About land-based diving in the Maldives

Shore-based diving in the Maldives and a week or longer at a resort is a great idea for your honeymoon or family vacation. We work with several resorts so that you can choose between and to suit your wishes. Some resorts and hotels are luxurious, while others are a bit simpler and perhaps more suited to diving. Land-based diving in the Maldives regardless of where you live is normally easy on the island you live on. On the reef you can see turtles, small reef sharks and much more. You will also be able to make day trips on site by boat. Then you will come to reefs and dive sites that are a little more remote and where the corals are usually in even better condition and with a greater chance of seeing whale shark and blanket.

Resort / Hotel

From Male airport you can either go by boat to the resorts, Bandos and Malahini or by seaplane to Kuredu, Mirihi and Reethi Beach. Resort life is very relaxed and most resorts take up an entire island. You can mostly choose the "All inclusive" option and you also have a lot of activities to choose from. Read more about the different resorts in the resort box above. Here at the diving resorts you experience land-based diving in the Maldives in a nice relaxing atmosphere.


Alongside the luxurious resort islands, there is also what is normally called a guesthouse in the Maldives. You will find these guesthouses on the islands of the Maldives where the locals live. They are perfect for those who want to experience the real Maldives. You can get to these islands either by boat, domestic flight or seaplane. Land-based diving in the Maldives can be done just as well from these guesthouses. Some have their own diving center and others cooperate with one on a neighboring island where there is a resort. Read more about them by clicking on the guesthouse box above.

Stopover / Combine

You can also choose to make a stopover in another country on the way to or from the Maldives. For example, there are flights that allow you to make a stopover in Colombo on Sri Lanka. We offer a very exciting program for Sri Lanka, which you can read more about under the destination Sri Lanka. There are also other flight options that allow stops in other countries. You can also combine your holiday and land-based diving in the Maldives with one liveaboard or diving cruise. Talk to us and we'll tell you more.