About The Maldives

Adventrus are Maldives experts with extensive first hand knowledge of the best value quality resorts. With over 300 resorts to choose from, all with amazing features, it can be a daunting task to find the right resort for your specific preference (small or large island, house reef, access to the best diving, over water villas, family friendly or adult only, all inclusive etc) to fit your budget. With over 20 years arranging quality holidays to The Maldives we know how easy it is to get it wrong without expert advice. All the 'verified' resorts we feature have been hand picked as the best available in the market and, combined with the best prices to be found anywhere plus exclusive special offers, represent amazing value. 

The Maldives offer a wide range of ocean sports, to include Stand Up Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Kitesurfing, Dinghy Sailing and more.. However, for many travellers it is the incredible under water marine life that is the big draw, and for good reason! The Maldives is one of the very best scuba diving and snorkelling destination in the world. Where else can you be pretty much guaranteed to see giant manta rays, whale sharks and a huge numbers of reef shark, often right on the doorstep of your luxury Maldives resort. 

Browse the live availability of the very best Maldives resorts right here, and then get in touch if you need some expert advice from an Adventrus Maldives expert.

Choose your sport for a next adventure in Maldives, Maldives!

Best month for Diving

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Diving in Maldives is Perfect for Learn To Dive Perfect for Qualified diver with daily dives Perfect for 50 dives or more Perfect for Learn To Freedive Perfect for Freediver Level II + Perfect for Snorkelling

There is nowhere on the Planet where you can find such a rich marine environment combined with such a huge range of incredible luxury resorts and professionally run scuba diving schools, it really doesn't get much better than this! The diving in The Maldives is good all year but there are some differences in the seasons.

From around the end of December through to May is the northeast monsoon season with the lighter winds coming from the northeast. During this time there is a general lack of wind, this creates sunny skies and calm seas. Due to these conditions, the visibility on the eastern side of the atolls is good with roughly 20-30m of visibility and on the western side, there is about 15-20m visibility. From December to March the water currents flow through the atolls from east to west, this creates fantastic visibility along the eastern atolls. The current is usually strongest over this period. During this time many shark species gather in the eastern side channel entrances in large numbers while the mantas are attracted to the western side where the plankton flows out to the open ocean.

During June to November is the southwest monsoon when the currents move easterly through the channels. During this time Hanifaru Bay offers some of the best sightings of mantas and whale sharks. They come to the area to feed on plankton that has built up from the southwest monsoon. The visibility is also much better on the western side during this season. The wind picks up during this time and the sea can get a bit rougher. There is still many sunny days but for the most part can be quite cloudy. The surface swells during this time can get to about 1-2m especially during June and July which is the main rainy season.

Throughout the year the water temperatures stay constant at about 26-29°C. The larger marine animals like mantas, whale sharks, turtles and reef sharks can be found in the Maldives throughout the year. Diving with these marine animals is dependent on day to day factors like high/low tide and sunrise/sunset.


beginner

PADI Open Water Course (excl. e-learning or study materials)

Duration: 4 day

Become a qualified scuba diving in 4 days

$595

Per Person

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Junior PADI Open Water Course (Excl. E Learning and study materials)

Duration: 4 day

Beginner scuba diving course for kids 11-14. Maximum 12 metre depth.

$585

Per Person

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PADI Open Water Referral Course

Duration: 2 day

$320

Per Person

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PADI Open Water E-Learning Course (Incl. E Learning)

Duration: 4 day

$573

Per Person

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Junior PADI Open Water E-Learning Course (Incl. E Learning)

Duration: 4 day

For kids age 11-14. Just the same as the adult PADI Open Water Course, but with limited depth to 12 metre.

$573

Per Person

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Junior PADI Open Water Referral Course

Duration: 2 day

$146

Per Person

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PADI Advanced Course (Excl. E Learning or study materials)

Duration: 2 day

Taking your diving to the next level

$350

Per Person

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SSI Open Water Course (excl. certification and manual fees)

Duration: 4 day

The full SSI learn to dive course

$449

Per Person

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beginner

SSI Junior Open Water Course (excl. certification and manual fees)

Duration: 4 day

$449

Per Person

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PADI Open Water Course (excl. E-Learning materials)

Duration: 4 day

$585

Per Person

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Private PADI Open Water Course (Incl. E-Learning)

Duration: 4 day

$950

Per Person

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day

beginner

PADI Open Water Course (Incl. manual and cert)

Duration: 4 day

$653

Per Person

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beginner

Junior PADI Open Water Course (Incl. manual and certificate)

Duration: 4 day

$653

Per Person

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Shore dives on house reef or local dive sites

Duration: 4 dive

Dive straight of the beach or jetty at your hotel

$210

Per Person

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Daily 2 Tanks Boat Dives

Duration: 2 day

Get out to the best local dive sites by boat

$130

Per Person

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PADI Advanced Course (Incl. E Learning)

Duration: 2 day

Take your diving to the next level. Choose 5 specialty dives. Be a better and safer diver

$481

Per Person

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day

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Single boat dive with tanks, weight & air

Duration: 5 dive

Join a daily guided boat dives from your resort

$309

Per Person

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Private daily boat charter with skipper and crew

Duration: 1 day

The ultimate indulgence

$750

Per Person

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Daily unlimited shore dive (tanks, weights & air)

Duration: 6 day

Dive as much as you like every day.

$563

Per Person

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Two dives per day with tanks, weights & air (boat dives with supplement)

Duration: 3 day

Two shore entry guided dives each day.

$233

Per Person

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Guided shore dives with full equipment included

Duration: 1 dive

Daily guided diving, shore entry.

$465

Per Person

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dive

Best month for Kitesurfing

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Kitesurfing in Maldives is Perfect for Learn To Kitesurf Perfect for Improver (not riding upwind) Perfect for Independent kiter with storage Perfect for Foiling

Kitesurfing on the picturesque island lagoons of the Maldives is just about as perfect as it gets for beginners and improvers alike. The kitesurfing experience in the Maldives is unlike any other, with flat, warm waters that are protected by reef systems. The Maldives is the ideal destination for those who simply love to be in the water, be that underwater scuba diving or flying along its turquoise surface windsurfing, sailing or kiting!

There are two main wind seasons for The Maldives. The South Westerly winds comes between May and October, and then the North Easterly winds between December and February. The wind in The Maldives tends to be between 15 and 22 knots. This is not like some of our other super wind reliable destinations, as there are likely to be mornings with no wind, and some no wind days. However, when there is wind, the Maldives is an amazing kitesurf destination. The Maldivesi s especially good for foiling, wing and light wind kitesurfing. 

There are only a handful of resorts in The Maldives that offer kitesurf lessons and/or rental, and the prices can vary dramatically. If you are considering a kitesurfing holiday in The Maldives we recommend calling us so we can give you some expert advice, you can then book online here with the confidence you and booking the correct resort for your specific requirement.

All Adventrus prices INCLUDE 22% compulsory taxes (for both the resort stay and sport services) plus all necessary airport transfers (either sea plane, domestic flight or a combination of both)

beginner

Kitesurf Private Learn To Kitesurf Course (incl. equipment)

Duration: 6 hour

$511

Per Person

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beginner

Kitesurf Group instruction (incl. equipment)

Duration: 7 hour

$550

Per Person

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hour

improver

Kitesurf Private lesson (incl. equipment)

Duration: 2 hour

Guaranteed fast progression with a private lessons

$99

Per Person

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hour

intermediate

Kitesurf Storage & Centre services

Duration: 3 day

$45

Per Person

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day

intermediate

Sand bank water taxi

Duration: 1 hour

Water taxi and safety service for kitesurfing

$123

Per Person

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