10Maaya Thila, Maldives

Hammerhead, whale, reef and white tip sharks. The stunning dive site of Maaya Thila, Maldives, is home to a myriad of marine life, including eagle rays, sting rays, long nose hawkfish, octopuses, scorpion fish, eels and, of course, sharks.

The site is approximately 80 metres in diameter, with depths ranging from six to more than 30 metres and options for both beginner and expert divers, the latter of which can explore the many overhangs, swim-throughs and caves around the site. To catch sight of a large resident turtle, head to the south side where a large swim-through hosts stunning soft corals and blue stripe snappers.