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

语言 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
巨头鲸
Dolphins
海豚
宽吻海豚
巨头鲸
长吻原海豚
Sharks
鲸鲨
大白鲨
虎鲨
无沟双髻鲨
Scalloped Hammerhead
长尾鲨
短吻柠檬鲨
牛鲨
银鳍鲨
白鳍礁鲨
黑鳍珊瑚鲨
护士鲨
斑马鲨
灰礁鲨
天使鲨
Rays
巨型太平洋蝠鲼
暗礁蝠鲼
鹰瑶
刺鳐
Electric Ray
Guitarfish
海龟
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Seahorses
Pygmy Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
天使鱼
蝴蝶鱼
小丑鱼
海狼
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Ribbon Moray Eel (Ghost Eel)
Conger eel
Crevalle jack
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
长嘴硬鳞鱼
Porcupine Fish
盒鱼
Trumpetfish
横幅鱼
比目魚
Molluscs
Octopus
Wildlife in Maldives
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Whales
巨头鲸
Dolphins
海豚
宽吻海豚
巨头鲸
长吻原海豚
Sharks
鲸鲨
大白鲨
虎鲨
无沟双髻鲨
Scalloped Hammerhead
长尾鲨
短吻柠檬鲨
牛鲨
银鳍鲨
白鳍礁鲨
黑鳍珊瑚鲨
护士鲨
斑马鲨
灰礁鲨
天使鲨
Rays
巨型太平洋蝠鲼
暗礁蝠鲼
鹰瑶
刺鳐
Electric Ray
Guitarfish
海龟
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Seahorses
Pygmy Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
天使鱼
蝴蝶鱼
小丑鱼
海狼
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Ribbon Moray Eel (Ghost Eel)
Conger eel
Crevalle jack
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
长嘴硬鳞鱼
Porcupine Fish
盒鱼
Trumpetfish
横幅鱼
比目魚
Molluscs
Octopus

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