Maldives

 The Maldives is the largest archipelago that was created by living organisms – coral polyps. The Maldives comprise white sandy beaches and scarlet dawns of the Indian Ocean, exotic birds, unique plants, magnificent azure waters and tropical fish.
 All the Maldivian dive sites are picturesque, although each of them is special in its own way. Ari Atoll, Lhaviyani Atoll, North Male Atoll and South Male Atoll are very popular among the divers. As for the wrecks, cargo vessel Maldive Victory, which sunk not far from Male, is the most famous. There is also a dry cargo ship at Halaveli island near Ari Atoll, around which there are a lot of marbled rays lying on the sand. Here is our guide to help you choosing a perfect itinerary and boat for your Maldives Liveaboard trip.
Location: the north of Indian Ocean, south-west of Sri Lanka and India

What to see: One should visit the Maldives to see giant 6m/19ft long mantas and whale sharks. And besides, there are angel fish, groupers, scorpion fish, clown fish, butterfly fish, morays, turtles, tunas, barracudas, napoleon fish and many other underwater dwellers.

Depth: 5-40m/16-131ft

Currents: 1-3 knots

Visibility: 15-40m/49-131ft

Season for diving: From December to March it’s better to dive at the western part of the atolls, while from November till April – at the east coast.

The average water temperature is 27-30C/80-86F

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