Regarded as one of the prime destinations for scuba divers from around the world – Maldives Liveaboards offer an enormous playground for scuba divers. There are 26 natural atolls in Maldives that are home to several enthralling diving grounds for scuba divers. One thing is for certain – it is impossible to not fall in love with the Maldives once you visit this place.


This little slice of heaven with lush beaches and azure waters has hundreds of deserted and isolated islands. Liveaboard diving in the Maldives is one of the major tourist attractions. Between the islands, there are routes connecting the mighty Indian Ocean to the breathtaking lagoons. One of the attractions for divers is the incredible marine life. Liveaboards in the Maldives can go to numerous atolls to make their vacation truly memorable. Another fascinating attraction for Maldives Liveaboards is the coral reefs – a diverse underwater ecosystem. Check Divebooker for more detailed information about different routes in the Maldives.


Liveaboards in the Maldives can have exceptional diving opportunities and they visit some of the most blessed atolls in the world where you will find some of the main attractions like whale sharks and manta rays. Coral reefs on these atolls spread hundreds of kilometers far from any major landmass. Here is a list of the most popular and visited atolls by liveaboards:

–         North Male Atoll

–         South Male Atoll

–         Ari Atoll

–         Faafu Atoll

–         Baa Atoll

–         Shaviyani Atoll

–         Lhaviyani Atoll

–         Noonu Atoll


Here are some of the atolls that you must visit under any circumstances what-so-ever!

  • South Malé Atoll

The laid-back atmosphere welcomes you along with crystal clear waters. For liveaboard diving in the Maldives, this atoll is all about kandus – channels that connect the atoll with the ocean. This atoll is famous for reef shark, big schools of fish, and other large pelagics.

There are some famous dive sites such as Embudhoo Kandu, Kuda Giri Wreck, Guraidhoo Kandu South, Cocoa Thila, and Kandooma Thila.

  • North Malé Atoll

It offers a breathtaking better-preserved ecosystem that is complemented with a quieter environment. For Maldives Liveaboards, this place is like heaven – the mantas, sharks, and corals ensure that the divers can have an unforgettable experience. This atoll has some sheer attributes of inspiring anyone who decides to come to this place.

Some of the famous diving sites are Girifushi Thila (Rainbow Reef), Manta Point, Victory Wreck, and banana reef.

  • Baa Atoll

Some of the few alluring reasons to visit Baa Atoll are loads of fish, spectacular manta-viewing, exciting topography and the blue waters. It’s hard to not fall in love with this place. If you are a fan of scuba diving then you must never make a mistake of not going to Baa Atoll.

Baa Atoll has some of the best-known diving sites such as Dhigali Haa, Dhonfanu Thila, Noonu Atollís Christmas Tree Rock, and how can we forget to mention Hanifaru Bay.

  • Felidhoo (Vaavu) Atoll

The fast flowing channels of this Atoll ensures that you can witness sharks and manta rays in huge numbers. The reef of this Atoll stretches up to 50km – guaranteeing that you’ll see plenty of marine life.

Some of the famous dive sites of Felidhoo Atoll are Bodu Miyaru Kandu, Fotteyo Kandu, Dhekunu, and Devana.

About South and deep South Atolls of the Maldives you can read here.


Some of the most rated liveaboards by divers:

–         Carpe Diem

–         Adora

–         Emperor Voyager

You will also find more about diving in the Maldives in our article about South Atolls of the Maldives.


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