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Scuba Diving in the Maldives (Liveaboard Diving)

Liveaboard Diving Maldives: Discover the Underwater World

Scuba Diving Maldives: the Maldives is a tropical island nation in the heart of the Indian Ocean, with more than 1,190 small, coral islands stretching over approximately 2000 kilometers.

Scuba diving is done at a leisurely drift pace as the Indian Monsoon Current sweeps along the island chains, moving nutrients and divers along. This nutrient-rich water flows up along the walls, feeding the soft corals clinging to the rock sides.

Inside the atoll lagoons, rock pinnacles – thila – rise up from the depths to scratch the water’s surface. In the channels, there are swim-throughs, caverns and overhangs festooned with colorful sponges, invertebrates, and gorgonians to explore.

At well-known cleaning stations, wrasse and shrimp service manta rays, with a giant turtle and whale shark sightings common. A dive holiday in the Maldives makes for an unforgettable experience

Best Time To Visit the Maldives

Maldives is a tropical, hot, and humid destination with loads of sunshine and temperatures around 24-33°C/75-91°F year-round. The diving is good all year long, but the monsoon brings significant rain between April and October, especially June to August.

Water temperatures are normally constant throughout the year at 26-29°C, except in the far south where the water temperature can drop to 24°C during the northeast monsoon.

Maldives Diving Season

The Maldives scuba diving holiday season runs all year round but the recommended months for liveaboard departures are from November to May. If you wish to come outside of November to May, we do offer private charters between this period.

Wet Season with rain, winds, and waves runs from May to August reducing the visibility, but diving is still good. It is usually heavy short rains followed by sunshine.

Best visibility and dry weather is from December to March. The Hottest season is from April to June. The High Plankton density in May reduces visibility but does attract Manta Rays and Whale Sharks makes it a Manta Season.

Mantas, whale sharks, turtles, reef sharks, and hammerhead sharks are found in the Maldives water all year round. Manta rays are found in even greater numbers in the southwest monsoon.

Maldives Reef

Depth: 5 – >40m
Visibility: 15 – 40m
Currents: Can be very strong
Water temperature: 26 – 29°C
Surface conditions: Generally calm but can be choppy in the southwest monsoon
Experience level: Beginner-Advanced
Number of dive sites: 300 +
Recommended length of stay: 1 – 3 weeks

Our Liveaboard Horizon III

Horizon III is the Ocean Oasis of Maldives. H3 is a fiberglass twin-engine yacht is among the best & safest boats in the Maldives.

Consecutive award-winning crew offers great ambiance and take you to the best spots of the season for diving. Buffets, nationality favorite food and draught beer along with a comprehensive drinks menu are offered.

The 20-meter tender dhoni with electric 3 compressors and nitrox system takes the dive clutter from the mother vessel. Rejuvenate with an ayurvedic massage or the Jacuzzi. There are 5 separate locations on the boat for guests to enjoy the Horizon.

Explore the stunning underwater paradise for diving or surf spots on charters. The yacht accommodates 3 deluxe and 9 standard cabins and the living lodgings.

Why Dive On Horizon III?

We Dive away from the crowd and show our divers one of the most incredible species of Maldives. Experiencing diving with Whale shark, tiger shark, manta rays, ocean mantas, turtles. From Dec to April we dive in Deep south with 10 different kinds of sharks.

Experience Scuba Diving Maldives like no other.

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