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Best Diving Resorts in Maldives - Top Resorts for Diving Holidays in the Maldives

As one of the world's top diving hubs the Maldivian archipelago is a diving enthusiast's dream come true. Here is a list of the country's best resorts for diving excursions and underwater exploration.

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Jumeirah Dhevanafushi

Jumeirah Dhevanafushi

Located in North Huvadhu Atoll in an area known as Gaafa Alifu, Jumeirah Dhevanafushi offers visitors diving expeditions as well as lessons. Suited for novices as well as seasoned divers the venue provides training as well as sea exploration tours geared for divers.

Kurumba Maldives

Tipped to be one of the most coveted diving resorts Maldives has to offer Kurumba Maldives is the best resort to kick off one's diving holiday in the country. Housing a state-of-the-art Diving Centre the venue offers holidaymakers courses in the fine art of deep sea explorations with PADI certified trainers on staff to lend their expertise. Providing lessons for children interested in diving the venue's SASY or Supplied Air System for Youth dives have been specially designed with young children from the age of 5 to 7 in mind. The resort's shallow lagoon serves as the perfect practice dive site while snorkeling facilities and scuba diving tours are also organized by the resort.

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Kanuhura

Kanuhura

Home to its very own Dive Centre Kanuhura is another option available for diving enthusiasts touring the Maldives. PADI certified instructors offer lessons and training for holidaymakers at the venue which is a child-friendly resort.

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Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Occupying the scenic environs of Lankanfushi Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is perfect for those who do not wish to venture far to experience a diving expedition. The house reef on the resort provides plenty of marine life and coral species to keep divers engaged.

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Huvafen Fushi, a Per AQUUM Retreat

Huvafen Fushi, a Per AQUUM Retreat

Situated on Huvafen Fushi Island, this resort is known as a Per AQUUM Retreat in the Maldives. Offering a good location and facilities for diving as well as other water sports activities including fishing and sailing the resort is also ideal for snorkeling enthusiasts.

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Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

Known for its close proximity to several famed diving sites the Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is ideal for exploring areas such as the Karedu caves with its large turtle population. Surrounded by a pristine environment the diving tours offered by the resort encompass a variety of sites.

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Soneva Fushi Resort

Soneva Fushi Resort

Located in Kunfunadhoo the Soneva Fushi Resort is often regarded as a resort geared towards the romantically inclined. Boasting several diving hubs around the island's house reef, frequently spotted marine life on diving excursions around the resort include Manta Rays.

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The Residence Maldives

The Residence Maldives

Situated in Falhumaafushi the Residence Maldives offers good diving conditions within its house reef while snorkeling enthusiasts will also find the sea beds surrounding the venue a treat. As one of only three hotels occupying the atoll The Residence is suited for experienced divers.

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Angsana Velavaru

Angsana Velavaru

Located in Haa Dhaalu Atoll Angsana Velavaru is known to offer a variety of water sports activities including diving. Night diving is also available at the resort where fishing excursions and island hopping tours are also part of the activity itinerary.

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Occupying the confines of Rangali Island this holiday resort also provides access to some of the atoll's diving sites. Boasting crystal clear waters divers frequently spot sharks turtle species and schools of fish on diving excursions organized by the resort.