Scuba Diving in Maldives is one of the most sought after activities by visitors to this group of coral islands in the Indian Ocean.
Scuba is an acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.
Maldives has been rated one of the best dive sites in the world by Asia Week, newsmagazine. The coral reefs, atolls, and underwater attractions of marine life and coral are truly spectacular. The crystal clear water of the Indian Ocean provides visibility of 30-60 meters, giving divers a clear view of the underwater coral gardens and brightly colored fish swimming around them.
Divers can see schools of fish, manta arrays, sharks and numerous varieties of colorful coral while scuba diving in the Maldives. There many certified diving schools and diving sites on different islands in the Maldives, where tourists can enjoy a thrilling dive.
Best Scuba Diving sites in Maldives:
There are an incredible number of dive locations for Scuba diving in Maldives. Some of the best scuba diving locations are - Rainbow Tila, Kani Corner, Maldive Victory, Vaadhoo Caves, Lions Head, Aquarium, Banana Reef, Old Shark Point and Rasfari.
Scuba Diving Schools:
There are Scuba Diving schools on all the major islands in Maldives. The Dive schools are affiliated with international diving institutions such as PADI, NAUI or CMAS. Apart from conducting diving tours, the diving schools also train divers of various levels of proficiency and provide certification for divers.
Scuba equipment is rented out by the scuba diving schools in Maldives. If you are a professional diver then do bring your own equipment with you when you come to try scuba diving in Maldives.
It is advisable to follow basic safety precautions while scuba diving, particularly if you are doing it for the first time.
# Always dive with a trained instructor, and in a group.
# Do not dive if there is a strong current or tide in the area.
# Check your equipment to make sure it is functioning properly, before attempting a dive.