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.

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Insider's View

The underwater topography of Male Atoll, especially North Male lends its self towards pelagics favorite 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 3 manta cleaning stations in the one area!

Insider's View

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

Advanced

Sharks & Mantas

Year round

Maldives

UD Rating – 4 Star

Maldives Aggressor II

Maldives, Male Atoll

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

  • Maximum 20 guests
  • Suitable for experienced divers
  • Dive Male & Ari Atolls
  • Nitrox available
  • Sharks & Manta encounters
  • Un-spoilt dive sites

Advanced

Reefs & Wrecks

Year round

Maldives

UD Rating – 3 Star

Sting Ray

One of the most popular liveaboard ships in the Maldives. A scuba diving safari on the Stingray Liveaboard is both an exciting holiday and great value, it is one of the most affordable liveaboard in the Maldives today.

  • Maximum of 18 guests
  • Full board, hot drinks & chilled water
  • Mantas & whale sharks
  • Nitrox available
  • Up to 3 dives per day inc night dives
  • Great value for money

Advanced

Sharks & Reefs

Year Round

Maldives

UD Rating – 4 Star

Carpe Vita

Maldives, Male Atoll

Carpe Vita is the newest addition to the Explorer Ventures Fleet. The Carpe Vita Explorer started her first voyage on Feb. 27, 2011 and allows you to explore the Maldives in a luxury motor safari yacht.

  • Maximum 20 guests
  • Up to 4 dives a day
  • 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, 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.

  • Sails from Male
  • Maximum 20 guests
  • Dive Ari & Male Atolls
  • Great value for money
  • Nitrox FREE of charge
  • Rebreather facilities available

Advanced

Sharks & Mantas

Year round

Maldives

UD Rating – 3 Star

MV Emperor Leo

Maldives, Southern Region

One of a kind liveaboard in the Maldives operated by Constellation Fleet striking for the perfect balance between an adrenalin pumping diving adventure and a relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable stay aboard.

  • Nitrox FREE of charge
  • Rebreather facilities
  • WIFI within range
  • Affordable luxury
  • Modern and spacious
  • Beautiful jacuzzi

Advanced

Sharks & Mantas

Year round

Maldives

UD Rating – 3 Star

MV Emperor Atoll

Maldives, Southern Region

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.

  • Sails from Male
  • Maximum 12 guests
  • Dive Ari & Male Atolls
  • NITROX free of charge
  • Rebreather facilities available
  • Perfect as a 'liveaboard taster

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, Southern Region

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.

  • Sails from Male
  • High quality & contemporary
  • Dive with mantas & sharks
  • Free NITROX
  • Island BBQ under the stars
  • Spacious dining & resting areas

4 Stars

Jan - Dec

13 Hours

Advanced

From £2250

Bandos Island Resort & Spa

Maldives, 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, 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, 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, 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

Advanced

Jan - Dec

14 nights

Pelagic

From £4395

Maldives Diving Adventure

Maldives, 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

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.

Just like Ari Atoll, Male is split into North and South, both of which offer fantastic scenery both above and below the water. Unlike Ari Atoll where both areas offer very similar diving and sights, North and South Male are quite different. North Male is where the best reefs are and where you are more likely to see the big pelagic fish, but there are strong currents on many of the dive sites, whereas South Male doesn’t have quite the same amount of spectacular scenery in comparison and although you can still see large pelagic fish, they are not quite as common. But it is a great location for novice or complete beginners as there are a number of dive sites which are sheltered from the currents.

North Male has been voted on numerous occasions by divers and magazines from all over the world, as the best place to go in the country for diving. With fabulous coral reefs and an abundance of fish and pelagic life, including manta rays, reef and hammerhead sharks you will come away from every dive with a smile from ear to ear. You can visit these amazing dive sites from Eriyadu Island Resort, Kurumba Maldives and Bandos Island Resort which are all fantastic places to stay.



South Male’s major features are the 6 Kandus (deep channels) which bring nutrient rich waters in attracting large pelagic fish as well as feeding the coral reefs. Whereas North Male is rich in hard corals, the South atoll has some fabulous soft corals, large schooling reef fish as well as fascinating caves and drop offs. You can see all of these amazing dive sites from resorts such as Fihalhohi Island Resort and Rihiveli Beach Resort .

There are so many dive sites with so many amazing things to see around Male Atoll, that you will be hard pushed to whittle it down to just a few favorites. Some of the top dive sites that divers from all over the world rate are Banana Reef, which is one of the oldest and best dive sites in the whole of the Maldives. This dive site is suitable for both beginner and advanced divers. The Maagiri Caves dive site features an enormous Rock in front of an amazing wall reef creating a remarkable canyon which makes this an extraordinary dive. The Coliseum dive site is home to a wide range of pelagic fish including reef sharks, rays and an abundance of reef fish and vibrant corals.

Whether you’re sipping on a nice cocktail or a cold beer you can spend your evening watching the sunset before dinner, following this you can enjoy live music at many of the resorts or you could explore the reefs in a completely new way, at night. Be it a reef you have dived already or a new one, doing a night dive will bring so much more to your diving experience.

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.