There is nowhere on earth quite like the Maldives. With its pristine white sandy beaches, over-water bungalows and extensive healthy reefs, the Maldives provide front row access to a spectacular abundance of beauty and marine life - including some extraordinary big fish encounters. Comprised of over 26 ring-shaped atolls and more than 1,000 coral islands, the planet’s lowest lying country is the perfect tropical holiday destination and a worthy ‘bucket list’ addition for any discerning diver.

  • Get away from it all at some of the most luxurious island resorts in the world
  • Snorkel the plankton-rich waters of Hanifaru Bay among feeding whale sharks and manta rays
  • Enjoy liveaboard experiences that allow you to cruise in style and explore the more remote - and exciting - dive sites
  • Dive healthy coral reefs and channels in search of big pelagics and schooling fish
  • Discover serenity amidst some idyllic island scenery - perfect for couples rekindling that spark of romance
Islands & Beaches
Luxury Resorts
Manta Rays
Incredible Marine Life



Northern Atolls

Best time to visit: The manta season runs from May to December, with best months from late July to early October

  • Snorkel with congregations of feeding manta rays and whale sharks at Hanifaru Bay
  • Enjoy some of the best thila dives in the Maldives' UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Fantastic underwater topography, with dramatic overhangs and swim-throughs
Explore Baa Atoll


Central Atolls

Best time to visit: Year round, but best November to April

  • Manta Point cleaning station
  • Soft coral encrusted thilas and current-charged kandus
  • Proximity to Malé airport
Explore North Malé Atoll


Central Atolls

Best time to visit: Year round, but best November to April

  • Schooling hammerhead sharks
  • Iconic Madivaru dive site
  • Manta ray season from November to April
  • Cultural tours around the local Rasdhoo Island
Explore Rasdhoo Atoll


Central Atolls

Best time to visit: Year round, best May to October

  • Snorkel with whalesharks at Maamigili Marine Protected Area
  • Dive Machachafushi wreck adorned with coral and fish
  • Relax on silky-soft sand bars
Explore South Ari Atoll


Central Atolls

Best time to visit: Year round, December to May best for the channel dives

  • Kandooma (or Cocoa ) thila, one of the Maldives' best dive sites
  • Schooling eagle rays and a grey reef shark cleaning station
  • Excellent surf breaks and shallow reefs for snorkeling
Explore South Malé Atoll


Central Atolls

Best time to visit: Year round, with the best conditions from December to April

  • Incredible channel dives with great marine diversity, including the famous Fotteyo Kandu
  • The famous night dive at Alimatha jetty with rays and sharks galore
  • A tranquil atoll with affordable local island guest houses
Explore Vaavu Atoll


Southern Atolls

Best time to visit: Year round, the monsoon seasons have less impact in the south

  • Dive with tiger sharks and thresher sharks
  • Explore the Maldivian Galapagos
  • Surf the Maldive's only beach break at Thoondu
Explore Fuvahmulah Atoll
Inspirational Resorts - Chosen by ZuBlu
Vaavu Atoll, Maldives

Fulidhoo Dive

Combining 5-star service and Maldivian hospitality, Four Seasons veterans Ali Miuraj and Adele Verdier-Ali bring you Fulidhoo Dive, the island's only PADI 5-star resort. Eco-conscious, friendly, and working hard to guarantee you countless magical experiences, your time with Fulidhoo Dive will leave ...

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Maldives, Indonesia

Manta Trust Expeditions

Join the the scientists of the Manta Trust - the world’s leading manta ray conservation organisation - on ‘citizen science’ expeditions to explore some of the finest dive destinations on the planet. In 2019 - 2020, guests can join expeditions in both the Maldives and Indonesia, visiting spectacular ...

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South Ari Atoll, Maldives


A unique Maldives resort, Maafushivaru is an island that epitomizes all that one dreams of when thinking of the Maldives. With its small island charm, lush vegetation surrounded by powder-white soft sand, and a house reef that a myriad of tropical fish call home, Maafushivaru will help you make memo...

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Embark on a romantic getaway tailored for lovers of the sea. Snorkel across pristine reefs and scuba dive with manta rays in an unforgettable week on this island paradise. 

6 Days
5 Nights
Starts At US$2400

Week Retreat For Two

at Fulidhoo Dive

Escape from it all with your partner, discover the incredible marine life in Vaavu Atoll and enjoy local hospitality on Fulidhoo Island. With half-board accommodation in the eco-friendly Thundi Guest House and 10 dives per person including equipment rental, this is an affordable way to experience your slice of Maldivian life and paradise. Price starting from low season rates (May to July).

7 Days
6 Nights
Starts At US$2150
  • Super Deluxe Room at Thundi Guest House
  • 10 dives per person including equipment rental
  • Half board
  • Return speedboat transfer from Male'
  • All government taxes and service charge
  • Additional trip fees, such as an early morning hammerhead safari or Alimatha night dive
  • Alcohol - strictly prohibited on local islands
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