NewsNovember 7, 2020

Pelagic Divers Welcomes First Guests to Fuvahmulah After Border Reopening

Pelagic Divers has welcomed the first guests to Fuvahmulah since reopening.

Pelagic Divers Fuvahmulah is located in the Southern Hemisphere of Maldives, in an island with incredibly unique geographical features and an endless sea of Pelagic Life resident to Tiger Sharks year round. Alongside dive courses, they offer daily dive excursions to the world famous dive spots located within the one island atoll. The dive school is lead by PADI Instructor Ahmed Inah, a native of Fuvahmulah whom the surrounding sea was his backyard since young age. The PADI Dive Instructor has been in the dive profession for the last 14 years and has managed numerous 5* dive centers throughout his long career.

While Maldives is most popular for its luxurious facilities, the destination is well-known for budget vacations and luxury holidays.

One of the most famous islands in Maldives for its beauty and historical importance, Fuvahmulah is the second nearest atoll to the Equator and the first atoll in the Southern Hemisphere. Being a one-island atoll itself, Fuvahmulah has many distinctive features which make the island unique. The island is also the newest spot to be declared as United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Biosphere Reserve from the island nation.

Nicknamed the Maldivian Galapagos, Fuvahmulah Atoll is crowned Asia’s hottest shark diving locations to dive with tiger sharks, hammerhead sharks, thresher sharks and more. Fuvahmulah’s relatively unknown dive scene, unique location, and isolation make it an ideal destination for exhilarating diving in the Maldives. The atoll’s famous tiger sharks can be seen every day, but its also home to hammerhead sharks, thresher sharks, silvertip sharks, oceanic manta rays, big schools of barracudas, yellowfin tuna, bonitos, sailfish, and even Mola mola and pilot whales.

Whilst the sharks are in no way aggressive, it is recommended to take experienced dive guides to ensure all necessary safety precautions are taken.

The best suggested time to visit Fuvahmulah atoll to dive with sharks is from December to March. However, with the atoll’s proximity to the equator, the monsoons are less pronounced compared to further north in the Maldives and the weather is pretty stable all year round. The dry north-east monsoon usually runs from December to March with the wet south-west monsoon from May to November.