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As a hub for scuba diving and snorkelling, the Maldives cater to your every nautical need; the reefs boast over 200 coral species and 300 fish species.
Spread out like shimmering turquoise-lapped dots across some 800km in the Indian Ocean, the low-lying Maldives is the ultimate beach getaway. It offers stunning white sanded beaches, bordering a crystal clear underwater utopia which is home to a variety of exotic sea creatures - it is little wonder that the textbook desert-island paradise of the Maldives has become a by-word for unrivalled luxury.
When to go to the Maldives
The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.
The Dry Season - December to March
February to April is the hottest period and resorts are almost all operating at capacity during this period. Mid-December to early January comes at even more of a premium due to Christmas and New Year and prices are even higher. Easter and the Italian holiday week in August also attract peak prices at most resorts. Diving is good year-round, although a basic rule is that life on the reef is more varied and visibility better on the eastern side of any atoll December to April.
The Wet Season - May to November
Storms are more likely from May to November, though it’s still warm, skies can be cloudy and the humidity is higher. This is the low season, with fewer people and lower prices, with the exception of August. Diving is good year-round, although a basic rule is that life on the reef is more varied and visibility better on the western side of any atoll from May to November.