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  • Breathtakingly beautiful islands
  • Rays and Sharks are a big draw to the Indian Ocean
  • Luxury resorts and stunning beaches
  • Manta Rays are common in the Indian Ocean
  • Shark patrolling the reef

Maldives Liveaboards

Ideal for: Any experienced diver


Mantas MaldivesThe Maldives or “the pearls of the Indian Ocean”, as they are popularly known, are nestled across the equator in the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean. This island nation compromising 1,192 islands lies 250 miles South West of India and 435 miles South West of Sri Lanka and has long been synonymous with luxury and indulgence. It also has some of the best diving in the world.

Regarded as one of the top diving destinations in the world, this underwater paradise has stunning coral reefs and abundant marine life including manta rays, whale sharks, napoleon wrasse, tuna, reef sharks and turtles, making the Maldives a diver's dream destination. What makes the Maldives so special is the amount of unique dive sites carved out by the passing currents which bring with them nutrients and plankton which in turn not only feed the reef and ensure a diversity unrivalled in the area. This also brings in the large plankton feeders the manta rays and whale sharks for which the Maldives are so famous. There are two monsoons, which affect the flow of water through the atolls. The Maldives are a year round destination for divers, but if you are looking to spot the larger marine life it is important to stay on the correct atoll.


With such a variety of dive sites available, liveaboards are an excellent way to make the most of your time in the water. The benefit of choosing a liveaboard over a resort is that the boats can head out to the more remote atolls and sites that day boats cannot reach to get the best out of the great diving that the Maldives has to offer.  There are itineraries to suit all experience levels and to give you the best chance to tick a few things off your wish list!

Summary

  • Experience Level: All
  • Big Stuff:****
  • Reef Life:****
  • Wrecks:***
  • Budget: £££££

More Info

  • Time: GMT +5
  • Flying Time from UK: Approx 14 hours.
  • Language: The national language is Dhivehi. English is widely used in tourist and commercial areas.
  • Climate: The Maldives has a hot, tropical climate. There are two monsoons, the southwest from May to October and the northeast from November to April. Generally, the southwest brings more wind and rain in June and July. Temperature rarely falls below 25°C. The best time to visit is Nov to Apr.
  • Currency: Maldive Rufiyaa (MVR). £1 = MVR20.50
  • Visa Requirements: A 30-day holiday visa is granted free of charge on arrival for British citizens.

Maldives - Liveaboards

M/Y blue 'Honors Legacy'

Maldives, Select region
From GBP 1,825 / 7 Nights

Ocean Divine

Maldives, Male, South Ari Atoll
From GBP 2,900 / 7 Nights

Scubaspa Ying

Maldives, Male, Select city
From GBP 2,000 / 7 Nights

M/Y Sheena, Maldives

Maldives, medhufushi, medhufushi
From GBP 1,700 / 7 Nights

M/V Sea Queen

Maldives, Select region
From GBP 2,000 / 7 Nights

M/V Sea Spirit

Maldives, Male, Select city
From GBP 2,000 / 7 Nights

M/V Carpe Vita Explorer, Maldives

Maldives, Select region
From GBP 2,200 / 7 Nights

M/Y Maldives Siren

Maldives, Male, Select city
From GBP 2,500 / 7 Nights

Maldives Aggressor III

Maldives, Male, South Ari Atoll
From GBP 2,000 / 8 Nights

BUILD YOUR HOLIDAY

  •  All inclusive
     Full Board
     Half Board
     Bed & Breakfast
     Room only
  •  Twin
     Double
     Triple
     Quad
     Suite
  •  Silver
     Gold
     Platinum
  •  Whale Sharks
     Hammerheads
     Tiger Sharks
     Great Whites
     Manta Rays
     Threshers
     Reef Sharks
     Humpbacks
     Dolphins
     Oceanic White Tips
     Wrecks
     Caverns
     Coral reefs
     Ice
     Drift
     Walls
     Shore
     Macro
     Muck
     Technical
  •  Nightlife
     Quiet area
     Sea views
     Tennis courts
     Spa
     Kids area
     Suitable for non-divers
  •  Open Water
     Advanced O/W 20+ dives
     Advanced O/W 50+ dives
  •  Adults
     Singles
     Families
     New divers
     Experienced divers
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