With its reputation as one of the best dive destinations in the world, the Maldives is at the top of the bucket list for avid divers and new-comers to the sport who want their early experience of diving to be exceptional.
With two hotels in the Maldives – in the North and South Ari Atoll – Constance Halaveli and Constance Moofushi have become havens for dive enthusiasts wanting to combine a luxury holiday with a great choice of dives.
Here’s a selection of some of the dive experiences you can enjoy with us, and a top tips for when to travel and what to expect.
It’s a let down if you want to dive in crystal clear waters only to find the water is murky, churned up, or the reef is in poor condition. Visibility in the Maldives is excellent, usually between 20-25 metres. There’s also little current to worry about.
When to go
Clearest conditions are generally May to October when the currents come from the southwest, making the water very clear.
If you’re keen on seeing whale sharks and manta rays, November to April is a good time to visit as the northeast monsoon pushes currents out to the west.
Run by the Blue Tribe Diving Centre, guests can complete a PADI shark diver certification. Hugely popular, this is an exhilarating dive for those wanting to experience the underwater world of the Maldives. Read more.
Whale sharks and manta rays
Moofushi has earned itself an international reputation as having one of the best house reefs in the Maldives. It’s on the migration route of a number of rare ocean species including whale sharks, one of the most beautiful creatures to spot on these dives.
There are a number of wrecks within a short boat ride away. Enjoy the journey in a traditional Maldivian dhoni before diving into a world of turtles, stingrays, white tip reef sharks, manta rays and napoleon wrasse. Read more.
There’s a different thrill that comes with diving at night. At Moofushi, we run night dive sessions in shallow water. In contrast to a daytime dive, predators are out hunting while a still calm descends on other parts of the reef. Keep your eyes open for the Moray eels in search of prey. Read more.
Would you like to go diving in the Maldives?
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