Diving in Maldives – A one of a kind experience

A unique haven of peace and tranquility, unspoiled white sand beaches, heavenly turquoise waters, an awe-inspiring underwater world, glorious sunsets – what more can you ask from a tropical escape? Maldives is a mesmeric island nation magnificently set in the Indian Ocean. Apart from these amazing natural luxuries, Maldives is a great place to enjoy numerous water sports such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, jet skiing, sailing, surfing and much more.

If you want to enjoy an adrenaline filled diving experience, then Maldives is the place to be. When it comes to finding accommodation in the Maldives, there is no need to worry. There are nearly hundreds of places to stay in. Each Maldives luxury resort is a unique paradise of its own. In fact, selecting the right resort can be a daunting task. If you want to indulge in a little bit of luxury after a thrilling dive in the majestic Indian Ocean, then try accommodation options like the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa.

Diving in the Maldives is an out of this world experience. Although Maldives has always been renowned for its fascinating beaches, tropical climate and amazing accommodation options, the island is also reputed for its inspiring underwater life.

Scuba divers from across the world visit Maldives in numbers to explore the extraordinary coral reefs, caves and marine life. The clear waters and the sun light make the Maldivian waters an ideal destination for diving for marine photographers and diving enthusiasts alike. The best diving locations include Meemu, South Male, North Male, Vaavu and Gaafu. The finest diving spots are found in and out of atolls and lagoons. An extensive array of marine life can be spotted if you choose to take liveaboard diving. These liveaboard charters generally operate from May to November. However, it is important to note that scuba diving in the Maldives is a year round activity that will never leave you disappointed.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.


Diving in Hikkaduwa – for the daring of divers

How about being surrounded by schools of colourful fish while having the luxury of feasting your eyes on some of the most ancient of shipwrecks? This is the experience that one would be able to partake of when embarking on a diving expedition in the coastal town of Hikkaduwa. Hotels in Galle should be considered when deciding to visit Hikkaduwa. Jetwing Lighthouse which features amongst Galle hotels will be an ideal destination to come home to after a day of exploration.

When considering the numerous options available to divers in Hikkaduwa, consider venturing out to the dive site of the Conch. The final resting place of this English ship provides an array of breathtaking panoramas, beginning from its very remnants to the species of marine life that inhabit the wreck. The cabin area in particular is home to the Groupers who would scatter upon seeing divers in the vicinity. Triggerfish, porcupine fish and even moray eels can be encountered by diving here. One must also descend to the depths of Kiragala which comprises of various rock pillars on which the most beautiful of corals grow. Schools of Fusiliers, Angelfish and Butterfly fish can be viewed in their natural habitat. The rocky crevices that are found house a wider variety of marine life that is equally beautiful to look at. Black Coral Point is next on the list of dive sites that one could enjoy. From Bandit Shrimps, Jellyfish, Surgeonfish, the area is known to attract ardent divers looking for a different twist to their adventure. The currents in these waters are quite strong and may threaten to thwart your efforts of exploring this paradise that is filled with rocky outcrops that would seem to swallow everything in its sight.


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