Destination At A Glance

Water Temperature - 
25°C to 29°C
Ideal Season - 
Year round, with peak season being January to April. Mantas and whalesharks are at their best from May to November.
Visibility - 
Air Temperature - 
27°C to 32°C
In the comparatively short time since tourism began, the Maldives have rapidly gained recognition as one of the top diving destinations in the world.

The Maldivian archipelago is a chain of more than 1200 tiny tropical islands; each island is surrounded by its own coral reef, enclosing a beautiful shallow lagoon. The islands are grouped into ring shaped reefs called atolls, and it is this environment that provided a profusion of marine life.

The reef life of the Maldives is prolific with over 700 different types of fish and invertebrate species reckoned to be in their tens of thousands. The manta rays, whale sharks and pelagic life are amazing and for the sharp-eyed diver there are encounters with species such as frogfish, leaf fish, ghost pipe fish and a multitude of nudibranchs.

A liveaboard holiday gets you the best of the diving, but consider a combination of a live aboard with a resort island and you have the ideal blend of diving and relaxation.


While there are currently no Liveaboards listed in this area, please take a look at the great and varied diving to be had from some wonderful Resorts and Hotels. Click on the Resorts Tab to find out more.


While there are no Resorts listed in this area, please take a look at some of the exciting Liveaboards operating in these waters. Click on the Liveaboards tab to find out more.



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Boldero Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP32 7BS

Tel: +44 (0) 1284 748010

Fax: +44 (0) 1284 748011

Scuba Tours Worldwide is a trading name of Maldives Scuba Tours Ltd
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Registered Address: 70 Lawrence Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 9SJ


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