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Every diver and snorkellers dream! Maldives is home to some of the world’s most beautiful marine life for scuba diving, and the perfect way to witness this beauty is to plunge into the warm unspoiled blue waters.

Diving

The warm seas of Maldives have high visibility throughout the year, with water clear enough to see passing fish from as far as fifty metres away at times. Add to that the marvellous formation of over 3000 coral reefs, and the free flowing tides of the monsoons. The result of these perfect conditions have created one of the world’s richest diving coral reefs.

Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit the Maldivian waters. The monsoon tides of the Indian Ocean create a collection of small marine creatures as well as microscopic plant cells. This in turn creates a hub for all kinds of underwater species who gather in these waters, lured by the abundance of food. In the Maldives you will get to see everything…from tiny shrimp and groups of colourful swimmers, to the magnificent mantas and sharks. A careful eye will let you see enough to enamor you for a lifetime.

The best thing is that you need not be a professional diver to enjoy the Maldives. All resorts and safari boats give you basic to advanced training, using well-monitored diving facilities of an extremely high standard. Even the most reluctant diver can enjoy the beauty of Maldivian underwater life on a drift dive with the guidance of experienced dive instructors. A dive in a house reef is equally rewarding, all you need to do is swim a few minutes from shore. Due to the countless number of reefs found among the 26 atolls in the Maldives, all you need to do is travel 15 to 60 minutes by boat to get to a different dive spot every day.

Dives in the Maldives usually take place along a faru (reef), a thila (submerged aquarium like reef, on a channel where the atoll meets the ocean), or on a wreck. Night diving is particularly beautiful, as are macro dives which allow you to see the tiniest, most interesting, and usually disregarded creatures up close and personal.

Watersports

In a place that is more sea than land, there is no end to the fun things you do in the water. Maldivians swim for recreation, they play water polo with their friends at weekend picnics, they surf addictively. The visitor is not exempt: every resort of the Maldives has a sports centre that provides a wide range of watersports activities.

These centres are well equipped with masks, snorkels, and boards of varying sizes. Whether you want to spend the day snorkeling and meeting glances with wide-eyed fish, or feeling the wind in your hair on a windsurfer or catamaran…we have an activity you will enjoy! Some centres offer courses from beginner to advanced in windsurfing and sailing. Or, you could also chose to parasail, kayak, kite-surf, water-ski, and jet-ski. The options are truly limitless!

Surfing

Maldives is a mecca to surf-enthusiasts from all over the world, with the southwest monsoon bringing with it massive swells, especially from June to September. The sizes range from 3 – 8 feet. There are several well-known surf breaks in North and South Male’ Atoll. Resorts near these breaks are perfect for surfing aficionados, as you can get the full Maldivian experience while riding the waves to your hearts content.

The lesser-known, but amazing surf breaks further away from Male’ atoll can be accessed by specialised surf cruises (often referred to as surfaries) offered by cruise operators in the country.

Four seasons Kuda Huraa

Surfing. Kuda Huraa is one of the few resorts in Maldives with perfect conditions for surfing. Excellent opportunity for to start surfing. The resort provides programmes for beginners in Kuda Huraa Lagoon. For more experienced surfers there will be boats arranged which will take you to the surfing spots nearby. For those who want to take their skills to the next level Four Seasons Kuda Huraa launched 10-step programme in order to improve surfing skills with the help of professionals.

Anatntara Dhigu & Veli

Surfing. The resort provides surfing available for any level starting from beginners to advanced surfers who are willing to improve their skills or learn new tricks, turns and styles.

Sheraton Full Moon

Diving. With over 40 world class diving sites in close proximity to Sheraton Maldives makes the place perfect for divers. As one of the most well established dive centres in the Maldives, your dive experience promises to be spectacular. A vast array of magnificent marine life is unveiled to you, as visibilities can sometimes exceed 50 metres.

Surfing. Join surf trip to Funara in North Male’ Atoll. The surf tends to be best in the spring and available only for professionals.

 Six Senses Laamu

Surfing.   One of the most famous surfing spots the Yin Yang in Maldives locates just nearby the resort.