Submarine Diving In The Maldives : Get Up Close and Personal With A Rainbow of Fish and Coral

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort

Photos Courtesy of Olhuveli

Of all the reasons to visit the Maldives, now there’s one more; it’s home to the world’s largest deep-diving submarine. Seating up to 50 people, the Whale Submarine descends to a depth of up to approximately 131 feet, offering a glimpse into underwater life without the need for a diving qualification. Guests can enjoy viewing the treasures of the Indian Ocean like looking at sunken shipwrecks or shark-feeding areas.

 Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort

Submarine dives are offered by Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort as a 45-minute excursion. First stop is at 82 feet where guests can see fabulous arrays of reef fish, colorful corals, blue or yellow-striped snappers, lion fish, box fish and turtles. At 131 feet, the submarine will come to rest on a sandy spot, just outside a large cave. Exterior lights illuminate the sheltering life which might include white-tip reef sharks, huge Napoleon fish and one of the biggest groupers in the Maldives (6-feet long).

 Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort

Want a complete Travel Quote including airfare, special hotel rates and FREE upgrades? Contact our Travel Specialist today!

“Submarine diving in the Maldives is a breathtaking experience and a continual delight to our guests who are able to visit the magnificent underwater world of the Maldives with no need of a diving qualification,” said Zulaikha Manik, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sun Hotels & Resorts. “The submarine excursion is one of the many underwater experiences that Olhuveli offers, which also includes snorkeling safaris and the exceptional services of a Sun International Diving School with PADI Gold Palm Five-Star status.”

 Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort

Just a 45-minute speedboat transfer from Malé, Olhuveli offers a selection of restaurants and bars, two infinity pools, a floodlit tennis court, volleyball and an excellent water sports center – with one of the only registered kite-surfing schools in the Maldives. Submarine excursions start at USD $185 per person and can be booked directly through the hotel.

Carol Driver

Carol Driver is a journalist with more than 13 years' experience writing, subbing and editing at national and regional publications and websites in the UK. Carol is currently the group editor at TNT Multimedia, which has magazines in London, Australia and New Zealand. She previously worked at national newspaper website the Mail Online well as writing for a host of other publications. She has also ...(Read More)

Around the web