This stunning group of atolls is host to an underwater paradise brimming with marine wildlife. Located south west of Sri Lanka in the warm, tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are made up of over 1200 tiny, low-lying coral islands surrounded by white sand. The abundance of marine life in the Maldives can be attributed to the ideal growing conditions the waters provide for coral reef. These coral reefs are home to more than 700 species of fish, many of which are sadly endangered. In the lagoons you can find whale sharks, turtles, octopus, manta rays and the giant Napoleon Wrasse to name just a few.
The Maldives is tropical all year round and water temperatures range from 27°C to 29°C. Divers have the opportunity to see a huge range of beautiful hard and soft corals as well as the famous manta rays, whale sharks, sharks, turtles, barracudas, jacks and tuna.
MY Honors Legacy carries out a range of exciting Maldives diving itineraries in both the north and south of the Maldives. These itineraries cater for a wide variety of interests and in locations suitable for both novice and experienced divers.
M/Y Honors Legacy are always attended by a support boat (Dhoni), equipped with compressors, tanks and weights for a safer dive.
Individual itineraries – There are a lot to chose from – ask us about them in detail for any that interest you.
Entrances and exits to the atolls, through which the pelagic life enter the atolls to feed on reef life.
Strong currents & often challenging dives. Divers have to be careful of the strong currents and depth.
Big congregations of reef fish and pelagic action can often be witnessed here.
Best known for eagle rays, grey reef sharks and good visibility.
Thilas & Giris
Thilas aka ‘Giris’ are submerged sea mountains/pinnacles – coming up from between 30-40m and 15-1m on the surface. Best dived with a medium current – with masses of fish being attracted to the front of the pinnacle thus enticing the predators such as giant trevally, dog tooth tuna, grey reef sharks to hunt. Good on the slack side of the current for macro life, such as Leaf fish, Nudi branch, Flatworms & Scorpion Fish. The best-known thilas are Maaya Thila (North Ari Atoll), and Hafusha Thila (North Ari Atoll).
A Faru is basically an island reef, similar to reefs found in other destinations, which is usually sloping down from 1m to 30m and is generally the easiest dives that can be found in the Maldives. Good for fan coral & other macro life such as murre eels, anemones, nudibranchs, frog fish, leaf fish, glass fish.