The seas around the Maldives unfold an exotic realm of marine life. Untold species of possibly all colours, shapes, and sizes can be found right from the tepid waters of the ocean surface to the cold, dark abyss hundreds of kilometers below.
The diving destination Maldives is particularly renown for its large inhabitants like whales, whale sharks, manta rays or sharks that visit the area. Reef associated animals like turtles, groupers, moray eels or reef sharks can be frequently encountered during a snorkel or dive cruise in the Maldives. Hanifaru reef in Baa atoll and Maamigili Beyru in Alifu Dhaalu Atoll Maldives are famous and well known as a breeding and feeding ground for manta rays and whale sharks. Best time of the year to spot whale sharks and manta rays is from May to October for Baa Atoll. Spotting a whale shark or a manta ray in Maamigili Beyru is year around.
Mv Ari Queen Liveaboard or your dream cruiser offers dive adventure holidays to Baa Atoll or Ari Atoll and many other breathtaking dive spots in the Maldives. For a snorkelling cruise to spot whale sharks or manta rays we recommend to charter a boat such as Savaa or stay at an all-inclusive diving hotel in Alifu Dhaalu Atoll.