Let's get ready for an exciting diving adventure in the Maldives! And if you coming Laamu here a link how to arrive
It's time to start packing our backpack for this thrilling diving adventure in the paradise of the Maldives. First and foremost, it's essential to remember that clothing is not a priority in this destination. We'll spend most of our time in swimwear and flip-flops, enjoying the sun and crystal-clear water. However, here are a few things you should include in your packing list:
Travel Adapters: The Maldives typically uses the British-style Type G electrical outlets. Ensure you have the right adapters for your electronics.
Long-Sleeved Rashguard: This garment will be of great help in protecting you from the sun while swimming or snorkeling. Even if you're not particularly sensitive to the cold, it could be sufficient for diving as well. [Link to long-sleeved rashguard options.]
Hat: A visor is essential to shield your face from the strong sun. Don't forget to get your Divers Tribe Cap!
Sunscreen: Sunscreen is very important, but keep in mind that it is a pollutant. It's crucial to buy environmentally friendly sunscreen and avoid applying it right before swimming.
Bandana or Headscarf: A headscarf or bandana is an excellent addition to your gear as it will help keep your hair under control and protect your head from the sun. Additionally, it's useful for keeping your hair away from your face during your dives, allowing you to enjoy the experience comfortably.
Reusable Water Bottle: Stay hydrated in the heat. Bring a reusable water bottle to refill and reduce plastic waste.
Sunglasses: In a place where the sun shines from all angles, good sunglasses are essential to protect your eyes.
When it comes to the Maldives, one of the most popular activities is diving. Therefore, in addition to everything mentioned earlier, we recommend bringing some specific items:
Personal Diving Equipment
We recommend bringing at least basic personal diving gear for two fundamental reasons. Firstly, hygiene is crucial, and having your own equipment eliminates the need to share with others. Secondly, it provides you with independence and comfort during your dives. Here are the priorities for your personal equipment:
Mask: Having your own mask ensures that you don't have to share it with other divers. Additionally, you can use it whenever you want and take it with you on future trips as it takes up little space. Some recommended options include the Omer, an excellent choice for smaller faces, and the Cressi F1, which is very comfortable and prevents water entry. If you're looking for the best, the Hollis M1 is an excellent but slightly more expensive option. Color is always a personal choice! (Click here for a blog on choosing your mask).
Fins: While fins don't necessarily have to be high-end, having your own ensures they are your size and fit perfectly to your feet, which is crucial for your comfort underwater.
Dive Computer: If you are a beginner, a dive computer is essential. Having your own will save you from relying on shared equipment. There are options at different price points, but here are some that offer the best value for beginners.
Regarding the rest of the equipment, such as the BCD and regulator, if you are a beginner, dive centers may provide them for you. However, it's important to have your own and ensure they function properly and receive the appropriate maintenance.
Since the water temperature is pleasantly high in the Maldives, you won't need too much thermal protection. An additional layer to protect against equipment friction is sufficient.
Having your own equipment will allow you the freedom to use it without worrying about who else has used it.
So, get ready to dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Maldives and have an unforgettable diving experience. Make sure you have everything you need in your backpack, from sunscreen to your personal diving gear. You are about to embark on an underwater adventure that you will remember forever in this tropical paradise! Happy diving!