The Maldives is a republic located in the Indian Ocean and consisting of approximately 1 islands. The number actually varies depending on high or low tide. About 200 of the islands are inhabited. The Maldives consists of 200 natural atolls and several coral reefs. It is one of the world's flattest countries with a natural highest point of 26 meters above sea level. The Maldives is today one of the most popular countries for diving trips a liveaboard.

Weather conditions
The Maldives has two distinct seasons. The northeast monsoon which is between December and April with little rain and wind and stable weather mainly in the eastern atolls. The southwest monsoon is between May and October with usually more rain and stronger winds. The advantage of the Maldives is that there are rarely extreme weather conditions. You can go at any time of the year and the wind is rarely a problem for diving. November is a transition month and the weather can vary, but the diving is usually fantastic.
Stay in the Maldives, resort or liveaboard

If you want to visit the Maldives, you can choose how you want to stay. You can stay at a resort of the approximately 100 tourist islands that are spread over different atolls. An alternative to resort accommodation is to stay at a so-called guesthouse. Then you live on an island inhabited by the local population instead. You can also book a liveaboard. When you book a liveaboard, you stay on one of our boats we work with for all or part of your vacation. The advantages of a liveaboard is that you get to several different places and get to it best diving in Maldives. On board your liveaboard you have everything you need and on board of course full board is included with three meals per day and often also some form of snacks.

Islands and transport Maldives
A typical island consists of coral sand, some type of vegetation and coconut palms. You often walk around the entire island in 20-30 minutes. Some islands are smaller and only take a few minutes to stroll around and some are larger and take up to an hour. It is often a sandy beach around most of the island, but sometimes there can be trees and vegetation that grow right out to the water. If you are going somewhere further in the Maldives, you usually go by boat, but for longer transports there are also flights.
Basically all diving in the Maldives takes place by boat. To experience the Maldives in the best way, you should definitely take out boat tours. It is out in the sea that you get the best experiences and can see as much as possible. Liveaboard is a fantastic way to see and experience the Maldives from the sea. Daily trips are made from the resorts to various dive sites. As a rule, diving is also offered directly from shore. If you're lucky, you can see turtles, small reef sharks and other things directly at the house reef, but as I said. The diving out at sea is clearly the best.
Liveaboard in the Maldives

When you go to the Maldives, you have to take the chance to dive or snorkel. There are thousands of fantastic dive sites, and if you want to get the most out of your diving trip, you should book a liveaboard. A liveaboard is clearly the best option for a diving trip to the Maldives. You then dive all the time in the best places, and since you live on the boat, you can pick out the best dive sites in a larger area – See Departures.

Diving technique
Many of your dives will be in flowing water. If you've never dived in flowing water before, you're missing out. It's absolutely fantastic as you don't have to swim at all. You can simply just weigh in and go with the flow. When the dive is over, your boat will pick you up. So you don't even have to swim back.
Special course in stream diving on your liveaboard
To get the most out of your diving trip to the Maldives, we recommend a course in stream diving. A so-called PADI Drift Diver course is an excellent chance to get tips and ideas from professional instructors about what is good to keep in mind when diving in flowing water. You will learn the technique much faster during the course and will increase your diving time. In many cases, you can double your dive time if you move in the right way in the current. Please book the course at the same time as the trip.
Fish and wildlife during your liveaboard in the Maldives

The Maldives has a very large marine biodiversity. When you book your liveaboard, you have a good chance of seeing most of what you've dreamed of. It doesn't matter if you like small unusual fish, or just want to see big fish. The Maldives can offer everything including large sharks such as hammerhead sharks, nurse sharks, tiger sharks and many other species. Are you interested in seeing and diving with manta rays and whale shark? Contact us for information about which season you should book your diving trip, on tel: 0301-22100 or contact us directly here for booking.

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