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 is 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.

Nilandhe Atoll, on the western border of the Maldives' Southern Atolls, is a great destination for liveaboard diving. It is actually made up of two atolls - the northern atoll is known for its big schools of fish, as well as sharks, Napoleon wrasse, and eagle rays. The southern atoll is home to an abundance of protected areas that are teeming with marine life, including grey reef sharks, schools of fusiliers, snappers, sweetlips, and even tuna, turtles, and mantas. No matter your interests, Nilandhe Atoll is sure to have something for you.

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

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 982 Verified Reviews
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • David H
  • United States United States

Very satisfying, and I'm glad I picked this longer 20 day "Ultimate Expedition" as my first Maldives experience given the long travel distances required

Diving Maldives in March on the Blue Spirit

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kristen L
  • United States United States

This is specific to South Maldives- everyone on the boat would not repeat the trip as the first half was boring and devoid of the normal things one would expect to see in Maldives- no whale sharks, no mantas, very few sharks. We were told this was extremely rare and due to ocean conditions and maybe location.

Diving Maldives in March on the Carpe Vita

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Adam P
  • United States United States

Very good. Not known for coral but still pretty on some of the dives. Lots of sharks

Diving Maldives in April on the Emperor Leo

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Whitney H
  • United States United States

Exceptional. Unlike anything I've ever seen and better than anywhere we have ever been before.

Diving Maldives in April on the Emperor Virgo

  • 5.2 Review score
  • Rebecca N
  • United States United States

The diving was good for seeing interesting coral but we didn’t do many channel dives to see pelagic marine life.

Diving Maldives in April on the Horizon 3

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • JOHN C
  • United States United States

Good! The drift dives, the strong currents, surprised us. We loved seeing the wildlife. Maldives is beautiful, unique, special, and SO FRAGILE. Take good care of this special place.

Diving Maldives in April on the Carpe Novo

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Seth G
  • United States United States

Very beautiful country, we enjoyed our time in the Maldives.

Diving Maldives in May on the Carpe Novo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Blanca G
  • United States United States

After not diving for Six years this was a great challenge which I loved. My rating is 91/2 because those currents were so strong🙏

Diving Maldives in May on the Maldives Aggressor II

  • 9.2 Superb
  • LAURA B
  • United States United States

water was cloudier than I expected but I was told this was the time of year - but I was excited to see manta ray and whale sharks

Diving Maldives in June on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • John B
  • United States United States

Unfortunately not the greatest visibility, but a lot of that is due to the time of year. Reefs are hurting like everywhere else on the planet.

Diving Maldives in September on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Karen J
  • United States United States

Great diversity. Strong currents, so not great for new divers.

Diving Maldives in September on the Princess Sara

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Tate A
  • United States United States

This is my 3rd trip to the Maldives and we were lucky enough to see all species it has to offer

Diving Maldives in September on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Benjamin V
  • United States United States

We did not have much luck with the cleaning stations, and the Lily Rock site was a total bust, but the rest of the dives made up for it. Many mantas, octopi, turtles, dolphins and a bunch of other colorful tropical fish were seen on every dive, and there were a couple cool wrecks. The whale shark that visited our boat at night was also an interesting character. I feel that safety standards were adhered to at all times and would recommend this to anyone else.

Diving Maldives in November on the Emperor Leo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Leopold S
  • United States United States

The Maldives is truly a wonderful place. Not only is the colors of the ocean and fish life amazing but so are the people.

Diving Maldives in December on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Courtney C
  • United States United States

Fantastic.

Diving Maldives in December on the Emperor Serenity

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Daniel M
  • United States United States

Mind blowing.

Diving Maldives in December on the Carpe Vita

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Daniel B
  • United States United States

We enjoy current diving to see bigger life underwater and more sharks. There was a lot of swimming to get to these spots and some divers ran out of air, ending our dives early so maybe drop us on the spots or switch divers around so people with more experience and better air consumption are together. But all in all we really enjoyed it

Diving Maldives in January on the Princess Dhonkamana

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sebastian R
  • Germany Germany

I was fantastic. We did the main spots of each atoll and never cam across a overcrowded spot which is probably due to the crew manouvering around those times.

Diving Maldives in October on the Carpe Novo

  • 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

  • 8.4 Very good
  • andre V
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Very good. there is still no overfishing so you still see big scholes of fish and lots of sharks.

Diving Maldives in August on the Sachika Liveaboard

  • 8.4 Very good
  • andre V
  • Netherlands Netherlands

very good, one of the best weeks in the Maldives. Good weather great visibillity and a lot of fish

Diving Maldives in August on the Sachika Liveaboard

  • 7.2 Good
  • Jeremie T
  • France France

amazing shark and wild life encounters very cool trip

Diving Maldives in August on the Carpe Vita

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • andre V
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Great: good diving conditions, great weather and still lots of fish. Only a pity that the shallow parts of the reef are very damaged because od coral bleaching...

Diving Maldives in August on the Carpe Novo

  • 8.4 Very good
  • andre V
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Great: Lots of fish(big and and small), good visibility and great weather.

Diving Maldives in August on the Carpe Vita

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kerim A
  • Turkey Turkey

Good and relaxing

Diving Maldives in January on the Moonima

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Amanda K
  • Denmark Denmark

Amazing! Seeing so many beautiful rays, sharks, turtles, fish and corals. Very recommendable.

Diving Maldives in March on the Blue Shark One

  • 6.4 Review score
  • Annette H
  • Germany Germany

The South of Maldives are a great destination for Diving.

Diving Maldives in March on the Blue Maldives

  • 5.2 Review score
  • Nicola T
  • Australia Australia

The diving lacked interest, variety and biodiversity in comparison with diving in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon's, Palau, Phillipines and Fiji and lacked the big action of French Polynesia, Banda Sea, Galapagos, Socorro, South Africa etc. But if you are coming mainly to see a whale shark and dive with mantas then Maldives is a convenient and easy place to do this and you will likely go away very happy.

Diving Maldives in March on the Emperor Atoll

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Morgan L
  • France France

One of the best diving place in the world, especially if you are looking for sharks

Diving Maldives in March on the Blue Voyager

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Elisa Analia M
  • Chile Chile

It was great in diversity, very comfortable to have a small boat for diving. Great vibes from the crew, guides and people on board.

Diving Maldives in April on the Emperor Leo

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Joaquin R
  • Spain Spain

A week sharing a passion with the rest of the participant and in the hands of great professionals, crew ans guides.

Diving Maldives in April on the Ari Queen

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Michael K
  • New Zealand New Zealand

Great diving with good visibility and light tidal flows.

Diving Maldives in April on the Blue

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Mark J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Loved every minute and can't wait to return

Diving Maldives in April on the Ari Queen

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Rosmaria B
  • Switzerland Switzerland

generally good, but in the southern regions a max. depth of 40 meters should be allowed.

Diving Maldives in April on the Moonima

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Marion S
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Beautiful sites, interesting and good range of different reefs with/without current, more flat and steeper ones, beautiful marine life.

Diving Maldives in April on the Emperor Serenity

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Mark R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

A good range of large and small sea life to observe. Some dive sites heavy with other divers from other boats. Poor visibility often an issue. Some medium current to manage involving the need to physically hook to the reefs to enable stable observation of the sealife in the blue.

Diving Maldives in April on the Nautilus Two

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Ross C
  • Ireland Ireland

Some great wildlife to be seen, manta rays, lots of white tip sharks, whale sharks etc.

Diving Maldives in April on the Carpe Diem

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Deepti A
  • Spain Spain

Great experience overall. Very enjoyable. Had to get used to currents. Visibility was good but have dived better.

Diving Maldives in April on the Blue Force One

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jeroen V
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Very good for sharks, and other pelagics. Abundant fish live. Reasonably healthy reefs. Missed the pristine sites and macro life. Visibility was average. Lots of divers in the water

Diving Maldives in April on the Emperor Serenity

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jennifer H
  • France France

Overall very good diving though sometimes too many boats on dive site, too busy underwater.

Diving Maldives in April on the Emperor Serenity

  • 5.2 Review score
  • Matteo G
  • Austria Austria

It’s was good and satisfactory! But could have been better weather and ideally to be able to see much more marine life than we already did. But can’t complain on this! Some Beautiful dive sites

Diving Maldives in April on the Emperor Voyager

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Adam H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Weather conditions were not brilliant and this impacted on the route and the underwater conditions. Visibility was often not so good which is a real shame. Overall though still had some amazing dives with so many sharks and other large pelagic species. So many huge schools of Jacks and Baracuda, superb.

Diving Maldives in May on the Princess Dhonkamana

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Rindra R
  • Madagascar Madagascar

All of the dive sites are beautiful and particulars, very rich

Diving Maldives in May on the Emperor Serenity

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Nicolas V
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Very nice. A lot of sharks

Diving Maldives in May on the Sachika

  • 7.6 Good
  • Andrew N
  • New Zealand New Zealand

Underwhelmed, dissappointed after seeing & reading so much good reviews on Maldives.

Diving Maldives in May on the Emperor Explorer

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Zinaida B
  • Sweden Sweden

Maildives is my favorite diving trip and this is not for nothing. The boats keep a very good standard of services and you know what you meet. Experienced guides!

Diving Maldives in May on the Amba Liveaboard

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Christoph P
  • Switzerland Switzerland

great experience, wonderful underwater world. loved it so much.

Diving Maldives in May on the Emperor Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Deepak G
  • India India

We dived for a week from a local island, and then a liveaboard. Overall, loved it, though the currents were challenging at times.

Diving Maldives in May on the Eco Blue

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jolene H
  • Singapore Singapore

Visibility was not as good as expected, but dive experience was still awesome!

Diving Maldives in May on the Adora

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Bryan Nicholas C
  • Singapore Singapore

Went for a liveaboard on Aggressor end May- Early June which meant that it was the tail end of the season. Expected a bit more visibility underwater and less choppy waters. Did not manage to see a whaleshark even though they are supposedly visible all year round. Overall still had a good number of dives. Will definitely recommend, however please go during peak season and not the tail end of the season.

Diving Maldives in May on the Maldives Aggressor II

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Cassandra H
  • Singapore Singapore

Fantastic! The dives sites never fail to amaze. Very happy to see an abundance of fish (which means good ecosystems). The dive guides also emphasized on preserving the reef and leaving the marine life alone (which I feel, will go a long way in helping maintain these dives sites). They had a no-gloves policy which I appreciate - saw many other groups that had divers clutching on to the reefs with their gloves >=(

Diving Maldives in June on the Emperor Leo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Camila F
  • Brazil Brazil

Amazing. So much marine life, mantas, turtles , sharks .. also so Man fishes. I’m super happy !!

Diving Maldives in June on the Emperor Leo

  • 7.2 Good
  • Stephen S
  • Australia Australia

reasonable, with poor visibility

Diving Maldives in June on the Carpe Vita

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Linda T
  • Australia Australia

Fabulous varied dive sites, diverse marine life, truly spectacular, will certainly be back.

Diving Maldives in July on the Horizon 3

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Josje A
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Very good. Totally relaxed dive guide who briefed well. The closer you come to some atolls, there was quite a bit of garbage in the water though. Our trip was in July, so the visibility was not crystal clear, but good enough. The more we went to the south, the more sharks we encountered.

Diving Maldives in July on the Princess Sara

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michael B
  • Germany Germany

Amazing! Eventhough the visibilty was not the best, we had on each single dive more highlights than on other places before

Diving Maldives in July on the Emperor Virgo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Leona N
  • Australia Australia

I snorkel so can only comment from my viewpoint. And what a viewpoint. To be able to swim with mantas and see a whaleshark ... well surely it can't get better than this.

Diving Maldives in August on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michael A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent, though it’s a shame there’s so little coral left.

Diving Maldives in August on the Carpe Vita

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Kartikay A
  • India India

Strong current at places, and low visibility on some sites. But overall, there were many good dive sites, with lots of shark action.

Diving Maldives in August on the Emperor Virgo

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michael H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Have been diving in the MAldives many times in past 35 years. Probably a aw more eagle rays and grey reef sharks than on any other trip. But the state of the corals on many reefs is quite depressing

Diving Maldives in September on the Princess Dhonkamana

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • martine V
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Maldives has it all.the warm water ,the big fishes,the small stuff, coral reefs,pinacles,channels.there is great diving for everyone.

Diving Maldives in September on the Nautilus Two

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Priscila M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Good dives, great marine life, poor visibility due to the time of the year, and strong currents sometimes. Experience level should be at least 50 logged dives.

Diving Maldives in September on the Horizon 3

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Pat H
  • Germany Germany

I love it, best highlight at the Manta cleaning station (we have seen 6 fully grown adult Mantas in total.) is when 1,2, and 3 of the Mantas keep hovering over my head and one of them is pregnant .. so happy to have this experience.

Diving Maldives in September on the Princess Dhonkamana

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Pat H
  • Germany Germany

The Maldives is special and kind of ' you have it all in one Maldives '. Every dive, there is something to see to enjoy and forever best memory. I have learned so much and become a confident diver with all kinds of current that the Maldives has to offer. I try to dive in the Maldives yearly. Love diving here so much.

Diving Maldives in September on the Princess Dhonkamana

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Alain P
  • Italy Italy

J'aime beaucoup.Ne pas manquer les thila et les passes !

Diving Maldives in October on the Horizon 3

  • 6.4 Review score
  • Jörg S
  • Germany Germany

nice places for diving, also with big and seldom fishes

Diving Maldives in October on the Nautilus Two

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • guest 1
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Really enjoyable diving with loads to see including larger pelagics. Need to be confident with strong currents.

Diving Maldives in October on the Sunseeker

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Michael V
  • Denmark Denmark

Not very good, I have never experience such bad weather for a hole week. This was my 5th time to the Maldives and it was very disappointing.

Diving Maldives in October on the Carpe Vita

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Patricia V
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Rain the whole week but magnifique diving and Atmosphäre

Diving Maldives in October on the Princess Haleema

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Samuel R
  • Spain Spain

Diving in the Maldives is easy, and thanks to the Dohni it is very comfortable. For underwater it is highly recommended to always use a current hook.

Diving Maldives in October on the Princess Sara

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Jinal T
  • India India

Great experience of diving in Maldives - a good balance of colourful and beautiful reef and corals along with some big and small marine life.

Diving Maldives in October on the Emperor Voyager

  • 9.2 Superb
  • ANDREA G
  • Spain Spain

Everything in general was very good but we think some spots are two crowded and it will be better if the limit the number of groups at the same time

Diving Maldives in October on the Carpe Vita

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Volker W
  • Germany Germany

As expected lots of fish - good to see they protect this carefully - no fishing with nets happening - only sad point is that corals in early 2000 by 80% distroyed by coral bleeching (know the Maledives from the 80/90th before which makes me cry)

Diving Maldives in November on the Blue Force One

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Tjaz K
  • Slovenia Slovenia

For the big fishes and pelagics is one of the best spots with affordable prices

Diving Maldives in November on the Iruvai

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Masanori Y
  • Japan Japan

Excellent but visibility was so so because it was November.

Diving Maldives in November on the Princess Sara

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Amanda R
  • Australia Australia

Great, excellent. We had great weather conditions, visibility was limited at times.

Diving Maldives in November on the Emperor Voyager

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Arminas N
  • Lithuania Lithuania

Visibility was worse than expected.

Diving Maldives in November on the Emperor Leo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Cheuk Min C
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong

I’m impressed how well the dive guides know about the ocean and where to find the creatures. They took good care of us underwater and I really enjoyed the dives. My bucket list is all checked.

Diving Maldives in November on the Carpe Diem

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Beatriz M
  • Spain Spain

Amazing! Plenty of sea life in most of the divings!

Diving Maldives in December on the Soleil 2

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Regina B
  • Hungary Hungary

Super nice. Lots of big marine life, sometimes challenging dives (strong current, etc) but the dive guides were super helpful and we felt very comfortable.

Diving Maldives in December on the Maldives Aggressor II

  • 8.0 Very good
  • BAK L
  • Denmark Denmark

Great

Diving Maldives in December on the Nautilus Two

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Simon C
  • South Africa South Africa

Once in a lifetime experience...outstanding

Diving Maldives in December on the Carpe Vita

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Peter B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

It's reliable - warm water, good variety of marine life guaranteed. Corals seem to have recovered from bleaching too.

Diving Maldives in December on the Soleil 2

  • 6.8 Review score
  • Maksim B
  • Estonia Estonia

Good! Could have been better (have not seen hammerheads and whale sharks)

Diving Maldives in December on the Horizon 3

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Shaili P
  • India India

Fantastic experience overall. Saw a lot of shark action! Some very special dives were the Manta ray cleaning station, the night dive with the Manta rays feeding and the wreck dive.

Diving Maldives in December on the Emperor Virgo

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Mark R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fabulous

Diving Maldives in December on the Emperor Serenity

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Etienne B
  • France France

Good itinerary mixing mantas and sharks

Diving Maldives in December on the Maldives Aggressor II

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Eva V
  • Belgium Belgium

Great , a lot of current .

Diving Maldives in December on the Theia

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Selma H
  • Switzerland Switzerland

I liked almost all of the dives we did but it did feel a little bit repetitive after the first ten dives since so many of them were so similar in character.

Diving Maldives in December on the Emperor Explorer

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Glenda J
  • Australia Australia

Overall excellent dive time and a good selection of the different types of marine life and diving conditions

Diving Maldives in December on the Emperor Leo

  • 8.4 Very good
  • holger P
  • Germany Germany

Die Sicht war so das einzige, was meinen Erwartungen nicht entsprach. Da hatt ich tatsächlich klarere Verhälnisse erwartet, wie man es aus dem fernsehen kennt. Aber das kann man eben nicht ändern. Alles andere fand ich super interessant und hat mich begeistert. Tauchtechnisch auch wieder einiges dazugelernt.

Diving Maldives in January on the Emperor Virgo

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • steven M
  • Ireland Ireland

The diving was great in all atolls

Diving Maldives in January on the Emperor Serenity

  • 8.0 Very good
  • PHILIPPE L
  • France France

Beautiful dives as a whole despite capricious sea conditions (visibility and current). some dives in the blue without interest

Diving Maldives in January on the Carpe Diem

  • 5.6 Review score
  • Angus K
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

It was ok but we expected more life.

Diving Maldives in January on the Princess Haleema

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Graeme L
  • New Zealand New Zealand

Time of year seemed to be important as water clarity was variable. As it happened a couple of weeks later may have made things better.

Diving Maldives in January on the Amba Liveaboard

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jody H
  • Malaysia Malaysia

overall enjoyed swimming with so many sharks and Manta and watching the actions, it's really unfortunate our best visibility after 7 days dive was hardly 10 metres. Will definitely have to come back another time for calmer seas for better view one day '

Diving Maldives in January on the Carpe Vita

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Alejandro G
  • Spain Spain

Dives where great although water was a little bit murky hence visibility was reduced

Diving Maldives in January on the Emperor Leo

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Tanja L
  • Germany Germany

Much better deep south then central atolls

Diving Maldives in January on the Emperor Leo

  • 7.6 Good
  • Leandro S
  • Brazil Brazil

Half our dives were below average, the other half were good dives - we expected more from the Maldives. Visibility was ok, reefs weren't pristine, pelagic life was average.

Diving Maldives in January on the Emperor Explorer

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Romain N
  • France France

Incredible by its diversity !

Diving Maldives in January on the Emperor Explorer


Origin: US