Where is the best diving in the Maldives?

Where is the best diving in the Maldives?

Where is the best diving in the Maldives?

Where to dive in the Maldives

  • Ari Atoll. Known for its clear blue waters and accessibility, the Ari Atoll is home to many of the best dive sites in the Maldives.
  • Baa Atoll.
  • Fuvahmulah Atoll.
  • Male Atoll.
  • Vaavu Atoll.
  • Liveaboard dive vessels.

Is diving good in the Maldives?

SCUBA DIVING IN THE Maldives With clear blue water, white sand beaches, and great visibility, the Maldives is an idyllic scuba diving paradise. During a diving trip to the Maldives, you may see manta rays, whale sharks, reef sharks, soft & hard corals and much more.

How long is scuba diving in Maldives?

Scuba Diving in the Maldives usually ranges between 45 – 50 minutes. Due to depth and currents, 20 metres can be covered in 40-50 minutes. Do note that Maximum depth for all diving activities in the Maldives is 30 meters, irrespective of amateur or advanced divers.

Is Raa atoll good for diving?

Diving in Raa Atoll means an impressive diversity of marine life, from macro to massive. Expect schools of reef fish, sharks, napoleon wrasses, rays and turtles, as well as colourful soft and hard corals and other reef life. Kottafaru is also a good spot for manta rays during the wet season.

Is diving expensive in Maldives?

At the resorts we’ve been to, it’s been between $70 and $85 for a single dive, including the boat trip, tank and weights. Add full kit rental of around $20-$25 if you need it. As with most places, prices reduce the more dives you do. Nitrox is free in most, but not all, resorts.

Can non swimmers do scuba diving?

The answer is: yes, you can To get certified as a diver, you need to know basic swimming (ability to float or tread water for 10 min, swim 200m unaided/300m with mask-fins-snorkel). However, to do introductory scuba diving program such as Try Scuba or a PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, swimming is not required.

Is Raa atoll north or south?

Raa atoll or North Maalhosmadulu is one of the northern, most visited atolls in the Maldives, separated from Baa atoll by Hani Kandu is a canal 5 km wide. Almost 70 km long and 30 km wide there are 88 islands in Raa atoll, 15 of which are inhabited.

Is it illegal to take shells from the Maldives?

One of the things to keep in mind is that it’s actually illegal to take any form of shell, sand or coral back with you. This helps to keep the beaches in the most beautiful and natural state. So even though it can be tempted to take some sand or a shell, please just choose to leave it in its natural home.

Is swimming necessary for diving?