Best Scuba Diving In The Maldives

Manta rays, whale sharks, white tip sharks, huge schools of fish – the best scuba diving in the Maldives is all possible to see within the space of one week on a typical Maldives scuba diving liveaboard trip. While there are unsurprisingly hundreds of world class dive sites in the Maldives, the majority of liveaboards […]

Maldives Manta Rays – A Spectacular Close Encounter At Rangali Madivaru, Maldives

The Maldives is famous for manta ray encounters, and there’s few places better than Rangali Madivaru to see these spectacular creatures group together en masse in crystal clear water April may be the cruelest month for T.S. Eliot, but for Maldives scuba diving it’s absolute bliss – while conditions are good almost all year round, […]

MV Carpe Vita – Maldives Liveaboard Review

Carpe Vita is latest luxury Maldives liveaboard to take to the waters, launching in March 2011. Here’s my detailed rundown of Carpe Vita’s operation after spending a week on the boat Carpe Vita is a brand new luxury Maldives liveaboard which launched in March 2011. The sister ship to the already established Carpe Diem liveaboard, […]

Maldives Liveaboard MV Orion Review

Newly launched in the Maldives, MV Orion provides a serious contender for those wanting luxury Maldives liveaboard scuba diving and island cruising I recently went to the Maldives to see the newly built MV Orion in its second week of operation. The boat already has an impressive setup, and with its final improvements due to […]

Hanifaru – Where Manta Rays And Whale Sharks Meet

This has to be the most incredible underwater footage of manta rays and whale sharks I’ve ever seen – scores of them in a feeding frenzy at Hanifaru in the Maldives This video clip from National Geographic is absolutely insane. Scores of manta rays and several whale sharks duking it out to see who can […]

MV Sachika – Luxury Liveaboard Diving In The Maldives

My story about luxury scuba diving in the Maldives on the MV Sachika liveaboard and at Soneva Gili and Sheraton Full Moon resorts has recently been published in Fah Thai magazine. You can read the complete article below The Maldives is as famous for what lies below its sky blue seas as for the dazzling […]

Maldives Diving Trip Report: Bandos Resort

My first dive trip to the Maldives was to the island of Bandos, a good all-round resort island very near Male airport and with dive sites only a few minutes boat ride away. During March 2008 I spent a week in the Maldives on the island of Bandos. Bandos is one of the Maldives’ oldest […]

Got The Shot: Maldives Manta Rays – Julian Cohen

The Maldives are famous for manta rays – here Julian Cohen describes how he finally got the shot of these elusive, beautiful creatures Julian Cohen: Going to the Maldives for me was all about my quest for Mantas. Since I started diving I had wanted to see these most enigmatic sea creatures but was unsuccessful […]

Manta Rays at Donkalo, Maldives: My Best Photo Of 2010

The best sequence of photos I managed to take this year was at Donkalo in the Maldives, a reknowned manta ray hotspot that provided some amazing manta encounters. One of the tongue-in-cheek rules of thumb about professional and amateur photographers is that pros show you the one great shot they took and amateurs show you […]

Maldives Diving Liveaboard Trip Report

The new Maldives liveaboard MV Orion offers seven day trips that take in classic Maldives dive sites at Male and Ari atolls as well as visiting the whale shark haunt of Hani Faru MV Orion is built around the cruising in comfort concept, where the boat is appealing to divers and non divers alike. Scuba […]

Maldives Diving January 2011

A few underwater photos from my Maldives trip in January 2011 around Male, Ari and Felidhe atolls on MV Orion In January 2011 I headed back out on MV Orion in the Maldives to do the classic Male – Ari – Felidhe – Male loop. Conditions were great with beautiful viz although we had a […]

Diving The Maldives On The Sachika Liveaboard

Here’s some awesome photos of the Maldives by Jez Tryner taken on our recent liveaboard trip Not been able to write much here yet about my recent liveaboard trip in the Maldives on the Sachika liveaboard as I’ve been busy with the magazine article – however, Jez Tryner who accompanied me on the trip got […]

Back From The Maldives

My trip to the Maldives was a big success, thanks to the guys on the Sachika liveaboard and the Soneva Gili and Sheraton Full Moon resorts. Back from my work trip to the Maldives with photographer Jez Tryner. The liveaboard Sachika turned out to be a quite amazing boat – essentially a luxury cruiser for […]

Maldives Liveaboard, July 2006

The Maldives have thousands of islands with great diving – so a liveaboard is the logical way to see as much of the underwater world as possible without being tied to one resort Excellent write up in Chiang Mai City Life magazine this month of a recent liveaboard around the Maldives. This is another of […]