Diving Holiday Destinations
Diving Holiday Destinations
One of the top diving holiday destinations in the world is the Maldives. This amazing archipelago of over 1100 islands is home to a wide variety of dive sites and an even wider variety of marine life. While there is an extensive diversity of reef-dwelling fish and smaller marine creatures, the real attraction of this diving holiday destination is the larger oceanic species that can be found here, including the whale shark, manta ray, eagle ray, grey reef shark, napoleon wrasse and several other shark species. The Maldives is one of the few diving holiday destinations where divers can enjoy whale shark encounters throughout the year.
Diving Holiday Destinations within the Maldives
A single trip to the Maldives is not enough time for any scuba diver to truly enjoy what this spectacular archipelago has to offer. There are several different diving holiday destinations with this island paradise. Let’s take a closer look at some of the finest diving holiday destinations within the Maldives.
Diving Holiday Destination: Hanifaru Bay
The amazing diving holiday destination, Hanifaru Bay, is a marine protected uninhabited island located in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives Islands. Its size is no greater than that of a football field and yet it has become one of the hottest spots on the planet for underwater photographers. The reason for this modern day phenomenon of underwater diversity is because plankton blooms between the months of May and November – a very unusual phenomenon – attracting manta rays by the hundreds. At any one time at this diving holiday destination, there can be up to 200 manta rays feeding off the coral reefs as well as plenty of whale sharks which do the same. Hanifaru Bay has become one of the best diving holiday destinations in the world for people looking for manta ray encounters.
Diving Holiday Destination: Baa Atoll
The Baa Atoll in the Maldives is a great diving holiday destination thanks to its many varied dive sites and also the high probabilities of spotting whale sharks. Dive sites in the Baa Atoll include Manta Point, Maavaru Kandu and Muthafushi Thila. There are many resorts whose dive centers take divers to the sites around the Baa Atoll, but the best way to enjoy this diving holiday destination is by liveaboard.
Diving Holiday Destination: Ari Atoll
The Ari Atoll is another great diving holiday destination within the Maldives, offering a range of dive sites that include Maaya Thila, Broken Rock, Kudahrah Thila and Veligandu Kandu. There are also good chances of seeing whale sharks in the Ari Atoll.
A trip to the diving holiday destination of the Maldives is best when enjoyed from the comfort of a liveaboard diving ship. Liveaboard diving holidays in the Maldives are great because you can cover far more area on a boat than when you have to return to a resort each night. Liveaboard diving holidays include other activities as well as scuba diving, such as fishing, snorkeling, visiting island communities, beach parties and shopping excursions.
To reserve your holiday to the Maldives now, contact Maldives Dive Travel today!
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