Maldives Deep South

The Deep South of Maldives dive safari will take you to the 3 southernmost atolls – Addu, Fuvahmulah and Huvadhoo and have fast become known for its crystal-clear visibility, healthy corals and big fish encounters. This safari is strictly for the most experienced diver with minimum of 100+ dives due to the strong current and challenging conditions.

Airport: Gan International Airport (GAN)

Trip Duration: 7 to 11 Days Trip


Advanced Diver

Destination Info 

Most liveaboards will sail to the deep south at the beginning of February when the sea is calmer, currents are at its strongest and visibility at its best. Diving remains exceptional all-year-round but February and March is the best time for the deep south itinerary as the trip mainly focus on abundance sharks and pelagic sightings.

What to see

The thrilling channel dives offer the opportunity to dive with mantas and eagle rays, napoleon wrasse, abundant reef fish, whale sharks, tiger sharks, thresher sharks, whitetip, grey reef, blacktip, hammerheads and oceanic manta rays.

Sample Itinerary
Depending on the itinerary, the liveaboard will generally cover the following atoll but will depends on weather and diving conditions.

  • Laamu Atoll
  • Huvadhoo Atoll
  • Fuvahmulah Island/Atoll
  • Addu Atoll
Dive Site Information
  • Best time to visitFebruary and March.
  • Water Temp: 27-30°C,
  • Air Temp: 27-30°C
  • Visibility: 10-30 meters
  • Current: medium to strong
Getting There
Health & Insurance
  • Dive Insurance compulsory for this trip. We also strongly advise you get adequate travel insurance. Please check your travel insurance policy for your diving needs. If not covered then we recommend DiveAssure for single trip policy cover.
  • Dive Computer compulsory on this trip.
  • Follow Safe Diving Practices at ALL times plus No Deco Diving and No Solo Diving.

Our Recommendation

Fuvahmulah Atoll a tiny single-island atoll in the middle of the ocean, is the crown jewel of diving in the Maldives. The surrounding deep water provides a unique dive site that attracts pelagics and has become a tiger shark sanctuary. It’s the best place to encounter magnificent predators such as great hammerheads, silky sharks, thresher sharks, whale sharks, oceanic white tips, and large pelagic fish. The dive site is extremely challenging and deep so only experienced advanced diver should attempt the dive.