An archipelago of 26 major atolls and coral reef islands, what Maldives lack in terms of land mass, it more than makes up for in sheer territory size. Since most of the islands are, in actual fact, the tops of a vast underwater mountain range, it comes as no surprise that the Maldives is home to a huge array of spectacular marine life, ranging from the small humble critters living in corals to the giant majestic whale shark.
Myriad passages and channels between the atolls allow currents to sweep nutrients throughout the island chain, accounting for the extensive numbers of fish and various other marine life who come to feed. Napoleon wrasse, snappers, tuna, barracudas, sponges, gorgonian fans, cleaning stations complete with cleaning wrasses and shrimps, manta rays, eagle rays, whale sharks, hammerhead sharks and even dolphins are only a taste of the marine life one will encounter while diving in the Maldives. So what are you waiting for?
Best Time to Dive
- The best time to visit the Maldives is May to November. Although you’ll experience some rain during the southwestern monsoon that occurs at this time, you’ll have the least company and best prices at the resorts. Plus, surfers will catch the best waves, and divers will see the most life on the reefs. December to April is the high season, which encounters the drier northeast monsoon.
FACTS ABOUT MALDIVES
Fly from Singapore to Male International Airport, Maldives. (approximately 4.5 hours) Coach/mini-bus transfer from Male Airport to Handy Cruise.
Two – way land transfer between Male International Airport and Liveaboard
7N full board accommodation on-board M/Y Ocean One
Up to 17 guided boat dives including 1 night dive
Weights and tanks
Unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee
Maldivian GST 12%
1 BBQ night on an uninhabited island (if the weather and route conditions allow)
Fishing on board
Kayaking, Surfing as weather permits
Return Airfare to Male, Maldives
Dive Travel Insurance
2N Male Stay (TigerAir flight schedule)
Dive Gear Rental
Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks
Other services required by guests but not inclusive in package
Proposed flight (from Singapore):
Direct Flight from Singapore to Male via Singapore Airlines