Maldives is one of the most visited places on Earth. Every year, thousands of people flock to the island nation to relax and rejuvenate on the island’s breathtakingly beautiful beaches and landscape. Did you know that you can actually take your vacation one step further by planning one of the most special days of your life in the Maldives? If you and your spouse love being underwater and have always dreamt of sharing your wedding rings surrounded by the deep blue and its magical marine life, experiencing an underwater wedding in the Maldives may be just the thing for you.
There are many resorts in the Maldives that offer a host of services for couples who want to get married in its fantastical environment, some also offering underwater wedding services. In an underwater wedding ceremony, the couple can dive underwater with a guide and exchange their rings among the kaleidoscopic flora and fauna of the water.
Here’s everything you need to know about an underwater wedding in Maldives:
A wedding is the most special event in every person’s life. Why not take it a notch higher by celebrating it in one of the world’s most beautiful places? An underwater wedding could make your wedding memories so much richer and grander. Imagine putting a ring in your partner’s finger while hordes of vibrant marine life dance around you. If you both love snorkelling, your wedding could just be one of the greatest underwater adventures of your life. If you prefer not to get married, some resorts also have glass-like domes underwater wherein you can complete your wedding ceremony surrounded by exotic fishes and coral.
The Maldives is one of the best destinations in the world to get married underwater. The warm and rich waters of the Indian Ocean make for an epic set-up to make your loved one yours forever. There are many resorts where you can do an underwater wedding in Maldives. Here are some of the best resorts in the Maldives that offer underwater wedding ceremonies:
While the wedding resorts in the Maldives are always open throughout the year, an underwater wedding in Maldives may not be possible all the time. The underwater wedding season in Maldives coincides with the best scuba diving season which is between December to April every year. This is the time when the weather in the Maldives is dry and less humid. Since there is no rain, it is the best season to dive underwater. Make sure that you book your event well in advance as people across the world try to book dates for their weddings in the Maldives between December to April.Between May to October, there might be a lot of rain in the Maldives, which would make it dangerous for you to dive underwater. While November experiences less rain, there are still frequent spells of rain around this time, so it is better not to risk it. One good news is that some of the resorts have built their spaces underwater, so you can still have your wedding underwater if your resort offers this facility. But you still won’t be able to scuba dive underwater.
The cost of an underwater wedding in Maldives may differ from resort to resort and also depend on what is included in your package. On average, the cost of getting married underwater in the Maldives can be anywhere between INR 2,50,000 to INR 10,00,000. Some luxurious resorts may charge even much more than that. Please note that the fee is just for the wedding ceremony and may include a day-long treat like spa, dinner, etc for the couple. Hotel room charges for guests, food, air tickets etc are separate from this cost.
Most resorts offer a package to couples instead of individual services. Most packages include a scuba instructor, a guide to help you during the wedding ceremony, diving gear, wedding cakes, a spa for both spouses, a bath, Champagne, and other cocktails. In most cases, photoshoots are part of the package. Some resorts may also offer post-wedding private parties in a yacht or a private location away from the crowd. Some resorts also offer make-up and hair services for the couple as part of their wedding package. The cost of the package changes depending on the services that the couple wants to add to the event.
This depends on what kind of underwater wedding in Maldives are you planning with your partner. If you want to scuba dive underwater, then you can spend around 25-30 minutes getting married underground. Your private instructor will be part of the wedding and so will be the diver holding your wedding plaque. The rest of the event will happen out of the water and can be determined based on your discussion with the resorts. If you getting married in an underwater space, then, again, you can discuss the time with the resort. Most resorts may book the space for you for the entire day (or night) depending on what you’d prefer. Again, the cost of such arrangements will differ based on the time required and the resort.