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When is the best month to dive at Maldives?
kc_moses76 - 8/02/2012 10:32 AM
Category: Travel
Replies: 6

I’m planning a dive trip to Maldives, but I’m getting confused information. Some website said it’s good year round. Some said May to November because of plankton bloom activity that attract hundreds of Manta Ray.

My main reason is to see Manta Ray, a whale/dolphin or two would be great too. Anyone have real experience about the right time of the year to go there?

Scuba-Smurf - 8/03/2012 9:37 AM
Hey, both answers are correct... You can dive the Maldives all year, especially on a liveaboard as they can move around depending on the season. Yes, May - Nov there is more plankton which = manta and whale sharks. Best time for that is August I believe, so both answers are right :oD

The beauty of the Maldives is that you have literally thousands of options of dive sites, spread over 100’s of miles. I always travel to the Maldives in August for a Whale Shark study (this year included so very excited as now counting down) and we usually use the MV Carpe Diem boat which I can highly recommend. They schedule their trips based on the season and have very good dive guides as well...

Good luck and if you have options, a liveaboard is best as you can see so much more that staying in a hotel :oD
kc_moses76 - 8/03/2012 1:34 PM
Thanks Scuba-Smurf, yes my preference is always Liveaboard! I was with Blue-O-Two in Egypt but didn’t see much there. I’m tempted to go with them again but will check out MV Carpe Diem and compare prices. I will be flying in from Singapore as I will be visiting family there. Enjoy your trip!
Scuba-Smurf - 8/05/2012 11:48 AM
I have just received this link my email which may of some use to you :oD

I have 27 days, 9 hours and 12 minutes until I set off to the MV Carpe Diem... Not excited at all... ok, 11 minutes...

Happy holidays!
kc_moses76 - 8/05/2012 2:18 PM
OMG!!!! That’s a great price!!!! It sucks that I’m not allow to take vacation in October as I’m filling in for my co-worker. Thanks for the link, it’s in my bookmark now and refer back when planning my dive trip. You dive safe and say hi to all the whale shark and manta for me!
Scuba-Smurf - 8/05/2012 10:48 PM
I know! I was also surprised to see the price... I’ve also kept the link and might book a last minute trip after the summer... Good luck with planning your trip :oD
cm2002ss - 8/11/2012 8:56 PM
can I go?