Baa Atoll is home to one of our favourite resorts on earth: Soneva Fushi. Dinner at 'Fresh in the Garden' - a giant treehouse in the middle of the island - is one of the most romantic places with delicious Mediterranean cuisine.
Louisa, Original Diver
Having the entire sea to yourself and being the only dive group on any given site is a rarity further south (unless you're really far south), but is one of the charms of exploring this region that includes the atolls of Baa, Raa, Lhaviyani and Noonu.
Why we think you’ll love it
- The best spot on Earth for seeing manta rays is in the Baa Atoll.
- Fewer and more spread out resorts so you rarely see another diver other than your group.
- Stunning hotels, including one of our all time favourites world-wide.
From the gallery
Our Guide to Northern Atolls Diving Holidays
Coral coverage in this area is a little "hit-and-miss" with some areas being home to very healthy hard coral gardens and others featuring only average reef health. However, what seems quite consistent is the abundance and diversity of fish life in this area. Many sites exhibit astonishing biomass as well as an impressive variety of species.
Baa Atoll is known to be one of the better places in the Maldives for diving with manta rays and whale sharks and at the right time of year this is virtually guaranteed. This makes this part of the country very exciting for divers. Add to the fantastic marine life some of the very best hotels in the islands and you will not be disappointed.