Do dress appropriately, especially when visiting inhabited islands and Male’. The Maldives is a Muslim country and dressing conservatively is preferred, with women covering their shoulders and thighs. For men, shorts are acceptable. Beachwear (swimming trunks, bikinis and bathing suits) are the norm at resorts, but nudity is prohibited in all public places.
Do be conscious of the local environment. While diving or snorkeling, ensure that you do not disrupt marine life. Do not litter on beaches or in the sea. Apart from being an eyesore, plastic and trash products kill corals and fish.
Do get to know the locals. Maldivians are a friendly and hospital and always up for a chat. A smile will always be returned.