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Your underwater adventures in the Maldives will encompass sea mounts filled with marine life species found few other places.

UnderwaterAll dives in the Maldives are less than 100 feet in depth. A number of the dives are on sea mounts which rise from a bottom to a coral-encrusted, somewhat flat top which is usually between 10 and 50 feet. Dives, which are done from a large, well-equipped tender called a dhoni, are similar to wall dives as they are done around the circumference of the sea mount. All dives are led by a guide and often start between 70-80 feet. You then work your way up the wall of the sea mount until reaching the top. Often the safety stop is done at the top of these sea mounts, which allows the divers to continue diving during the safety stop.

UnderwaterThe reefs of the Maldives are teeming with life and divers encounter many different species found in few other places. There are lion fish, anemone fish, octopus as well as many species of moray eels. The Maldives are also known for the big animals. Whale sharks, mantas, and dolphins are often seen and sea turtles are seen on almost every dive. It's not unusual to find sleeping white tip reef sharks during the day dives and then see them hunting at night. The dive guides are very good at finding rare creatures like blue ribbon eels, frog fish and scorpion fish. The coral reefs in the Maldives are healthy and colorful with schools of beautiful tropical fish in abundance.

DolphinDiving with Mantas, wreck dives and very exciting channel dives are also offered during the week. The Manta cleaning stations tend to be over a flat, sandy bottom with small patches of coral. There are several wreck dives offered which are quite different from the reef dives. The wrecks of the Maldives are small, yet covered with life. In addition to the coral growth divers may find colorful nudibranchs, lion fish, leaf fish and mantis shrimps on the wrecks. The channel dives are in a current where divers “fly” over the reef as the tide goes through a channel, a truly exhilarating experience!

Join us for this unique opportunity to dive the Maldive Islands, with over 26 atolls spread over 90,000 square kilometers in the Indian Ocean!

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Maldives

  • Itineraries: 8 day/7 night & 11 day/10 night itineraries
  • Schedule: Departing Male, Republic of Maldives
  • Accomodates: 20 passengers in 10 air-conditioned cabins
  • Water temperatures: A constant 80°-85°F (26°- 29°C)
  • Visibility: Between 50 and 100+ feet
  • All diving done from a custom-designed 61-foot dhoni (tender)

Getting to Male:

  • Singapore Air via Singapore
  • Malaysia Airlines via Kuala Lumpar
  • Emirates Airlines via Dubai
  • Turkish Airlines via Istanbul
  • Direct flights from many European cities.
  • Direct flights/connections from major airport throughout the world.
  • Additional airfare options

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