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Diving in Paradise Island
When to go to Paradise Island
Although diving is available throughout the year at Paradise Island, the best season is considered to be from January to May. The period from June to November usually has more rain and rougher sea conditions. The average temperature of the water is 26-28C/79-82F, while the air is generally about 29-30C-84-86F. The visibility is usually between 20-25m/66-82ft, while the current can reach up to 2 knots. What to see The most interesting species at Paradise Island are hawksbill turtles, various types of sharks, grouper, manta rays, barracudas, and Napoleon wrasses. Some other fish that can be easily seen here are squirrelfish, lizardfish, guitarfish, tuna, and stingrays. The bright and beautifully-shaped corals, gorgonians, and sponges host a myriad of small tropical fish and crustaceans.
Scuba diving in Paradise Island
Located on North Malé Atoll, Paradise Island is a well-known resort in the middle of crystal-clear turquoise water. It is also a great diving destination that attracts divers of all levels. It features some sheer drop-offs, walls, swim-throughs, and beautiful coral reefs full of marine life. The current varies from none to moderate around this island. Most popular dive sites The most famous dive sites around Paradise Island are Manta Point (guaranteed to see manta rays), the Maldives Victory wreck (100m/328ft-long cargo ship), as well as Kuda Haa, Banana reef, Nassimo Thila.