Scuba Diving in Male

The capital city of Maldives is Male, is housed on a small island. The small island city of Male is one of the most populous cities in the world and looks distinctly different from the rest of the places in Maldives. The city is characterised by its vibrant streets, colourful buildings and historic mosques. One might be forced to think that what might be the reason for the densely populated city to draw thousands of tourists towards its direction. Being a core island situated upon the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Male boasts of exotic coral reef, sun swept beaches, current swept channels and wrecks, this scenic island is a scuba diving hotspot and thousands of divers visit Male to indulge in one of the best diving experience in the world. The clear waters surrounding the small island houses gorgeous corals making it a pretty sought after scuba diving tour in Male.


Being a year round destination adorning moderate temperatures throughout the year, the island city is thronged with tourists all the time. The city offers scuba diving opportunities to divers from all levels. Scuba Diving in Male is an absolute pleasure, which is rich in biodiversity and on some of the best diving sites one can spot exotic underwater species. Divers occasionally spot parrotfish, sea turtles, barracudas, clown fish, sailfish and sponges. Scuba diving trips usually come in packages of a single day exploration or multiple day explorations, depending on the stages. Experienced divers who tread in a little deep can spot fishes like jacks, eagle rays, leaf fish, mantas, tuna and even sharks. The most popular dive sites in Male are Kuda Haa, Manta Point, Banana Reef and the Maldives Victory Wreck.

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Male Scuba Diving FAQs

What precautions should be taken before going for scuba diving in Maldives?

1. Practice safe ascents: You should at all times make sure that you practise to ascend slowly and safely. Maintaining a slower rate of ascent doesn’t let the creation of bubbles in the bloodstream. It is at all times recommended to maintain a rate of ascent no faster than 30 feet per minute.

2. Physical fitness is very much essential: 
Staying physically fit is one of the most important necessities for scuba diving. You should never ever put yourself in an uncomfortable situation if you are not physically and mentally capable of diving.

Scuba diving in Maldives demands a very good physical fitness as you will be spending long hours underwater, take part in long surface swims, dive in strong currents, and get exposed to extreme climatic conditions. If at all you don't possess good physical fitness then it is very much likely that you will lead to overexertion, which would demand faster air consumption.

3. Practice vital skills: 
It is very much essential to practice the vital skills of Maldives scuba diving before trying out the activity in Maldives. Without proper mastery of the skills, you will surely come across problems mid water. You should be prepared and ready to deal with all sorts of emergency situations in the course of the activity.

What is the difference between snorkeling and scuba diving?

Snorkelling is swimming close to the surface of the water. You will be using a mask and a breathtaking tube that is called a snorkel. However, scuba diving is diving inside water with help of a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. The specially designed scuba equipment lets the divers to comfortably breathe underwater by completely immersing themselves.

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