Welcome to Maafushivaru

Diving, water sports and snorkeling excursions on Maafushivaru

Beautiful tropical scenery, luxurious villas and golden beaches encircled by a sparkling ocean, render the island of Maafushivaru and its private deserted twin island of Lonubo, a perfect vision of paradise.  Here, the magnificent Indian Ocean is the essence of life that sustains the natural beauty of these islands and it beckons you to do more than simply touch its shimmering surface. Just put on your mask, pull on your fins and look below it to discover the other breathtaking world of the Maldives!

Our friendly, multi-lingual dive, water sports and marine biology team exists to help you discover and enjoy this ocean during your stay on Maafushivaru. Even if you don’t know how to begin, we look forward to show you how to snorkel, paddle, pedal, wind surf, cat sail or scuba dive!

Maafushivaru possesses an enviable location on the southern tip of Ari atoll, a place world-famous for amazing scuba diving, where whale sharks and manta rays can usually be seen year round. This beautiful island is an ideal place to learn to dive with easy conditions for beginners, a shallow lagoon for training and stunning reefs teeming with marine life for open water dives just a few minutes boat ride away.  Each year these perfect conditions help us to introduce many guests to this incredible world.

Even if you decide not to dive, but still love to get wet and to discover the spectacular marine world, why not join our resident Marine Biologist for the numerous snorkel adventures on offer and enjoy live encounters with turtles, mantas and even whale sharks!

Maafushivaru-Pool and Water Bar-2For those guests who generally prefer to stay on the surface, our water sports beachside shack located a few steps away from the dive centre, offers some excellent Indian Ocean experiences. Catamaran excursions, windsurf lessons and leisurely kayak or pedalo trips around the twin islands are just some of the favourite topside attractions.

On Maafushivaru, you are never more than a few minutes walk from the wonders of the Indian Ocean so whether you prefer to stay above the surface or explore below, please just drop by and see us at the dive centre or water sports centre.  We look forward to being your guide on your ocean adventures.

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Maafushivaru

Beautiful tropical scenery, luxurious villas and golden beaches encircled by a sparkling ocean, render the twin islands of Maafushivaru and Lonubo, a perfect vision of paradise.

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Scuba diving

Maafushivaru possesses an enviable location on the southern tip of Ari atoll, a place world-famous for amazing scuba diving, where whale sharks and manta rays can usually be seen year round.

Read more

Water sports

For those guests who generally prefer to stay on the surface, our water sports beachside shack located a few steps away from the dive centre, offers some excellent Indian Ocean experiences.

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Snorkeling trips

Why not join our resident Marine Biologist for the numerous snorkel adventures on offer and enjoy live encounters with turtles, mantas and even whale sharks!

Read more