Where to go

3 locations rich in marine life to discover…

Marine life

Maldives has a wealth of marine life to discover but here are the most popular animal species and marine life events. Let us know the ones you would particularly like to see…

Dive trips

12 trips available. All our trip ideas are offered to inspire you, but our strength is in tailoring your itinerary.

Manta Trust Expedition Maldives

Discover the mantas of the Maldives as you head out to the Baa Atoll aggregation sites and learn more about these majestic animals on one of our preferred liveaboards.

  • Trip type: Liveaboard Conservation trip

Best of Maldives Liveaboard

This classic Maldivian liveaboard itinerary departs from Malé offering divers some of the finest dive sites in the central atolls and the chance of a whale shark encounter.

  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Ari Atoll Diving Experience

Divers return again and again to the popular dive sites of the South Ari Atoll, Maldives, for photo opportunities of healthy reefs, prolific marine life and large pelagic encounters.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Learn to dive Maldives

This world-class diving destination offers the opportunity to learn to dive in the clear, protected lagoons at a number of resorts and guesthouses in the Maldives.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Untouched Maldives

The Laamu Atoll is an untouched paradise for divers, with superb visibility and fantastic photographic opportunities. Get away from the crowds and discover ‘untouched’ Maldives.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Baa & Raa Atolls Liveaboard

Visit these legendary Maldivian atolls by liveaboard during the best season for spectacular encounters with manta rays and whale sharks.

  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Southern Maldives Liveaboard

Escape the crowds to the southern Maldives for an exceptional liveaboard experience with an air of discovery and plenty of shark encounters.

  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

BIG in the Maldives

Renowned for BIG animal encounters, the South Ari Atoll is one of the most popular locations for divers to visit in the Maldives throughout the year.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Maldives Dive Safari

For divers, the best way to explore the Maldives is by liveaboard followed by a few days relaxing in resort. Underwater highlights include whale shark and manta ray encounters.

  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Visit the Maldives

The North Malé Atoll is easily accessible and offers a fantastic balance of tropical island paradise and some popular dive sites to discover during your visit to the Maldives.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Dive Baa Atoll

The diversity of marine life in the Baa Atoll is incredible, but it’s the regular sightings of manta rays and whale sharks during the summer months that attracts divers.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Southern Atolls Rays & Sharks

Explore the remote dive sites of the southern atolls by liveaboard and treat yourself to a few days in resort after your adventure. Recommended for experienced divers.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Just Conservation trips

1 related group tour with a hands-on conservation focus where you can contribute directly.

When to go

The Maldives weather is influenced by two monsoons. Marine life is excellent throughout the year


  • Southwest monsoon

    May to Nov: During the southwest season, the most spectacular diving is found at resorts with access to dive sites on the west of the ato
  • Northeast monsoon

    Dec to Apr: The northeast monsoon brings fast currents, superb visibility and prolific marine life on the eastern side of the atolls

Wildlife events

  • Dec to Apr: manta rays commonly found on west side of atolls
  • May to Nov: manta rays commonly found on east side of atolls
  • Aug to Sep: whale sharks and manta rays gather around the Baa Atoll
  • Mar to Apr: Currents abate – the best time for a leisurely dive

Places to stay

We have loads of great resorts to choose from in the Maldives


8 related liveaboards. But there are more options we can offer, just ask us for more details.


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