The Maldives, wonderful diving trips.

The Maldives is a favorite among divers worldwide. You can go here all year round to dive or snorkel. For those looking for diving and wonderful diving trips, it is among the easiest and best destinations today. Here you have a diving trip with fantastic diving waters and a wonderful archipelago where you get to dive on walls, reefs and do current dives that take you along the reefs. Along the reefs you will experience large shoals of fish, sharks and rays.
The Maldives has a tropical climate with two different monsoons. The temperature does not vary much during the year but is generally very stable with temperatures around 28-30°C all year round. The wettest months are normally July - September but expect a downpour almost every day all year round.

The Maldives, one of the world's most popular diving destinations

It is easy to understand why divers consider the Maldives to be one of the best destinations for a diving trip. The country consists of a series of atolls and islands that barely rise above the sea surface. You can visit the various islands that, like small emeralds, rise a maximum of a couple of meters out of the deep blue sea all year round. Here you can experience shining sun, white sandy beaches and fascinating tropical diving both at the resort or liveaboard.

The relaxed atmosphere of the Maldives means that you can completely give in to temptation and relaxation. Fantastic diving and comfortable accommodation await you here. In this paradise, you can experience whale sharks, which are relatively common here, gliding past along the coral reefs. Gray and whitetip reef sharks can be seen all year round. If you're lucky, even swordfish, hammerhead sharks or tiger sharks may slip by in the blue. Manta or manta rays are common and there are several places in the Maldives where they are seen almost all year round. Some places you can even snorkel or free dive with them. Some of the world's best places to see these amazing animals can be found right here in the Maldives.

The large shoals of various colorful beautiful fish swimming along breathtaking coral walls are amazing to see. Then imagine all this in a symphony and mixture of colors and shapes and you have a picture of paradise. A paradise that attracts divers from all over the world and has done for many years. Here in the Maldives you can also find several wrecks actually and they are well scattered among the different atolls. The diving in the different parts of the archipelago will not disappoint you and you can make several trips here during your diving career.

Combine your diving trip

Combine diving trips that you wish with live board, guesthouse, resort or maybe a visit on the way in Sri Lanka or make another stopover. These gorgeous tropical islands offer every traveler a taste of paradise and give you a true sense of vacation. Here you can go barefoot from the moment you board the dive boat or seaplane. Leave all the stress at home and treat yourself to a combination for your own unique experience. The Maldives is a real paradise that offers relaxation and great diving. The Maldives is a must to have visited at some point in your diving career.

Travel information Maldives

  • Time zone: GMT +5
  • Currency: Rufiyaa
  • Language: Divehi but most speak and understand English
  • Water: Avoid drinking tap water and ice made from tap water. Buy bottled water instead.
  • Visa: Not required for travelers from EU countries, you get 30 days automatically upon arrival
  • Health: Contact your nearest vaccination clinic for advice
  • Pressure chambers: There are four pressure chambers in the Maldives. Bandos in Kaafu Atoll, Kuramathi in Ari Atoll, Kuredui in Lhaviyani Atoll and Kandima in Dhaalu Atoll.
  • Country code: +960
  • Electricity: 230 volts, 50 Hz. Most withdrawals are the same as in Europe but may differ at certain resorts or liveaboards.
  • Weather: Thanks to its proximity to the equator, the Maldives has a tropical monsoon climate with warm weather all year round. The temperature averages between 26 °C and 31 °C throughout the year, with the warmest temperatures normally between March and April. January to April are normally the driest months, with little rain and low humidity, making it high season.
  • Current water temperature and average sea temperature per month
  • Tipping: In the Maldives, a 10% service charge is normally added to your purchases at a resort, so tipping beyond this is not necessary. If you really want to show your appreciation for good service, it will of course be gratefully received. Tipping on Maldives liveaboards is completely voluntary. This means you don't have to tip the crew at the end of the dive. Despite the low salaries of the Maldivian staff, the level of service is generally excellent. It is therefore a nice gesture to help the crew of the boat earn some extra money.
  • Dress recommendations: The Maldives is a Muslim country, so you are advised to wear conservative clothing when visiting the local islands. If you plan to visit a mosque or religious site, you must wear clothing that covers your knees and shoulders, and women may be required to cover their heads, so keep a scarf handy as well. At the tourist resorts, it is more casual and free clothing. Some luxury resorts have a dress code in restaurants.