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The beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll is a protected marine park and one of the jewels of the Maldives. Resorts like Milaidhoo, located in the heart of Baa Atoll, offer extensive underwater programmes including diving and snorkelling in the Atoll.
Here are four reasons why diving in Baa Atoll is a great idea:
1. Manta Season
Baa Atoll has a lot to offer and is very well known for its natural beauty over- and under- water. A highlight is the annual Manta Ray immigration in Hanifaru Bay, where Manta Rays feed in large groups on plankton washed into the bay by the current. This incredible spectacle of nature takes place between May and October. While Hanifaru Bay is open only for snorkellers – the Mantas linger in the area and with luck divers can encounter them at one of the many dive spots in the atoll.
2. Beautiful House Reef for beginners
For beginners there is plenty to discover in Baa Atoll. Milaidhoo has a beautiful and vibrant house reef that is easily accessible on your first dive as well as being worth a visit for experienced divers. The Milaidhoo cave is famous amongst divers and its marine residents are always ready to show off their underwater home.
3. Spectacular Dive Sites
The experienced, multilingual team at the PADI dive centre on Milaidhoo know all the dive spots in Baa Atoll and will make sure you enjoy the best the atoll has to offer. You may encounter Manta Rays and Whale Sharks in the season, while during the rest of the year you can witness the fascinating small marine creatures as well as turtles, sharks and other rays.
4. Vitamin Sea
Milaidhoo not only features a great dive spot but also is the perfect island resort to combine your passion for the underwater world with excellent dining experiences and sheer relaxation. This luxury resort has put together the Vitamin Sea Package which includes two dives daily to various dive spots as well as breakfast and dinner and other benefits. Click here