Top Scuba Dive Shops in Baa Atoll

Ready to check out the best shops in Baa Atoll for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 14 dive shops where you can rent equipment, book dives, and get guided tours. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Baa Atoll to suit your needs.
Ocean Stories Aquatic Centre

#1 - Ocean Stories Aquatic Centre


Ocean Stories Aquatic Center is a PADI 5Star Dive Center with wide range of PADI courses.

We`re not just another 5Star Dive Center! Our  facility has been custom made,  made for comfort and safety.

Manta Tribe

#2 - Manta Tribe


The Manta Tribe Maldives, PADI 5 STAR DIVE CENTER, offers an excellent service to divers, snorkelers and sea enthusiasts, diving training and rental of professional equipment in a welcoming and familiar environment.

We are in the Maldives, Baa Atoll, Maalhos Island, Unesco Heritage, pearl of the Indian Ocean.

We are 5 minutes by boat from Hanifaru bay, the world sanctuary of manta rays.

Come and visit us, it will be an unforgettable experience.

Kamadhoo Dive & Water Sports

#3 - Kamadhoo Dive & Water Sports


KamadhooDive is located in the Baa Atoll, Kamadhoo. Kamadhoo Dive and Water Sports began operating in early September 2017. We offer all PADI courses and individual fun dives.  

Our Dive Centre is located a few meters from the enchanting white beach, located in a penumbra area thanks to the thick palm trees that during the hottest hours give a pleasant break to the warm Maldivian sun.

The Diving Center is run by PADI IDC Certified Instructor with over 20 years of experience and more than 16,000 certified dives... a fantastic guide with a lot of passion for diving, a guarantee of fun and safety, who knows the seabed better than the pockets of his diving jacket!

Snorkeling, fishing, island hopping, BBQs and dolphin-watching excursions can be arranged by the Dive Centre.

Blue World Dharavandhoo

#4 - Blue World Dharavandhoo

WELCOME TO BLUE WORLD The Guest House Beyond your diving experience, enjoy a luxurious escape from reality in our Blue World Dharavandhoo Guest House. Join us in our lobby to start your day with complimentary coffee, tea, or water. Intent on preserving your privacy, each of our 12 hexagonal bungalow rooms offers a spacious place for you to relax and enjoy the phenomenal landscape of our Maldivian home. More so, you can bring the landscape directly into your private bungalow. These spaces feature a colossal window that peers out over our chill out area, providing quality access for all of our guests. This also illuminates the space with the magnificent natural light of our island home. Each bungalow is additionally equipped with a private bathroom, minifridge, and air conditioner to ensure your comfort and serenity during your stay.
Soleni Dive Centre

#5 - Soleni Dive Centre

The Soleni Dive Centre opened on Soneva Fushi in October 1995. Until December 1998 it was the only diving school operating in the Baa Atoll. Thomas Wlchli and Elisabetta Benini have had a long experience teaching diving in the Maldives before deciding that Soneva Fushi was 'the' island. Their policy has always been to offer quality rather then quantity. Special attention is given to all divers, whether they are experienced or only beginners. The diving groups are kept small. Our instructors go beyond the normal supervisory line of duty, sharing with you their enthusiasm for diving.

Diving conditions around Soneva Fushi vary with the seasons.

From December to April the visibility is at its best and can be as much as 50 meters! Seas are calm from February until April. From May to November the Visibility is reduced and 15 to 20 meters is normal. The main factor for the reduced visibility is the plankton which attracts many manta Rays and the occasional whale shark. Seas are generally moderate to rough during May until November.

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

#6 - Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru


Welcome to Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru. A scenic sea-plane ride from Male' Airport, discover a paradise hideaway where luxurious seclusion meets wild natural beauty. This verdant, beach-fringed coral island offers sophisticated pleasures on land and water from genuine ayurvedic therapies in the spa to splashing, sailing or diving in the jewel-like Indian Ocean and in the pristine lagoon.


Maldives is known internationally as one of the world’s best dive destinations. A large number of excellent dive sites, including marine-protected sites, are located near the Resort and transfers are carried out by specially equipped dive dhonis. The Resort operates its own Dive Centre, licensed by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors). A multilingual team of dive instructors offers courses for beginners and advanced divers, as well as leading daily dive trips.

Orientation dive
You are required to participate in an orientation dive before engaging in boat diving activities if you have not been diving within the last three months and/or have fewer than 30 logged dives. Orientation dives are conducted daily in the lagoon. Please present your certification card and log book when you register for diving.

All divers are advised to refrain from diving 12 hours after international flights or 24 hours before travel by air including a seaplane. A medical questionnaire must be completed prior to your first dive at either one of our Four Seasons Maldives resorts. Depending on your responses to the questionnaire, you may be required to pass a complimentary medical examination with our doctor.

Diving for beginners
Discover scuba diving – Experience the thrill of diving under the close supervision of our PADI instructor. This three-hour course consists of a theory briefing and a confined water session up to 12 metres (40 feet). Participants in this course must be over 12 years old.

Scuba Diver Certification – If you would eventually like to attain PADI certification but do not want to invest four days of your vacation, the Scuba Diver Certification is the best way to get started. Over 1.5 days, you will complete a series of theory courses, three confined water dives and two ocean dives and will receive credit towards the completion of the PADI Open Water Certification Course. This certification also qualifies you to dive under the supervision of a dive professional to a depth of 12 metres (40 feet). Participants must be at least 12 years old and must be able to swim

Open Water Certification Course – PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)courses are offered in Japanese, German, Russian, French and English. The Open Water Certification Course consists of four days of training in theory and practice. Upon successful completion, a PADI Open Water certificate will be issued which opens the door to endless adventures in diving.

For certified divers
Morning dive – Every morning from 8:30 am our dive boats take you on a two-tank dive to explore our dive sites. Refreshments of fruit and water are served during surface intervals.

Afternoon dive – Every afternoon at 2:30 pm, our dive boats take you on a one-tank dive to explore another dive site.

Night dive – These dives are for experienced divers, specialists in night diving or divers with proof of previous night diving experience. By request only.

Adventure dive – Several times a week, the Dive Centre arranges adventure dives for the more experienced divers. These typically include deep navigation photography and/or a drift dive.

Housereef dive – The housereef is located approximately 500 metres (1,640 feet) from our Dive Centre. on request only.

Full-day safari – This full-day excursion gives you the chance to see some of our distant dive sites in the near by atoll ( Raa Atoll, Noonu Atoll or Lhaviyani Atoll). Enjoy a three-tank dive and a picnic lunch. Transportation is provided by speedboat. This is a private excursion and is available on request only.

For advanced divers
Adventure diver course – This is a one-day, three-dive course that includes three adventure dives.

Advanced open water diver course – For those interested in expanding their dive horizons, this course dedicates more time to diving and involves less time in the classroom. This is a two-day course with five adventure dives, including a mandatory deep dive and navigation dive.

Enriched air diver (EANx) course – Don't miss the opportunity to obtain a Nitrox certification in one days. To enroll, you must be at least 12 years old with an Open Water Diver certification or have qualifying certification from another training organization.

Specialty courses – Enhance your diving skills and knowledge with our specialty courses – boat dive, underwater naturalist diver, multi-level diver, drift diver, night diver, deep diver, search and recovery and many others.

For children
Bubblemaker experience – Join us at the swimming pool as our team of experienced instructors guides you through the steps to exploring the underwater world. All participants must be physically fit and able to swim. The bubblemaker experience is for children between 8 and 12 years of age.


Dharavandhoo Divers

#7 - Dharavandhoo Divers

The first diving center on the island of Dharavandhoo was born from the great passion for the sea and from the many years of experience in the Baa atoll of Jessica Ogliar Badessi and Virgilio Gabriele, VIRGY&JESSY1a couple of Italian PADI and ISDA instructors who after years of managerial activity in various diving in the world and especially in the Maldives , have chosen to settle on this enchanting island. Thanks also to the strong and consolidated friendship with the expert captains of Dharavandhoo Hussein and Mustafa, Jessica and Virgilio have created Dharavandhoo Divers, which fully reflects their philosophy: to make their extensive knowledge of these depths and their professionalism available to divers, to guide you in the discovery of a world full of charm and breathtaking encounters. Professionalism, experience, sympathy: the right combination of ingredients that will allow you to experience a holiday of safety and fun.
Splash Dive & Water Sports

#8 - Splash Dive & Water Sports


Welcome to Splash Dive Centre located at Vakkaru Maldives in beautiful Baa Atoll. 

Vakkaru Maldives is a luxury 5-star resort offering a wide array of accommodation choices in one of their 113 villas.  Situated a short distance from the world-famous Hanifaru Bay. Our dive center sits within the UNESCO biosphere reserve. 

We are a 5-star dive resort, offering programs from beginner through to professional level. 

The Nautilus Dive Centre

#9 - The Nautilus Dive Centre

The Nautilus is your luxury bohemian hideaway in the Maldives. A highly personalised, immensely private luxury resort in Maldives with 26 beach and ocean houses where every experience is tailored to you.
Coco Dive Dhuni Kolhu

#10 - Coco Dive Dhuni Kolhu

Coco Dive Dhuni Kolhu is a resort dive shop located in Baa Atoll, Maldives. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Liquid Salt Divers

#11 - Liquid Salt Divers


Liquid Salt Divers is a PADI 5* Dive Center on Dharavandhoo Island in the Maldives. 

The center is open daily and offers fun diving and courses every day of the week. PADI training is available all the way from Discover Scuba Diving experiences through to Dive Master level.

The team specialize in private or semi-private tuition or guiding. As a result, this is a great choice for groups with varying levels of dive experience. 

The UNESCO world heritage tropical waters around Dharavandhoo have a rich diversity of marine life to enchant your senses. There are thousands of colorful fish, corals, turtles and rays you can discover. 

The dive boat is a 54ft vessel equipped with a fresh water shower, marine toilet, sun deck and safety equipment. 



Ocean Fanatics @ Reethi Beach

#12 - Ocean Fanatics @ Reethi Beach


Ocean Fanatics is a PADI 5-star dive center operating at Reethi Beach Resort in Baa Atoll. Most notably, we are located just 15 minutes away from Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO biosphere reserve where hundreds of manta rays aggregate from June – November. We offer near-daily excursions to Hanifaru to swim with the mantas during the season, or to nearby atolls during the offseason. We also offer daily dives (2 morning dives, 1 afternoon dive) to dive sites with fantastic underwater scenery in Baa Atoll and surrounding areas with experienced guides, and night dives on our thriving house reef, featuring resident stingrays, sharks, ghost pipefish, and other exciting marine life.


#13 - AQUA


Welcome to AQUA Dive & Watersports Centre located at The Westin Miriandhoo Maldives in beautiful Baa Atoll. 

The Westin Miriandhoo  Maldives is a luxury 5-star resort offering a wide array of accommodation choices in one of their 70 villas.  Situated a short distance from the world-famous Hanifaru Bay. Our dive center sits within the UNESCO biosphere reserve with a multitude of world class dive sites a short boat ride away. 

We are a 5-star dive resort, offering programs from beginner through to professional level.

Dive Butler Amilla

#14 - Dive Butler Amilla


Pioneers of luxury diving, Dive Butler pride themselves on providing safe, seamless and first-class experiences to all guests. As a culmination of Alex Vincent's life work, it is Dive Butler's aim to offer the ultimate in recreational luxury scuba diving adventures, tailoring each and every trip to your specific needs and desires. This means that each diver is afforded an experienced, fun and personal scuba guide and bespoke itinerary alongside management and consulting services to make sure you get the best out of your trip to the Maldives. The dive shop expertly maintains state-of-the-art equipment, spacious boats and offers a large variety of diving activities and courses to suit beginners and experienced divers alike.