additional items you
may want to bring are a hat and sunglasses. Please keep in mind you are traveling in a Muslim
country. Everyone should be respectful of the Maldives tradition and culture when going ashore. It is
customary to wear conservative attire when going ashore.

MALDIVES DIVING CONDITIONS


You will be diving in water that averages 80-84°F. Most guests make as many as 3 dives each day,
so some sort of protection is needed. A 3mm wetsuit is recommended year-round. All diving is from
the 60 ft dhoni.
The climate is warm year-round and determined by the monsoons. The monsoons are mild and not as

defined as in neighboring countries. The northeast monsoon starts in January and goes through the
end of April. In January and February, the currents can be very strong but the big animal activity can
be fantastic. The beginning of January brings clear water to most of the area, which can be over 200
feet visibility. Underwater visibility in the Maldives is determined by the tidal movements with
incoming and outgoing tides. The monsoon patterns have a significant impact on diving.
From May to October, the southwest monsoon brings more rain, wind, and big animal action. Mantas
and Whale Sharks can be seen year-round, however, are more prevalent in April, May, October and
November. There are no cyclones in the Maldives because of being located at the Equator level.
Diving is carried out from a “diving dhoni” that will not anchor but will follow the divers from the
surface. This is the safest and most comfortable way to dive in the Maldives due to the wind and
current. Every diver will have his own seat and his own basket where he will store his diving gear,
which will always remain on the diving dhoni. The system leaves the main boat free to handle
accommodations, meals, and social activities in a quiet atmosphere.
Most guests make up to 3-4 dives a day, so some sort of protection is needed. There will also be night
dives. A 3mm wetsuit should be comfortable and adequate. Due to the currents in the Maldives, it is
mandatory everyone brings safety device(s) to dive with such as an emergency safety sausage, Dive
Alert air horn, personal mini strobe, whistle, and/or signaling mirror. We suggest you bring any other
safety items you feel will be necessary. A limited supply is available onboard. Dive computers are
mandatory for each diver. There is a law in the Maldives that the depth limit is 98 feet. The

DIVING


While onboard all diving is buddy diving. There is personal storage space for your diving
equipment onboard the Dhoni. Tanks and equipment will stay on the dhoni (dive tenders) and there
is space to keep masks, fins, and other dive items under your seat if you wish to leave them on the
dhoni.
K-valves (American type); with DIN (European) adaptors. By Maldives law, there is a depth limit of
30 meters maximum and 21 meters if not advanced certified. Nitrox is available for an additional fee,


DIVING SUPERVISION


You’ve chosen a LiveAboard vacation for the diving freedom that it offers. While in the water, you
and your buddy are in charge. Every dive starts with a dive briefing from our staff. However, as a
certified diver, you and your buddy are responsible for planning and conducting your own dives
within the limitations set forth by the briefing. The yacht staff will be on the dive deck providing
surface support for divers. They will also have staff in the water offering support, u/w photography
and videography, and critter spotting services as well. On some dive sites, a staff member will offer
to lead a group and assist them in locating specific points of interest. However, they do not offer
direct supervision of dives. If you start out with a group, as long as you and your buddy remain in
contact with each other and are ok – you may follow your own dive plan. Divers who desire more
personal attention and structured/supervised dives should consider taking one of their numerous
specialty courses. An underlying skill featured in all of the specialty training is planning, executing, and
debriefing after your dive in order to build a more confident diver.

Retail Prices

Boat rates include

7/10 nights full-board accommodations onboard in double cabins
Buffet-style meals 3 times a day, fruits and snacks
Mineral water, tea, coffee (Nescafe), unlimited
One 12 L aluminum tank/person (DIN connection recommended
weights • Boat permissions
linens and towel use
Airport – boat – airport transfer
18 dives including S80 tank, weight
guides and diving boat (Dhoni)

Additional and/or optional expenses

Airplane tickets
Domestic flights in the Maldives. (Kooddoo / Male)
Visas and airport/tourism/government taxes
Onboard payments: Cruise taxes$ 155
Green tax$ 42
Service tax$ 130
Soft drinks and alcohol
Fuel Surcharge/person/weekEUR50
Alcoholic beverages (limited supply)
Satellite phone use:EUR3/M
Travel and diving insurance
diving insurance ber weekEUR60
Day hotel option (Direct payment)
Internet connection (get a sim card from the airport)

Dive Equipment Rental

Dive Equipment Rentalprices
Rental equipment (it is possible to rent but it must be booked before the departure)
Complete Set of Rental Gear
7 nights
10 nights
$ 200
$ 290
Jacket BCD7 nights . . . $60
10 nights. . . $90
Regulator7 nights . . . $60
10 nights . . . $90
Wetsuit7 nights . . . $50
10 nights . . .$70
Dive torch (price per dive)$10
Dive Computer7 nights . . . $60
10 nights . . . $90
Fins$15
SMB & Spool$15
Fins, mask & snorkel7 nights . $50
10 nights .$75
S80 extra tank$ 50
Nitrox Unlimited
This includes all Nitrox fills at 32% for certified Nitrox divers. Proof of certification required.
7 night charters . . . . $100
10 night charters . . . $150
Night Dive Light$ 8 per nigh

The atolls in North Male and South Male are viewed on this route. There, the first mantas cleaning stations and some thilas are visited for shark watching, both in Kandooma and Guraidhoo. On the Ari Atoll, go in search of the whale shark and dive with mantas by night. Then, dive in Rasdoo, where pelagic species are awaiting. In Goidoo, make an oceanic dive and to complete the cruise leads to the North up to Baa, in the Dharavandhoo area, next to Hanifaru Bay, before returning back to Male. This route will allow us to combine a large deal of the classical route, which is the best known in the Maldives, with the Baa Atoll in the North of the central area. On this route, North Male and South Male Atolls are explored. There, the first mantas cleaning stations and some thilas are visited for shark watching, both in Kandooma and Guraidhoo. On the Ari Atoll, go in search of the whale shark and dive with mantas by night. Then, dive in Rasdoo, where pelagic species are awaiting. In Goidoo, make an oceanic dive and to complete the cruise leads to the North up to Baa, in the Dharavandhoo area, next to Hanifaru Bay, dedicate to enjoy snorkeling with mantas before returning back to Male.

Scuba diving or snorkeling with manta rays is often cited as a ‘must-do’ experience for guests visiting the Maldives and in answer to the question: ‘When is the best time to see mantas in the Maldives?’ we have great news…they can be seen all year round! Manta rays migrate seasonally within the Maldives, following the bi-annual movement of plankton, and with dive centers in both the Lhaviyani Atoll and in South Ari Atoll, Prodivers’ guests have a good chance of seeing these majestic creatures.

Lhaviyani Atoll

The main season for manta sightings is October to March. arrive at the cleaning station and with the start of the Northeast Monsoon in November/December they can be primarily observed whilst feeding – particularly on the western edges of the atoll. The main aggregation sites during these times are Veligadu Falhu (Hurawalhi Sandbank), Felivaru, and Dhanifaru. They usually stay around until March/April before heading to more plankton-rich atolls.

South Ari Atoll

Year-round manta sightings are possible for guests. During the Southwest Monsoon (approximately May until November), plankton is concentrated on the east of Ari Atoll and during this season, mantas are most often encountered by divers on the cleaning station mantas are sometimes encountered feeding at Madi Faru too as the areas where they feed are very close to the cleaning station. During the Northeast Monsoon (approximately January until March), plankton is concentrated on the western side of Ari Atoll, and mantas are usually encountered on the cleaning station at  with some feeding activity sometimes spotted too. Throughout the year, mantas can be spotted at  as well with snorkellers often able to see them mantas feeding near the surface in the center of the lagoon or cruising along the edge of the reef.

So there we have it, there are great opportunities for both divers and snorkellers to fulfill their bucket-list dreams and see mantas throughout the year in the Maldives! Thank you to  for sharing with us their information and helping to ensure interactions with these amazing creatures are responsible.

MANTA RAY GALLERY

ITINERARIES

TAA ROUTE 9 NIGHTS

MALE NORTE – Reefs are full of coral and the Tuna Factory dive, a madness of parsnips and moray eels, and the possibility of the guitar shark.

-ARI NORTH -Night blankets and the best thilas in Maldives.

-ARI SUR – Whale shark by day and mantas in cleaning station.

-FELIDHOO – Nurse sharks at night and carcasses with sharks and other pelagics.

-MULAKU- Channels full of sharks and pelagics and very good visibility.

-TAA-Whale Shark at night.

4 ATOLLS ROUTE

The 4 atolls route is the ideal route if it is the first time you visit the Maldives. It is the most complete one as it gathers all the diversity we can find in this archipelago, from the big pelagic fish to the wide range of species that dwell in the reefs.

Besides, it is the perfect route any time of the year, because regardless of the monsoon the sight of whale sharks and manta rays is almost guaranteed. In Maldives there are two monsoons: the dry one, from November to April, and the wet one, from May to October. In any case, the climate is tropical and the sun is guarateed in both seasons.

The Thilas are great mountains under the sea that we find from a depth of six meters to a maximum of thirty or fourty. The Giris are the same kind of formation but they are closer to the surface, at a depth of only three meters. There are also Farus, that stand out of the surface of the sea regardless of the tide. The characteristic they have in common is that in all of them we can enjoy carpeted reefs full of life.

In the four atoll route, the last type of dives we will enjoy during life on board are the famous Kandus, “channel” in Maldivian language. It is for many the best dive in the cruise. It takes place in the space between two islands, where the ocean currents slip in the atoll, allowing the entrance of big pelagic fish. Here one can enjoy the near sight of grey sharks, whitetip sharks, carangidae and eagle rays.

5 ATOLLS ROUTE

5 Atolls route is the ideal route for those who want to enjoy the lively coral carpeted reefs, but who are mainly looking for a thrilling meeting with big pelagic fish. This is why during this cruise, in addition to diving in “This”, “Girls” and “Farus”, typical in the four atoll route, more time is devoted to diving in the channels between two islands.
The current in these areas attracts sharks, Carangidae, and eagle rays among other kinds of pelagic fish. The sight of them suspended in the blue of the sea is an unforgettable experience.

We can later dive to the inner reef where we will find great concentrations of surgeonfish, red porgies, batfish, triggerfish, fusiliers, like a small life explosion with nudibranchs, shrimps, crabs…

Furthermore, on this route are included two night dives, one of them on one of the most attractive coral islands of the south. Nurse sharks, Blacktip reef sharks, stingrays of all kinds, and huge carangidae families of fish surprise divers in shallow waters. This allows us to make the dive longer to the delight of those who are always reluctant to get out of the water.

The second night dive happens in the mystical Ari Atoll where we will dive with manta rays at night.

SOUTH ROUTE

South Route means the Maldives in its purest form. The islands we find during this trip remain virtually unchanged since at least 50 years ago. Still today, the main activity of the inhabitants of these islands is fishing.

This cruise is the best option for those who enjoy the thrilling meeting with the great pelagic fish. The dives are mainly set in kandus, channels which are formed between the islands.

The current in these kandus mainly attracts whitetip and grey sharks, and usually, we can gaze schools of hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, fox sharks, manta rays, moonfish, and the anxiously awaited great hammerhead. Diving in the Indian Ocean can offer us many unexpected moments.

The sight of eagle rays, carangidae, green turtles and all kinds of oceanic life is guaranteed. This is the most exciting route. Only here, in the last atolls in the south of Maldives, we can enjoy the experience of discovering a wild and unique view.

In one of the three atolls we visit in the South Route, in addition to great pelagic fish, we can see the great whale sharks coming during the night to the stern of the boat, attracted by the plankton accumulated there.

And now we have a new exciting dive spot, where the chances of a close encounter with tiger shark are really high. Check this amazing video out:

BAA ATOLL ROUTE

Baa Atoll route’s main appeal is the Hanifaru Bay, named after the uninhabited island where it is located, declared marine reserve since July 2009. Since then, this apparently ordinary and unattractive sand bay has become a really appealing area for divers, as in certain wind and ocean current conditions during the southwestern monsoon season this funnel-shaped bay accumulates great amounts of plankton.

During this seven day cruise, around eighteen dives are done in the four main diving areas that this route offers us.

This natural phenomenon doesn’t go unnoticed to big filter feeders, dozens of manta rays and several whale sharks enter the bay and intermingle in a majestic food dance, a sublime event in nature that has gathered over a hundred manta rays and numerous whale sharks at the same time. Also in this route one can dive in the wonderful “thilas” near the bay.

We include in this route the night diving with mantas.

KANDU ROUTE

The Kandu Route is designed for those Maldives lovers who are looking for new experiences, different from the common routes. We have made the best selection of locations to surprise even the most demanding customers, no matter how many times they have dived in this ocean. This route includes no internal flights, as we start the journey in Male and get back to the same city after 7 nights on board. A complete week conceived to spend as much time as possible under water, available between January and April.

The dives take place in spectacular canals in the atolls we find in our way South. Divers will be surprised by the night dive in Thaa with whale sharks and not less amazed by the one where we will be surrounded by nurse sharks. Another great attraction is the visit to the cleaning station for manta rays in Mulaku (during the day). Manta rays are surprising animals, and watching them here during their particular beauty session is an unforgettable experience.

KANDU ROUTE SPECIAL

The Kandu Route Special is like Kandu Route but even more extensive, for those who never have enough of the ocean and for Maldives unconditional fans. We will experience the unbelievable night dives with whale sharks in Thaa and with nurse sharks in Felidhoo and we will add the rich life in the Ari Atoll, which many consider to be the best one. Flying back to Male by plane gives us more time for a longer journey.

Ari has three great attractions for us: whale sharks during the day, several cleaning stations and the crown Jewel: watching manta rays during the night. The spotlight we place on the stern of the boat attracts plankton and these majestic animals come to enjoy their favorite meal. From the very first moment we dive into the water we enjoy one of the most special and spectacular shows of submarine life. Last but not least, the wonderful Southern canals, full of sharks and a great variety of pelagic fish.

SPECIAL ROUTE 10 DAYS

The great south of Maldives always leaves you wanting for more. For this reason,  you will have the opportunity to enjoy it. We have created this special south route of 10 days. You can enjoy everything that the Maldives has to offer and also without taking domestic flights!

Through the best atolls of Maldives, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the north Thilas, their mantas at day and night, the whale shark… Then, we will follow by the atolls of the south, its channels and its spectacular pelagic life, including sharks hammers, oceanic black tips, leopard shark, tiger shark, fox shark… absolutely spectacular!

We don´t forget about the shark whale at night in Taa or Gaaf Alif, even the nurse sharks at night in Felidhoo.

Departing from Male, we go down to the south by the large atoll of Ari to reach Foomulah and re-upload to the east of the atolls, to dive in channels full of pelagic life.

Nothing escapes this super route! Do not miss it!

Check this video out and you will get an idea of what you can find in this amazing route.

DIVE SITE

Maaya Thila

One of the most popular dives in the Maldives and often featured in world top-ten lists, Maaya Thila’s reputation exists for good reason. The world-class pinnacle is teeming with life including turtles, frogfish, and sharks. Combine wow-moment marine life with awesome geographic features and you have an idea of what to expect.

The reef itself spans about 80m/252ft diameter (small enough that divers can explore most of it in one go, currents permitting) and starts at just 6m/20ft deep. The wall slopes down to around 30m/98ft deep, making it suitable for beginners and advanced divers alike.

Things to see

The big drawcard here is the white-tip reef sharks. On a good day, up to 20 of these sharks patrol the reef. Also circling the pinnacle looking for food are grey reef sharks and the occasional guitar shark.

Take your camera because the caves and overhangs on Maaya Thila house giant frogfish, up to 30cm/11” long. Divers can also spot Moorish idols, turtles, mantas, triggerfish, barracuda, nudibranchs and much much more. 

Cocoa Thila

Situated on the eastern edge of South Male Atoll is Cocoa Thila. This pinnacle stretches to a whopping 400m/1312ft and slopes down to a drop-off 30m/98ft deep. Strong currents make this site better suited to advanced and experienced divers but those same currents are responsible for the wide variety of marine life found here.

Geographic features include craggy overhangs, ravines, and crevices, all of which provide a brief respite from the current. Divers should keep their eyes on the blue — that’s where the magic happens.

Things to see

The pelagics love a current so expect schools of tuna and trevally in the deeper blue water. Eagle rays flying past in formation and grey reef sharks are also a possibility. Not to mention the odd turtle here and there.

A little closer to the reef, rock cod, fusiliers, sweetlips, and snapper hang in large groups, only breaking formation when divers get a bit too close.

Alimatha Jetty

Like Maaya Thila, this site on Vaavu Atoll is a great spot for a night dive. Thanks to the Alimatha Resort kitchen’s practice of cleaning fish on the jetty, local marine life now congregates under the planks hoping for an effortless feed. 

While one has to question the validity and eco-credentials of this, it must be said that being under the jetty at night is spectacular. Our top tip is to do this dive in the offseason, during peak season, you’ll see just as many divers as you will fish and sharks. A shallow dive, with a max depth of 15m/49ft, this is a suitable site for bold beginners.

Things to see

Nurse sharks, giant trevallies, and marble rays cruise around and between divers, whipping themselves into a feeding frenzy. Sometimes, the creatures even bump divers accidentally because of their excitement. 

Kandooma Thila

At around 300m/985ft long, this submerged island sitting around 12m/40ft under the surface may take you a couple of trips to fully explore. Most dive centers and liveaboards focus their attention on the north and west walls. Here, divers can explore Jack’s Corner, a well-loved cave at 24m/78ft carpeted in soft corals.

Exploring the rocky outcrops off the main island is worthwhile too as numerous green sea turtles come here to take a rest or have some lunch. Currents can be strong so this site is better for advanced and experienced divers. 

Things to see

Apart from the green sea turtles, the current, which largely results from the island’s position at the base of a channel, draws in all sorts of larger marine life. Like many sites in the Maldives, you can expect a few sharks, maybe a manta or two in the blue and eagle rays. The coral here is spectacular and deserves as much attention as the marine life.

Macro photographers who find shelter from the current by the cave entry should keep an eye on the soft corals, lots of life hides in these. 

Banana Reef

In many ways, Banana Reef on North Male Atoll is the Maldives dive. It is one of the first sites that started attracting visitors and divers from around the world and it offers a sample of everything that makes diving in the Maldives great: corals, caves, big fish, and overhangs.

We love Banana Reef because it’s accessible to all, even snorkelers can get their fins wet at this relatively sheltered site. The reef starts at just 5m/16ft and drops to a maximum of 35m/114ft. Along the sloping walls, divers find deep crevices, cracks, and excellent coral cover.

Things to see

All those hiding holes on the reef make good homes for moray eels while sharks and groupers tend to hang out in the blue close to the reef. Jacks congregate en masse and snapper and wrasse dart in and out of the corals. Napoleons are frequently spotted here, too.

Another thing you should expect to see on Banana is people. This site’s accessibility is the same thing that makes it so popular with day-trippers, divers, and snorkelers.

Fish Head

Fish Head, also known as Shark Point and Mushimasmingili Thila, is widely known as one of the very best shark dives in the Maldives. It’s also one of those bucket-list dives that many scuba travelers have on their must-dive list.

Although this pinnacle is small and reaches down to just 36m/118ft, the walls are encrusted with corals and sport enough overhangs and caves to warrant several dives here. Because the sharks were once fed here (thankfully, a tradition that has now ended) up to 20 grey reef sharks patrol the reef at any one time. Fish head gives divers a chance to see these creatures up close and personal.

Things to see

Apart from the sharks, Fish Head is packed with prolific marine life including schooling fusiliers, trevally, barracuda, and huge Napoleon wrasse.

Coral aficionados will love the sea fans and black corals while those looking to find Nemo will revel in the anemone city at the top of the reef.

Hammerhead Point

This demanding dive holds great rewards for experienced divers — the chance to be in the water with dozens of schooling hammerheads. Unlike their larger, solitary cousins, scalloped hammerheads group together in the Maldives’ waters.

The outer reef is situated in Rasdhoo Atoll and the clear waters drop sharply down to around 200m/650ft. Divers willing to tackle the currents here are in the perfect spot to see any passing pelagic life. Most often, this dive is run early in the morning for the best chance of seeing the sharks.

Things to see

Schooling or scalloped hammerheads are the main attraction here but manta rays, grey reef sharks, and giant trevally also grace the drop off on occasion. 

Bathala Thila

This long but narrow underwater island in the middle of Ari Atoll is a must-dive for the macro photographer. It’s also a great dive to spot giant trevally and jacks hunting and hanging out in the current.

The currents can be strong, especially during a tidal change but this draws in the huge school of fusiliers who make this site their home. What divers really come to Bathala for though is the smaller stuff.

Things to see

Nudibranchs, flatworms, slugs, sea hares, shrimp, and more mean macro lovers will be in their element. On the north side, hiding around 15 to 20 meters deep, rare and reclusive leaf fish can also be found.

Manta Point

No best-of-the-Maldives list is complete without Manta Point (not to be confused with Manta Point in Nusa Penida, Indonesia). This famous manta cleaning station is a drawcard for divers around the world who flock here to see the gentle giants. The reef itself is excellent as well, so there’s something for everyone.

Emas Thila, the local name, runs about one kilometer long and during the north-east monsoon season, the rays congregate at 15 to 30 meters (49-98ft) on the north-west side of the submerged island. The gently sloping reef gives way to a sheer drop off but it’s at around 20m/65ft where all the action is. Elsewhere on the reef, crevices, channels, and caves hide a wealth of marine life. 

Things to see

Apart from mantas, divers can spot vibrant soft corals, sea whips, dog-tooth tuna, Napoleon wrasse, sharks, and trevally. Keep an eye out for schools of sweetlips, red bass, masked bannerfish, and emperor fish on the reef. The occasional turtle cruises are past, too.

Kuda Giri Wreck

While the Maldives may be best known for large pelagic life and all the whale sharks and mantas you can point your camera at, there a few wrecks here too.

We like Kuda Giri because it’s an accessible dive that suits beginners and those looking for a respite from the big currents on most Maldivian dive sites. The intact steel hull of this cargo ship sits tilted on its side and provides a home to all sorts of interesting creatures.

Things to see

On the decks, you’ll find a carpet comprised of lots of colorful sponges and sea squirts. Glassfish, gobies, batfish, and frogfish are some of the smaller creatures while turtles and humphead wrasse are also present. The neighboring pinnacle often houses octopuses and the occasional leaf fish. 

Rainbow Reef

Also known as HP Reef and Girifushi Thila, this famous drift dive in the northern Maldives is named for the vibrant soft corals that adorn the walls. Among the many soft corals, divers will also find large gorgonian fans and tunicates.

For many, Rainbow Reef is a site that requires more than one dive to properly explore all the overhangs, swim-throughs, and caves. One popular feature is the aptly named ‘chimney’ running from 10 to 24 meters (32-78ft).

Things to see

In the blue, eagle rays, tuna, barracuda, and grey reef sharks can be seen. Closer to the reef itself and taking harbor in the many crevices are octopuses, moray eels, lionfish, angelfish, snappers, and jacks.

Hanifaru Bay

The plankton-rich waters in this bay draw in both manta rays and whale sharks, making it one of the few places in the world where visitors can be in the water with large numbers of each of these creatures at the same time.

We’ve included Hanifaru Bay because between December and May is really is a magical place to visit. However, you won’t be needing a tank just snorkeling gear as diving in the bay is now prohibited by the Maldivian government. This doesn’t make a trip to the bay less of an experience, though.

Things to see

Apart from a lot of manta rays and whale sharks (as if that wasn’t enough) grey reef sharks and stingrays also use the bay as their Maldives nursery ground.

Fotteyo Kandu

A narrow but deep channel on the eastern side of Vaavu Atoll, Fotteyo Kandu is a favorite among dive guides and instructors working in the Maldives because it’s always a people pleaser. 

The dramatic caverns, overhangs, swim-throughs, and caves make for an exciting dive. Plus, the channel is home to a wealth of interesting marine creatures. The current can be strong but beginners with a high comfort level should be easily capable of making this dive.

Things to see

Large potato and coral groupers lurk in the dark overhangs or sit in the current looking for a meal. Hammerheads might be around at the beginning of the channel or the occasional dolphin could pass by. Divers can also see eagle rays, sharks, and titan triggerfish — one creature they might be less excited about.

Vadhoo Caves

Want to combine a drift dive with an exploration of deep overhangs and a large cave? Vadhoo is the site to visit for that. Along the northern wall, a series of caves and crevices are open to divers as the current pushes them along. Depths vary from 7 to 40 meters (22-131ft) so there are spots to examine at all levels.

The dive usually ends at a colorful reef where smaller crevices hide macro critters, the perfect place for a safety stop. This site is best reserved for divers with excellent buoyancy control.

Things to see

Look out for unicornfish, soldierfish, and turtles in the overhangs and keep an eye on the entrances as tuna, white-tip reef sharks, and eagle rays often swim past.

The Victory Wreck

In 1981, a 100-meter-long cargo ship from Singapore sank after hitting Hulhule Reef. The captain, anticipating a safe passage decided to follow another vessel but made a critical error. Now the wreck of the Victory rests between 12 and 35 meters (39-114ft) and is home to a thriving reef system.

Because the wreck is located in a channel, the currents can be kicking. However, the ship offers some shelter while divers are exploring. The wreck was closed for three years but is now diveable again.

Things to see

Macro photographers love the Victory for its ghost pipefish and nudibranchs. The hull is encrusted with corals of all kinds so macro critters have plenty of places to hide. Bigger creatures include turtles, pufferfish, batfish, and schooling fusiliers

Sun Island

The Maldives is one of the best places in the world to see whale sharks, and Sun Island is one of the best sites in the Maldives to spot these gentle giants. No scuba experience is necessary as Sun Island is open to both snorkelers and divers.

The island’s southern side is open to the Indian Ocean and has a shallow plateau at 5 to 10 meters (16-32ft), the ideal spot to wait for the sharks to pass by. Try to get here in the week before a full moon for the best chance of seeing the creatures.

Things to see 

If whale sharks aren’t enough of a drawcard, the occasional manta, shark, or turtle is also likely to pass by the plateau in the deeper water

Kuredu Express

As you might have guessed from the name, Kuredu Express is a fast drift dive. Located on Lhaviyani Atoll, the site features a sandy channel and a reef with good spots to hang out at different levels, perfect for stopping to watch the pelagic life pass.

At just 5m/16ft deep on the reef’s top and dropping down to around 35m/114ft, the site offers lots of areas to explore and some pretty impressive marine life.

Things to see

The fast-flowing Maldivian waters house grey sharks, dog-tooth tuna, and Napoleon wrasse. Look out for the schooling jacks, snapper, and butterflyfish closer to the walls. On the reef’s edges, leaf fish can be seen.

Fuvahmulah Atoll

If you’re feeling adventurous, Fuvahmulah, a single-island atoll in the far south of the Maldives will reward your efforts with some unparalleled shark diving. Like the Galapagos and Cocoa, this island near the equator is swarming with large pelagic life.

All the dive sites here are still being discovered and, so far at least, this island is not well known. We suspect that will change soon as more and more divers discover how epic the diving is.

Things to see

Tiger sharks, mola mola, oceanic whitetips, threshers, hammerheads, reef sharks, and much more much this island a pelagic lover’s dream.

Embudhoo Kandu

Not too far northeast of South Male Atoll is the Embudhoo channel, the best location to spot sharks in this atoll. 

Divers generally drop to 30m/98ft on the south side to shark watch. That’s not the only attraction here, the current also pushes past caverns and caves coated in soft corals and sponges. The dive is best on the incoming tide when the two-kilometer drift is exciting and can run quite fast. 

Things to see

The marine protectorate area is home is populations of both white and grey-tip reef sharks. Napoleon wrasse and eagle rays also pass in the blue while closer to the reef, turtles, octopuses, morays and schooling snapper can be found.

Fesdhoo Lagoon

Fesdhoo is known for its visiting manta rays and liveaboard boat captains know it. Often dived at night, the vessels moor and then use high powered lights to attract plankton to the surface. In turn, the plankton attracts mantas.

Divers hover in the shallow water as the rays bump and glide over their heads to feed on the riches. Check with your dive center or liveaboard before making this night dive as at certain times of the year, the site can be a bit crowded.

MALDIVES

IS FAMOUS FOR ITS SHARKS

Tiger shark

The tiger shark grows to a length of about 3 – 6 m but can be as large as 9 m. It weighs around 1 tonne. It is a solitary and nomadic animal, spending most of its life roaming from place to place. It is quite inquisitive and as such, it likes to “taste” everything, just like the great white. It’s massively built and the unique patterns on its skin make it easy to identify. It is considered to be the second most dangerous animal to humans after the great white.

White-tip reef shark

It is one of the most often sighted sharks by divers. You can meet up with them pretty much at any coral reef. It rests in the caves and larger crevices near the reefs during the day, often in groups. It comes out of hiding during the night to go on a hunt for reef fish, octopus, crayfish, and crabs hiding among the corals. The white-tip reef shark often hunts in large groups. It sniffs out its prey, approaches it, and if necessary, breaks away the corals to get to it. It got its name from the white spots on the edges of its fins

Grey reef shark

Tropical waters are the usual home for this shark but you may very well run into it in the Red Sea as well, especially around Sanganeb and Shaab Rumi in Sudan. Its habitat is close to the coral reefs, and this is where it hunts for its prey. It tends to live near the drop-offs of outer-edge reefs and prefers moderately deep waters, usually between 20 – 60 m, though they have been found as deep

Blacktip Reef Shark

Blacktip reef sharks are some of the commonest shark species in the archipelago. They are medium-sized growing up to about 1.6 meters and they have black tips on most of their fins. These sharks live in shallow waters and feed on small fish and marine animals among the reefs. In fact, you can often see baby blacktip reef sharks at most resorts including at  The juvenile blacktips can swim in very shallow waters and have been spotted coming all the way up to beaches. Blacktips are very shy and will often bolt away when you get close to them.

Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

Although hammerhead sharks are not as commonly sighted in the Maldives, divers do have a good chance of spotting scalloped hammerheads. They are medium-sized sharks with the front edge of their head being slightly scalloped and rounded. They are true carnivores and even feed on other sharks.

The best place to see them is at Rasdhoo Atoll in the Ari Atoll. Like Maldives whale shark tours, you can join a dive tour for hammerhead sharks where they go to Hammerhead Point at Madivaru Corner. The best time to spot them is early in the morning, before sunrise, so you’ll ideally arrive at the spot and wait for the school of hammerheads to pass by.

Leopard Shark

Leopard sharks, also called zebra sharks are one of the stunning sharks to look at as they have unique patterns on their body ranging from spots to stripes. Juvenile sharks are dark with pale stripes, whereas adults are pale with dark spots. Leopard sharks are bottom dwellers and usually remain on the seabed at a depth of around five to thirty metres.

Sharks are magnificent creatures and you can often see a few species when you snorkel or dive in these waters.

Guitar shark

The guitar shark is quite rare in the Maldives but there are some locations where the chance to see one is more than 50%. In the Noonu Atoll, they have a location where they are seen on a daily basis. There is one at Fish Head in the Ari Atoll but you have to be very lucky and there are 2 at the fish factory very close to Male.

 Silvertip

The silvertip looks a lot like a grey reef shark but all its fins have been dipped in white paint so all fins have white tips. If a grey reef shark is a shark a 4-year-old would draw if you asked him to draw a shark ( the classic shark shape), the silvertip is more of an athlete and also moves a bit different but you have to be a keen observer to see they move differently. You sometimes see them on Rasdhoo Madivaru, mixed in between the grey reef sharks.

Nurse shark

There are some places where they are in abundance but you are not allowed to dive everywhere. There are many at the Maayafushi jetty in the Ari Atoll but they do not allow you to dive there but there are also many at the Alimathaa jetty in the Vaavu (Felidhoo) Atoll. It nurse sharks like Italian pasta a lot.

Nurse sharks are harmless but nonetheless, they have a vice-like grip and can probably break your bones with their bite. In a natural setting, they eat lobster and crack their Armour and suck in the soft parts so you can imagine they must be strong. It is not a good idea to handle fish or any food as they hunt by smell and have poor eyesight.

 Best Time to Visit to See Whale Sharks in Maldives

These gentle giants of the ocean can be spotted year-round, at any time of the day, in the South Ari Atoll Marine Protected Area. However, for the best possible experience, it is advisable that you visit the Maldives in May, November and December when the sea is calm, and visibility is good, and dive in some 3 to 5 hours before high tide.

Shark season in the Maldives

If it’s a thrilling shark experience you are after then a week onboard a scuba diving liveaboard dedicated to exploring the deep south will be right up your alley! January until March is shark season and a trip during these months to the remote southern reaches of the archipelago is an experience akin to none. Often described as the pinnacle of diving experiences, being surrounded by a school of sharks is an experience not to be found in many places in the world. To see just one shark is impressive but imagine a large school swarming around you – it’s an adventure like no other! And in the Maldives, this dream can become a reality.

Topping many a diver’s bucket list and home to a rich array of marine life, the Maldives waters provide one of the best diving holidays in the world, and in the deep south sharks can be found in abundance during certain times of the year. 26 different shark species have been identified in the Maldivian archipelago with the most common species being the hammerhead, oceanic whitetip, and tiger while sightings of blacktip, nurse, and grey reef sharks are also a possibility.

Exploring the southern Maldives

The routes to the southern Maldives are unique and totally unlike the more typical circuits performed by most dive liveaboards. Enjoy extraordinary dives in remote areas away from the crowds and not only will you see spectacular schools of sharks but you can also enjoy diving with a vast array of fish species, whale sharks, mola molas and mantas. The reefs and thilas are totally unspoiled while great wreck diving is also on the agenda for these liveaboard trips. 

The Maldives is one of the world’s best locations for diving with hammerheads, particularly in the Rasdhoo Atoll which is accessible by specific liveaboard trips to the south. Here you can scuba with large schools of hammerheads as they swim through the channel and are often accompanied by other sharks while dolphins, turtles, and whale sharks are also often seen. 

The southern reaches of the Maldives are also known for their high concentration of grey reef sharks and a variety of fish species can only sight in the south including the lime harlequin fish that lives in schools among corals.

At Foa Mulah a unique island with a great dive site awaits. Here you will enjoy sightings of large schools of jacks, mantas, humphead wrasse and more. Schools of pygmy killer whales, thresher sharks, tigers, hammerheads, marlins and humphead parrotfish are also often seen in this area.

You can also look forward to exploring deserted beaches and fishermen islands to see truly authentic Maldives islands far away from mass tourism. 

NIGHT DIVES

DIVE WITH MANTA RAYS

Any diver, however, experienced he might be, is always surprised and moved by a night dive surrounded by manta rays. This dive, 8-meter deep in a lagoon, shows the learning abilities of these animals, the fish with the biggest brains. A powerful spotlight is located on the stern, attracting great amounts of plankton. Manta rays feed precisely on plankton and they respond in an extraordinary way to any animal’s most important instinct: feeding.

Given the big amounts of food that animals as big as manta rays need, their behavior is strongly marked by their food needs: when finding a great concentration of plankton, manta rays focus all their attention on eating as much as they can, ignoring virtually everything else around them, even the divers.

NIGHT DIVE WITH NURSE SHARKS

The dive with nurse sharks is special as it takes place under a dock in a Maldives resort. We might think that being so close to the shore and a little depth, it will not be a remarkable experience, but it actually turns out to be quite different. Through the years, nurse sharks, stingrays, amberjacks, and other inhabitants of the reefs have learned that the arrival of a boat at the dock can mean there will soon be food in the water, so when they hear us arrive they gather under the diving dohni. jump into the water the activity is frantic. Nurse sharks and greater amberjacks surround.

NIGHT WITH WHITETIP SHARKS

This dive takes place mainly in the upper part of a thila. It is common to find currents there, so all we have to do is dive to six or eight meters deep, sit back, and enjoy the show. The main characters are whitetip sharks, eels, and some stingrays in the moments when they are more active: dinner time. The experience of watching them hunt is fantastic, no matter how many times one has witnessed it. Sitting down in the first rows of the theatre, all we have to worry about is not to miss anything happening around us. This dive takes place mainly in the upper part of a thila. It is common to find currents there, so all we have to do is dive to six or eight meters deep, sit back, and enjoy the show. The main characters are whitetip sharks, eels, and some stingrays in the moments when they are more active: dinner time. The experience of watching them hunt is fantastic, no matter how many times one has witnessed it. Sitting down in the first rows of the theatre, all we have to worry about is not to miss anything happening around us.

NIGHT THE WHALE SHARK

This is one of the secrets that hosts the Great Southern Maldives. In a place that can be incredibly diving up to 15 different species of sharks, one of the most amazing experiences that we can live is the appearance in the stern of the boat and night of one or more whale sharks eating quietly.

This huge fish, the largest on the earth, you need to supply so much plankton that is able to filter up to 6,000 liters of water per hour through its mouth up to 1.4m in size. In one of the lagoons funding in the southern Maldives, a light boat at night attracts a lot of plankton and this, in turn, attracts sharks remain quietly in the stern of the boat eating for hours. Often it makes even upright, with the mouth to the surface, because thereby absorbing water does not move and does not move away from food.

With your mask and your fins, you can safely swim around and enjoy this incredible encounter that can be considered unique in the world, like many other things in the Maldives!

GALLERY

MALDIVES LIVEABOARD DIVING

BEST LIVEABOARDS IN MALDIVES

IRUVAI

Year of constructionMay 2010
Length30 M
Width 9 m
Motors:Yanma Deisel Engine 500HP
Generators2×120 Jundir 1x 80Jundir
Diving bottles12l aluminum, 15l with advance notification for an extra charge
MaxAccommodations: Max 20guests, 10 double-twin cabins
Nitrox NO
SPEED12 NOTE
Navigationradar system, depth sounder, GPS, satellite phone, VHF radio, satellite, EPIRB, compass
SafetyFire extinguishers, life jackets, and lifebuoy is available on the boat
Jacuzzi yes,
 Master Suite1
SUN deck cabinsSun deck with sun loungers and Jacuzzi
Number of guests20

Cpe Dm 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Year built
2008
Length35 meters
Beam10 meters
EnginesDoosan Daewoo Diesel 650HP
cabins10   (1 Suite, 1 Deluxe, 2 High Standard,  4  Standard, 2 twin   sharing Standard)
bathrooms13
Max guests20
Water capacity5’000 liters
Fuel capacity7’000 liters
Freshwater maker16’000 liters per day
Air-Condition In   any enclosed area of the Boat and in each Cabin
Crew 10   + 3 on the diving dhoni
Electric Voltage 220   / 50 Hz, 24 hrs / day
Safety equipmentSmoke  detectors, fire extinguishers, life jackets, emergency alarm
Laundry Service YES   but not for clients
Nitrox on BoardYES
Dive Gear RentalYES, Scuba Pro

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