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To visit the Maldives and not go scuba diving would be to miss the destination’s greatest treasure – the underwater world abundant with life. We may be biased here at Euro-Divers Maldives, but we think the Maldives is a great place to start diving and here are 10 reasons why:

#1 World-renowned diving destination

The Maldives is a world-renowned scuba diving destination with beautiful reefs abundant with life and a huge variety of dive sites that are suitable for every experience level even complete beginners. Diving in the Maldives is a bucket list tick just waiting to happen!

#2 Great conditions for beginners

Shallow, clear lagoons with a sandy bottom create swimming-pool-like conditions but with the added bonus of things to see. Couple this with small group sizes and you couldn’t wish for a better beginner diving scenario.

#3 Professional instructors

The multilingual teams at Euro-Divers love only one thing more than the ocean and that’s sharing it with you! They know the reefs like the back of their hands and are committed to your enjoyment and safety.

#4 Uncrowded dive sites

Despite being one of the most famous diving destinations in the world, you’ll usually not have to share a dive site with other boats – there are so many amazing sites spread across the country that there really is space for everyone.

#5Warm water and great weather

The Indian Ocean around the Maldives is warm all year round – jumping in is like taking a bath with no requirement for anything more than a shorty wetsuit and many divers opt for board shorts and a rash guard instead. What’s even better is the predictably tropical temperatures at the surface too – no shivering after a dive in the Maldives!

A Scuba Diver'S Encounter With Maldivian Red Coral

A Scuba Diver's Encounter with Maldivian Coral

Dive into the Maldivian magic! Explore a world of stunning underwater landscapes

#6 Resorts suitable for all

With the range of resorts and activities on offer, you can dive guilt-free, happy in the knowledge that your loved one will probably be sampling indulgent spa treatments, trying out paddleboarding, or taking a yoga class.

#7 Course flexibility

You can decide how much time you’d like to devote to diving – try it once, repeat the experience as often as you like with the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program which is not a course so there is no commitment required, or, take a PADI course and get qualified during your holiday. Many guests opt to complete the theory part of courses online at home before coming to us to complete the in-water sessions.

#8 Relaxing and mindful experience

Diving is the perfect opportunity to leave the stresses of the modern world behind at the surface – listen to just the sound of your bubbles and be mesmerised by the beautiful fish, meditate through slow, steady breaths; and submit to sublime weightless freedom.

#9 Appreciate the plight of the oceans

See first-hand the beauty of life beneath the surface of the ocean, a world covering 70% of the Earth and join us in spreading the message about the importance of protecting our oceans – once dived, never forgotten.

#10 Memory making opportunities

Diving for the first time is an experience you will never forget. Imagine your first encounter with a manta ray, a shark, or a turtle – these are stories to tell your friends and family back home.

A Majestic Manta Ray Gracefully Glides Through A Cleaning Station In The Maldives, Captured By An Underwater Photographer In The Mesmerizing Turquoise Waters.

A Photographer's Dream Encounter with a Maldivian Manta

Manta rays like this one add a touch of magic to every underwater adventure

We’re sure our diving guests can add many more points to this list and if you give diving a try with us here in the Maldives, you’ll find yourself adding many more too!