Best Scuba Diving Spots in Maldives, 2023

Best scuba diving spots in Maldives

Surrounded on all sides by water, the islands of Maldives are famous vacation destinations for honeymooners and tourists. So much water on all sides, 26 atolls, and 1100+ coral islands makes Maldives a famous spot for scuba diving. The rich marine population of the islands are due to the spotless seabed, warm waters, and heavy currents of the Indian Ocean. Scuba diving gives you an awesome opportunity to see the beauty underwater of these islands and see a variety of marine species, vibrant corals, and tropical fishes. So, in this article we will look at the top scuba diving spots in Maldives to enjoy the life and beauty underwater.

Best scuba diving spots in Maldives

Fish Head, Bathala Island, North Ari Atoll

Situated just 10 kms from Bathala Island, Fish head is among the best diving spots in Maldives. Here you can see thila, an underwater mountain which is home to grey reef sharks and a number of other marine species. The most popular fishes you can see here are bannerfish, glassfish, fusiliers, snappers, tunas, trevallies and barracudas. This is not all, here you can also treat your eyes and soul with the breathtaking views of stingrays, nurse sharks, large potato groupers swimming around you. Besides, while you will be swimming along the reefs you can find many other aquatic species like moray eels, angelfish, rabbitfish, etc which will make your diving experience quite a memory to cherish forever.

Baa  Atoll

Baa Atoll has two famous diving sites, Hanifaru Bay and Dhigala Haa. Both these places are popular for shark spotting and every year thousands of visitors come here only to spot these sharks. While diving via Hanifaru Bay you can swim through beautiful plankton blooms and witness the crowd of splendid manta rays and whale sharks.  While, diving through Dhigala Haa provides you the opportunity to witness a handful of grey reef sharks, and a  variety of fishes like jacks, barracudas, and snappers. Hence both these scuba dive sites are preferred locations for shark watching. So, if you are a shark lover and want to swim along them then make sure to do scuba diving along the dive spots of Baa Atoll.

Nassimo Thila, North Male Atoll

Considered as Paradise Rock, Nassimo thila is a famous thila in the North Male Atoll for scuba diving. While diving along this site, you can witness many beautiful underwater formations and lives. To name some you can see here stunning rock formations, caves, main reefs, and ceilings of long overhangs. Besides, the variety of marine life found here also makes it so demanding. Dog-toothed  tunas, white-tip reef sharks, oriental sweetlips, eagle rays and a variety of snappers are some of the beauties underwater you can spot here. Though there is so much beauty present here, the currents in this region are also very strong. Hence, this dive site is recommended only for experienced and strong divers, who actually know diving. So, if you are also well versed with scuba diving then make sure to add more adventure to your list and enjoy scuba diving along the Nassimo Thila.

Okobe Thila and Kuda Rah Thila

If you are a newbie in scuba diving and want to enjoy the beauty underwater, then make sure to visit the Okobe and Kuda Rah Thila. Both these dive sites have medium currents and are friendly to new divers. Okobe thila is small sized, having just 3 main pinnacles. Here you can find swimming tunas, moray eels and long finned batfish. Whereas if you dive along the Kuda Rah thila then you enjoy witnessing a variety of aquatic fauna like triggerfish, pufferfish, and some beautiful species of turtles. Besides, there are stunning colonies of corals which makes the diving experience more mesmerizing and beautiful. So, don’t worry!! Even if you are a novice scuba diver, Maldives has diving spots for you too.


Maldives is a famous island country of the Indian Subcontinent. It is popular among tourists due to its stunning beaches, mesmerizing surroundings, and beautiful marine life. People from every nook and corner of the world visit Maldives to witness the beauty of its marine life. For this there are a number of beautiful scuba dive spots present in this island country. These sites are separately made for both experienced and new divers.  Besides the above-mentioned sites, there are also many other popular scuba diving spots present in this island country. So, what are you waiting for? If you also want to witness the beauty of life underwater, then make sure to plan your next trip to Maldives. There you can enjoy scuba diving and witness an entirely different variety of life. For help in planning your trip, contact Nitsa Holidays. They will ensure smooth trip planning and vacations to your preferred destination.


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