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

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

Maldives Dive Safari

The best way to explore the Maldives is by liveaboard. Spend a week on board the Theia – or another of our excellent Maldives liveaboards, then relax on a tropical island in the North Malé Atoll.

  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip
  • Duration exc. international flights: 12 days

Manta Monitoring in the Maldives

Meet manta ray expert Guy Stevens on board a luxury liveaboard, cruising the less explored Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, at the best aggregation sites for the spectacular mass feeding phenomenon.

  • Trip type: Conservation trip
  • Duration exc. international flights: 8 days

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

Divers return again and again to the fantastic and exciting dive sites at Vilamendhoo. There is an exceptional house reef and twice daily boat dives visiting some of 40 accessible sites.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
  • Duration exc. international flights: 8 days

Thulhagiri Island Resort

Thulhagiri is just 25 minutes by speedboat from Male and the airport. It offers the perfect balance of the unspoiled beauty of a tropical island and all the comforts of civilization.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Beach is a casual yet elegant resort in a stunning and remote location. Crystal-clear waters, fabulous white sand beaches and luxurious spa facilities create a perfect Maldivian retreat.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Medhufushi Island Resort

The only resort on the untouched atoll of Meemu, Medhufushi offers first class comfort in complete harmony with its exclusive tropical surroundings and a world of undiscovered underwater beauty.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Big in the Maldives

Looking for luxury, manta rays and whale sharks in one week? This is the perfect itinerary for you!

  • 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

Seasons

  • Northeast monsoon

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

Wildlife events

  • Dec to Apr: manta rays commonly found on west side of atolls
  • Mar to Apr: Currents abate – the best time for a leisurely dive
  • 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

Places to stay

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

Liveaboards

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

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