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Best Diving Spots in the Maldives - Top Places to Explore in Maldives, if you are in Love with the Mysterious Ocean Dept

The beautiful Maldives is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. This article gives information about the top diving spots that you can explore during your visit.


Fish Head

Fish Head in North Ari Atoll is considered to be one of the best dive sites in the world! So if you do have the chance, be sure to check it out! There are lots of water sports centres here which offer diving tours in Fish Head, which is also known as Mushihasmingli Thila. It is a Protected Marine Area which has underwater caves, black corals as well as undersea rock formations. Fish Head is known to be one of the best spots in the Maldives to enjoy shark spotting too. Needless to say, the experience of diving here will enthral you!


HP Reef

HP Reef, which is also known as Rainbow Reef is yet another popular dive spot in the Maldives. It is found in the North Male Atoll. You can reach the site in 15 minutes from Girifushi. This dive site is reserved only for the expert divers as the currents here can be quite challenging. The main draw of the site is its incredible assortment of coral reefs of varying shapes, sizes and colours. You can create a charming memory here as well while swimming through a 25m cave, which is known as the chimney.


Banana Reef

Banana Reef, which gets its name from the unique shape that it has, is also quite an incredible dive spot in Maldives. This dive spot was one of the very first dive sites to be discovered and sports in Maldives. It is replete with cliffs, caves, coral growths and abundant marine life. You can get more information about this site from hotels like Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort. Look for the best resorts in Maldives for families when you are travelling here to enjoy a truly unforgettable adventure.


Maanta Point

Maanta Point is one of the best places in the Maldives to witness the alluring charm of marine creatures. Of course, as the name suggests, Maanta Point is famous for its population of manta rays. You will also get the chance to spot eels, turtles as well as barracudas when you dive here. Of course, you will have to have quite a lot of patience if you wish to see these elusive and charming creatures as they roam in the seas. But your patience will certainly be well atoned for, the moment you set your eyes on the majestic marine creatures. They will take your breath away with their grace and charm for sure!

In order to dive safely in the Maldives, you will have to go through an orientation process. This is conducted by licensed PADI instructors. This orientation is done to ensure you are safe in the waters. There are lots of great instructors in the country so you can always enjoy a great experience. Be sure to choose dive sites which are suited to your skill level in order to keep yourself safe as you dive.