5 Reasons to try scuba diving in the Maldives20 Aug 2019
To visit the Maldives and not venture underwater is to miss the very best of what it has to offer. There are many reasons why the Maldives is the perfect place to try diving for the first time but here are our top 5:
- The Maldives is a world-renowned scuba diving destination with beautiful reefs teeming with life and a wide variety of dive sites that are suitable for every experience level from complete beginner right up to professional level divers. So, fulfill a bucket list wish and have a go at scuba diving in one of the best locations on Earth.
- The conditions are great – warm, clear water; safe, sandy lagoons and, with Prodivers, the groups are very small and led by an experienced PADI Instructor. The conditions are so great that even the turtles and rays agree – they love being underwater here too and if you’re lucky you’ll share a dive with them!
- You can experience diving without the need to embark upon a full PADI Open Water Course. The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is the perfect option for those who want to experience the thrill of breathing underwater and get a glimpse of what lies beneath the surface. Your instructor will explain the basics of scuba equipment, you will learn the key skills to make you feel comfortable and safe and most importantly, have loads of fun. Complete as many subsequent dives as you like but heed our word of warning… you may get totally hooked and want to credit what you’ve done towards a qualification!
- Diving is the perfect opportunity to leave the stresses of the modern world behind at the surface – no mobile phones, no noise, no need to chat, you can simply ‚be’ and listen to just the sound of your bubbles and be mesmerised by the beautiful fish, meditate through slow, steady breaths; and submit to sublime weightless freedom, Diving is a great way to experience mindfulness and live in the moment.
- There has never been a better time to gain an appreciation of the underwater world – see first-hand the beauty of life beneath the surface, a world covering seven-tenths of the Earth and then spread the message of how important it is to protect our oceans – once dived, never forgotten.