The Maldives – A Covid Safe Diving Holiday Destination05 Jul 2021
Travelling has been very difficult since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in early 2020 and the continued uncertainty has left many people nervous of booking a much-needed holiday. If your dive gear is gathering dust and your memories of shark encounters and meetings with mantas are fading, book an escape to the Maldives – as covid safe as a destination is possible to get.
- The one island one resort set up in the Maldives lends itself perfectly to following Covid safe guidelines. There is no mixing with the general local population and no mixing of guests from other resorts – each resort is its own bubble.
- Team members isolate for 10 days prior to taking up their duties at resorts and have regular health checks; the vaccination program has been very successfully rolled out at the resorts too.
- Extra hand washing and sanitising stations can be found around the resorts with stringent hygiene guidelines in place and for added reassurance, team members wear masks (there is no requirement for guests to do so – snorkellers and divers in the water are the exception to this!).
- Dive activities are conducted in small groups and the outdoor lifestyle of the Maldives along with the uncrowded spacious resorts mean that social distancing is a way of life here – it’s nothing new, we just didn’t call it that before!
Your safety is our top priority but you will hardly notice the extra precautions once here – you will still experience all that the Maldives is renowned for. One word of warning though – the marine life is not so good at following the social distancing guidelines so be prepared for some close encounters!
Check out the individual Covid Safety Policies, including flexible rebooking in case of changes in your situation, at the following resorts: Kuredu, Komandoo, Innahura, Hurawalhi, Kudadoo and Lily Beach.