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Choosing a Maldives Resort for a Diving Holiday

02 May 2023

The Maldives is a world-renowned scuba diving destination as well as a tropical paradise for beach lovers, a romantic honeymoon destination and playground for families with each resort having its own distinct personality, so choosing the right resort is key to a fantastic holiday.

Families will love Kuredu, Innahura and Lily Beach – they have lots to do, cater for their younger guests brilliantly and offer diving activities for anyone aged 8 and above. Divers holidaying with non-diving family members will be able to disappear for a couple of hours on a dive trip while everyone else enjoys the island’s beaches and lagoons. These resorts are the perfect place for introducing non-divers to the magical marine life, starting perhaps with some easy-going snorkelling, a shallow try dive amongst the fish and maybe even a PADI Discover Scuba Diving program or even a course – divers who bring family to these island may end up returning home with a new collection of dive buddies!

Couples will find the peaceful, adults-only havens of Komandoo and Hurawalhi just right for not only diving, but the post-dive relaxation too. These resorts have a smaller, more intimate atmosphere and you’ll always find a quiet spot for a cocktail or glass of champagne. You can relax in the pool without your book getting splashed and enjoy the tranquility or opt for even more adventures.

Solo travellers will be at home at any of the resorts, it simply depends on whether it’s quiet time or people watching that ticks the boxes for surface interval downtime.

Anyone searching for the ultimate in luxury, where almost every whim is catered for, should choose Kudadoo Private Island by Hurawalhi. Private butlers create bespoke itineraries and diving butlers help you tick off as many things from your marine bucket list as possible.

No matter which resort of the above resorts you choose, you’ll enjoy the same dedicated Prodivers service and incredible diving, and you can use your Prodivers Repeater Discount at all of the above resorts’ dive centres!

Photograph by Hans Peter Knöpfel