- Maldives

The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. It's known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. The capital, Malé, has a busy fish market, restaurants and shops on the main road, Majeedhee Magu, and 17th-century Hukuru Miskiy (also known as Friday Mosque) made of carved white coral.

Addu Atoll

wreck dives, large manta rays

Banana Reef

bannerfish, pufferfish

Bathalaa Maagaa Kan Thila

sharks, eagle rays and mantas

Broken Rock

soft and hard coral formations

Cocoa Corner

sharks, eagle rays and mantas

Dhevana Kandu

corals, marine life

Dhigali Haa

grey reef sharks, corals

Dhonkalo Thila

lots of mantra rays

Embudhoo Kandu

eagle rays, napoleons

Faadhippolhu Atoll

liveaboard safaries

Felidhu Atoll

scuba diving and snorkelling

Fesdhoo Wreck

grouper fish, moray eels

Filitheyo Kandu

sting rays, batfish

Fotteyo Kandu

gray reef sharks, rays, tuna

Fushi Kandu

many schools of fish

Fushifaru Kandu

table corals, fusiliers, black snapper

Gangehi Kandu

stingrays, several kinds of sharks

Guraidhoo Kandu South

moray eels, lionfish, squirrelfish

Haddummati Atoll

scuba divers, snorkelers

Hakuraa Thila (Lhazikuraadi)

stunning dive location

HP Reef

reefs, blue corals

Hukrueli Faru (Rangali Madivaru)

colorful coral reef, mantra rays

Huvadhu Atoll

patch reefs

Kandooma Thila

eagle rays, big green turtles

Kudarah Thila

soft and hard corals

Kuredhu Kandu (Express)

grey reef sharks, corals

Lions Head

lots of soft corals

Maalhos Thila

corals, reef sharks

Maaya Thila

white tip sharks

Makunudhoo Kandu (Kuda Faru)

sharks, beautiful corals

Mulaku Atoll

sharks, mantra rays

Mushi Mas Mingili Thila (Fish Head)

reef sharks, white tips

Nassimo Thila

napoleon, trevally, black snapper

North Ari Atoll

coral reef

North Male Atoll

sharks, snapper fish

North Nilandhe Atoll

manta rays, eagle rays

Okobe Thila

eagle rays, jacks`

Orimas Thila

black coral bushes

Pannettone (Kalhahandi Kandu)

angelfish, basslets

Rasfari Island

trevally, great barracudas

South Ari Atoll

sharks and manta rays

South Maalhosmadulu Atoll (Baa)

reefs and channels

South Male Atoll

worlds best dive sites

Vattaru Kandu

tuna, barracudas, trevally

Victory Wreck

corals and sponges