Liveaboard Diving in Maldives

Liveaboard SCUBA diving in the Maldives offers some of the world's most pristine and colourful reefs along with luxury dive boats that satisfy the choosiest of vacationers.

Diving in the Maldives by liveaboard offers the best in many must-have tropical SCUBA experiences. Deserted, white sand islands peep up out of the ocean by only two meters, stretching seamlessly into an underwater paradise of wildlife nourished by the Indian Monsoon current. The Maldives' crystal clear waters are home to mantas, whale sharks, and reef sharks, not to mention the brilliant flatworms and ghost pipefish who hide among its wrecks, coral gardens, channels, and pinnacles. Maldives liveaboards offer itineraries encompassing the world-class dive sites of North Male Atoll, Ari Atoll, Baa Atoll, Hanifaru Bay, Rasdhoo and many more, including remote atolls in the far north and south where you'd be hard-pressed to see another liveaboard.

Liveaboards in Ari Atoll come for its submerged, volcano-shaped pinnacles, which attract immense amounts of big marine life. Diving in and near Ari Atoll can bring you face to face with manta rays, pelagic fish, and even hammerhead sharks at Rasdhoo Atoll to the northeast. Within Ari Atoll's 40 km length and 105 small islands, dive sites like the premier Maaya Thila, overflowing with reef life, or Donkalo Thila, one of multiple manta cleaning stations, are only accessible to liveaboards. The most dependable Maldives dive sites for whale sharks and manta rays are located in this area. Experienced divers will be best able to navigate the strong currents that bring the giants to Ari Atoll. Maldivian liveaboards to Ari Atoll are mostly MV luxury yachts.


The length of most liveaboard itineraries to Ari Atoll ranges from 7 to 12 nights. The best time to dive in Aril Atoll is the calm-sea season of December to May. The water temperature usually remains between 26-29 C, and visibility at a good 15-20 meters. Budgets for liveaboards in Ari Atoll range between 200 to 400 euros per. day. Ari Atoll liveaboards depart from Male, reachable by short flights from nearby Singapore, Dubai, and Colombo, as well as longer flights worldwide. Places to dive in and around Ari Atoll are North and South Male Atolls, Rasdhoo Atoll, and sometimes Baa Atoll. Ari Atoll liveaboard itineraries will often include a combination of the above.

Baa Atoll, in the Maldives Northern Atolls area, offers an array of famously beautiful underwater landscapes and plentiful marine life. At Maavaru Kandu, you can dive below huge rocky overhangs festooned with luminous pastel gardens of blue, yellow, and green soft corals. Dhonfanu Thila and Dhigali Haa dive sites are underwater pinnacles known for their scenic whip corals, bushy black corals, and sea fans, as well as schools of snapper and regular manta rays. Hanifaru Bay even enjoys world-famous manta and whale shark aggregations during the plankton-rich months from August through November. Some diving in Baa Atoll is suitable for beginners, with moderate currents. Liveaboards in Baa Atoll are mostly MV yachts and luxury yachts.

The length of most liveaboard dive cruise itineraries to Baa Atoll ranges from 7 to 10 nights. Baa Atoll dive sites can be visited year-round, though the southwest monsoon from May to November can make the seas a bit choppy. The water temperature stays stable at 27-30 C. Budgets for Baa Atoll liveaboards range from 200 to 400 euros per day. Many liveaboards bound for Baa Atoll depart from Male. However, some depart from Hanimadhoo in the north and spend their whole itinerary in that area. Hanimadhoo can be reached by domestic seaplane from Male. Some itineraries on a Baa Atoll-bound liveaboard include North Male and Ari Atoll. Other itineraries may spend more time among Baa's uncrowded neighbours in the north: Lhaviyani, Noonu, and Raa Atolls.

Longer dive safaris include Lhaviyani, Felidhoo, Vaavu and Meemu atolls, whilst during January-March several Maldives dive liveaboards focus their attention on Huvadhoo Atoll in the Deep South close to the Equator. No matter which dive trip you choose, you can be sure to see healthy corals surrounded by colourful reef fish and plenty of pelagic fish action on each and every dive.

More about the Atolls of Maldives

  • Jump off the plane and hop on a boat for a classic Maldives dive trip in the Central Atolls.
  • Grab your bunk on an exclusive Far North Atolls liveaboard for untouched, pristine diving.
  • Drift dive the Southern Atolls in serenity and witness Maldives marine life with exceptional visibility.
  • Crack the Maldives' best-kept secret- tiger sharks and oceanic whitetips in the Deep South.

Tips for Travellers

The best time to dive in the Maldives is all year. However, some people prefer to avoid monsoon season, which hits the area in April and continues to bring rain through October. The water temperature typically ranges between 26 to 30 degrees Celsius (80 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit) with visibility from 20 meters (65 feet) to as far as the eye can see. Water depths include shallow reefs, deep walls, and everything in-between ensuring every diver can find their perfect dive. For the more intrepid diver, there are slow currents in many areas and extremely strong currents jetting through the atoll passes for the more experienced thrill seeker. Whatever your tastes, Maldives has the diving suited just for you, which can be enjoyed in mild outside weather ranging from 24 to 33 degrees Celsius (75 to 91 degrees Fahrenheit).

In the Maldives, additional liveaboards fees usually include gear rental (not covered by your trip price), which can be in the vicinity of 40 USD per person, per night. Every diver also needs to independently purchase dive insurance before getting in the water. Some other fees like extra alcoholic drinks and special gear such as torches may incur additional charges. In the Maldives, a new Green Tax of 6 USD per person, per night applies for every tourist in the country. Some islands and marine parks have national park fees that are not included in liveaboard packages, like Hanifaru Bay's park entrance fee of 20 USD per person. Nitrox is offered on virtually every Maldives liveaboard- some as a complimentary service, and some for a fee. A fuel surcharge per person, per night, may be added, depending on the route. This surcharge usually ranges from 10 to 15 USD per night. If you have any questions about extra fees in the Maldives, please contact us directly. We are here for you.

Minimum logged dives are required by many Maldives diving liveaboards, Scubaspa Yang and Ying being the exceptions. Ocean Divine requires 20, MV Orion and Amba require 50, and Carpe Vita requires 100. Safety briefings on boats like Scubaspa Yang and Ying are conducted on day one. Check dives on Maldives liveaboards are often held in Male on the first day.

The official language of the Maldives is Maldivian or Dhivehi.

A free 30 day visa is issued on arrival to all tourists in the Maldives. However, tourists must possess a valid passport, a valid outbound ticket and either a reservation confirmation in a hotel or enough funds to cover expenses for the duration of their stay (30 USD per. day).

There are no compulsory vaccinations for travel to the Maldives unless you have been in a country with increased yellow fever risk sometime in the nine days previous to arrival. In such cases, you must have proof of a yellow fever vaccination. We recommend standard protection against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, polio, influenza, typhoid and hepatitis A. There is no endemic malaria risk in the Maldives. However, the rainy season (May through September) elevates the risk of dengue fever. For advice on Malaria and Dengue, seek professional medical advice before travelling.

Electricity voltage runs at 220-240 volts; the standard socket is UK-style three-pin, but many resorts have universal sockets to accommodate non-UK tourists.

The Maldives is the smallest Asian country by land area (300 square kilometres) and population, but its underwater offerings are comparatively huge- 90,000 square kilometres of ocean. Fewer than 300 of its roughly 2000 islands are inhabited, leaving the rest of the white-sand paradises to sharks and corals, and the lucky divers who visit them. At a maximum height of about 2.5 meters above sea level, the Maldives is at incredibly high risk from global warming, which contributes to its activism for carbon-pollution reduction worldwide. Thirty one protected areas exist in the country, and incredible coral restoration projects are common.

Ports of Departure and how to get there

Male is the main liveaboard departure location in the Maldives, and the country's capital city, located on the southern edge of North Male Atoll (also called Kaafu Atoll). The main Male departure port is Hulhule, next to the Male airport. Liveaboards diving in the Central Atolls set out from here. North Male Atoll is the best known and explored dive area in the Maldives, long recognized as a world-class manta and reef shark destination with many longstanding, beloved dive sites of pinnacles, wrecks, coral gardens, and cleaning stations. Entry level divers can find offerings around Male, even though currents can be strong. Standard liveaboards departing from Male may visit North Male Atoll, Ari Atoll and Rasdhoo Atoll, and sometimes Baa Atoll as well. Other liveaboards may head south of Male Atoll to include Meemu (Malaku), Vaavu (Felidhu), and Thaa (Kolhumadulu) atolls.

Travellers bound for Male can take direct flights from Dubai, Singapore, and Colombo. Longer international flights from Europe, America, China, India, and Australia are all readily available, often connecting through the airports mentioned above. Flights to the Maldives are available on multiple airlines, such as British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines, among others. From the UK, expect at least a 13 hour trip. From Germany or Australia, the flight duration is at least 12 hours. Divers arriving from the USA can fly first to Singapore, with a flight duration of 20 hours from Los Angeles.


Maldives Diving Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 729 Verified Reviews
  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Claire H
  • United States United States

Beautiful area, a lot of marine life.

Diving Maldives in March on the Sachika

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Amay K
  • India India

Great dives with lots of highlights, even in "off season", currents may be challenging. Great for shark lovers

Diving Maldives in July on the Carpe Diem

  • 9.2 Superb
  • DAVID H
  • United States United States

Met our expectations. We saw everything there is to see except for a whale shark.

Diving Maldives in July on the Horizon 3

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jörg S
  • Germany Germany

it´s a fantastic place for scuba diving

Diving Maldives in June on the Nautilus Two

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ari C
  • United States United States

Incredible diving experience. Warm, knowledgeable, supportive dive master.

Diving Maldives in June on the Horizon 3

  • 4.8 Review score
  • Marjorie D
  • United States United States

Going in late May / early June is a risky time. The visibility was not very good and we were not able to go to some good sites due to the weather. There were however a few incredible dives with lots of sharks, eagle rays, and even a couple mantas!

Diving Maldives in May on the Amba Liveaboard

  • 7.6 Good
  • Elena J
  • Germany Germany

I like the Maldives for the "big stuff" but not for the quality of the reefs. Reefs would be lovely but coral bleaching has damaged them a lot which is really sad to see.

Diving Maldives in December on the Horizon 3

  • 6.8 Review score
  • Silvia S
  • Switzerland Switzerland

a lot more sharks than the years before.....

Diving Maldives in May on the Carpe Novo

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Donald L
  • United States United States

again diving was spectacular wherever we went the diversity of coral and marine life is something I have never seen in my diving experience in the Caribbean certainly worth the effort now but also to plan a return trip in the summer which should be in November December January February I guess look forward to return and diving againWith Safari

Diving Maldives in May on the Seafari Explorer 2

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jane R
  • United States United States

I enjoyed it. There was definitely a lot of dead coral and sad reef, but then there were pleasant surprises with gorgeous vibrant coral and when you see it you appreciate it profoundly. Got good practice diving in currents. Saw lots of big marine wildlife like mantas, whale sharks, and reef sharks.

Diving Maldives in May on the Blue Voyager

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Steve L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Good but limited by weather and guests not being comfortable in current

Diving Maldives in May on the Maldives Aggressor II

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mira M
  • Germany Germany

I love the Maldives for diving. It’s relaxed, the adjoin is an ideal dive boat, the variety of marine life is fantastic

Diving Maldives in May on the Emperor Voyager

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Claude H
  • United States United States

Our preference is for mild current with lots of corals, overhangs, and lots of fish. Some channel dives did not provide much to see

Diving Maldives in April on the Princess Dhonkamana

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Claude H
  • United States United States

Lots of channel dives were murky and had very little fish life or coral. Looking for a shark out in the blue is not our kind of diving. The dives with corals and lots of fish were great. 70%/30% mix of more channel dives than fish dives

Diving Maldives in April on the Blue Voyager

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Karin S
  • Germany Germany

great experience overall, great diversity of species, warm water, my third time in the Maldives

Diving Maldives in April on the Carpe Diem

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Lukas K
  • Austria Austria

You can only describe it in one word: Great! BUT: I would say you should have experiance in diving, otherwise it can quickly get stressfull because most of the dives we did were quite difficult.

Diving Maldives in February on the Seafari Explorer

  • 7.2 Good
  • ARNOLD H
  • Germany Germany

Awesome ... more sharks than a few years ago. nice!

Diving Maldives in January on the Blueshark One

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Brian M
  • United States United States

Great dives with a huge variety--lots of sharks, mantas and eagle rays, some turtles, huge shoals of snapper. Simply stunning. Wrapping up with the wreck was a fun way to finish off as well.

Diving Maldives in April on the Carpe Vita

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Daniel N
  • Sweden Sweden

As always, diving in the Malidives is interesting. Plenty to see.

Diving Maldives in February on the Carpe Vita

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Eiko G
  • Germany Germany

Diving was really amazing!!! Even though I would have loved 1-2 night dives per week. Maybe the schedule could be a little more flexible in accordance to visitors wishes.

Diving Maldives in February on the Carpe Vita

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Daniel B
  • United States United States

Absolutely incredible experience! A must do!!!

Diving Maldives in February on the Azalea

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Elisabeth L
  • United States United States

Fantastic...Every dive was spectacular and the interaction with the wildlife was unlike any other dive trip

Diving Maldives in February on the Azalea

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Joseph B
  • United States United States

Mantas, whalesharks, and sharks are good to great. The reefs are rather bleak and not that much fish overall.

Diving Maldives in April on the Adora

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Connor W
  • Canada Canada

Excellent- tons of sharks and rays and great visibilty.

Diving Maldives in March on the Amba Liveaboard

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Adhaar O
  • India India

Clear water with amazing marine life. There are currents so new divers should be very careful.

Diving Maldives in March on the Amba Liveaboard

  • 6.8 Review score
  • Cara W
  • New Zealand New Zealand

Beautiful diving, boat organization needs improvement

Diving Maldives in March on the Amba Liveaboard

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Renato G
  • Italy Italy

La prima volta che sono stato alle Maldive era il 1989 ma nessuno era mai riuscito a farmele apprezzare così tanto.

Diving Maldives in April on the Sachika

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Rahool D
  • India India

One of the best diving of my life. The visibility was not up to the expectation but the marine life was incredible.

Diving Maldives in March on the Sachika

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Zhe L
  • China China

Exceeding my expectation, I will come again for “Deep South “ trip.

Diving Maldives in January on the Sachika

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Daniel M
  • United States United States

Had a great trip. Currents and visibility detracted a little but still enjoyed the overall experience

Diving Maldives in November on the Sachika

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Matthias G
  • Germany Germany

Great visibility, small to medium current and lots of shark life. Healthy reefs, turtles, rays... exceptional experience!

Diving Maldives in April on the Carpe Diem

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Juha V
  • Finland Finland

Amazing diving. Also Rakeedhoo Corner and Gaahuraa Gandu Meemu are top 10 sites to go to!! WOW!!

Diving Maldives in February on the Carpe Diem

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Alena Š
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic

Excellent but beware of strong currents, 3 dives per day is maximum that you can reasonably manage

Diving Maldives in February on the Carpe Diem

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Garrett N
  • United States United States

I knew that the Maldives were an area that I must dive. The variety of fish and other sea life were exactly what I was hoping for. The dive crew was professional, prepared, and showed all of the guests a wonderful variety. Safety was their top priority and making sure we all had a tremendous experience.

Diving Maldives in April on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Pamela H
  • United States United States

This was a far south trip - awesome diving on Addu (mantas), Fuvahmulah (Tiger sharks), and Huvadhoo (9 dives - and by far my favorite), and Laamu. Some of the best diving I have ever done (and I have dived all over the world in about 25 different countries). Already planning to go back.

Diving Maldives in January on the Eco Blue

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Huseyin A
  • Turkey Turkey

There are not many boats going deep south in Maldives. Overall, I am pleased. Sailing atolls, uninhabited islands, and visiting beaches were great.

Diving Maldives in January on the Eco Blue

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Yann V
  • France France

Very good. The entire week of diving was really nice, got to dive with mantas many times, saw plenty of sharks, turtles, fishes and other smaller crustaceans.

Diving Maldives in January on the Eco Blue

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Sam H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

This was not my first time diving in the Maldives however was one of my best trips, the dive sites where amazing and the conditions seemed to be just right on every dive.

Diving Maldives in January on the Blue Force One

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Timothy M
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Good. But I expected better visibility. I think my expectations where too high. You always have currents in the Maladives which influence visibility.

Diving Maldives in January on the Blue Force One

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Yui W
  • United States United States

Kandooma, golden wall, and other sites really highlight the beauty of the reef.

Diving Maldives in December on the Adora

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Grace C
  • United States United States

Great dive sites, loved the nurse shark dive at Alimantha and the manta night dive. Would love to have other night dives as an option

Diving Maldives in March on the Emperor Leo

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jacqueline R
  • United States United States

It was great. You have to get used to the heavy currents but overall spectacular.

Diving Maldives in February on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Pierre-André B
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Hery good, unfortunetly few coral life

Diving Maldives in January on the Emperor Serenity

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Daria M
  • Russia Russia

Amazing dive sites and beautiful sea life!

Diving Maldives in February on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 5.2 Review score
  • Wasan M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Not for inexperienced divers

Diving Maldives in December on the Emperor Explorer

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Dorothea H
  • Germany Germany

One of the best diving experiences so far

Diving Maldives in October on the Carpe Diem

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Henrik Bjoerneboe H
  • Denmark Denmark

Overall, all the dives were good. but many was deep 30+

Diving Maldives in December on the Soleil 2

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Vasilij S
  • Lithuania Lithuania

Oh it was something you can't explain with just a words, as this is an life experience which might be only once in your life!

Diving Maldives in December on the Emperor Leo

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Tanja K
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Underwater fauna very diverse and preserved, excellent

Diving Maldives in December on the Princess Rani

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Minkyung K
  • South Korea South Korea

Stronger current than any other diving site. But most of the creatures are big and massive.

Diving Maldives in November on the Emperors Lucky Trips

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Erik F
  • Norway Norway

The diving was overall pretty good. About half of the dives I would characterize as suboptimal, with no shark or manta activity. About the half the dives had shark and ray encounters.

Diving Maldives in December on the Blue Shark One

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Mark C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

All the dives were very pleasant with a wide variety of sea life, a shame to see the extent of the coral bleaching over the years but hard corals are interesting and support magnificent numbers of fish and sea creatures

Diving Maldives in December on the Carpe Diem

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jorge G
  • Spain Spain

Lots of sharks and mantas. However coral life is not as good as it used to be.

Diving Maldives in December on the Carpe Diem

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Tigran M
  • Russia Russia

This year this time were strong currents. Nevertheless, the diving was fine.

Diving Maldives in December on the Carpe Diem

  • 6.0 Review score
  • Mikel J
  • Spain Spain

This has been my 3 time and has been the worse in terms of diving. We haven´t seen live in general. Except 4 dives, the other 13 where boring

Diving Maldives in November on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • KATHRYN C
  • United States United States

Great! Some of the best dives I've ever done. Love all the reef structures and big schools of fish. I had never been to a Manta cleaning station before, so that was amazing. And loved the shark dive on the last night! Plus our dive master, Laura, was absolutely the best we have ever had. And loved the set up on the Dhoni (it's so efficient and not cramped)

Diving Maldives in November on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Duncan R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great, had expected slightly better visibility and some dives had nothing below 20m so deco/safety was a bit boring in the blue but altogether great...even the nurse shark circus

Diving Maldives in October on the Eco Blue

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Vytautas R
  • Lithuania Lithuania

Great. One of the best places in the world

Diving Maldives in October on the Carpe Novo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Christopher C
  • United States United States

Cant explain with words how much I loved it. If your going there is only one boat.

Diving Maldives in September on the Sachika

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Florian H
  • Germany Germany

Could not have been better.

Diving Maldives in October on the Carpe Novo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Martin D
  • Ireland Ireland

The number one dive destination of our last 10 years of dive holidays. If you want beautiful scenery, amazing marine life and varied diving, go to the Maldives

Diving Maldives in September on the Blue Force One

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Yelena D
  • United States United States

A great introduction to the underwater world of the Maldives, complete with many sharks and mantras. Can't wait to return.

Diving Maldives in September on the Carpe Vita

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Ekaterina R
  • Germany Germany

Beautiful and very various. We saw Different kinds of sharks, manta rays but also a huge variety of different fish and turtles. Absolute high light of the diving experience was night dive with the nurse sharks!

Diving Maldives in September on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Madison A
  • United States United States

Amazing. Can't wait to go back!

Diving Maldives in August on the Sachika

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Phillip F
  • Germany Germany

Best week of my life, best diving, best fish, the weather was great, the food variety is big enough so that I was able to stick to my low carb diet (meat, fish, vegetables - great food!). Thinking about selling my car and go back there right now :D

Diving Maldives in August on the Sachika

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Saaliha K
  • United States United States

Wonderful experience with diving in the Maldives overall as we witnessed so many diverse coral fish, and also spotted several kinds of sharks, including a whale shark, as well as sea turtles, manta rays, eagle rays, and much, much more.

Diving Maldives in August on the Sachika

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Anne M
  • France France

Very good!

Diving Maldives in March on the Soleil 2

  • 7.6 Good
  • gisella M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Maldives are a top diving destination, I love them.

Diving Maldives in March on the Blue Force One

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Ethan H
  • United States United States

Excellent! Not a particular fan of deep channel diving for reef shark but it was fine. That's what was here. Also stingrays and eagle rays

Diving Maldives in January on the Maldives Aggressor II

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Rhiannon M
  • Australia Australia

Overall the Maldives didn’t disappoint, we saw most of what we expected to see though at this time of the year we had expected better visibility but it wasn’t to be...mind you 15-25metres isn’t too bad! Beware of strong currents, you certainly get a workout!

Diving Maldives in January on the Blue Shark One

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Samuel F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great!! Highly recommended!

Diving Maldives in December on the Carpe Diem

  • 6.8 Review score
  • Martin J
  • Sweden Sweden

Good experience, nice waters, although not as good visibility as expected (due to stormy weather for a couple of weeks). Maldivians and Bangladeshi (crew on most boats) are very friendly. Would have wanted to see more of the unique fauna for the Maldives but this could be due to the engagement of the guides.

Diving Maldives in February on the Moonima

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Melvin M
  • United States United States

Best big animal experience in 25 years of diving.

Diving Maldives in March on the Blue Shark One

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Lynette H
  • Singapore Singapore

The Maldives is still a destination with abundant marine life, including mantas and a variety of sharks and rays.

Diving Maldives in February on the Blue Force One

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Cornelis E
  • Netherlands Netherlands

There was just one dive describing the dives on this trip, amazing!

Diving Maldives in March on the Soleil 2 Liveaboard

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Adam L
  • United States United States

Killer, but missed some of the biggest sharks though

Diving Maldives in March on the Soleil 2

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Asif P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fantastic

Diving Maldives in February on the Emperor Leo

  • 7.2 Good
  • Raquel M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent

Diving Maldives in February on the Emperor Leo

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Adnan T
  • New Zealand New Zealand

Not bad. Lacks a bit of variety though. Can be very hit and miss.

Diving Maldives in February on the Blue Force One

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Bert M
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Outstanding, can't go wrong here!

Diving Maldives in February on the Eco Blue

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Frances D
  • United States United States

My overall experience was a good one diving in The Maldives. I learned how to multi task underwater ... For example- trying to quickly find the a spot to place my reef hook and then film the sharks without breathing too much. ;-)

Diving Maldives in February on the Emperor Voyager

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Natalie B
  • Australia Australia

Very enjoyable warm water diving. Vis was great on most dives with plenty of marine life to be seen.

Diving Maldives in February on the Emperor Serenity

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Yves D
  • France France

Good experience. Only the visibility was not so good compared to other diving spots (Polynesia, Socorro...). Also, you have to like drift dives in Maldives !

Diving Maldives in February on the Emperor Serenity

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Martin H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brilliant I would recommend to everyone

Diving Maldives in January on the Emperor Serenity

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Krasimir S
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria

Fantastic diving experience. Best diving trip so far. We saw a lot of big staff, Trip route was very well established and we managed to see everything we came for.

Diving Maldives in February on the Emperor Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Cheryl T
  • New Zealand New Zealand

Some of the dives were excellent- with great coral, fish life and sharks Some of the dives were poor. Some areas have dead & damaged coral which is sad to see

Diving Maldives in February on the Soleil 2

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Peter H
  • Canada Canada

I am afraid I can never dive anywhere else, it will never be that good again :(

Diving Maldives in February on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Alyssa M
  • United States United States

Awesome scuba dives. It was painful to see what El Nino did to the reef back in 2016, but it was great to see a few of the seasonal dives where the hard corals were still alive and well. I'm not a huge fan of using the reef hook to simply float and stare, but I know that is the nature of taking a lot of different divers with mixed experience levels in strong currents. Next time we come, we will purposefully book a more technical route for some advanced dives.

Diving Maldives in February on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Kenneth M
  • United States United States

Good and bad, based on currents. Visibility and overall dive conditions were not as good as I had expected. Coral was mostly dead.

Diving Maldives in January on the Blue Force One

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Jay L
  • United States United States

Overall it was awesome, One small note, i was expecting a greater level of visibility. But have some to understand that the lack there of is part of what allows us to see rays and sharks

Diving Maldives in February on the Emperor Serenity

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Lindsay F
  • United States United States

Diving in Maldives is lots of pelagic action! So much diversity of aquatic life.

Diving Maldives in February on the Emperor Voyager

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Guy R
  • United States United States

Very good. I would say the coral life has suffered in some places, and in general it does not match the corals in parts of the Philippines for example.

Diving Maldives in February on the Carpe Novo

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Alfred J
  • Austria Austria

they try their best, but corral bleaching doesnt make it easy

Diving Maldives in February on the Azalea

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • LILING Y
  • China China

Very good, saw a lot of mantas and sharks, and improved his diving skills

Diving Maldives in January on the Maldives Aggressor II

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Areena C
  • Thailand Thailand

Diving in Maldive is great...abundance of marine life.

Diving Maldives in January on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Thomas N
  • Denmark Denmark

It was overall very nice. I had personally hoped to see whale sharks and hammerhead, but instead I experienced schools of nurse sharks (in daylight and night dive), schools of grey reef sharks and lots of mantas (in daylight and night dive) and stingrays.

Diving Maldives in January on the Emperor Serenity

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Emma C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

We were a little disappointed though this was no fault of Emperor Divers. Visibility was between 5 and 20 meters due to weather conditions and currents were strong!

Diving Maldives in January on the Emperor Atoll

  • 8.0 Very good
  • ANSH S
  • India India

Beautiful location, enjoyed the dive

Diving Maldives in January on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jensy H
  • Belgium Belgium

Very good, first impression well succeeded

Diving Maldives in December on the Carpe Vita

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Benjamin L
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong

Amazing. Highly recommend. However, don't expect to see much macro, this is BIG FISH diving! ;)

Diving Maldives in January on the Carpe Novo


Origin: US