Top 3 Things to Know About Night Time Scuba Diving!

Are you longing to get away for a vacation this summer? Look no further! The Maldives is all about the sun, the beach and all the fun that the outdoors has to offer! Maldives is not only about the fun under the sun and offers many night time escapades and adventures. Night time scuba diving is one of those must-try activities when in the Maldives!


What to expect?

Night diving in Maldives is an experience not to be missed as the Maldivian waters come alive at night when the visibility is reduced just to the beam of your torch light. You will also find corals open up and water creatures leave their nests to find some food. If you’re lucky you can also catch a glimpse of larger fish like reef and nurse sharks, rays, large tuna and trevally

Where to go?


Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is one of the best dive sites in Maldives. This is obvious given that the resort is built on a coral bed with a diameter of almost a thousand meters and thirty meters in depth. So, you’re bound to see some beautiful sites if you choose to stay with us! An experience not to be missed while in Maldives is a Manta night dive where you can hopefully catch a glimpse of Manta rays, a majestic underwater creature and even swim with them.

One of the best dive spots in Maldives is the Orimas Thila, especially if you came for the big fish! With depths ranging from 14 to 30 metres, you can expect to see soft corals, sea fans, anemones, and clownfish, as well as guitar sharks, barracuda, jack fish, rays and more.


You must also not miss the Ellaidhoo House reef, one of the most sought-after dive destinations in all of Maldives. A wreck reserved exclusively for guests of Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, the House Reef is just 25 meters from the beach and has a row of caves with sea fans, whip corals, schools of bannerfish, Napoleons, stingrays and moray eels. There’s even a small wreck that serves as a popular spot for night dives.

How can we help?

Dive & Sail are our long-time dive centre partner, with a team of international diving instructors on hand to guide you. From beginner level to expert, you will not regret taking the plunge at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon! They will provide all the equipment necessary, including SeaQuest BCDs, aqualung regulators with octopus and console, Suunto dive computers, digital underwater cameras, underwater torches, 3 mm neoprene suits (shorties), masks, snorkels and fins as well as weight belts and weights. Once you’re geared up, dive into an underwater utopia and observe marine life as it goes about its nightly routine.
Apart from the great diving spots and sites on offer at the Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon. We will ensure you have the best diving experience, plush and luxurious lodging as well as the most luscious food experience you can imagine!

Our Cinnamon Care initiative is a unique safety and distancing protocol which has been implemented throughout all our hotels and restaurants to make sure that all our guests are safe from COVID-19.

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