Diving in the Maldives

The atolls that make up the Maldives have a land area approximately 298 km2 but are spread over approximately 90,000 km2. The country is so famous for these atolls that the English word ‘atoll’, was actually derived from the Maldivian word ‘atholhu’. The Maldives also has the lowest elevation of any country in the world which contributes to its hot and humid climate.

An island nation located off the southwest coast of India in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is made up of 26 different ring-shaped reefs called, atolls. These 26 atolls are located above a massive underwater mountain range and are comprised of more than 1,100 coral islands and sandbanks. The Maldives also boasts clear, warm waters, blue lagoons, extensive coral reefs, white sand beaches, and an incredible variety of marine life, some of which you will not find anywhere else on earth. For these reasons, the Maldives has become one of the best and most sought after diving destinations in the world.

Travelinformation for Maldives

Languages en
Currency MVR
Timezone UTC+05:00
Tipping 0-10% / Restaurant Staff / Service charges are typically added to restaurant bills, eliminating the need to tip.
Network Provider Ooredo/Wataniya
Dial Code 960
Electricity 230 V / 50 Hz
Power Plug Type C, D, G, J, K, L

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Wildlife in Maldives
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Whales
Pilot Whale
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Pilot Whale
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Great White Shark
Tiger Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Thresher Shark
Lemon Shark
Bull Shark
Silvertip Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Zebra Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Guitarfish
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Seahorses
Pygmy Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Wildlife in Maldives
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Whales
Pilot Whale
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Pilot Whale
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Great White Shark
Tiger Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Thresher Shark
Lemon Shark
Bull Shark
Silvertip Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Zebra Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Guitarfish
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Seahorses
Pygmy Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus

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