Marvelous Diving Vacations on a Liveaboard in the Maldives

It is not surprising why Maldives is top destination spot for diving. Popularly known as the scuba diver’s paradise, it is a beautiful country blessed with stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world. Maldives liveboards offer numerous diving options you can hardly ignore. It accommodates 26 Atolls and home to over 1100 individual islands. There are strict restrictions to tourism in Maldives. Tourists must remain either on registered islands or on a Maldives Liveboard.

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What’s popular

The experience of Liveaboards in Maldives is second to none, but more adventurous is life underwater. It doesn’t matter your diving experience, the rich marine life of Maldives will enchant you. Most of the Liveaboards choose Central Atolls (North and South Male, Ari, Baa, Vaavu, etc), apparently because of the rich treasures and view beneath. These are the best places in the world to swim alongside whale sharks, manta rays and colorful reef fishes. When swimming alongside mantas and whale sharks, you must understand that these beautiful creatures are bigger than they look. That shouldn’t give you a headache because regardless of their exact size, they are harmless.

If you are interested in a thrilling shark experience, your best bet would be exploring the deep south of Maldives between January and March. This period is called the Shark Season. Swimming alongside a school of sharks is often considered the best moments of Liveaboards diving experience in the Maldives. Within the Maldivian marine environment, 26 different species of sharks have been discovered and the most popular being the oceanic whitetip, hammerhead and tiger. Read more about South Atolls in our article.

When to go

The best time of the year to visit the Central Atolls depends on what your expectations are, what you want to see. Water temperature around Central Atolls is almost uniform all year round, so going on a dive any time of the year is a welcome idea. The currents move east between June and November with amazing visibility on the western side. Between May and October, Maldives experience sunny weather with occasional refreshing rainfall. The weather gets drier between December through April, resulting to brighter blue skies. The current is usually strongest between December and March and guarantees a fantastic visibility under water.

Manta rays are driven by demands for food supply. It is a natural order of the animal kingdom. There is a significant increase in plankton levels between June and October. This becomes a major attraction for large manta rays and whale sharks. With an excellent guided underwater tour at this period, divers and tourists would definitely have an amazing vacation.

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