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Things You Must Know for Diving in Maldives – An Unforgettable Underwater Experience

It's not easy exploring the deep blue and with the many options offered in Maldives, you may feel spoilt for choice. To make the most of your diving expedition below are some things worth knowing.

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Get the Correct Gear for Diving

Get the Correct Gear for Diving

Diving is an activity that demands specific skill, courage and very particular gear and attire. Before you delve into any diving expedition for that matter, purchase the appropriate gear for that excursion. In general you will need a mask, a fin, a dive computer to calculate your decompression units, a wet or a dry suit to ensure your temperature is regulated underwater, weights, tanks and accessories. Some of these items such as weights, tanks and regulators are even available for rent and you can contact dive centres in Maldives and see if it is possible to get hold of them. As for accessories, requirements vary from person to person but commonly used items include underwater lights, whistles, surface marker buoys for surface communication, and devices that help to provide signals underwater such as tank bangers, and writing slates. Ascertain what you may need and check if you can get them on rent or purchase them out right.

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Get to Know The Best Dive Spots in the Maldives

Get to Know The Best Dive Spots in the Maldives

Best part about Maldives is that it is blessed with a plethora of exciting dive spots where you can enjoy everything from a myriad of fish species to shipwrecks and more. It literally offers a universe to explore the underwater world and it is nothing short of paradise down here. The variety you can enjoy in the Maldives also caters to divers with different levels of skill. All you need to do is choose the right spot and you are bound to have the time of your life. If you are looking to try the activity as a beginner the Guraidhoo Island has an excellent dive school. But to really learn all about what this ocean has in store, don't forget to have a chat with the local divers of the area. One of the best Maldives resorts among ardent divers is the Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives as there are plenty of good dive spots around these waters.

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Choose The Best Season for Diving in The Maldives

Choose The Best Season for Diving in The Maldives

Although diving in the Maldives can be enjoyed year round it is best to learn a little about the best months to enjoy the most fruitful diving excursions. The wet season roughens the waters and is quite a dangerous season for diving and this falls between May and August. The equinox months on May and November are actually the worst time for diving since waters are absolutely unpredictable in these two months. The best season for diving is the hot summer months which fall from December till April. At this time the air is generally drier and the current flow commences at the North East through the atolls and exits out at the South West. The water is warm and very soothing to be in and is adorned by a plethora of fish varieties. Planktons are in full blossom during these months and this is what invites a whole load of Manta Rays and Whale Sharks.

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