4 Dives a day
An extensive route visiting the centre and northern atolls of Maldives that could better be called and expedition. Starting and ending in Malé makes this a comfortable trip with a lot to see.
The North Area of the Maldives was historically less explored than the South. Though more and more boats are starting to go there now you will still notice that it you are often the only boat liveaboard in view here. Structurally most of the northern atolls are offering less channel diving but are instead strong in beautiful thilas (pinnacles). Great places for experience divers that like to calmly stroll around with their camera.
This trip is comfortably starting and ending from Velana Airport in Malé, so no additional domestic travel is needed.
UNESCO made the Baa Atoll a "Biosphere" , so that it is protected and contributes to research and conservation. You also find here the famous Hanifaru Bay, where, with a little luck, in the rainy season, often many dozens of Mantas can be seen (snorkelling) at the same time.
The Ari Atoll has it all. Amazing thila's as well as great channels. In principle you can see pretty much most stuff Maldives has to offer: nice colourful reefs with plenty of fish, but also sharks and manta rays. With a bit of luck you might even spot a whale-shark as in the South there is a population that seems to be there all year round.
The Vaavu Atoll has a some good channels as well as an amazing opportunity to see many nurse sharks during a night dive near Alimatha.
South Malé has some great divespots, especially the channels and thilas on the east are, with a bit of luck of the currents, overwhelming.