archipelago is comprised of twenty-six atolls straddling the
Equator. From Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to Addu Atoll in
the south, this string of pearls is an idyllic location, perfect
for some well-earned R&R, palatial pampering and relaxing shore
diving. In the Maldives, life is simple yet sumptuous.
Whether you're looking to take in the northern atolls of Baa,
Raa, Lhaviyani and Noonu; the central area, including the Malé
atolls, Ari Atolls and Felidhoo; or the southern atolls of Laamu
and Hadahaa, we can help tailor your perfect itinerary to ensure
you get the most from your Maldivian adventure.
What could be more opulent than an over-the-water villa with
sunset views over a UNESCO Marine Biosphere Reserve?
Hanifaru Bay and Baa Atoll are famed for their manta dives, and
with vibrant house reefs frequented by reef sharks, turtles and
frogfish, you will immediately understand why the shore diving in
the Maldives is among the best in the world.
central atolls of the Maldivian archipelago are just a short
speedboat ride from the airport in Male, and the diving is
spectacular. With regular manta and whale shark sightings, and some
of the world's leading hoteliers providing the accommodation
options, the central atolls are a popular choice. While boat diving
may require you to share dive sites with a few other divers, shore
dives on the house reefs can be enjoyed in relative solitude, with
rarely another diver in sight.
Traditionally viewed as the more remote atolls in the island
southern atolls are now becoming idyllic dive getaway
destinations as more high-end resorts open up. With endless
visibility, healthy corals and an abundance of large pelagics, the
southern atolls are perfect for shark lovers. Turtles and eagle
rays patrol the house reefs, and if the shore diving in the
Maldives hasn't already stolen your heart, it will do after a few
dives in the southern lagoons...