Shark Diving Trips in the Maldives
Shark diving trips in the Maldives are a great experience. To most people, the thought of a shark diving trip conjures up images of Jaws-like great white sharks and other underwater predators that can be quite frightening to some scuba divers. The beauty of the Maldives is that you can enjoy a shark diving trip with a variety of sharks, both large and small, which are not in the least bit threatening to humans.
Whale Shark Diving Trips in the Maldives
The most popular shark in the Maldives is the whale shark, the world’s largest fish species. The best way to see a whale shark in the Maldives is to join a liveaboard diving holiday and during your trip, the boat captain will spend some time looking for whale sharks. The captains have an amazing sixth sense which allows them to see the whale sharks under the surface. Once a whale shark has been spotted, the boat slows down and liveaboard guests jump in with their snorkel gear on and spend time swimming with these enormous, peaceful creatures.
Grey Reef Shark Diving Trips in the Maldives
Grey reef sharks are probably the most commonly-seen sharks in the Maldives. Unlike whale sharks, grey reef sharks are usually seen while diving. There are several dive sites that are well-known as hangouts for grey reef sharks, including Maaya Thila, Cocoa Corner and Gangehi Kandu. Grey reef sharks are stunning creatures and can reach lengths of around 2 metres and they can appear quite menacing, although they pose no threat to scuba divers. It is interesting to see the difference between the behaviour of a grey reef shark at daytime and at night time. The best place to see a grey reef shark at night is at Maaya Thila, where you can see the grey reef sharks hunting for their prey around the reef.
More Shark Diving Trips in the Maldives
Shark diving trips in the Maldives often include encounters with white tip reef sharks, zebra, or leopard, sharks and nurse sharks. All of these shark species are docile, so you can enjoy a shark diving trip in the Maldives without having to worry about a cage, or anything like that. In fact, you will most probably see a shark on every dive you do in the Maldives and the experienced dive guides will know which are the best sites for seeing which sharks. All in all, the Maldives is a great destination for a shark diving trip and should not be missed.