With colorful coral, deep wrecks and feeding manta rays, the North Male Atoll is a diving wonderland. This atoll is home to the most visited dive sites in the Maldives.
The North Male Atoll is famous for its variety of species. Many of the reefs are extremely healthy and provide shelter for a ton of marine life. Frogfish, moray eels, nudibranchs, schools of fusiliers and hundreds of other colorful fish species reside here.
It is not uncommon to see manta rays, whale sharks, hammerheads, hawksbill turtles, grey reef sharks and eagle rays on occasion. Wherever you dive in the North Male Atoll, you are sure to be astounded by both the variety of environments and species you encounter in just a few dives.
From May to October, the manta rays can be seen in their rare cyclone feeding formation
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Male Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is well served by flights originating in Europe, although a stop-over in the Middle East may be required. If coming from Asia, expect to stop in Sri Lanka before continuing on to Male.
To transfer from Male to other islands in the North Male Atoll, a flight by seaplane, speedboat transfer or local ferry trip may be required.