Top Scuba Dive Shops in Baa Atoll
#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.
#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.
#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.
#4 - Blue World Dharavandhoo
#5 - Soleni Dive Centre
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.
#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.
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.
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.
#7 - Dharavandhoo Divers
#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.
#9 - The Nautilus Dive Centre
#10 - Coco Dive Dhuni Kolhu
#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.
#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.
#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.