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What to bring to the Maldives:

Updated: Mar 7

Let's get ready for an exciting diving adventure in the Maldives! And if you coming to Laamu here is a link to how to arrive.

It's time to start packing our backpacks 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.

Sun Protection:

  • 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.

Eye Protection:

  • Sunglasses: In a place where the sun shines from all angles, good sunglasses are essential to protect your eyes.

For Divers:

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 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 and Xdeep are 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.

Reef Hook: Reef hooks are designed to temporarily anchor into the reef structure, underwater rocks, or any solid surface, allowing divers to stay in place against strong currents. These hooks are typically made of corrosion-resistant materials to withstand marine conditions and feature a quick-release mechanism to ensure diver safety in case of emergencies.

Click here to go and buy.


Light conditions underwater can vary considerably, especially at greater depths or in places with low natural light. A diving flashlight provides its light source, significantly enhancing visibility and allowing exploration of details, colors, and marine formations that might otherwise go unnoticed.

For those who enjoy night diving, a personal flashlight is essential. It illuminates the underwater environment at night, revealing a completely different perspective of the marine world. Many marine creatures exhibit unique and fascinating behaviors in darkness, making night diving a memorable experience.

It is recommended that the flashlight has at least 1000 lumens.

There are also special flashlights for recording videos and taking photographs, and the choice depends more on the owner's intended use. We will discuss them in another post.

Other Equipment

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.

Having your own equipment will allow you to enjoy the freedom of using it without worrying about who else has used it.

We recommend that you take a look at the website to prepare for your dives.

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 diving gear. You are about to embark on an underwater adventure that you will remember forever in this tropical paradise! Happy diving!


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