TOP 10 DIVING RESORTS IN MALDIVES

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With more than 100 Diving resorts in Maldives, the tourism sector of Maldives has paved a whole new journey for adventure lovers. Be it exploring marine life or audacious water sports, Maldives has something for every taste. 

Diving Resorts in Maldives

W Maldives Resort

W Maldives Resort

The Ari Atoll of Maldives is famous for diving and being heaven of big species as well as macro life.

W Maldives Resort is centrally located in the North Ari Atoll and is renowned for its spectacular scuba diving opportunities and a wide variety of large and small underwater species.

With close proximity to the prime diving sites, it is common to see manta rays, whale sharks, hammerhead shark, guitar sharks, turtles, grey reef sharks, eagle rays, frogfish, zebra morays, nudibranchs, blueline snappers, and many other colorful fish species, all within a week’s diving. Wherever you go for diving in Ari Atoll, you can be sure to find a sheer number of pelagic species every day.

For lovers of adventure activities in Maldives, the Wave water sports center at W Diving resorts in Maldives offers a wide variety of thrilling activities like Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Water-skiing, Parasailing, Mono-skiing, and Cat sailing, Private and deluxe yacht diving excursions, and overnight Maldives dive trips are also provided upon request, with highly experienced, fun, and professional instructors.

Membership Level: Padi 5 Star Dive Resort, Padi 5 Star IDC

PADI® COURSES PROVIDED

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Open Water Diver (Normal and Advanced)
  • Extricate Diver
  • Diving Professional
  • Certification (Nitrox)
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver

 

Hurawalhi Island Resort Maldives

Hurawalhi Island Resort Maldives 

Hurawalhi Maldives Island Resort situated in the breathtaking Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives is a paradise for marine life and diving enthusiasts. Among visitors, the extensive marine life is at Lhaviyani Atoll is a major attraction.

You can anticipate seeing several different types of species of triggerfish, surgeonfish, fusilier, and butterflyfish during your dive underwater or on the outer reefs. The Maldives dive trips will also expose you to different species of moray eels, colorful peacock mantis shrimp, Scorpionfish, nudibranchs, hawksbill turtles, napoleon wrasse, eagle rays, grey reef sharks, and other pelagic species.

Voted as the best diving center of Maldives in 2018, “Pro Divers” at Lhaviyani Atoll, provides a safe and intimate experience of the local reef underwater.  With close proximity to more than 60 diving sites, Pro Divers at Hurawalhi Diving Resorts in Maldives offers five skilled and multilingual instructors offering both recreational diving and PADI-certified courses.

Membership Level: Padi 5 Star Diving Resort

PADI® COURSES PROVIDED

  • Intro Dives for Scuba
  • Refresher Scuba
  • Open Water Diver (Normal and Advanced)
  • Extricate Diver
  • Diving Professional
  • Certification (Nitrox)
  • Propulsion Vehicle (Underwater)
  • More Specialties

 

Park Hyatt Maldives HADAHAA

Park Hyatt Maldives HADAHAA

The Huvadhoo Atoll at Park Hyatt Hadahaa is famous for Sharks. From Nurse Sharks, whitetip, blacktip, grey reef sharks, tiger to thresher sharks can be seen on the rounds in the deep blues of the ocean. Your diving log might also lead to an encounter with Green and hawksbill turtles, Ray species, the rare porcupine, and thick lip wrasse.

Featuring all-year-round diving services, Hadahaa is also home to a 5* PADI Dive and Activity Center located on the beachfront. Various other water sports activities like snorkeling and diving are also provided by Hadahaa Diving Resorts in the Maldives under experienced and novice divers. The diving trips are organized on the traditional style Dhoni boats which can be changed as per the preferences.

Membership Level: Padi 5 Star Diving Center, Padi Green Star Award

PADI® COURSES PROVIDED

  • Intro Scuba Diving
  • Refresher Scuba
  • Open Water Diver (Normal and Advanced)
  • Extricate Diver
  • Professional Diver
  • Diving Course (Free)
  • Courses for Kids
  • Certification (Nitrox)
  • Photography (Underwater)
  • Certification for Deep Divers
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

 

Como Cocoa Island Resort Maldives

Como Cocoa Island Resort Maldives

Famous for its current swept channels, South Male Atoll provides a wide variety of diving sites in the Maldives for almost all sorts of divers.

Well-known for its tiny caves, steep walls, and ledges in the underwater environment, the South Male aquatic ecosystem is renowned for its abundance of reef fish, macro life, and many cleaning stations for manta rays. While the lionfish, shrimp, anemones, soldierfish, squirrelfish, morays, unicornfish, and batfish make up the Atoll’s macro marine life. Turtles, Eagle rays, reef sharks, grey sharks, mantas, barracuda, whale sharks, trevally, and hammerhead sharks are easy to spot for divers.

Famous scuba diving sites like Kandooma Caves and shark cleaning station Cocoa Thila are major attraction points among divers. Grey coral Sharks patrol this Manta Cleaning Station and the chances are very high that the divers can encounter eagle rays, turtles, and colorful reef fish covering the whole reef.

Membership Level: Padi Dive Resort

PADI® COURSES AVAILABLE

  • Intro Scuba Diving
  • Refresher Scuba
  • Open Water Diver (Normal and Advanced)
  • Extricate Diver
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Photography (Underwater)
  • Certification for Deep Divers
  • Diver (Night)
  • Diver (Wreck)
  • Diving (Drift)
  • Top Performance Buoyancy
  • More Specialties

 

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Resort

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives Resort

For those seeking the reliable world-class experience of diving resorts in the Maldives, North Male Atoll is the place.

Revered for its underwater caves, drop-offs, healthy reefs, and plenty of soft and hard coral, North Male Atoll also delivers healthy populations of manta rays and sharks and stunning topography. A wide range of marine life like frogfish, moray eels, nudibranchs, and hundreds of other colorful fish species can be found in healthy reefs. From hawksbill turtles to manta rays, whale sharks, grey reef sharks, hammerheads, and eagle rays are also common to see here.

No matter wherever you dive you are sure to get spellbound with the variety and colors of marine life and species with every Maldives dive trips.

Membership Level: Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

PADI® COURSES PROVIDED

  • Intro Scuba Diving Maldives
  • Refresher Scuba Diving Maldives
  • Open Water Diver (Normal and Advanced)
  • Extricate Diver
  • Professional Diver (Master)
  • Courses for Kids
  • Certification (Nitrox)
  • Photography Underwater
  • Certification of Deep Diving
  • Diver (Night)
  • Diver (Wreck)
  • Diving (Drift)
  • Diver (Boat)
  • Propulsion Vehicle (Underwater)
  • Top Performance Buoyancy

 

Angsana Velavaru Maldives Resort

Angsana Velavaru Maldives Resort

The Dhaalu Atoll at Angsana diving resorts in Maldives is home to numerous types of corals, such as large table corals and finger corals, as well as extensive anemone colonies with pink tentacles swaying in the current, with more than 30 diving spots to explore.

You might also be able to see moray eels, turtles, and coral sharks during a dive at Angsana. The broad range of fish species commonly found here are parrot, puffer, glassy, grouper, lion, saber squirrelfish, with an elongated jaw, grumpy appearance, and lizardfish.

The Endheri Marine Center at Angsana diving resorts in Maldives runs 2 tank dive trips in the morning at 9 am, single dive trips in the afternoon with night diving trips organized on request.

Membership Level: Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

PADI® COURSES PROVIDED

  • Intro Scuba Diving
  • Refresher Scuba
  • Open Water Diver (Normal and Advanced)
  • Extricate Diver
  • Professional Diver (Master)
  • Courses for Kids
  • Certification (Nitrox)
  • Photography Underwater
  • Certification of Deep Diving
  • Diver (Night)
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Propulsion Vehicle (Underwater )
  • Top Performance Buoyancy
  • More Specialties

 

Vilamendhoo Maldives Resort and Spa

Vilamendhoo Maldives Resort and Spa

With Boasting sun-swept island beaches and sandbars surrounded by tropical blue waters, South Ari Atoll is a spectacular destination for snorkelers, water sport enthusiasts, and scuba diving.

Revered for its underwater pelagic species it’s common to see whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, turtles, grey reef sharks, manta rays, guitar sharks, and eagle rays within a week’s diving at Vilamendhoo diving resort in Maldives. There is also a lot of macro life in the Ari Atoll, such as frogfish, zebra morays, nudibranchs, blueline snappers, and other colorful fish species.

With more than 50 diving sites, the experienced divers at Vilamendhoo diving resorts in Maldives have access to many top dive sites, including the renowned Kudhimaa wreck at a distance of half an hour from the island.

Membership Level: Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

PADI® COURSES PROVIDED

  • Intro Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver (Normal and Advanced)
  • Extricate Diver
  • Professional Diver (Master)
  • Courses for Kids
  • Certification (Nitrox)
  • Photography Underwater
  • Certification of Deep Diving
  • Diver (Night)
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Diving Course (Free)
  • Internship (Divemaster)
  • Videographer (Underwater)
  • Boat Diver
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties

 

Meeru Island Resort and Spa

Meeru Island Resort and Spa

One of the most diverse destinations of diving, Lhaviyani Atoll is popular for coral reefs, plunging canals, shipwrecks, sharks, mantas, and much more.

The island is surrounded by fringed coral reefs with easy conditions especially suited for beginners. However, the underwater terrain quickly transforms at a distance. On the outer reefs and underwater islands different types of triggerfish, surgeonfish, fusilier and butterflyfish, moray eels, colorful peacock mantis shrimp, scorpionfish, nudibranchs, hawksbill turtles, and plenty of other species can be spotted easily.

Exhibiting stronger currents the channel is a perfect spot for divers who want to see eagle rays, gray reef sharks, napoleon wrasse, and other pelagic species. At ‘Euro Divers’ Meeru Island Diving Resorts in Maldives, the dives are usually accompanied by knowledgeable instructors from all over the world which make your diving expectations and dream safe and fun.

Membership Level: Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

PADI® COURSES PROVIDED

  • Intro Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver (Normal and Advanced)
  • Extricate Diver (Rescue)
  • Professional Diver (Master)
  • Diving Course (Free)
  • Certification (Nitrox)
  • Photography (Underwater)
  • Certification of Deep Diver
  • Videographer (Underwater)
  • Diver (Night)
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Propulsion Vehicle (Underwater )
  • Top Performance Buoyancy
  • More Specialties

 

Kuredu Island Resort Maldives

Kuredu Island Resort Maldives

A paradise of tiny islands ringed by white sand, scattered in an ocean of infinite blue, Lhaviyani Atoll is truly one of the best spaces among divers for a wide underwater diving experience. Located in the northern part of Atoll, Kuredu Express is well known for fast-moving currents, plummeting channels, leading to an encounter with pelagic species, sharks, and manta rays.

In addition, the two famous Shipyard’s wrecks, also reside there, one of which can be explored by beginners. Under the name of Prodivers Kuredu, Kuredu diving resorts in Maldives features PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre, as the largest and the longest-running scuba diving and snorkeling center in the Maldives (since 1988). It not only offers a wide range of daily excursions and courses for beginners but also for experienced scuba divers as well.

Membership Level: Padi 5 Star IDC

PADI® COURSES PROVIDED

  • Intro Scuba Diving
  • Refresher Scuba
  • Open Water Diver (Normal and Advanced)
  • Extricate Diver (Rescue)
  • Professional Diver (Master)
  • Certification of Nitrox
  • Propulsion Vehicle (Underwater)
  • More Specialties

 

Komandoo Island Resort Maldives 

Komandoo Island Resort Maldives 

Being a third diving center in Maldives by ‘Prodivers’ and second in Lhaviyani Atoll the team of Komandoo diving resorts in Maldives provides scuba divers and snorkelers an opportunity to either begin their underwater adventures and track new activities that not only enhance their abilities but also add on to their experience. Specific customized courses are also made available for both beginners and experienced divers making their diving experience unique.

The outer reefs and underwater islands of the Atoll are home to various types of species such as triggerfish, surgeonfish, fusilier, butterflyfish, moray eels, colorful peacock mantis shrimp, Scorpionfish, nudibranchs, hawksbill turtles, and much more.

The ‘Prodivers team’ at Komandoo Maldives Island Resort consists of a wealth of local experience with access to more than 40 diving sites and therefore offers a wide variety of daily dive trips.

Membership Level: Padi 5 Star Dive Center

PADI® COURSES PROVIDED

  • Intro Scuba Diving
  • Refresher Scuba
  • Open Water Diver (Normal and Advanced)
  • Extricate Diver
  • Professional Diver (Master)
  • Certification (Nitrox)
  • Photography Underwater
  • Certification of Deep Diving
  • Diver (Night)
  • Diver (Wreck)
  • Drift Diving
  • Diver (Boat)
  • Top Performance Buoyancy