Scuba Diving In the Maldives
Now what on earth is that? That was our question when we looked into Scuba diving in the Maldives.
Surely just find an island resort in the Maldives, book the holiday and sign up for some of the worlds best scuba diving?
Well… yes and no.
Before Charley and I rumble on we ask that you glance over the following pointers when looking for a diving holiday in Maldives and in particular a liveaboard Maldives holiday.
Pointer number one
Follow the same exacting process to find, research and book a Maldives Liveaboard diving holiday as you would your Honeymoon Maldives package or your Luxury Spa vacation. It is in essence no different and the rewards will be in your enjoyment.
Pointer number two
Know your subject. Whether the decision to have a dive based holiday is a whim or planned know your topic and its demands.
Maldives liveaboard holidays are said by many to be the finest and warmest dive holidays in the world, so make yours the best Maldives liveaboard vacation.
Pointer number three
Take professional advice Pick up the phone and don’t be shy in asking the opinions of qualified and proficient individuals in the Maldivian Liveaboard business.
Take the time out to visit your local dive centre and dive shops at home for a valuable knowledge base.
Pointer number Four
Look beyond the brochures, the flashy website and advertising pitch. Learn as much as you can about how a prospective Maldives liveaboard company operates.
What does it have in place if there are cancellations due to weather or equipment malfunction?
How does it treat its clients? Importantly, does it offer a refund or simply ask you to take out insurance for the trip? If in doubt – investigate.
There are other
liveaboard tips to help you
on your liveaboard holiday - so learn as much as you can so you can be confident when you book your break!
So what is a Liveaboard Maldives?
A Maldives Liveaboard holiday is also referred to as a liveaboard cruise and liveaboard safari. It’s a vacation usually spent entirely on a boat. Your days (and even some nights maybe) will be filled with diving and snorkeling.
How long is it for?
A Maldives liveaboard holiday generally lasts for 7 or 10 days.
Where do they leave from?
When you choose a diving holiday in Maldives you’ll usually leave from the marina on Hulhule island, better known as Malé International Airport.
Where do they go to?
The main Maldives liveaboard cruises spend their time in the surrounding atolls of North and South Male and North and South Ari.
This ensures as many dive sites as possible are visited on different atolls.
Interestingly enough, the Ari atoll has over two hundred islands; that’s a lot of diving on just one atoll!
Enjoy your Liveaboard Maldives Scuba Diving holiday!
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