Diving – general

If water is your element, then scuba diving is the ultimate way to explore the amazing liquid world of the Maldives. Maafushivaru is blessed with spectacular marine life and amongst many other unique species, manta rays and whale sharks can usually be seen here all year round here thriving in their natural habitat! We are an enthusiastic dive team of experienced, multilingual instructors and dive masters who will provide you with an excellent introduction to diving if you are trying diving for the first time and safe, but fun and exciting dives if you are certified diver, whether a relative beginner or an experienced diver.

Highlights of diving on Maafushivaru:

  • A close encounter with a magnificent whale shark
  • Looking into the eye of the manta swimming next to you and wondering about life and the universe
  • Exhilarating current dives on colorful thilas
  • Your first shark encounter and realizing you are not afraid, but fascinated
  • Taking your first scuba breaths underwater and realizing this is going to be a great experience
  • Sharing a coral reef with a feeding turtle who slowly munches away, totally oblivious to your presence
  • Sunning your body on the dhoni sun deck after another amazing dive as we cut across a flat calm ocean sending flying fish surface skimming in our wake
  • Reviewing your shot of that manta and discovering wow – it is indeed perfect!

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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.

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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!

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