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
  • 506 Verified Reviews
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gina M
  • Australia Australia

I am always happy to be diving. The guides did explain to us about the major bleaching that took place a few years back. 7th Heaven will hold a special place in my mind.

Diving Maldives in May on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Eva W
  • Singapore Singapore

Fish life was abundant, with many chances of seeing majestic pelagic animals. Will definitely be back....

Diving Maldives in June on the Emperor Atoll

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • David P
  • United States United States

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time diving in the Maldives. The diversity and school size is astounding.

Diving Maldives in June on the Emperor Leo

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nick C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Average visibility due to the season. We were not lucky enough for good whale shark experiences but that is luck not the dive team. Overall excellent and very satisfied.

Diving Maldives in June on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Gaetane L
  • Belgium Belgium

Very nice and every day was a surprise

Diving Maldives in June on the Emperor Leo

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • SCOTT T
  • United States United States

Challenging currents but very good. Visibility of 30 meters or so. Lots of great stuff to see.

Diving Maldives in May on the Blue Force One

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Jonathan S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent marine life - some of the best we have seen. Coral was less good than in some places in South East Asia but the reef life more than made up for it. Currents occasionally quite strong.

Diving Maldives in May on the Blue Voyager

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Christopher A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Good

Diving Maldives in May on the Sheena

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Dagmar E
  • Germany Germany

Diving in the Maldives is very nice, one can see a lot of marine life. Living in the Seychelles I wanted to see the difference - the Indian Ocean above the equator and below the equator! One can compare the Maldives with the outer islands of Seychelles.

Diving Maldives in April on the Soleil 2

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Oxana M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some dive sites were a fantastic experience (like nurse shark diving, manta night dive, and couple very colourful fish sites) other sites were quite boring.... Overall will be going back to Maldives again

Diving Maldives in May on the Emperor Serenity

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Jun C
  • China China

Totally worth it!

Diving Maldives in May on the Blue Force One

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Roger T
  • Singapore Singapore

Excellent. But we went during the start of monsoon. So visibility wasn't that great. But overall, good experience.

Diving Maldives in May on the Emperor Virgo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Lacy R
  • United States United States

After awhile all the Atolls run together so without getting up to read my log book I can't give a full description of each individual one. I can say that all in all my experience was nothing short of amazing. The weather wasn't perfect but that is beyond anyone's control. The list in endless for the variety of things to see. From the largest Mantas to the tiny Nudis....pure heaven

Diving Maldives in April on the Emperor Serenity

  • 7.2 Good
  • Ezgi K
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Super nice. Would definitely come back again.

Diving Maldives in April on the Emperor Virgo

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Brian M
  • Canada Canada

Busier than expected with other divers. Animal life was terrific. 3rd best experience in over 35 years of active diving. (Behind Galapagos / Palau).

Diving Maldives in May on the Maldives Aggressor II

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nadine G
  • Lebanon Lebanon

Very good, but April is not the best season. I would recommend January instead.

Diving Maldives in April on the Blue Voyager

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Amado D
  • United States United States

Just overall one of the best places I've dived. Even the "dead" coral still had great life!

Diving Maldives in April on the Emperor Serenity

  • 7.6 Good
  • Lin W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Love it and enjoy it so much.

Diving Maldives in April on the Princess Haleema

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Oskar F
  • Sweden Sweden

Great - would definitely do it again!

Diving Maldives in April on the Emperor Leo

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Karin H
  • Denmark Denmark

Recommended for sure - very relaxing.

Diving Maldives in April on the Fun Azul

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • David S
  • Australia Australia

Overall I loved diving in the Maldives. We had excellent weather, with little current, which apparently is unusual. There were lots of mantas, rays and sharks on our dives. The night dives with nurse sharks and mantas were super awesome (not just normal awesome)! The coral isn't great in many places, but there are some decent coral dives. We missed seeing whale sharks, but that was the luck of the day.

Diving Maldives in April on the Blue Voyager

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Wayne H
  • South Africa South Africa

Sad to see the coral bleaching but easy diving overall.

Diving Maldives in April on the Blue Voyager

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Fred G
  • United States United States

The diving was really enjoyable and manageable with the dives spaced out. The dives themselves were well led. People: There was a good mix of people.

Diving Maldives in August on the Blue Voyager

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Micheal S
  • United States United States

It is hard to recall the specifics of every atoll, but, overall, we saw everything the Maldives is famous for - vibrant marine life, many, many mantas and other rays, abundance of sharks, including whale sharks, eels, octopus, every other imaginable marine creature. The only thing that was very sad to see is the coral destruction near popular destinations/ resorts, coral damage caused by bleaching and weather events.

Diving Maldives in April on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Andre G
  • Switzerland Switzerland

This was in my bucket list ! Checked that one in a fantastic way!

Diving Maldives in March on the Ocean Divine

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Maria W
  • Germany Germany

One of my best diving holidays!

Diving Maldives in March on the Ocean Divine

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Masumi T
  • United States United States

Diving in the Maldives was deeper with stronger currents than expected; however, that allowed us to see the big critters. :)

Diving Maldives in March on the Ocean Divine

  • 8.4 Very good
  • John F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Very good

Diving Maldives in March on the Amba Liveaboard

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ian T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Good

Diving Maldives in March on the Emperor Leo

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jae Hyuk C
  • South Korea South Korea

Good

Diving Maldives in March on the Maldives Aggressor II

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Graeme H
  • Australia Australia

I had a great time and enjoyed the majority of the dive sites.

Diving Maldives in March on the Blue Voyager

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Paul C
  • United States United States

I really enjoyed it, especially the night dives because of the different species of fish and coral that are visible at night. The nurse shark experience was a lot of fun, too.

Diving Maldives in March on the Ari Queen

  • 7.6 Good
  • Luc C
  • France France

Great shark and ray dives. Probably the best we ever experienced at dive sites where fish life was plentiful. Very little macro due to bad condition of the reef

Diving Maldives in January on the Nautilus One

  • 9.2 Superb
  • David D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Exceptional

Diving Maldives in February on the Eco Blue

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Alistair D
  • South Africa South Africa

Excellent

Diving Maldives in February on the Emperor Leo

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Johann Y
  • Norway Norway

Good. However, be aware of strong current

Diving Maldives in February on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Hayley S
  • Canada Canada

Coral bleaching at shallow levels, so only a few good deep reefs with healthy corals.

Diving Maldives in February on the Emperor Atoll

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Yvonne L
  • Canada Canada

Fantastic diving experience! Huge Mantas, Stinrays, Reef sharks, beautiful soft and hard corals.... Fun!!

Diving Maldives in February on the Emperor Serenity

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Rachel T
  • Singapore Singapore

Mediocre coral reef condition, guide mentioned it's still recovering from 2016's El Nino event. Plenty of fish, sharks, Jacks, Trevally, Tuna and occasional rays. Water visibility ranged approx. 10-15m.

Diving Maldives in February on the Emperor Leo

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Gregory B
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Great dive vacation. Met my expectations!!

Diving Maldives in January on the Nautilus Two

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jukka Arimatias R
  • Finland Finland

Very nice diving. Currents might be challenging at times.

Diving Maldives in January on the Maldives Aggressor II

  • 9.2 Superb
  • wenbo L
  • Singapore Singapore

a bit challenging for below 50 logs, can be managed.

Diving Maldives in February on the Emperor Voyager

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Milos C
  • Slovakia Slovakia

many famous big animals, untouched corals, great visibility, great reef system, many drift dives, sharks, manta rays

Diving Maldives in January on the Emperor Voyager

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Richard L
  • Canada Canada

Animal contact was excellent. Current is strong to very strong in some locations. Not ideal of beginners. Visibility is not always optimal. Coral life has been devastated by the water temp fluctuations and tsunami of the past 14 years.

Diving Maldives in January on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • daniel S
  • Switzerland Switzerland

As everyone nows, the Maldives had coralblechings and lot of places are damaged. But there still some very pretty places. Also the Shares and the Mantas are great to see. With the perfekt staff of Scubaspa Yang was it on every place a good dive.

Diving Maldives in March on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Lui C
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong

I would really miss my dive trip in Maldives. Overall it was very satisfying with lots of large creatures to see with many surprises. Though diving with current needs strength, the experience overall was exciting.

Diving Maldives in February on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jessica M
  • Canada Canada

Great

Diving Maldives in February on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Isidoro Luis F
  • Argentina Argentina

Excellent, planning to return

Diving Maldives in March on the Carpe Novo

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Zoe S
  • Canada Canada

The Maldives is always spectacular diving. The Maldivian guides have a great love and knowledge of their ocean.

Diving Maldives in January on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Nitin V
  • India India

- Warm water - Mantas, sharks, beautiful corals - Breathtaking scenery

Diving Maldives in March on the Ocean Divine

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Kyle C
  • United States United States

Crazy currents and lower than expected visibility put a damper on the trip but the sheer volume and diversity of life is incredible.

Diving Maldives in January on the Seafari Explorer

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • David D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Very good, I enjoyed the trip very much and would certainly like to do this again, I would happily repeat this trip.

Diving Maldives in January on the Nautilus One

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rachel R
  • United States United States

The dive instructors and Dhoni staff made the trip unmeasurable on the need to see more. They knew the best places to go. The best places to enter and the best places to hook in and watch the show. We could NOT be happier with our experience.

Diving Maldives in January on the Maldives Aggressor II

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Yurika S
  • Japan Japan

Some points has strong current but it means lots of things to watch. Over all good diving!

Diving Maldives in January on the Soleil 2

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Travis M
  • Canada Canada

Overall I enjoyed my dives in Maldives, warm water means easy diving and no need for heavy wet suits, visibility was overall excellent and lots to see.

Diving Maldives in January on the Blue Force One

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Caroline S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

it was our first livaboard and we were not disappointed. Can get to see so much more and a variety.

Diving Maldives in December on the Ocean Sapphire

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Caroline S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

it was our first livaboard and we were not disappointed. Can get to see so much more and a variety.

Diving Maldives in December on the Ocean Sapphire

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Lorenzo M
  • Italy Italy

Strong currents but amazing Sharks, Mantas and fishes

Diving Maldives in January on the Emperor Serenity

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Nicole W
  • United States United States

Unbelievably amazing , exceeded expectations

Diving Maldives in December on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Pavel S
  • Belarus Belarus

Better than Red Sea, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand or Bali

Diving Maldives in December on the Princess Haleema

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jonathan L
  • United States United States

The best diving we have ever done in terms of the diversity of the marine life - from small leaf fish to giant mantas, dolphins, scorpion fish and sharks - and the experience and knowledge we gained to further our diving skills.

Diving Maldives in November on the Moonima

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Yannick P
  • Belgium Belgium

Very nice place to dive, definitely to recommend!

Diving Maldives in December on the Emperor Leo

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sylvia H
  • Germany Germany

The Maldives are a great place to relax and take in the whole beautiful scenery with the ocean and islands all around. Under water there is an amazing world to discover with diving and beeing on a safari from time to time there's dolphins, turtles, mantarays and even sharks swimming along the boat.

Diving Maldives in November on the Emperor Leo

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • UNPIL B
  • South Korea South Korea

I've seen enough MANTA, SHARK. There was no whale shark.

Diving Maldives in November on the Maldives Aggressor II

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gwen G
  • United States United States

Warm water - interesting critters. Very nice

Diving Maldives in November on the Emperor Serenity

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Tanya B
  • Ireland Ireland

Varied wildlife, warm water, sometimes medium to strong-ish currents but overall it was easy diving . I booked this trip to see large pelagics, and the Maldives was very good for this.

Diving Maldives in November on the Eco Blue

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Dmitrii E
  • Russia Russia

This is the place where you want to return.

Diving Maldives in August on the Emperor Serenity

  • 8.4 Very good
  • David S
  • Australia Australia

Great, would love to come back in high season

Diving Maldives in October on the Carpe Novo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Melody W
  • Singapore Singapore

I will go there again very soon, too much to see and do in just a single trip!

Diving Maldives in December on the Leo Liveaboard

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Robin S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amazing, wonderful, varied, challenging, fun. Everything we wanted and more.

Diving Maldives in September on the Blue Force One

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Audrey O
  • Singapore Singapore

The only disappointment was the water visibilty but enjoyed the overall diving experience anyway

Diving Maldives in September on the Maldives Aggressor II

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Dirk N
  • Germany Germany

Das Wetter und die Sicht bei den Tauchgängen hätte besser sein können. Trotzdem ein unvergessliches Erlebnis.

Diving Maldives in September on the Carpe Diem

  • 4.8 Review score
  • Yohan J
  • South Korea South Korea

Please keep in mind that the visibility in September is poor.

Diving Maldives in September on the Eco Blue

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • ANNA B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

We were looking for Mantas all week and found them on the last day of diving at Paradise Island. It was also great diving at Fish factory. Love Maldives, I will be back.

Diving Maldives in September on the Theia

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Alexander J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Top notch diving, we saw countless Mantas, Sharks, Devil Rays, and Whale Sharks plus big game fish. No shortage of the standard coral reef life either.

Diving Maldives in September on the Emperor Serenity

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jung Pil L
  • South Korea South Korea

With good luck, I could see all that was explained in the introduction material - mantas, sharks, whale sharks, stingrays, stonefish, moray eels, nudy branch, etc.

Diving Maldives in September on the Emperor Serenity

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Jenny G
  • Switzerland Switzerland

its perfect for diving cuz there is a large diversity of fish and corals

Diving Maldives in September on the Carpe Vita

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • James B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

excellent

Diving Maldives in November on the Emperor Serenity

  • 9.2 Superb
  • ori D
  • Israel Israel

Beautiful

Diving Maldives in September on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Cara W
  • New Zealand New Zealand

Unforgettable

Diving Maldives in September on the Ari Queen

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Adam C
  • Australia Australia

Exceeded expectations...will be back for sure.

Diving Maldives in September on the Emperor Voyager

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • estefania A
  • Spain Spain

Awesome. I couldn' t imagine so nice dives

Diving Maldives in September on the Eco Blue

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Sonny C
  • United States United States

10+++++

Diving Maldives in September on the Sachika

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Zeev F
  • Israel Israel

Wonderful awesome. No words can describe.

Diving Maldives in September on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jason M
  • Canada Canada

The best diving of my life. Absolutely amazing

Diving Maldives in September on the Emperor Voyager

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Matthew S
  • Singapore Singapore

Extremely happy that we went on this trip

Diving Maldives in September on the Soleil 2

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Randall L
  • Singapore Singapore

Very enjoyable and memorable.

Diving Maldives in September on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Chen W
  • China China

Fantastic, this is the second time I went to dive in Maldives, it still suprises me!

Diving Maldives in August on the Emperor Voyager

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Michael W
  • United States United States

I would recommend it; not easy to get to from the U.S, but worth the trip. In the summer, the currents can be strong, but it doesn't detract from the experience.

Diving Maldives in July on the Carpe Vita

  • 8.0 Very good
  • mijung B
  • South Korea South Korea

I'm fully satisfied with the diving & diving sites, It was happy.

Diving Maldives in August on the Ari Queen

  • 7.2 Good
  • Laura S
  • Singapore Singapore

Very comfortable room and great dives. Staff were helpful. Food can be improved. Overall, we had great time!

Diving Maldives in August on the Soleil 2

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sanjay K
  • India India

Excellent diving experience. Got a great mix of everything the region is famous for offering. Some people diving with us got to see Mantas as well.

Diving Maldives in July on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kinga S
  • South Africa South Africa

warm waters, loads of sharks. Highlights were diving with mantas and the night dive with nurse sharks

Diving Maldives in July on the Princess Dhonkamana

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Leona N
  • Australia Australia

I have visited 3 times now - and though the reef (soft and hard corals) is definitely suffering somewhat the marine life is plentiful and varied. The visibility is great and the areas are varied with different spots providing different experiences. I just love this part of the world.

Diving Maldives in July on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Adrian R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Good fish life - poor to medium visibility, poor to medium coral Had a very enjoyable time!

Diving Maldives in July on the Emperor Voyager

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ross H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

There was fantastic marine life to be seen but weather meant conditions were not great.

Diving Maldives in July on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Ryan C
  • Australia Australia

Overall the diving experience is outstanding. A mix of dive types and sites to keep it fresh and exciting each time you enter the water. Whether you want small stuff, big stuff or schools of fish the Maldives has it all covered.

Diving Maldives in July on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Christian G
  • United States United States

An exceptional experience, such warm welcoming people, wonderful abundant marine life and beautiful scenery. The evening on the beach with the beautiful sunset and dinner and entertainment ( lights, candles, music and sand sculptures) as well as a delicious dinner was a highlight.

Diving Maldives in August on the Carpe Diem

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Arun S
  • United States United States

Super nice. Maldives is an excellent diving destination, albeit far.

Diving Maldives in June on the Emperor Voyager

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Minna K
  • Finland Finland

Overall visibility was perhaps somewhat less than expected, might have got to do with the rainy season even though it was sunny most days during this liveaboard (early July). Corals are not that great, but excellent for manta spotting and for watching nurse sharks and reef sharks. Water temp (+29C) really pleasant and never felt cold even post dives. Loved doing a night dive too, really lots of action going on!

Diving Maldives in June on the Emperor Leo