Diving in the Maldives by Safari Boat offers the best in many must-have tropical SCUBA experiences. The Maldives’ crystal clear waters are home to manta rays, whale sharks and reef sharks, not to mention the fascinating flatworms and ghost pipefish who hide among wrecks, coral gardens, channels, and pinnacles.
Most routes take visitors across the central atolls, but many more explore the southern and northern atolls as well. The standard tour is around a week long, but it can vary depending on your chosen itinerary and/or requirements – for instance, if you’d like to take a more in-depth route, covering more islands and atolls.
There isn’t a “right” or a “wrong” time to dive in the Maldives: it’s always the perfect time all year round. However, some people prefer to avoid the monsoon season, which hits the area in April and continues to bring rain all the way to October. The water temperature typically ranges between 26 to 30 degrees Celsius (80 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit) with visibility ranging from 20 meters (65 feet) away, to as far as the eye can see.
The seabed is incredibly diverse in its depth and composition, offering everything from shallow reefs to deep walls and everything in-between – so that every diver can find their perfect dive. Intrepid divers can brave the slow currents passing across many areas of the Maldives waters, while the extremely strong currents jetting through the atoll passes will satisfy the more experienced thrill seeker. Whatever diving experience you seek, Maldives can offer you – ready to be enjoyed in the mild climate with temperatures generally ranging between 24 to 33 degrees Celsius.
The waters in Male Atoll of the Maldives are perfect for surfers. Veteran surfers love to come here to score quality waves during peak season, while intermediate shortboard and longboard surfers will find long, fun, peeling rights and lefts. North Male Atoll has got some of the best Maldivian surf breaks, including Chicken’s, Cokes and Lohis. While in South Male Atoll, Quarters and Foxys are just two of the world-class waves in this magical part of the Indian Ocean. April and October are when the best south swells and prevailing west or southwest winds light up most of the quality breaks in the atolls.
The Maldives is an area for fishing with trolling and ledge line thanks to the great quantity of fish. The most common preys are blue marlin and sailfish, large tuna, lampuga, barracuda and wahoo for live bait fishing, and grouper, snappers and emperor fish for ledger line fishing.
On board a dhoni of ours, you can enjoy a fishing trip at dawn and sunset (organized only at request). The large rear cockpit area is ideal for trolling fishing. On board local fishing line is available. All personal equipment for fishing is welcomed.
Snorkelling in the Maldives offers experiences you should not miss, one made up of the incredible reefs that are often ranked among the best in the world. Every day can bring you to a different place: a reef, a sandbank, or a desert island.
With help of our dhoni and our dinghy, we will give you fantastic moments you’ll remember forever.
Snorkelling in the Maldives is truly a magnificent experience due to the beauty of the reefs and the wide array of marine species including the bigger pelagic fishes. Enjoy snorkelling here in blue lagoons, over incredible reefs and relishing in the tropical weather that will keep you warm throughout the day.