The Maldives are particularly renowned for the large pelagics that visit the area and the reefs that form channels and lagoons. The Maldives is famous for its whale sharks, mantas, eagle rays, reef sharks, nurse sharks, and hammerheads. There are also some stunning channels with beautiful soft corals, along with amazing pinnacles to be explored.
Diving the Maldives is year round, with its hot tropical climate. There are two monsoons, the southwest from May to October and the northeast from November to April. Generally the southwest brings more wind and rain in June and July, and a plankton bloom in early May can cause lower visibility, but attracts whale sharks and manta rays. The peak time to visit is generally November to March.