In the South Malé Atoll, rustic Biyadhoo is one of our favourite underwater superstars in the Maldives. With its world-class PADI dive school and expert instructors, the island also has a fantastic house reef with seven different access points and the chance to snorkel alongside reef sharks and turtles. Some of the best dive sites are nearby, and you can choose which ones best suit your own ability. We love Manta Point, where you can see manta rays being cleaned by colonies of cleaner fish, and Maaya Thila, an incredible diving spot that’s well-known for its visits from white-tip sharks and the elusive guitar shark. There are top diving sites scattered all around the Maldives, and OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli is another island with some underwater gems. There are more than 20 fantastic dive sites in easy reach to the island, and a fantastic coral reef lies just metres from the sand.