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The Maldives Islands Central Atolls have some outstandingly beautiful coral reefs, but its the abundance and colourfulness of fish life that can be found throughout the atolls that sets these blessed island apart from other scuba diving destinations in the world.
WHY WE LOVE DIVING THE CENTRAL ATOLLS
Schools and schools of fish!
Some of the most amazing drift diving
Mantas, sharks, whalesharks, nudibranchs, octopus... it's all here!
CENTRAL ATOLL GALLERY
Diving the Maldives Central Atolls
The great diving is due to the myriad of channels and passages between the atolls, that the currents sweep and play throughout the island chain so that nutrients for colourful species are always on the move. This accounts for the vast numbers of fish enjoying the passing feast and divers can expect to spot Napoleon wrasse, parrotfish, snappers, barracudas, jacks and sweetlips in every site where the water flows.
The Central Atolls include the ever popular Male , Felidhoo and Ari Atolls.
Winter average of 24°C / 75°F
Summer average of 33°C / 91°F
Rainy season June to August
Flights from LONDON
Seaplane from MALE
GMT + 5 hours
Great drift-diving, beautiful marine life from macro to manta, accompanied by sharks, turtles and more!
26° to 30°C / 80 to 86°F average
20m + / 70ft +