“An incredible range of world-class dive sites in the Maldives have been charted and explored close to the capital, Male,” says Regaldive.

“A number of our liveaboards offer classic itineraries in this region, including MV Ari Queen with prices starting from £1025pp (boat only), and Emperor Voyager with prices from £1044pp (boat only).”

And elsewhere, “if you are a seasoned traveller to this diving hotspot looking for your next challenge, Regaldive has several exciting itineraries off the beaten track, covering new atolls in the far north and deep south of the Maldives.

“Haa Alifu is the most northerly atoll in the Maldives. MY Amba was one of the first liveaboards to operate around this atoll, and offers some truly original diving. Prices for Amba start from £1160pp (boat only).

“MY Sheena visits a number of distant regions in the deep south, including Meemu, Vaavu and Laamu Atolls. The diving would suit those looking to experience rarely dived sites rich in marine life. Prices for MY Sheena start at only £723pp (boat only) on selected sailings.

“Whatever your preferences and budget, there is a Regaldive Maldives liveaboard to suit.”