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.

MALDIVES HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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
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MALDIVES DESTINATIONS

BAA ATOLL

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

NORTH MALÉ 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

RASDHOO 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

SOUTH ARI 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

SOUTH MALÉ 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

VAAVU 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

FUVAHMULAH 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
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Manta Trust Expeditions

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