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Maldives, Indian Ocean

If you've dreamt of diving in the Maldives, you won't be disappointed. A Maldives scuba diving holiday offers world class diving holidays with professional dive centres, channels & lagoons that are brimming with the huge variety of sea life and soft coral that make the Maldives a mecca for all levels of scuba divers. Maldives is ideal location for a learn to dive holiday. The Maldives is a superb choice for a dive holiday for all levels of diver with learn to dive courses, house reefs for snorkelling and holidays to suite all budgets.

As Maldives specialists, we can book over 50 Maldives diving resorts out of the 200 inhabited islands which are home to Maldive island resorts > each with it's own dive centre >

Diving
Made up of over a thousand coral islands sitting either side of the equator in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives offers a huge choice of resorts or liveaboards. From here you have the perfect base for your diving allowing you to access the channels and lagoons that are brimming with the huge variety of sea life and soft coral that make this a mecca for divers. The choice encompasses gentle shallow routes to strong current drift dives with wrecks and pelagic focus. Highlights include the Pinnacles of Maaya Thila, with schooling fish, white tip reef sharks and, of course, manta rays. Majestically gliding in groups of up to 10 at a time to their cleaning stations. It is also possible to see whale and hammerhead shark at certain times.

Maldives Liveaboards
Alternatively you can explore more remote locations such as outer north and south Atols aboard your choice of liveaboard. A liveaboard offers a unique way of experiencing the beauty of the Maldives. Liberating, exciting and diverse all at once, a liveaboard gives you the opportunity to enjoy many different dive sites. With the freedom to choose your schedule you can get away from the crowds and explore the Atolls and dive at the best locations. Throw old-fashioned fears of lack of space and poor food quality over board: liveaboards of today are floating hotels, offering every conceivable service. Get more of the Maldives, over and under water.


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Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

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Best Time: Dec-April (Summer/NE
monsoon) & June-Oct (SW current)

Average Air temps: 28-30°C
Average Water temps: 28-30°C

Visibility: 20-30m + (varies
depending on season & sites).

Top Dive Sites: Too many to
mention. Each island offers
short distance to dive sites,
excellent house reefs. Sites
for all levels. More >

Liveaboard Itineraries More >
 

Great Reasons to Dive in Maldives

  • Clear visibility.
  • Vast number of dive sites.
  • Chance to see Manta Whales
    & Whale Sharks  in Summer months, on the SW side.
  • Large schooling pelagics.
  • 3*,4* & 5* island resorts
  • Liveaboards with free places for whole boat bookings.

 

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.