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Step by Step Guide to Diving in the Maldives - How to Enjoy a Remarkable Underwater Experience

The Maldives offers adventure sports enthusiasts quite a number of options to discover fun and delight. Read on and find out how you can enjoy a remarkable diving adventure here.


Choose the right time

The Maldives is known to be an all year round dive destination so one can really enjoy diving without a problem no matter when the visit is made. However, you should keep in mind that the wet season here brings about rains which will greatly impact the visibility. The best visibility for diving is offered by Maldives between the months of December and March. So if you can schedule your tour in that period you will get the chance to enjoy your experience to the fullest.


Book the right hotel

You should also try to book a hotel which has a great house reef or offers easy access to the prominent dive sites. This will make it easier for you to enjoy the experience to your heart's content. Places like Velassaru Maldives are quite popular among those who are looking for a leading Maldives resort which offers great diving opportunities.


Get help

You should also try to get help from a professional when you are diving for the first time. This is indeed quite important. There are lots of great water sports centres in Maldives offering assistance as well as facilities to those who like to enjoy the sport in safety. You will be able to find all the information that you need as you research online. You can even ask the hotel that you are staying at and find out more information about the water sports centres in the area which offer the best services.


Learn the basics

You will have to pay attention to the instructor as you are taught the basics of diving. Keep in mind that dangers can lurk underwater and you have to make sure that your safety is guaranteed. The lessons should not be taken lightly.
You should also ensure that your equipment functions well and fits you well. You will have to rent the diving gear from the local water sports centres so you have to ensure that all the items that you pick fit you well. If there are any concerns it is best to speak to your instructor.


Pick the right dive site

Of course, there are plenty of great dive sites in Maldives, but not every site is suitable for beginners. You should try to select a dive site like Banana Reef, Sunlight Thila, Rasfari Island, Cocoa Corner and Maaya Thila. You can get more information about these dive sites from your local dive instructor.


Be kind to yourself

If you are a first-time diver, you should try to take things easy. The experience should be an enjoyable one for you, not a stressful one. That being said, a degree of trepidation is surely to be expected! But if you learn the basics and pick the right dive site, you will be able to enjoy your underwater experience to your heart's content.