The real Maldives, at real prices
"your Maldives adventure starts here...."
Secret Paradise Maldives is a government registered tour operator based in Hulhumale, just 15 minutes by speed boat from Male, the capital of the Maldives. They are not only commited to providing you with an affordable Maldive holiday tailor made for divers but also pride themselves on a prompt and efficient personal service when planning a trip for you.
Delivering high quality standards of service and professionalism guests can rely on Secret Paradise Maldives to provide expert local knowledge, clear communication and honest advice. Their guests can expect holidays that are fun, affordable and full of relaxation and comfort.
They believe the idyllic white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and coral reefs abundant with marine flora and fauna should be available to everyone regardless of budget and want guests to experience both the real Maldives and the best from the paradise they call home.
Secret Paradise Maldives uniquely offer Local Island Adventure Tours and Local Island SCUBA Diving as well as resorts and Liveaboards.
DISCOVER THE REAL MALDIVES
Sample the culture and tradition of Maldivian life, spend time with a local family, join with a game of football or beach volleyball, try your hand at fishing, enjoy a beach BBQ, watch local dancing and listen to the traditional sound of the ‘Boda Beru’. Explore other inhabited and uninhabited islands, sunbathe on a sand bank and visit resort islands where the bikini and alcohol restrictions do not apply or just lie back and allow time to pass by.
DIVING IN THE MALDIVES
Diving in the Maldives is a very unique experience not only for experienced divers but also for beginners. Once you have discovered the underwater world here it will be difficult to find others of its kind. The water is azure blue, warm, and the varieties of dive spots are stunning. You can enjoy drift dives in channels, as well as discovering wrecks, caves, overhangs, and exceptional beautiful reefs. Renowned for the abundance of big aquatic animals such as Whale Sharks and Manta Rays together with the diversity of corals, sharks and fish of all sizes the Maldives sets itself apart from other dive locations around the world.
The dive sites in Maldives are broadly divided into: ‘Thilas’ - a mountain underwater; ‘Kandus’ - a corridor or passage in the atoll and the reefs inside the lagoons. The’ Kandus’ and the ‘Thilas’ are commonly affected by strong currents, whilst the reefs inside the lagoons are protected areas. It goes without saying that all diving is dependent on the prevailing weather and current conditions, however, being in the hands of experts; our crews will choose the most suitable dive site for the conditions and level of diver experience.
OUR DIVE CENTRES
The dive teams based at our local dive centres are led by professional, experienced dive instructors who have also worked in tourist resorts. They will take you to the best dive spots and introduce you to the characteristics of the underwater world of the Maldives. All our dive centres offer boat dives and a full range of PADI courses and will always ensure you get the best out of your dive. If you are learning to dive you can do anything from completing the open water section of your PADI Open Water certification to completing the full PADI Open Water certification, your time split between studying theory and actually diving. Whatever you choose to do you can be ensured of fun and safe diving with us.
The dive season runs all year round but from November to May the conditions are close to perfection due to calm seas and brilliant visibility. Divers are transported to dive spots by a common local wooden boat known as a dhoni. The dhoni is equipped with everything for a day’s diving – tanks, weights, emergency equipment, life vests, First Aid & emergency oxygen.
Dependent on when you last dived, an obligatory "check dive" is held, which is a great opportunity to check everybody’s scuba gear and diving skills. For divers who haven't dived for a while, this will also serve as a great refresher course and a nice calm dive site is chosen for the check dive. Ensure to bring logbook and dive certification.
CONTACTS AND BOOKING
Want to experience the amazing Maldives - Talk to one of the Secret Paradise team? Here are the details:
Main Secret Paradise Maldives site: www.secretparadise.mv