Diving in the Maldives
The brilliantly colourful coral reefs, making
the Maldivian seascapes amongst the most enchanting in
the world, is a nature’s treasure house, an EI
Dorado for diving enthusiasts, providing opportunities
to experience the unique and beautiful underwater scenery
which is a realm of a great variety of fish, corals,
and other marine denizens.
The several years of experience of the diving centers, has
guaranteed high standards in the selection of resort islands
as well as the quality of equipments used and the expertise
of the diving staff.
Couple of diving programmes are
on the offer. Guided dives under the supervision of diving
instructors are for novices
and those who still haven’t gained the necessary confidence.
The non-limit, or unguided dives, documents the confidence
one feels in his or her dive. However it is the diving instructor
who decides as to how confident and how experienced one is
in their diving skills.
All the dive operations are affiliated
with PADI, NAUI, and CMAS and / or employs PADI or NAUI
You can also be assured of finding highly trained professionals
qualified to conduct courses by meeting diving’s highest
instructor training standards. The PADI Open Water Diver
course, where you can practice and master real skills, offers
tremendous flexibility depending upon class requirements.
It also features state-of-the art education that makes learning
simple and fun.
Though diving is considered to be one of the easiest of
water sports, carelessness can prove to be dangerous. The
beginner not only tends to overestimate himself, being presumptuous,
but the problem clearly lies in underestimating the dangers
of the ocean and not understanding its ways carefully.
As a rule, one must always remember
that they’re diving
at their own risk. For this reason one should definitely
comply with the diving regulation issued by the concerned
authorities. Generally these are: 1. Decompression dives
are prohibited, even if a dive vis-à-vis the respective
depth over dive time, 2. diving below depths of 90 feet is
prohibited, and 3. wearing a BC is mandatory. Besides these,
there are other diving safety rules to be followed.
One must never dive alone, despite the numerous shallow
diving sites. One must also get acquainted with the site’s
special features, such as the location of the reef’s
edge, opening in reef channel, direction, strength and
direction of currents, the sun’s position, and so
on. Special care must be taken during current diving. Here
one must make sure of not venturing faraway from one’s
boat. Further one must also dive against the current for
in case of an emergency the current will bring one back
to the boat.
Thus training by qualified hands
coupled with one’s
enthusiasm, and a little bit of cautious approach takes one
to another world. The mysteries of the ocean beckons one
and all, and diving provides an excellent and thrilling opportunity
to unravel some of these, the fascinating world of corals
being one of them.