Its clear blue waters, coral white sand beaches, its visibility of more than 30 meters and its luxury resorts and spas are the images that come to mind when we think of Maldivian resorts. If we add diving with mantas, whale sharks, reef sharks and lots of tropical fauna, there is no doubt that it looks like a great diving vacation, right?
Maldives offers a perfect mix of top-level diving with rest (and extraordinary care), romantic walks on the beach, candlelit dinners on the beach, private bungalows and many activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, surfing or yoga.
If you are looking for world top diving in a relaxed environment, for a romantic or family getaway and where diving is not everything, the resorts are for you. Check the following selection of extraordinary 4 and 5 stars diving resorts of Maldives, selected by PADI, all of them with own 5 star PADI diving centers, and with the guarantee of its own dive travel agency, PADI Travel. Check, compare and book online with the PADI guarantee for your next and perfect diving vacation in Maldives.
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7 reasons why diving holidays in Maldives are perfect for you
1. Extraordinary diving
The diving in Maldives from resort can be as good as liveaboard diving. Many resorts have boats that can take you to the channels where dive with many of the species that have made Maldives diving world famous: turtles, mantas, sharks, tunas…
2. Relax in a pristine environment
The resorts and villas of Maldives have occupied areas where once only coconut trees existed. In Maldives you will find yourself surrounded just by the sea, in small islands occupied only by the resort team and other tenants. No noise, no hurry. A privileged scenario to fully disconnect.
3. Thousand activities to do
Tennis, kayaking, snorkeling, surfing, swimming, golf, sailing, yoga, spa treatments… All the Maldives PADI resorts have many activities for those who want to do more than diving and lying on the beach.
4. 5-star PADI dive centers
Almost every resort in Maldives has 5-star PADI diving centers and even most islands have hyperbaric chambers and doctors specializing in diving-related accidents. In addition, expect to receive extraordinary attention, guides with knowledge of the spots in your area and everything you need to complete your diving equipment. If you are still not certified diver and you are planning to get the Open Water certification, Maldives is the perfect place to start a new stage in your life.
5. Absolute privacy
If you’ve been to Maldives you know what I mean. The vast majority of islands where diving resorts are located have facilities that provides an extraordinary privacy, many of them with access to the sea from the villa, 24 hours room service and everything you need to feel unique. In Paradise.
6. Perfect honeymoon…
Maldives is a very popular destination among newlyweds where to spend an unforgettable honeymoon. In addition to that privacy, the attention to details that all hotel staff put in is such that you will feel in the perfect environment where you can start your new life. Dinner at dusk, beds covered with petals, intimate walks on deserted beaches… and if we add unforgettable dives with those marine species you had always dreamed of diving with, there is no doubt that Maldives is the perfect destination for such special moment.
7… and ideal for a family vacation
Many divers stop traveling to the best dive destinations in the world by not being able to opt for a safe environment or for not having options outside a liveaboard, but Maldives is one of those magical exceptions. With children, of any age, you can travel to the Maldives with complete peace of mind, with numerous activities designed specifically for them and where they can start snorkeling, and who knows if diving.