The best time to visit the Maldives is during the winter months. Here you will find everything from small tropical fish, to giants like the majestic whale shark. Mantas, eagle rays and swordfish may also be spotted.
One quick look at what is on offer in the Maldives quickly reveals why many divers think of this place as one of the best on planet earth. The Maldives are made up of a series of atolls and islands which, barely scraping above sea level, give access to year round sun shine, white sandy beaches and tropical diving that will blow you away.
The relaxed atmosphere of atoll life means you can give in to the temptations of great diving and good living. Here the emphasis is on enjoying a fast drift dive or watching great manta as they come in to be cleaned. Whale sharks also frequent the area and grey reef shark sightings are common whatever the season. Fish school in breathtaking numbers on the edge of drop offs. Maldivian diving will not disappoint.
All flights arrive in Male, from which your final destination is only a short transfer by boat to Bandos or seaplane to Kuredu and Komandoo. You can also mix and match liveaboard with shorebased options to get the right balance between world class diving and time spent enjoying the sun and beach. With so much on offer, the only problem with the Maldives is that at some point, you have to come home!