Male Atoll

If you are looking for outstanding diving, then Male Atoll is undoubtedly the place to go.

The most well-known atoll in the whole of the Maldives, Male is home to the only international airport as well as some spectacular coral reefs and a wide range of pelagic and reef fish life.

Insider's View

Male Atoll is a definite visit for pelagic fans, the underwater topography of Male Atoll especially North Male lends itself towards pelagic favourite environments. With current swept channels and outstanding drop offs to extensive coral reefs and caves you are almost guaranteed to see a shark on every dive.

North Male is famous for the dive site Manta Point where you can see three manta cleaning stations in the one area! This seasonal dive site which runs May to November is located on the south eastern side of North Male, and in the last few months of the south-west monsoon it really comes alive! The dive site obtained its name from nearby Lankanfinolhu island which literally translates to Paradise!

The gently sloping reef has three cleaning stations where these cleaver and beautiful mantas queue up to partake in the cleaning services on offer by the local wrasse! Whilst this is the main draw to this dive site there is plenty more going on, other sightings include sharks, eagle rays, hump head wrasse, turtles and well as a variety of critters in looking in the crack and crevices!

Another well-known dive site to visit in this part of the Maldives is Banana reef, donning its name from its curved shape this is one first dives spots that put the Maldives on the map for divers! This protected marine park is donned by cliffs and overhangs, barracuda, snappers, and groupers!

Insider's View

OUR HOLIDAY PRODUCTS

Advanced

Jan - Dec

14 nights

Pelagic

From £4395

Maldives Diving Adventure

Maldives Diving Holidays, Male Atoll

Combining a week onboard a great liveaboard with a week in a resort makes the ideal gateway to the Maldives as you will have the opportunity to experience both worlds.

  • Whalesharks & manta rays
  • Resort & liveaboard combination
  • Ideal for couples
  • beautiful reefs

Advanced

Sharks & Mantas

Year round

Maldives

UD Rating – 4 Star

Maldives Aggressor II

Maldives Diving Holidays, Male Atoll

A week aboard the Maldives Aggressor will give the most experienced divers a treat. Visiting many of the un-spoilt reef dive sites in the Maldives you certainly will not be disappointed!

  • Max 20 guests/3-4 dives a day
  • Suitable for experienced divers
  • Dive Male & Ari Atolls
  • Nitrox Available (Additional)
  • Sharks & Manta encounters
  • Un-spoilt dive sites

Advanced

Sharks & Reefs

Year Round

Maldives

UD Rating – 4 Star

Carpe Vita

Carpe Vita is the newest addition to the Explorer Ventures Fleet, built in 2010 with her maidan voyage in 2011. This purpose built modern liveaboard allows you to explore the Maldives various hidden treasures in a luxury and comfort.

  • Max 20 guest/3-4 dives a day
  • VIP Suite rooms
  • Diving from a “dhoni”
  • BBQ on a desert island
  • Dive Male, Ari Raa & Baa Atoll
  • Luxurious boat with a hot tub

Advanced

Sharks & Mantas

Year round

Maldives

UD Rating – 4 Star

MV Emperor Voyager

Maldives Diving Holidays, Male Atoll

MV Emperor Voyager is a luxurious, modern and spacious boat cursing some of the best reefs in the Maldives from January 2015. This Nitrox and rebreather equipped boat will give you a week full of fun and adventure.

  • Max 20 guests/3 dives a day
  • Departs Male
  • Dive Ari & Male Atolls
  • Great value for money
  • Free Nitrox for qualified divers
  • Rebreather facilities available

Advanced

Sharks & Mantas

Year round

Maldives

UD Rating – 3 Star

MV Emperor Leo

Maldives Diving Holidays, Southern Region

MV Emperor Leo is a one of a kind liveaboard in the Maldives operated by Emperor Divers offfering the perfect balance between an adrenalin pumping diving adventure and a relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable stay aboard.

  • Max 24 guest/ 3 dives a day
  • Free Nitrox for qualified divers
  • WIFI within range
  • Full board basis inc soft drinks
  • Newly refurbished beautiful jacuzzi
  • Suitable for non-divers

Advanced

Sharks & Mantas

Year round

Maldives

UD Rating – 3 Star

MV Emperor Atoll

Maldives Diving Holidays, Male Atoll

The MV Emperor Atoll is the ideal taster for those looking for their first liveaboard adventure offering high and comfortable standards, an outstanding itinerary and unforgettable underwater sightings.

  • Max 12 guests/ 3 dives per day
  • Dive Ari & Male Atolls
  • Free Nitrox for qualified divers
  • Rebreather facilities available
  • Perfect as a 'liveaboard taster
  • Full board inc soft drink

Advanced

Sharks & Mantas

Maldives

UD Rating – 3 Star

MV Orion

This Maldives Dive Safari 2014 award winner boat operated by Constellation Fleet is the ideal choice for those looking to explore the Maldives underwater realm in comfort and luxury.

  • Sails from Male
  • Maximum 24 guests
  • Male, Ari & Northern Region
  • NITROX free of charge
  • Rebreather facilities available
  • Dive Safari Award Winner

Advanced

Sharks & Mantas

Year round

Maldives

UD Rating – 4 Star

MV Emperor Serenity

Maldives Diving Holidays, Male Atoll

MV Emperor Serenity is the newest addition to the fleet and brings a class of her own to the Maldivian waters. This contemporary and spacious liveaboard offers fine accommodation and one of the best Maldives diving.

  • Max 26 guests/3 dives a day
  • High quality & contemporary
  • Dive with mantas & sharks
  • Free Nitrox for qualified divers
  • Full board
  • Non divers welcome

4 Stars

Jan - Dec

13 Hours

Advanced

From £2250

Bandos Island Resort & Spa

Maldives Diving Holidays, Male Atoll

This luxurious and stunning tropical island resort voted as “The Island of Hospitality” will welcome you with smiles and sunshine whilst ensuring all your needs are catered for.

  • Located on North Male Atoll
  • On-site PADI dive centre
  • Private Island Resort
  • Sunset dolphin cruise & spa
  • House reef diving available
  • Kids club available

4 Stars

Jan - Dec

13 Hours

Advanced

From £1850

Eriyadu Island Resort

Maldives Diving Holidays, Male Atoll

The perfect escape Eriyadu is one of the smaller, more intimate resorts where you can indulge and relax on a breath-taking island and explore the beautiful house reef abundant with marine life.

  • Located on North Male Atoll
  • Beautiful small island resort
  • Private beach and house reef
  • Only 60 rooms on the island
  • Great for non-divers & couples
  • PADI dive centre on-site

5 Stars

Jan - Dec

13 Hours

Advanced

From £3450

Kurumba Maldives

Maldives Diving Holidays, Male Atoll

The Kurumba Maldives is an exotic private island resort located on the soft white sands of North Male Atoll just 15 minutes from Male International airport by speedboat.

  • Located on North Male Atoll
  • Excellent family resort
  • The very 1st Maldives resort
  • Close to famous Manta Point site
  • 9 restaurants to choose from
  • 180 rooms and bungalows

4 Stars

Jan - Dec

13 Hours

Advanced

From £3050

Rihiveli Beach Resort

Maldives Diving Holidays, Male Atoll

Rihiveli Beach Resort is located on a quiet island offering a rustic, barefoot existence and with direct access to the colourful house reef this certainly is a delightful resort.

  • Located on South Male Atoll
  • Rustic Maldivian island retreat
  • 48 beachfront bungalows
  • Euro Divers on-site
  • Full and Half board basis
  • Array of watersports activities

Marcelina

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

David Y. 7 Nights aboard the Emperor Voyager

7 night abord the Emperor Voyager in the Maldives

David Y. 7 Nights aboard the Emperor Voyager

Male Sightseeing Trip


Tour Type: Soft & Easy

Male, the capital of the Maldives! A very popular luxury holiday or honeymoon destination with many tourist attractions and sights for you to enjoy.

Orchid Spa


Tour Type: Soft & Easy

Body Treatments, Salon Services and Kids Treatments.

Whale Submarine


Tour Type: Adventure Tours

4th Floor, H.Sakeena Manzil, Medhuziyaaraiy Magu, 20127, Male, Maldives

Sri Lanka Safari


Tour Type: Wildlife Tours

Our 5 day and 4 night sarai trip to Sri Lanka with the Aggressor Safari Lodge will treat you to exciting jeep safaris around Wilpattu and Minneriya National Parks where you can see the large game of Wilpattu plus many other animals and birds in their natural jungle habitat.

Destination Fact File

If you are looking for outstanding diving, then Male Atoll is undoubtedly the place to go.

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Destination Details

Internal Flights & Luggage Male Atoll on the east side of the Maldives is accessed by resort seaplanes or speedboats. These journeys are limited to the international airline standard luggage allowance of 20kg check in plus 7kg hand luggage.
Transfer Information Our packages include transfers on arrival and departure day. On arrival you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to the resort. Transfer times are as follows: From Male to South Male Atoll: 10- 15 minutes by seaplane; 50 minutes by speedboat From Male to North Male Atoll: 10-15 minutes by seaplane; 50 minutes by speedboat
Dive Season The best months to visit the fascinating underwater views of Male Atoll are from December to May during the dry northeast monsoon. This brings the calmest seas and with gentle breezes it will feel like heaven on earth.

The wet southeastern monsoon season stretches from June to November where you can expect strong winds and rain. Even with these changes the temperature generally averages at a comfortable 30°C to 32°C with the water temperatures staying between 26°C to 29°C. The visibility whilst diving is normally around 30 metres in the high season and rarely drops below 20 metres in the low season.

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