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
  • 643 Verified Reviews
  • 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
  • Mel 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

  • 7.6 Good
  • gisella M
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Maldives are a top diving destination, I love them.

Diving Maldives in March on the Blue Force One

  • 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

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Eugene Foong Kiew N
  • Malaysia Malaysia

Pelagic fishes, strong current and not fully recover corals..enjoyable overall.

Diving Maldives in January on the Emperor Serenity

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Magnus Y
  • Sweden Sweden

Third time we do Maldives. We will most likely come back again.

Diving Maldives in January on the Nautilus One

  • 8.0 Very good
  • YUEN FAI DICK W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

good

Diving Maldives in January on the Amba Liveaboard

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Andrew C
  • Australia Australia

Excellent

Diving Maldives in January on the Emperor Atoll

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Lotte R
  • Denmark Denmark

Excellent - Rasdhoo and Alimanta Circus the best.

Diving Maldives in December on the Emperor Serenity

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Renato G
  • Italy Italy

It was the 15th time for me: I love Maldives

Diving Maldives in January on the Emperor Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • sebastian S
  • United States United States

Excellent

Diving Maldives in January on the Soleil 2

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nida N
  • India India

Great

Diving Maldives in January on the Emperor Voyager

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Minseok K
  • South Korea South Korea

It was my first time diving trip at Maldives. little bit hard but it was meaningful experience. I'd like to go another season to feel and do other experience at Maldives.

Diving Maldives in January on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Elisabeth A
  • Norway Norway

A great diving experience, seeing so many big fish and animals.

Diving Maldives in January on the Soleil 2

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Alazne C
  • Spain Spain

Very good. We had the chance to see several grey - white tip - black tip reef sharks, also mantas closely and a whale shark passed by just next to me!

Diving Maldives in December on the Emperor Atoll

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kaixin X
  • China China

Very satisfied

Diving Maldives in December on the Emperor Virgo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Guillermo F
  • Italy Italy

The best trip yo diving until now! I’ll come back

Diving Maldives in December on the Eco Blue

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Klinger C
  • United States United States

Awesome! I can't wait for my next diving adventure.

Diving Maldives in December on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • DANY A
  • Lebanon Lebanon

Great diving

Diving Maldives in December on the Emperor Explorer

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Ozgur T
  • Canada Canada

We did like the channel dive experience and presence of sharks but big deception to see how the corals were damaged. However Maldives stay a big pelagic life destination and become impressing if you are lucky to meet them

Diving Maldives in December on the Carpe Novo

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Joanna W
  • Canada Canada

Good for mantas, sharks, rays Very fishy Corals are mostly dead

Diving Maldives in December on the Soleil 2

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mingyu W
  • United States United States

Very beautiful reefs and the guides we had are really very very helpful. They really stretched so much to make sure we had great diving experience. Greatly appreciate their help. The boat is really nice and comfortable. Food is about average, no complaints though. Overall the company Carpe Diem has done a great job to make sure everybody gets a great experience on their boats. I am really happy I had the opportunity to experience Maldives with them.

Diving Maldives in December on the Carpe Vita

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Emil D
  • South Africa South Africa

Beste diving I have done in 15 years.

Diving Maldives in December on the Ocean Sapphire

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Amber W
  • United States United States

Great

Diving Maldives in December on the Emperor Virgo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Edouard P
  • France France

Very pleasant overall with nice pelagic

Diving Maldives in December on the Emperor Serenity

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • yann R
  • France France

Very good

Diving Maldives in December on the Emperor Serenity

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Jorge R
  • Spain Spain

We enjoyed the great diversity of species we saw. Unfortunately coral is dead in some places but there are still many reefs alive. I wasn't expecting to see so many pelagics and although we were not lucky enough to encounter the whale shark nor the hammerheads, we still enjoyed mantas, up to three different types of sharks, rays, tunas, barracudas... I mean, it's amazing to swim so close to some of these animals. The currents help you navigate if you have an experience team of instructors, like we did, so the dives are effortless. We had so much fun.

Diving Maldives in December on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ngung Chia S
  • Singapore Singapore

Excellent

Diving Maldives in December on the Soleil 2

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marcus J
  • Germany Germany

Amazing

Diving Maldives in December on the Carpe Vita

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Dana T
  • United States United States

All the dives had many different things to offer. They each were unique in their own way. I would highly recommend the Maldives as a dive destination and the scuba yang as the boat to be on. There were no details that weren't considered. From the spectacular service during every meal and dance parties, to the way the napkins were folded, to the fabulous Xmas eve dinner and Xmas beach party, to the most conscientious dive masters - everything was truly well thought out and so amazing. Staff were so gracious and welcoming. The boat is beautiful and spa very relaxing. Truly a wonderful experience and amazing vacation

Diving Maldives in December on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • amit K
  • Israel Israel

Im sure im going back to do south lines in February next year.

Diving Maldives in December on the Blue Force One

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Roland C
  • Australia Australia

marine life is protected so you can still see large holes of fish and sharks highly recommended we will come back again for sure

Diving Maldives in December on the Carpe Diem

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • don E
  • United States United States

Very good. Have been diving 47 years and must say I really enjoyed myself

Diving Maldives in December on the Moonima

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Chris P
  • United States United States

Amazing experience- will definitely be back

Diving Maldives in December on the Blue Force One

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • David H
  • Switzerland Switzerland

The diving was great especially with the bigger marine life.

Diving Maldives in December on the Carpe Vita

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Ewa Z
  • Poland Poland

Much more better that I expected. Marine life is amazing. But it's not for the people without experience. The current can be really strong

Diving Maldives in December on the Carpe Diem

  • 7.6 Good
  • Chris M
  • United States United States

The diving was great! We saw whale sharks, mantas and many sharks. The quality of the reefs was good. Several dives had strong currents requiring reef hooks.

Diving Maldives in November on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Khaled M
  • Egypt Egypt

Un esperienza unica da consigliare assolutamente a tutti i subacquei preparati

Diving Maldives in November on the Moonima

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Tom M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fantastic, 50 Mantas in one go was an incredible experience.

Diving Maldives in November on the Carpe Vita

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • James J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Incredible diving, healthy reefs with plenty of life. Sharks and Mantas pretty much guaranteed.

Diving Maldives in November on the Emperor Serenity

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Perttu V
  • Finland Finland

Great! Will come again for sure

Diving Maldives in November on the Emperor Leo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Barra O
  • Canada Canada

Wonderful, great diving, lots of current so lots of big fish.

Diving Maldives in October on the Ocean Sapphire

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Victoria L
  • France France

Stunning ! Whaleshark, Nurse Sharks, White and Black Tip Sharks, Mantas, Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, Moray Eels and a lot of others. Best night dive of my life !

Diving Maldives in November on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Taylor A
  • Canada Canada

Overall it was wonderful and I saw everything I wanted.

Diving Maldives in October on the Ocean Sapphire

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Jason M
  • United States United States

Amazing enough I’m planning to go back to see more and hopefully explore the south!

Diving Maldives in October on the Emperor Explorer

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Caspar D
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Beautiful - the Maldives had been on the top of my 'places' to dive list for a long time, and I'm so glad I went. Made some great friends along the way too :)

Diving Maldives in September on the Nautilus Two

  • 9.2 Superb
  • ALWYN D
  • United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Awesome. Will go back.

Diving Maldives in October on the Carpe Novo

  • 8.0 Very good
  • ZAFER ERDIM I
  • Turkey Turkey

It was amazing to see the various of marine life. Weather and water temperature were very comfortable to dive.

Diving Maldives in September on the Emperor Serenity

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • YASUSHI K
  • Japan Japan

I met Manta, Whale Sharks, Eagle Ray, Gitter Fish ,White tip Shark , Gray Shark, Black Tip Shark,Turtle, Etc. I got many experience in Maldives.

Diving Maldives in September on the Blue Force One

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Wesley C
  • Singapore Singapore

Its great. Try not to sit out of any dives as each provides a different experience.

Diving Maldives in September on the Emperor Voyager

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Sheryl W
  • United States United States

ScubaSpa should have a gratuitous “Drift Diving Specialty” certificate!!! The currents are Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride sometimes!!!!

Diving Maldives in September on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Bastiaan D
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Beautiful! Lots of “big” stuff such as whale sharks,white tips, black tips,manta rays, eagle rays but also plenty of smaller pretty fish ( large groups of batfish and fuseliers)

Diving Maldives in September on the Blue Force One

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Anthony M
  • United States United States

Totally worth every penny

Diving Maldives in September on the Blue Force One

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Chris L
  • United States United States

Great fish live, warm water, quite ocean, great boat and crew, good vegetarian food!

Diving Maldives in September on the Blue Voyager

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Pablo M
  • Spain Spain

Very relaxing and plenty of fishes even though we could not spot whale sharks or manta rays

Diving Maldives in September on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Yevgeniya M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fantastic. Very good marine life diversity.

Diving Maldives in September on the Carpe Novo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Craig M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

this is my first year of diving so I have very little to gauge against, but this holiday was brilliant

Diving Maldives in September on the Emperor Serenity

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Benjamin K
  • Germany Germany

We had a great week! Beginning with the beautiful boat and the outstanding crew (boat, dhoni and guides) the really good atmosphere between the guests and of course the diving! We were shown the best of “the north” with lots of mantas and beautiful dive sites. We will definitely come back aboard Theia!

Diving Maldives in August on the Theia

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Anita F
  • Australia Australia

I was very pleasantly surprised about diving in the Maldives - large pelagic, schools of fish with swims throughs and channels.

Diving Maldives in May on the Emperor Atoll

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jacqueline H
  • China China

Great one, will come back for the Deep South.

Diving Maldives in August on the Emperor Virgo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Marija A
  • Croatia Croatia

Diving in Maldives was great. the sea is Christal clear and full of marine life. You can see many species from turtles, sharks, mantas, rays, crab to all the different species of fish, corals...Absolutely amazing. The very challenging part and excited is that you can experience all the different types of diving as drifting, dive with hook, night dive, deep dive... I enjoy a lot and will definitely return back :)

Diving Maldives in August on the Blue Force One

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Vicki P
  • Canada Canada

It was tough in terms of conditions but each sight didn't disappoint. It was incredible and I learned so much from the guides and other divers.

Diving Maldives in August on the Emperor Voyager

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Khoa B
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Superb! Sharks on almost all dives :)

Diving Maldives in August on the Emperor Serenity

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Stephen J
  • Canada Canada

Other than the manta and nurse shark dives, like many other places I've dived.

Diving Maldives in July on the Emperor Leo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Juan José P
  • Spain Spain

I accomplished all my expectations: sharks, whale shark, mantas, ...

Diving Maldives in July on the Soleil 2

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Usei S
  • Japan Japan

August isn't the best diving season in the Maldives, but it's cheap, so it's a good choice.

Diving Maldives in August on the Ari Queen

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Joe C
  • United States United States

The Maldives is one of a kind. The water is clear and the reefs are still in pretty good shape. The guides and others said that there seemed to be less sharks and mantas around, but given the state of the oceans, we were lucky to still see three species of sharks and a handful of mantas.

Diving Maldives in July on the Emperor Voyager

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Verona C
  • Australia Australia

Great water clarity, warm and inviting. Night dives with Sharks and mantas were amazing. Sharks and rays pushed under us to get to fish good. Prolific fish life. Lovely soft corals

Diving Maldives in July on the Soleil 2

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Enrique M
  • United States United States

My experience was amazing. Second time diving with ecoprodivers. Plan on using the same organization whenever I dive the Maldives. Inhave now done two different routes with them at different times of the year. July and October and both where amazing.

Diving Maldives in July on the Blue Shark One

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Attila J
  • Hungary Hungary

Excellent

Diving Maldives in July on the Eco Blue

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • cecil D
  • South Africa South Africa

it was so good I didn't want to leave, will return surely.

Diving Maldives in July on the Soleil 2