Exploring the Maldives

Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an archipelagic state in the Indian subcontinent of Asia, situated in the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 700 kilometres from the Asian continent’s mainland.

Best time to visit

January to March and November to December


Rufiyaa (MVR)

Sample Itinerary

From To Distance Time
Male Huvafen 14 NM 1hr 10mins
Huvafen Ukulhas 32 NM 2hrs 40mins
Ukulhas Goidhoo 40 NM 3hrs 20mins
Goidhoo Hithaadhoo 13 NM 1hr 5mins
Hithaadhoo Hanifaru 19 NM 1hr 35mins
Hanifaru Male Atoll 40 NM 3hrs 20mins
Male Atoll Male 25 NM 2hrs 5mins



  • Velana International Airport Male (MLE – VRMM)

Male & Huvafen

Dive the crystal-blue waters surrounding the Maldives harbour to explore extraordinary marine wildlife and underwater seascapes dominated by vibrant coral gardens, reefs and caves. Experience the magical Huvafen Fushi underwater spa


Fish at the famous angling spot for the local yellowfin tuna and blue Marlin, or admire the sheer beauty at the nearby coral reef to see sea turtles, giant mantas, rays as well as reef sharks and Zebra sharks


Explore the tropical forests home to freshwater lakes and giant crabs. Snorkel, dive or just watch up close the local Dolphins, small sharks and Turtles, go kitesurfing or windsurfing on the reef or view the spectacular bioluminescent plankton.


Go game fishing and discover a large selection of Snappers and Groupers, Snorkel the magical barriers reefs of Kanifushi, discover the island Olhugiri a sanctuary of birds and turtles or relax on the remote moon shaped lagoon of Maamaduvvavi


Snorkel the renowned UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve a vital feeding and breeding ground for manta ray and whale sharks, explore the turtle and Coral reef garden near Sonera Fushi, hike or bike the original Coconut Palm Forest and relax or BBQ on the many uninhabited sandbanks

North Male Atoll

Snorkel the treasure trove of marine life at Banana reef, Prisca and Fairytale reef, or dive the famous Victory shipwreck. Relax and discover the pristine white sand beaches and clear waters in this Atoll full of natural beauty.

  • Male
  • Huvafen
  • Ukulhas
  • Goidhoo
  • Hithaadhoo
  • Hanifaru
  • Male Atoll
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