Maldives Shines in Japan's Marine Diving Awards 2023

The Maldives shines at Japan's Marine Diving Awards 2023, cementing its status as a top diving destination with its diverse marine life and year-round encounters with manta rays and whale sharks.

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Maldives Shines in Japan's Marine Diving Awards 2023

Maldives Shines in Japan's Marine Diving Awards 2023

The Maldives has secured impressive achievements in Japan's Marine Diving Awards 2023, as voted by Japanese divers. The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/ Visit Maldives) announced that the archipelago secured the 3rd place for 'Best Area Overseas Division' and the 2nd place for 'Best Overseas Destination I Want to Visit for the First Time'.

These awards reflect the Maldives' allure with its diverse marine life and year-round encounters with manta rays and whale sharks, making it a highly sought-after destination for Japanese divers. The 'Marine Dive Fair' is Japan's premier diving event, and the awards reflect the preferences of seasoned divers, prospective enthusiasts, and industry professionals.

Why this matters: The Maldives' strong performance in Japan's Marine Diving Awards 2023 highlights its global appeal as a top diving destination. These accolades can boost tourism from the Japanese market and solidify the Maldives' reputation among the international diving community.

The Maldives is renowned for its clear blue waters, white sand beaches, and excellent visibility, creating a diver's paradise. The archipelago boasts a diverse array of marine life, including coral reefs, whale sharks, and manta rays. The best time to visit the Maldives on a liveaboard is from January to April, when the weather is dry and warm, and visibility is at its peak.

Japan is a vital market for the Maldives, and the recent surge in Japanese tourist arrivals, with a 310% increase from January to March 2023 compared to the same period last year, signifies a significant revitalization of the Maldives' tourism industry. The Maldives offers a great assortment of liveaboards catering to various budgets, and Bluewater Travel can assist in booking a liveaboard in the Maldives and over 30 other destinations at the same or even lower price than booking any other way.

"The Maldives is a popular liveaboard destination, offering clear blue waters, white sand beaches, and great visibility, making it a diver's paradise," said a spokesperson from Bluewater Travel. "The 'feeding season' for whale sharks and manta rays is from May to November, peaking from late July to early October."

Key Takeaways

  • Maldives wins 3rd and 2nd place in Japan's Marine Diving Awards 2023.
  • Maldives is a top diving destination with diverse marine life and visibility.
  • Japan is a vital market for Maldives tourism, with a 310% increase in arrivals.
  • Best time to visit Maldives on a liveaboard is January to April.
  • Maldives offers a great assortment of liveaboards catering to various budgets.