Meeru Team Recommends: Night Scuba Diving In The Maldives

A Night Dive To A Shipwreck

“It’s a whole new perspective of the underwater world.”

– Hassan Nazeeh (10/05/2021) –

Night scuba diving is a wonderful experience and a relatively hidden gem of activity at Meeru Island, which most divers can enjoy. The dive team selects different locations around Meeru for night dives, and I had the opportunity to explore a shallow shipwreck.

The dive spot for the day was the shipwreck, conveniently located 15 minutes boat ride from the island. 10 May 2021 was a beautiful evening when we set sail from the Meeru jetty into the direction of the sunset while the sun was still blazing down the ocean and illuminating the water. Our dive instructor Marc Vermaas from Euro-Divers Meeru Island gave us a briefing on the dive during the boat ride.

The sun was about to set when the dive was planned out, and mandatory dive briefs complied. With much excitement, all the divers put on their dive gear with the help of the boat crew. We then jumped into the ocean with our torches switched on.


We jumped into the ocean, and our dive instructor Marc gave the signal to go down and guided the team to swim down towards the shipwreck. The shipwreck at night was even more awe-inspiring. I felt like being in a museum at night with all the history that is sunken with it.

Marc started to swim around and showed small yet magnificent marine life and mollusc, including the colourful nudibranchs, pufferfish, and parrotfish laying comfortably in the ship’s compartments, ready to dose off to sleep. Starting from the ship’s propellers to the cargo compartment, we explored the ship’s depths. Laying underneath the hull, we found parrotfish, lionfish, and eels.

Swiping the ship to the top of the mast took around 45 minutes of the total dive time, and the air on the tank was more than enough to do the safety stops of 3 minutes. The boat crew lit up additional lights from the boat into the sea, making it easy to find the spot to ascend to the surface.


While we were still undersea at a depth of the 5-meter safety stop, there was another underwater show that left us more in awe. All the divers had to turn off the torch lights and wave their hands in the water to stir it in the pitch-dark of the ocean. The hand movement caused the bio-luminous planktons to light up like stars and spiral around like the night sky lit up by a galaxy.

After the underwater starry-night show courtesy of plankton, we ascended to the surface to be greeted by the warm fresh, salty breeze and a star-studded night sky. The boat crew assisted us as we climbed up the boat’s ladder with the equipment. To warm up from the dive, we had hot tea, coffee, and fruit.

As the divers shared their experience of the night, Marc, our dive instructor, logged down our experiences, time, depth, and air left from the night dive while the boat started sailing back towards Meeru. To me, it was bliss lying on the ship, in the breeze, on a starry night. We watched the well-lit marina of Meeru and the warm lights from the Kakuni Bar – a welcoming sight as we drew near the island. The excursion team reached the island right in time for dinner.


[Related: Dive Calendar For Scuba And Snorkeling Around Meeru Island, Maldives » ]

Night Dive Tips:

🤿 The first step to prepare for the night dive is to check and assemble all the dive equipment on the boat before leaving for the dive spot. A ‘buddy’ check is also important at the start of the journey to ensure a safe and fun dive.

🤿 An essential part of diving is to always know the location and what to expect from the night dive. Before the dive commences, it is important to receive general information about the dive site. Night dives differ from day dives, where a torch is needed and where the underwater sign language is different.

Parrotfish Fun Facts:
Every night, the Bicolor Parrotfish have often been seen envelope themselves in a transparent cocoon made of mucous secreted from an organ on their head. This secret bag masks their scent, making them harder for nocturnal predators, like moray eels, to find.

Night dive at Meeru is a guided dive by Euro-Divers Meeru.
The dive is USD 135* per person & is a 2-hour excursion.
Includes Single Dive, Full Diving Equipment, Underwater Torch, Single Boat Fee, Tea/Coffee, Fruits & Water on board.
Suitable for certified Open Water Diver and above with no previous night dive experience required.
Maximum: 8 persons. The minimum age is 12, and children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Optional: Fluorescent night dive, Underwater Camera rental, Night snorkeling

*Prices are correct at the time of publication and subject to change.

The Author:
Hassan Nazeeh is the Assistant Sales & Marketing Manager of Meeru Island Resort & Spa. A Maldivian, he has great respect and is awe-inspired by the ocean and the marine life of the Maldives. He is an avid diver and enjoys his time off at the resort diving, participating in reef cleaning, and monitoring the health of Meeru’s coral garden.

Photo Credit: Marc Vermaas, Euro-Divers and Euro-Divers Meeru Island

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The New Wedding Pavilion at Meeru Island Resort & Spa

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Introducing the New Wedding Pavilion at Meeru Island

There is a reason why Meeru Island Resort & Spa is one of the best Maldives resorts for weddings. It is because the resort features so many beautiful wedding venues set amongst stunning surroundings of the private island, alongside intimate experiences for couples beginning their life-long journey together.

Be inspired by our new traditional Maldivian-style wedding pavilion situated at the Northern tip of the island, in our Maalan Beach area.

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The captivating backdrop of the Indian Ocean, the traditional music performed by Bodu Beru drummers, and the flower petals scattered around complement the ambience as you walk down the aisle and exchange ‘I dos’ in paradise.

Ready to tie the knot? Say’I do’ at Meeru Island

Weddings at Meeru are a once-in-a-lifetime occasion. We specialize in romantic island weddings in the Maldivesbe it causal or elaborate. Our dedicated team of Wedding Coordinators will be on hand to take care of all the details, customising your experiences to provide you with a truly unique ceremony.

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Why Choose Meeru for your Wedding in the Maldives?

  • There is a range of wedding and accommodation packages to suit all preferences, budgets, and family sizes.
  • Convenient access from Male International Airport.
  • Exceptional value for money.
  • Unbeatable wedding venues: a wedding pavilion on the beach, on a picturesque sandbank, or a romantic wooden sailing yacht to celebrate special moments with your significant other.
  • Photographers, make-up artists and hairdressers are all available on-site. See more: Meeru Moments Photography Studio
  • There is a myriad of romantic options to add to your ceremony such as a candlelight dinner, couples’ spa indulgence, or a private dinner cruise. 

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If you would like to find out more about our Maldives Wedding packages, head over to Meeru Weddings page. 

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Dear Guests,

A wonderful day from your Maldivian island paradise!

As you are planning your next holiday or you may have booked with us already your staycation in Meeru, we are encouraging you to join us for other activities and events scheduled for the month of June.

Either for “Home office” or “Home couch”, take the opportunity and watch your favorite football team during 2021 UEFA European Football Championship in Meeru on our public viewing areas while grabbing a refreshing drink and putting your feet’s on our soft sandy beaches.

While times still continue to be ambiguous, we make sure that Meeru is a safe haven for your much anticipated holiday experience. As a measure of our continuous process we are proud to inform that majority of our team members has now already completed the 2nd dose of vaccination and the remaining ones are likely to be completed in due time. The safety of our guests and team members is always our top priority!

Our Meeru Mobile Application has recently been updated with a new design and is now solely related to Meeru. Once your booking is confirmed, you are ready to explore and get yourself familiar with important information that you may need for your relaxing holiday here with us in Meeru. With this application, your vacation will already start long before you are arriving to our island and allows you to plan and enhance your stay in paradise by pre-organizing all important activities and confirming reservations that will create the most special holiday experience. Download the Mobile application

Be inspired by our new traditional Maldivian styled wedding pavilion and make Meeru the start of walking together in life with your partner or take this opportunity to renew your wedding vows here with us. Just select a date and let our team create everything around your preferences.

Be part of our social media community and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the Meeru website. Get to know more about what is happening on the island and be updated with the latest events and activities.

An amazing holiday in Meeru is truly a “simply Maldives” escapade. Let us give you a warm welcome on you arrival and be part of your unforgettable holiday experience.


Bert Goebel
General Manager


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