Family Diving Maldives

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The Maldives are quite simply a dream for family diving holidays. Some of the most luxurious, family-friendly resorts in the world are scattered across the archipelago, boasting entire kids programmes for every age.

They say you never forget your first dive, and no truer is the case than with the Maldives. If you're introducing the family to diving we know which islands have the best house reefs (accessible from the shores, naturally). There are also plenty of opportunities for more experienced divers too, including diving in the deeper channel between islands where currents can be stronger and pelagics congregate. Sprinkle on some of the most sought after marine encounters (think: hundreds of manta rays, whale sharks and more), and needless to say, the whole family will be hooked.

It's not just the diving that excels for families, the Maldives shoots it out of the park with its resorts, with family-friendly villas (dedicated babysitters are the norm here), excellent kids centres offering just about everything (think: Junior Marine Biologist programmes, sailing, alfresco cinema nights and even discos for the teens) and a whole host of restaurants to suit the fussiest tastes (one hotel even has 42 flavours of ice cream). Not to forget powder-white beaches and calm turquoise lagoons ideal for swimming with babies. Plus, there are direct flights from the UK between October to the end of March so families can start their diving holiday stress-free, Maldives style.

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Lauren and India are our 'Family Diving Maldives' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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