You’ll Want to Go SCUBA Diving in The Maldives After Reading This

Maldives isn’t just about high-end resorts and luxurious wedding celebrations. Almost everyone who travels to this magnificent group of islands come for the white and sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.

Half of those guests will want to lounge around the beach enjoying the good life, but for the other half? Well, they want to see the stunning coral reefs, of course!

So if you haven’t really decided on what you’ll want to do on your Maldives trip (because let’s face it, you’ll definitely plan a Maldives trip now), here are reasons why you should go diving!

It’s got the most beautiful diving spots in the world

In most places where there are diving spots, they always say the same thing right? That theirs is the most pristine spot and has the most colourful and diverse reef in the world.

But believe me when I say that the Maldives is the epitome of breathtaking when it comes to dive sites. There are at least 1,200 islands in the Maldives, most offer busy reefs filled with different species of fish.

The best part is only a hundred of these islands are occupied. You can still pretty much visit islands that have not seen any human activity for years.

Check out the Manta Ray cleaning station

One of the most famous attractions in the Maldives are the Manta Rays.

Manta Rays that you’ll find during your dive van rach up to 8 metres length, true giants that can weigh up to 2,300 kilograms.

You might be lucky and catch them in their cleaning station. This is when Manta Rays go to a certain spot in the Indian Ocean to get their gills, teeth, and skin cleaned by small fish.

Dive with the whale sharks

Whale Sharks are the largest living mammals in the world, but they are also one of the most friendly in nature.

You can get a chance to swim with them any time you visit the Maldives because they swim in the area year-round. While there are many tropical islands offering the gentle giants that environment it needs to survive and thrive, the Maldives is an obvious preference.

Swim with the sharks

With the number of fishes we want you to swim with, it’s suspicious right? Don’t worry, this isn’t a reboot of The Godfather, there are just tons of marine life you can see and discover during your Maldives dive.

One of these unique dive experiences is swimming with the sharks. You’ll get to see Tiger Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, White-tip Reef Sharks, and more!

Don’t be afraid to swim with them because as long as you’re not disturbing their feeding ground or you don’t swim like a seal, they can be approachable creatures.

Go wreck diving

Wreck diving is when you’ll understand what “tragically beautiful” really means.

On your dive, you’ll see how the underwater ecosystem adapted to the ships. Corals cover the hulls, and schools of fish dwell in it.

Now that you’re HYPED to go diving, all you need to know is where you’ll start.

Vakarufalhi Island Resort is known for its house reef.  Found just a couple of metres from the beach, the house reef is populated with various sea creatures like snappers, soldierfish, and batfish.

The island resort also has a diving centre where you can find PADI-certified instructors and guides. They will also let you rent out their gear so that you won’t have to lug around you own equipment.

Just make sure to avail the Vakaru Special Offer so you can get 10% off your Maldives accommodation. When you book your stay, use the promo code explorevakaru.

Vakaru Special Offer - Vakarufalhi Island Resort

Booking period for this promo is from Today until October 31, 2018.

Stay period is from May 1 – October 31, 2019.

So book that stay, buy those tickets, and treat yourself to a unique diving trip you’ll never forget!