Dive the Maldives- A destination for highest demands

Whale sharks at the Malediven

Whale sharks at the South Ari Atoll

Anyone who flies to the Maldives is spoilt for choice. Depending on the traveller demands one can choose e.g.
from the a diving safari to islands with diving schools,
unspoilt nature, wellness and family entertainment .
Underwater photographers and divers will enjoy on highest level.

Grey reef shark

Grey reef shark

Basically, the Maldives are a year-round destination.
However depending on the time of vacation and activity it could be important to be on the “right” side of the archipelago.
Generally you can find the north-east monsoon from November to April the south-west monsoon from May to October.
This often provides more wind, rain, poor visibility and high waves.

But back to the dive facts:

Turtle on the Maldives

Turtle on the Maldives

Because of the nutrient-rich water, the Maldives are extremely rich in fish. There is so much to see what a heart desires:
Whale sharks, other shark species as reef sharks and hammerheads, manta rays, turtles, mobulas, dolphins, napoleon fish, barracuda, triggerfish, mackerel,
parrotfish, snappers, sweet lips fish, corals and sea anemones …

Almost every island has its own manta ray or shark point. The best dive sites are usually in the atoll channels and at the Thilas-
small reefs with an overhang and caves, which do not reach the water surface.
The dive sites are various, from shallow coral gardens, steep faces, rapid drift dives in atoll channels,
some wrecks, flow-rich dive sites, protected areas – the list of attractions is long.

The best areas for whale shark encounters are the Ari Atoll and the Thaa and Gaafu Atoll in the South, especially in the spring season.

Seastar

Seastar

Even snorkelers with ABC equipment often have the opportunity the see these incredible creatures.
In addition, hammerheads and eagle rays are often seen in the Ari Atoll, as well as great local fish such as napoleon fish,
grey reef sharks and also large schools of barracuda and batfish.

For manta rays the best sites are the Ari, Addu, North Male, Haa Alifu, Haa Daalu and Baa Atoll. Again, the best time is spring season.

Hammerheads can be found at Rasdhoo in North Ari Atoll or Fottheyo Kandu at Veevu Atoll.

The best areas for diving with reef sharks are the Lhaviyani, North and South Male, Vaavu, Meemu, Laamu and Gaafu Atoll.

Great house reefs can be found at Machchafushi, Vilamendhoo and Ranveli Island.

School of fish on the Maldives

School of fish on the Maldives

Today the protection and conservation of the reefs have a very high priority in the Maldives.
Turtles, napoleons, dolphins, whale sharks, and giant clams ranellidae may not be collected or fished.
1998 some atolls have been declared hightly protected reserves for sharks. Within 12 miles around the atolls and inside the atolls no sharks may be fished anymore.

Dive the Maldives- I am sure you will like it!

You can find out more about the Maldives under travel-organizer.de/maldives-archipelago-in-the-indian-ocean/?lang=en

Find a beautiful video of a young whale shark surrounded by a dolphins under https://youtu.be/MybXGlZdJt0

Clownfish with Anemone

Clownfish with Anemone

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