The Maldives is a small archipelago nation just south of India, and one of the best places in the world for scuba diving. The crystal-clear turquoise seas are home to thousands of species of fish, reptiles & invertebrates and visited by pelagic & migratory large fish, sharks, rays, whales & dolphins. Diving at The Maldives should be on every serious diver’s ‘to do list.’ The country is made up of hundreds of tropical islands, most of which are uninhabited, and is separated into 26 atolls. The best Maldives diving experiences are week-long liveaboard cruises, often referred to as Maldives diving safaris, although there is also the option of staying in a resort and diving local reefs.
Opposing ocean currents from deep water bring in an abundance of food for the millions of marine inhabitants, and in turn the larger species visit to feed or be cleaned. The quantity & quality of marine life makes The Maldives one of the best diving destinations in the world. Its geographical location not only helps the marine ecosystem flourish, the country isn’t destroyed by overdevelopment or tourism. Maldives scuba diving cruises can be enjoyed on a variety of boats, ranging from affordable comfort to 5-star luxury.