A paradise on Earth and located in the Indian Ocean, Maldives is stretched in 900 kilometres from north to south and consists of over two thousands small coral islands surrounded by snowy white beaches and turquoise lagoons in 26 atolls. Maldivian island promises a refreshing time to its tourists. Mesmerising natural setting of the island along with calm and soothing environment make it suitable for all kinds of vacation, be it honeymoon or family trip or an adventure tour with friends. The island offers something for each and everyone. What makes vacationing in Maldives even more special is the availability of umpteen numbers of sports and excursions to entertain you. Some of the most famous sports amongst tourists are water skiing, snorkeling, fishing, parasailing, surfing, dolphin and whale watching, etc.
Scuba diving also presents an amazing option. It is an activity to be done for sure by all the tourists. The sport allows divers to experience the mesmerising beauty of the life beneath the Indian Ocean. There are umpteen numbers of exotic aquatic creatures that you can spot during diving. It is consisted of almost 70 different species of colourful coral reefs and more than 700 species of fishes and other aqua creatures. Not just these, even the temperature of the water, the visibility makes diving all the more special. For instance, the water temperature is mostly warm making it easier for you to dive. For instance, the temperature of water is 24°C (75°F) in February and July to 27°C (81°F) in April, May and September. The visibility of the water is up to 15 - 40 metres (50 - 130 feet). Though you can for diving throughout the year, the best time to go is between the months of June to October and December to March.
Lion's Head, Kudu Haa, Girifushi Thila, Middle Point, Nassimo Thila, Okobe Thila, Sunlight Thila, Maldives Victory and Banana Reef are few of the most famous dive sites in the Maldives. However, diving is not just restricted to only these sites; you will have umpteen numbers of options to go for it. No matter where you are staying or which resort or hotel you have selected, you will be offered with the facility for the sport. Most of the accommodation kinds will have diving centres providing PADI, NAUI and CMAS certified courses to those interested in along with assisting tourists with diving.
During this exciting sport you are likely to spot amazing marine creature. Just a glimpse of the beautiful marine life will make your vacation memorable. Some of these are Napoleon wrasse, parrotfish, snappers, barracudas, jacks, sweetlips, hammerheads, grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, eagle rays, manta rays, turtles, frogfish, triggerfish, surgeonfish, trevallies and many more. Along with lazy diving or rift diving, you also have the option of going for night diving which introduces you to an entirely new marine world as aquatic creature change their colours during night. You can in fact go closer to them in night for photography when compared to in day time.