Night dives in the Maldives

Discover the lush vibrant colours of the ocean by night with a night dive at Constance Moofushi or Halaveli in the Maldives.

Alimatha night dive at Constance Halaveli, photo copyright Marco Care

Alimatha night dive

Experienced divers and beginners alike will be amazed by the differences visible on a night dive from those taken during the day.

What you see diving at night

Although some divers may initially feel nervous about the unfamiliarity and limited visibility of a night dive, these worries are quickly replaced by the exhilaration of discovering an entirely new nocturnal world.

The ocean at night is a riot of colour with many of the corals opening up after dark and becoming more vibrant. Many fish also feel safer coming out to eat at night so there is always a wide variety including some you won’t see during the day like the moray eel and octopus.

Some fish even change colour at night. Other fish sleep and you can see them nestled into their sea-floor or coral beds. It’s not unusual to see a reef shark lying quietly on the bottom of the ocean.

A highlight of any night dive is the moment when the dive lights are turned out and divers are able to see the phosphorescent plankton light up the water like ocean fireworks. A treat which will inspire awe in even the most experienced divers.

Where to night dive at Constance Halaveli

Trigone, night dive in Maldives, photo copyright Marco Care

Trigone, photo copyright Marco Care

Night dives are held in relatively shallow waters where the reef top is no deeper than five metres making for a safe, enjoyable exploration.

Favourite sites for night diving at Halaveli include Bathala House Reef, Bodu Thila and Ellaidhoo Thila.

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Out on the water in the Indian Ocean

Let your spirits soar as you feel the exhilaration of playing out on the Indian Ocean with our range of watersports and activities.

Wakeboarding, Constance Hotels & Resorts

Wakeboarding at Constance

Feel the wind in your hair and the spray of salt water on your skin as you take to the Ocean in a variety of boats, water skis, wakeboards or windsurfs.

Fishing
Tap into local culture with a trip on a traditional fishing boat and fish the way locals have for hundreds of years. At Halaveli and Moofushi in the Maldives you can go night fishing with experienced guides while at Tsarabanjina, Madagascar you’ll have the opportunity to experience the thrill of full moon hand-line fishing.

Big game fishing
If your looking for that extra rush why not try pitting your strength and wits against the beasts of the ocean with big game fishing at Halaveli, Maldives or our resorts in Mauritius, Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice.

Deep dives
But if you’d rather watch the giants of the ocean than catch them take a dive with our shark specialist at Moofushi or do the ‘shark pit’ dive at Halaveli.

Watersports at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Watersports at Belle Mare Plage

Staying above the water

For those who prefer to stay on the surface there is still plenty to do. There’s a huge choice at each of our resorts, including Ephélia and Lémuria in the Seychelles.

  • Feel the thrill of cutting through the waves at top speed in one of our catamarans available at most resorts.
  • Harness the wind to glide across the waves windsurfing or kite surfing.
  • Get a blast of speedboat power for high-speed water skiing and wakeboarding.
  • Enjoy the water at your own pace and under your own steam with pedal boats and kayaks available at most resorts.

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Top 5 reasons to head to the Indian Ocean

Beautiful beach at Constance Lemuria Resort

Beautiful beach at Lemuria, Seychelles

If you’re in need of some warm sunshine right now, there’s no place better to head to than the Indian Ocean.

Here are our top 5 reasons why you should pack your bag and escape to one of our unique resorts or super deluxe hotels.

1. Beaches, beaches, beaches

Imagine the softest white sand between your toes, and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean stretching as far as the eye can see. Your holiday playground is set on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world – from Anse Georgette, the private beach at our Seychelles’ Lemuria Resort, to the soft sands of Moofushi.

2. Luxury

It’s hard to resist the idea of a little luxury at this time of year, and Constance hotels offer this in spades. Wonderfully designed rooms, delicious food, stunning locations and an attention to detail means you can expect to find everything you could want in just the right measure.

3.  Sunshine

While it’s freezing cold in the Northern hemisphere, it’s hot and sunny across the Indian Ocean. Immerse yourself in the warmth of the sunshine, and give your body the boost of Vitamin D it needs to restore that delicious sense of well being.

Diving with turtles at Constance Moofushi

Diving with turtles at Constance Moofushi

4. Diving, spa, watersports

If you tire of the beach or infinity pool, rest assured there are plenty of things to do. From water skiing, windsurfing and tennis to golf and spa treatments, and some of the best diving sites in the world – there’s no shortage of entertainment.

5. Gourmet food and fine wine

The Constance culinary spirit is central to the luxury experience you’ll find at our resorts. Expert chefs use the freshest local produce to create meals of exceptional quality, and our wine cellars are stocked with many inspiring wines that you won’t easily find elsewhere. Enjoy relaxed beach dining during the day before indulging at our elegant restaurants by night.

Find out more about our hotels and resorts on our website, Constance Hotels & Resorts.

The Huffington Post on Constance Moofushi and Halaveli

Spa Spy, Lisa Stokes, escapes to the Maldives to discover the magic of Constance Moofushi and Halaveli.

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Featured in The Huffington Post, Stokes writes:

“I glance down to the sign at my feet. ‘No shoes, no news beyond this point’. I’d arrived in paradise and it was way better than the brochure.

In the coming week I would discover hidden corals with fantasias of tropical fish, turtles and stingrays. Gaze idly at white sand, turquoise waters, incredible sunsets and rainbows. Oh, and experience my first spa treatment whilst watching a shark…”

Read more about Spa Spy: Escape to Paradise – The Maldives, in The Huffington Post blog.

And find out why A Luxury Travel Blog names Moofushi and Halaveli top luxury resorts.

Visit our website to get the lowdown and check booking availability at Constance Moofushi and Constance Halaveli.

 

Shark diving at Constance Moofushi

Sharks have long held a fascination for divers, and at Constance Moofushi we offer guests the opportunity to learn much more about these majestic creatures.

Diving with sharks at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Diving with sharks at Constance Moofushi

What you’ll learn

On our PADI shark speciality course, Moofushi’s shark specialist Valentina will teach you about their behaviour, their group relationships and their eco-system.

You then have the chance to go on 2 shark dives where you’ll encounter these creatures in their natural environment.

Rare ocean species at Moofushi

At Moofushi – situated on the South Ari Atoll in the Maldives -we are lucky enough to be on the migration route of many rare ocean species including whale sharks, the gentle giants of the sea.

This shark diving course is run at our Blue Tribe Diving Centre and guests who complete the course will receive a PADI shark diver certification card as well as books and materials used during the course.

Find out more

For more information about the resort, visit our Constance Moofushi website or read our article about protecting sharks at Moofushi.

Also, take a look at the Dive the world website to learn about shark diving in the Maldives  and Shark Diver Magazine online.

Revitalise your taste buds at Constance Moofushi

Beat a retreat from the Maldivian sun and head to the delightful tree covered Totem Bar at Constance Moofushi.

Totem Bar at Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Totem Bar at Moofushi

Situated right on the beach, Totem Bar is the perfect spot to relax and you can now enjoy the delicious new lunch menu featuring healthy, light bites as well as fresh juices and smoothies.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s on offer:

Fish Ceviche Acapulco Style
Fish served with lime, tomatoes, onions and coriander, all served in a fresh coconut.

Halloumi Cheese Salad
Lettuce, halloumi, fennel, served with lime.

Mexican Beef Alambre
Flour tortillas stuffed with giant tip skillet Fillet of Beef, bacon, peppers, onions and cheese. Served with guacamole and Pico de Gallo.

Papaya and Coconut Tart
Served with passion fruit sorbet.

Capture the beach vibe at home

Every month we’ll be publishing simple recipes from the menu so you can recreate this tasty, easy-going food at home. Coming up this Friday – Fish Ceviche Acapulco Style.

If you love the sound of Constance Moofushi – find out more about this barefoot paradise on our website.