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SCUBA & SNORKEL IN THE MALDIVES – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Embark on the Atmosphere Journey with Best in Class Diving Facilities

Dubai – The warm, crystal-clear waters of the Maldives boast some of the best diving and snorkel sites in the world. Like scattered pearls across the Indian Ocean, the tropical islands of this archipelagic nation are surrounded by pristine coral reefs, sandy banks, myriad of awe-inspiring marine life and underwater gorges of incredible beauty, making Maldives one of the best places in the world for scuba diving and snorkelling.

Home to 26 atolls, which span over 500 nautical miles from Haa Alifu in the North to the Addu Atoll in the South, the Maldives packs a punch when it comes to idyllic islands and resorts. Such a private resort group is Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts, offering an ultimate scuba and snorkel experience all-year-round in renowned, luxurious accommodation surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful natural settings.

Whether you are travelling alone, with friend or family, there are wide range of four-star, five star, and luxury holiday experiences under Atmosphere Group where you can book your stay and revel in the thrilling adventure of diving and snorkelling.

OBLU by Atmosphere, Helengeli Island

OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli, a four-star superior resort is renowned for its Exotic House Reef. Situated in the North Atoll and just 50-minutes away by speedboat from Male’ International Airport, the resort comprises of 136 villas in 4 categories and has over 30+ exotic dive spots in the nearby vicinity.

A significant part of the OBLU holiday experience lies just below the surface, in the azure blue waters with its incomparably pristine house-reef. Being extremely safe for free diving and with a friendly access to the resort, these exotic house-reef  are one of the major attraction ideal for snorkelling, channel diving and sighting predatorial deep-sea fish!

Whether you are ready to take your first breath underwater; Or you are an amateur Diver keen to explore further with dive professionals; Or you are a seasoned diver enjoying the wonderful underwater life of the Maldives; ‘TGI Helengeli’, the certified Dive School, will arrange that perfect dive for you. TGI Helengeli also offers a wide range of water sports, both motorized and non-motorized, so as to enjoy the mesmeric settings of the stunning Maldives!

OBLU Select Sangeli, Sangeli Island

Situated at the North-Western tip of Malé Atoll, the island of Sangeli, home to OBLU Select, is a five-star resort offering the discerning traveller an all-encompassing hassle-free beach holiday experience in the Maldives. The resort has a variety of ‘contemporary designed’ villas and suites, a selection of restaurants & services, amidst some of the most exotic dive and snorkeling locations in the entire Male’ Atoll.

Here, PADI courses are available at ‘TGI Dive & Watersports Centre’ at Sangeli. Blessed with vibrant and exotic locations suitable for both snorkelling and diving, the multilingual team of TGI professionals are ready to take you through the wonder of Maldives lying below the  surface of the water. Locations include the outer reefs, as well as the inner lagoon at the center of both islands and chain of overwater villas. The lagoon itself is home to a variety of small reef-fish species throughout the year!

Atmosphere Kanifushi, Kanifushi Island

With its own unique variety of marine life and reef formations, Lhaviyani Atoll is a paradise for snorkellers and divers. Situated just 30-minutes via a scenic Sea Plane transfer from the International Airport, Atmosphere Kanifushi is home to 172 detached villas and suites, where you can enjoy access to the pristine white beaches and beautiful turquoise lagoon surrounding the island. The full allure of Kanifushi exists both under and upon its waters – the sea and air are alive with adventure and the key to appreciating these elements of nature lie in the expansive Diving and Water Sports Centre by ‘Dive & Sail’.

The resort’s PADI licensed dive centre is run by a multilingual team of professionals who facilitate a variety of dive courses, dive certifications, and advanced diver training. Dive & Sail features a comfortable reception area with plenty of information about the local marine life to browse through. Overlooking the lagoon is an expansive terrace with lounge chairs, where you can relax after a dive and share your wonderful experiences with your dive buddies!

VARU by Atmosphere, Madivaru Island

VARU by Atmosphere, the five-star resort is nestled in the pristine Indian Oceans of the Maldives. Accessible under 40-minutes via a speed boat, the resort offers a truly Maldivian experience.

The PADI certified dive centre here is equipped with state-of-the-art gear and experienced multilingual diving instructors who are here to chart your journey into the magical underwater world. Led by experienced instructors, the exciting diving excursions are just a short boat ride away from the resort. Head out on snorkelling excursions to spend a few hours immersed in the vibrant underwater world of coral reefs. Or, dive into the clear, warm ocean on a sunny day and experience the magic of vibrant coral, colourful reefs, manta rays, moray eels, and whale sharks. For the more adventurous travellers, the night diving session is also an unmatched experience.

As we can see, the Maldives has a lot to offer for both the beginners and the experienced divers. Even if you haven’t practiced diving before, it’s an excellent moment to try it. We wish you great dives and new breath-taking openings!

So, who is planning a scuba and snorkel trip to this paradise?

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