Crystalline tropical waters teeming with reef fish
World-class snorkeling and SCUBA diving
Exquisite coral islands with no more than one resort per island
Idyllic palm-fringed sandy beaches
Some of the finest cetacean viewing on the planet
Equatorial skies bejeweled with stars
Easily combined with India
OUR FEATURED MALDIVES DESTINATIONS
BEACH RESORTS Enquire Now
If your main aim is to relax in paradise this is the best way to do it. There are over 100 resorts to choose from but Bellingham Safaris has a small selection of favorites. Just imagine a tiny island, exquisite snorkeling and diving, powder white palm fringed sandy beaches and food to die for…
SCUBA LIVE-ABOARD Enquire Now
With over 200 dive sites there can be no better way to explore this island nation than by live-aboard boat – travelling each day to a new site. The Maldives are particularly good for pelagics – Manta Rays and a host of sharks, including the gargantuan Whale Shark. The waters are warm and clear and simply teeming with life.
WHALE AND DOLPHIN LIVE-ABOARD Enquire Now
A bounty of whale and dolphin species grace the tropical waters of the Maldives. The finest way to view the many cetacean species is on a dedicated live-aboard safari vessel. On most trips 10 to 12 cetacean species are observed, complemented by tropical pelagic birds and other marine life. Evenings are spent anchored in sheltered atolls where one can snorkel with a treasure chest of tropical reef fish. Top sightings include the Blue Whale, Longman’s Beaked Whale, Dwarf Sperm Whale, Spinner and Striped Dolphin.
WHEN TO VISIT THE MALDIVES
The operational months for live-aboard trips are from November to May with the best diving from January to April with excellent visibility and sea conditions. From June to November the southwest monsoons bring cloudier skies, rougher seas, rain and winds.