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Explore the Maldives with the scuba place

The Maldives is regarded as one of the world's most fascinating diving destinations with hundreds of unique diving sites to explore. Offering a myriad of possibilities for amazing diving holidays, be it from a resort, a live-aboard, or even a combination of both, those visiting these jewel like atolls in the Indian Ocean will be delighted by what is on offer.

Where to Dive

In the Northern Atolls of the Maldives there is an abundance and huge variety of marine life. Amazing coral gardens, encounters with manta rays and grey reef sharks are common. Seasonal aggregations of manta rays at Haanifaru for example are just one of the spectacular events in the dive calendar.

© Prodivers Maldives

The Maldives Islands Central Atolls have some outstandingly beautiful coral reefs, but its the abundance of fish life that can be found that sets these islands apart. Currents pushing through the thilas bring in the nutrition, and of course the big stuff hanging out in the blue too.

© The Scuba Place by Nigel Wade

Diving in the southern atolls is simply too special for words - expect big currents, big numbers of sharks, and of course the ever present whalesharks feeding off the back of your safari vessel at night time. Breathtaking!

© The Scuba Place by Nigel Wade

Where to Stay

There are a multitude of island resorts and liveaboards to choose from in the Maldives. We're sharing our top picks for both land and sea accommodation.

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is an informal resort that is highly popular with divers. With more than 50 dive sites within reach you can experience the amazing marine life by boat or on the house reef. October starts the Manta season in this area and Prodivers Kuredu is on site to help you experience all the area has to offer. Accommodations range from Garden Bungalows to Beach Villas to the Sangu Water Villas and Sultan Pool Villas. The all inclusive resort offers both buffet and al a carte dining. We love it here, and the wreck lying off the beach makes Kuredu truly unique.

Sachika Liveaboard

Sachika is a fully equipped cruiser and offers a number of itineraries in the Central Atolls. With 10 comfortable en-suite cabins, main deck dining and a spacious sun deck with jacuzzi, Sachika is one of our top pick liveaboards. Diving takes place from a traditional Maldivian Dhoni providing ample space for divers. Your dive kit and compressors are kept on board the dhoni, making the diving easy.

Duke of York Yacht & Spa

If it's the elusive whale shark your after may we suggest the Extreme South itinerary offered on the Duke of York. This luxury yacht is the most spacious liveaboard we have enjoyed to date, and the quality and comfort match the dimensions! And we have to mention the service - it is impeccable! From porter services at boarding, daily cabin cleans and exceptional catering to full kit wash at the end of your diving trip - everything runs like a true 5 star hotel.

Kuredu Holiday

Return flights : Accommodation : Sea plane & local transfers

7 night itinerary : from £1595

7 nights at Kuredu Island Resort & Spa in a Garden Bungalow on an all inclusive basis.

Return flights from London, Birmingham or Manchester with sea plane and local transfers included

As Kuredu is a favourite with non-divers we have not included diving in the price quoted above but we can arrange a dive package. Prodivers Kuredu operates a 5 star PADI dive centre with daily excursions and house reef diving available.

Pricing is per person and based on double occupancy; and economy seating on flights. We're happy to assist with airline upgrades, extra baggage, resort room upgrades, diving or land based excursions. The final price of your holiday may change slightly based on seasonality and availability. Please contact us for up to date pricing.

Please call John on 020 7644 8252 or via email at john@thescubaplace.co.uk for more information or to book your holiday today!

The Scuba Place is an ABTA, ATOL and IATA bonded tour operator providing comprehensive financial protection.

Sachika Holiday

Return flights : Liveaboard : Diving : Local transfers

7 night itinerary with 6 days diving : from £2000

14 night itinerary with 13 days diving : from £3500

Twin cabin aboard Sachika with full board basis for a Central Atolls itinerary

Return flights from London, Birmingham or Manchester with local transfers included

Pricing is per person and based on double occupancy; and economy seating on flights. Diving aboard Sachika includes 3 dives daily plus night diving.

Why not have 7 nights on board, and then add on 7 nights at Kuredu Island Resort? Prices from £3190

We're happy to assist with airline upgrades, extra baggage or land based resort add ons. The final price of your holiday may change slightly based on seasonality and availability. Please contact us for up to date pricing.

Please call John on 020 7644 8252 or via email at john@thescubaplace.co.uk for more information or to book your holiday today!

The Scuba Place is an ABTA, ATOL and IATA bonded tour operator providing comprehensive financial protection.

Duke of York Holiday

Return flights : Accommodation : Diving : Domestic flight & local transfers

7 nights with 6 days diving : from £2595

Twin cabin aboard Duke of York with full board basis for the Extreme South itinerary (Laamu & Huvadhoo)

Return flights from London, Birmingham or Manchester, domestic flight from Male to Khoodhoo and local transfers included

Pricing is per person and based on double occupancy; and economy seating on flights. Diving aboard Duke of York includes 3 dives daily plus night diving when available.

We're happy to assist with airline upgrades, extra baggage, other itineraries or land based resort add ons. The final price of your holiday may change slightly based on seasonality and availability. Please contact us for up to date pricing.

Please call John on 020 7644 8252 or via email at john@thescubaplace.co.uk for more information or to book your holiday today!

The Scuba Place is an ABTA, ATOL and IATA bonded tour operator providing comprehensive financial protection.

photos courtesy of The Scuba Place, Kuredu Island Resort, Top Class Cruising and Luxury Yacht Maldives
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