Top Scuba Dive Shops in Alif Alif Atoll
#1 - iDive Athuruga
Athuruga is one of the most wonderful Maldive archipelagos. An immaculate heaven, and IDive Centre will make you enjoy the best of it, offering you the competence of instructors and the best equipment to discover the most charming marine scenarios. And on the island, between dives, heaven is still lasting, thanks to the snug structures of Athuruga Sea-Club: a handful of ample bungalows, absorbed in green, endowed with air conditioning, fridge, phone and any other comfort inuscule island surrounded by the boundless horizons of a very clear sea.
#2 - Acqua Adventures Rasdhoo
Located in the heart of Maldives, AA. Rasdhoo. 70mins speedboat ride away from the Airport. Our small Coral atoll offers the best pelagic dives and magnificent wall dives just next to our island
#3 - Alihuras Rasdhoo Dive and Excursions
Alihuras Dive & Excursions team offers carefully planned dive experiences, excursions and travel packages to explore from the heart of Maldives, Rasdhoo and its surroundings above and beneath the surface.
#4 - Bluetribe Constance Moofushi Resort
Bluetribe Moofushi is located on the west side of the pristine Ari Atoll, known for its astonishing richness of marine life.
Ari Atoll has an amazing variety of corals and abundant fish. Most of the 37 dive sites can be reached by boat five to 40 minutes. The reef offers a wide variety of seabeds to explore, each with their own distinctive characteristics.
The courses at Bluetribe Moofushi range from Discover Scuba Diving all the way to training new instructor-level. Between January and May (Northeast monsoon season), you can go on a fantastic speedboat adventure in search of whale sharks - and swim with them if you wish!
#5 - Dive Ukulhas
#6 - Rasdhoo Dive And Water Sports
#7 - Noohiri Diving & Water Sport Center
Noohiri Diving & Water Sport Center is a modern PADI 5* dive center located on Feridhoo Island in the north of the Maldives, close by numerous friendly turtles.
Set in the north part of Ari Atoll, this is one of the most sought after diving destinations in the Maldives. Turtles, nurse & reef sharks, whale sharks, manta rays... all these beautiful creatures are found here each and every year. Not to mention the hundreds of smaller reef creatures and colorful corals that make up the underwater paradise that is the Maldives. With Noohiri, get easy, laid-back yet safe access to 17 of the best dive sites around - all within 75 minutes ride of the dive center (though most are less than 1 hour away).
Whether you're a new diver looking for calm, shallow coral reefs to blow your first bubbles, or an experienced drift diver hoping to fly through diverse thilas on strong currents, Noohiri has you covered. A full range of PADI recreational courses are available, including Project AWARE and Night specialties. All rental gear is well-maintained Mares equipment and the team boast two on-site compressors.
For non-divers or those looking to mix it up, the water sports half of the operation offers sailing trips, stand up paddle boards (SUP) and windsurfing. Grab the gear and go for it, or sign up for a class to hone those skills. A SUP allows you to easily and flexibly explore the island's reefs and beaches. Guided tours are available on request.
#8 - Nakai Maayafushi Diving Center
#9 - Nika Diving Center
Nika Dive Center is run by highly-qualified European instructors who share their professional expertise and arrange daily excursions into the fabulous Maldivian waters.
The area around the resort and dive center is home to some of the best dive sites in the Maldives, including top-notch thilas such as Hafsa Thila, Maaya Thila and Bodu Thila. Over 20 dive sites are easily accesible by boat, up to 30 minutes away.
There's also a gorgeous house reef if you want to explore a bit closer to home, with the chance to see baby reef sharks, nurse sharks and turtles in the warm waters. The dive center itself is a PADI 5* center and offers a range of certifications to both beginners and certified divers alike.
#10 - Big Blue Divers Rasdhoo
Big Blue Divers is a fun filled diving center that aims to provide divers with an amazing, unforgettable and a smooth diving experience. Our target is to achieve maximum growth while ensuring our customers are attaining the same.
#11 - Gangehi Diving Center
#12 - TGI Maldives Halaveli Diving
TGI Halaveli is a PADI dive center located on the beautiful North Ari Atoll.
Diving in the Maldives is just as memorable for beginners as it is for expert divers, with the sheer quantity of dive sites that are easily accessible, great conditions all year round, abundant and often rare marine fauna making it a truly incredible dive destination.
The dive center at Halaveli has been operational since 1983, with plenty of expertise and experience to show for it. TGI Halaveli offers full day two-three dive excursions to distant dive sites in Ari atoll and even other atolls such as North Male, South Male, Rasdhoo or Vaavu Atoll, including manta ray cleaning stations and areas where whale sharks can be found.
#13 - Down Under & Wave
Down Under and Wave Watersports operates daily diving trips with the chance for up to four dives per day during your stay. We are perfectly located in the heart of the Ari Atoll with five of the top ten dive sites in Maldives available to our guests.
We normally do three boat dives a day, two in the morning at 8:00 and one in the afternoon at 2:30. All our dives are guided by one of our experienced multi lingual dive instructors and includes free Nitrox fills for anyone holding the certification.
With our stunning house reef (one of the best in the Maldives) offering the perfect first dive. We offer every PADI dive course from intro to pro and UV night dives all from the comfort of the resort.
Our regular dive boat offers a toilet, shower, refrigerators, espresso machine, tea, fruit plates, living area and sun deck. We have a custom-built gulf craft for speed boat dives and the Escape yacht to dive the world-famous Whale Shark Haven or any other top spot in our atoll aboard our luxury two cabin sailing yacht for a full day or overnight luxury private charter. All of our captains are trained rescue divers with emergency first response and CPR.
The regular shared boat ride to most dive sites varies from 5 to 30 minutes; you'll be leaving at 08.00, make a dive, have a minimum of 1 hour surface interval followed by a second dive. You'll be back at around 12.30 and still have the afternoon to do something else. Some of the top spots are:
- Maalhos Thila -- excellent soft (among the best in the Maldives) and hard corals, abundant fish life
- Donkalo Thila -- excellent soft and hard corals, abundant fish life, many manta rays in the manta ray season*
- Himendhoo Thila -- good soft and hard corals, abundant fish life, many manta rays in the manta ray season*
- Hafsa Thilla - abundant fish life, eagle rays, white tip and grey reef sharks with many schools of fishes
- Manta point
- Maaya Thila -- abundant fish life, sharks (white tip and grey reef), schooling barracuda
- Fish Head -- abundant fish life, eagle rays, white tip and grey reef sharks, turtles and travelly
- Bathalaa Thila -- healthy reef, resident school of batfish and bannerfish, sharks as well.
- Ship wrecks (fesdu wreck, halaveli wreck)
*: the manta ray season runs from December to March, although this is quite variable from year to year.
We also offer our mini – safari; a half day, two dive speed boat transfer to the best sites in the atoll for the dedicated diver willing to go the extra mile for the best dives in our atoll.
The Watersports options at Wave are endless. We have everything from parasailing and jet ski rides to the latest jet boards and seabobs. Our team of certified watersports instructors can teach you everything from wakeboarding to kite surfing. You can enjoy sailing lessons or take up paddle boarding all from the safety and security of our beautiful on-site lagoon stretching from the beach to the edge of the water villas.