The Maldives is a diver’s paradise. 26 coral atolls with hundreds of islands with crystal white sands and clear blue waters, the surrounding reefs are out of this world. And thanks to local island tourism, they are incredibly accessible for avid divers.

Secret Paradise provide tours to atolls and reefs so that you can explore the underwater world. Atolls visited include North Male and South Male (Male is the capital of the Maldives), Ari, Laamu and Baa.

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North Male Atoll

Enjoy excellent visibility with the deep, clear water of North Male Atoll. Marine life you can expect to see includes barracuda, trevally, tune, snapper, fusilier and sharks. Popular dive sites are Lankan Caves, Banana Reef and Maldives Victory, just a 10-minute tax ride from Male International Airport.
3 nights from $549USD per person

South Male Atoll

You can expect barracuda, grey reef sharks, groupers, napoleon wrasse and eagle rays at the channels of South Male Atoll. Caves are in abundance, while the protected marine area of Embudhoo Kandu guarantees unspoilt coral. Expect palm trees and sand on land, just a 30-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport.
7 nights from $765USD per person

Ari Atoll

One of the top diving destinations in the world, Ari Atoll boasts regular manta ray and whale shark sightings amongst the colourful coral. With 15 deep reefs within reach of Dhigurah – the island where you’d be based – there’s plenty to explore following a 20-minute domestic flight from Male.
7 nights from $1,425USD per person

Laamu Atoll

Enjoy calm diving conditions from December – June at Laamu Atoll. Weak current and amazing visibility, this is perfect for inexperienced divers or those looking to take photos of their experience underwater. Keep an eye out for turtles, fish, rays and whale sharks. Staying on the island of Gan, you can enjoy peace and seclusion following a 35-minute flight from Male and 20-minute drive from the domestic airport.
7 nights from $1,375USD per person

Baa Atoll

Due to the annual migration of manta rays to Hanifaru Bay, Baa Atoll is incredibly popular with divers. Clear waters and a variety of marine life await following an 18-minute flight from Male.
7 nights from $1,399USD per person

Go diving in the Maldives with these local tours from Secret Paradise. Encouraging local island tourism, these adventures enable you to meet local people, discover culture and tradition, and experience the incredible paradise that is the Maldives.

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