There are hundreds of popular dive sites dispersed around the vast ocean of the Maldives. The endless number of dive sites habituated by some of the most popular underwater species of the world, has made the Maldives one of the best dive destination in the entire world.
Learning Scuba Diving
Scuba diving is open for beginners and pros alike in the Maldives. There are hundreds of dive centres and dive schools offering world-class diving courses. These dive centres will offer the services of PADI licensed instructors, who will be eager to teach you the skills of scuba diving.
Once you complete an open water dive course or scuba diver course in the Maldives, you will be certified to dive anywhere in the world, as these courses are licensed by PADI.
Risks associated with the fun and exciting activity of diving can be altogether avoided by taking the necessary safety measures. Scuba diving excursions in the Maldives are always led by professional dive instructors. Hence, at all times you should follow the instructions of your dive master.
Check your dive gears before embarking on the adventure. Make sure you are comfortable in them and be confident in using them. Dive instructors will be providing you information about the dive plan beforehand. Make sure you do not deviate from the dive plan.
Keep continuously breathing and never hold your breath while diving. Ascend slowly and never exceed the safe limit. Never dive alone and observe the buddy system to check on your fellow divers.
Scuba Diving Gear
Scuba diving gear helps you transform into an aquatic being for a set period. For oxygen you will need a scuba regulator and tank. You should wear a wetsuit or dive suit to keep you warm during the dive.
Fins will allow you to swim comfortably without utilising too much energy. To discover the amazing underwater scenery you will need a dive mask.
Dive Centres will provide you all the scuba gear. Oxygen tanks and nitrox will be provided by them. You can bring your own wetsuit, fins and mask. However, if you don’t have them, you can rent the items from the Dive Centres.
For diving adventures to different dive sites, the resorts will organise excursions. These excursions will begin aboard a boat.
Enjoy Scuba Diving
Explore the richness of the Maldivian waters by embarking on a memorable dive. There are hundreds of world famous dive spots scattered across the country. Each day you can explore a new dive site, offering new experiences.
Discover pinnacles, overhangs, gardens of corals and underwater caves. Spot Whale Sharks, Turtles, Grey Reef Sharks, Napoleon Wrasses, Spotted Eagle Rays, Reef Manta Rays, Whitetip Reef Sharks,Blacktip Reef Sharks, Moray Eels and Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks during your diving adventure. If you are lucky you might even stumble upon a mammoth whale in the Maldivian waters.