Top Scuba Dive Shops in Malé

Ready to check out the best shops in Malé 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 Malé to suit your needs.
Amba-Maldives Safari Paradive Liveaboard

#1 - Amba-Maldives Safari Paradive Liveaboard

The ship has been a comfortable liveaboard with individual charm for 18 years. A maximum of 20 guests can be accommodated on the large and well-kept yacht. We offer a lot of comfort on a beautiful, solid ship, where there are also corners and edges that creak and are no longer as spotless as they were 18 years ago. The yacht is 34 meters long and with its 10 meters width it is a safe and calm ship.
Ocean Warriors Institute

#2 - Ocean Warriors Institute

Ocean Warriors Institute is a cdc and retail dive shop located in Male, Maldives. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Divers Lodge Maldives

#3 - Divers Lodge Maldives

Divers Lodge Maldives is a cdc and resort dive shop located in Villingili (ViliMale'), Maldives. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .

#4 - SCUBASPA Maldives


Exceptional liveaboard experience in the Maldives atolls, style and luxurious comfort while encountering magnificent marine life onboard Scubaspa - the first liveaboard vessels in the Maldives to be recognized as a PADI 5* Dive Resort

As the sister vessel of liveaboard Scubaspa Ying, the 50m (165ft) Scubaspa Yang liveaboard is sure to give you an unforgettable and relaxing luxury dive holiday in the Maldives. Scubaspa Yang is accompanied by it’s own diving dhoni, along with 4 experienced dive instructors/dive masters who will ensure your safety and enjoyment.

With ample deck space, a lounge with a comfortable outdoor seating area, mini gym, jacuzzi and 6 professional spa therapists on board, this liveaboard is the perfect choice for divers and non-divers/snorkelers and you will be sure to leave the liveaboard in a highly relaxed state.

The ScubaSpa Yang with the jacuzzi and spa is the perfect choice for divers and for snorkelers/non-divers who would like to enjoy a Maldive cruise

Scubaspa Yang was designed with both divers and spa-goers in mind. Because of this, it is the perfect ship for those traveling with partners who are not divers themselves. Your travel buddy can relax the day away in one of the plentiful spa facilities and go on a daily snorkeling adventure around the beautiful Maldivian atolls, enjoy one of the daily yoga sessions while you dive into bountiful waters. Later you can rendezvous at a romantic, sunset dinner or for a movie in the outdoor liveaboard HD theatre on the top deck.

In fact, why not get married and have your celebrations on board, the team can arrange all of this for you - all you need to is decide who you want to invite to celebrate this fantastic event. Then spend the rest of the honeymoon having a special spa package, dive, and have wonderful surroundings, food and drink. - what could be a better wedding & honeymoon?

You can choose one of the following packages

(just notify us after booking via email)

  • Scuba package consisting of 15-17 dives 
  • Spa packages consisting of 8 spa sessions 
  • Scuba & Spa packages 6 dives 4 spa session
  • For small fee our special honeymoon ritual can be combined with regular packages per person and includes:
  • Sparkling wine for two with fruit platter
  • Sea salt scrub for rejuvenation and renewal
  • Moisturising and conditioning body wrap
  • Romantic candlelit flower bath
  • Restoring and revitalising couples massage
  • Bed decoration

What to Expect

In order to ensure that the guests have the experience of a lifetime, an absolute love for detail was the liveaboard Scubaspa Yang's guiding principle that influenced the construction of the boat, the itineraries, the food and the service. The rooms are beautifully designed and the boat features a Jacuzzi/hot tub on the top deck.

Liveaboard Scubaspa Yang offers an environment filled with light and space that is both sensual and romantic. Relax or socialize as you relish each detail of her beautifully detailed style. The panoramic views of the Maldives, private and intimate areas and elaborately designed terraces will round out the perfect liveaboard dive vactaion. Aboard liveaboard Scubaspa Yang you will find the perfect place to dream. 

Scubaspa Yang accommodates 40 guests in 19 rooms: 10 Standard Sea Star cabins (twin, double or triple) - spacious Sea Star Cabins are situated on the lower deck they have a luxury queen-size bed and one room features an additional second bed, so that three guests can share. Sensuous driftwood sculptures blend with earthy and jewel tones to provide a relaxing setting. Each Sea Star Cabin is generously fitted with two opening port lights, mini safe and beautiful en-suite bathrooms. 

1 Cowrie Suite (single, double or triple). The Cowrie Suite nestles snugly in the bow of the lower deck. This special suite has a unique shape with angled, panelled walls. There is a queen-size bed and a lavish ruby-coloured sofa, that can be transformed into a comfortable third bed. As the Cowrie Suite spans the width of the bow it has four opening port lights. The spacious en-suite houses the largest shower on-board. Mini fridge, mini safe, en-suite.

3 Dolphin (double) - Beautifully designed Dolphin Suites are set on the main deck and have queen-size beds and generous seating areas. Earthy and blue fabrics compliment the natural colour scheme. Through 3m oval panoramic windows set into the hull, guests can enjoy uninterrupted ocean views and total privacy. mini fridge, mini safe, en-suite.

5 Manta Suites (double or twin bed option in 4 rooms) the largest Premium Suites onboard. Conveniently located on the main deck, with stunning views through a panoramic window, (3m wide). Air-conditioning, sumptuous king size bed, and beautiful lounge area, in natural tones and materials. Mini fridge, mini safe, en-suite facilities. 1 Suite has been adapted to accommodate guests with mobility impairment. Guests can enjoy uninterrupted ocean views and total privacy from their suite.

Each individually air conditioned liveaboard room on Scubaspa Ying comes complete with private bathroom, hand basins, toiletries and towels. Relax surrounded by your bedside cabinet, shelves, and minibar (except Sea Star cabins) while you read by your bedside reading light. 

After each dive, you will return to the comfort of the liveaboard Scubaspa and its top-notch service staff that will attend to every need of  divers. From the uncompromising quality of the fresh food and the wine cellar to the carefully planned daily itinerary, your venture into the sea will be an amazing experience.

The food is a mix of both local and international fine cuisine freshly prepared in the professionally designed kitchen. There are two bars on board the liveaboard Scubaspa Yang, with wines and Champagnes available that have been kept to the perfect temperature. Let the professional liveaboard staff pamper you at the 5* spa with relaxing massages and treatments.

For entertainment you get complimentary fishing rods, paddle boards and kayaks and there will be a sunset cocktail party with alcoholic drinks courtesy of  liveaboard Scubaspa on the farewell night. Once a week there is a BBQ on a private island and often movie showings at the outdoor HD cinema.


  • Dive computer
  • Dive torch and reef hook
  • If you are a Certified Diver you must bring your diving licence and your log book as well


Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

Extreme Maldives Dive - Sheraton

#5 - Extreme Maldives Dive - Sheraton

Extreme Maldives has fully equipped watersports and diving centers operating in Sheraton Maldives and Fuvahmulah City. The bases of Extreme Maldives offer wide ranges of activities suitable for beginners, intermediate, experts and families alike. Stretching from eco sports, motorized watersports, adventures, snorkeling and scuba diving, Extreme Maldives has something adventurous for everyone.
Ocean Dive

#6 - Ocean Dive


Providing bespoke SCUBA diving course and guided daily trips to guests staying at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives.

Dive Club Maldives

#7 - Dive Club Maldives


Dive Club Hulhumale is a PADI 5* dive center based on Hulhumale Island in the Maldives. 

Daily fun diving and recreational training is available from the beachfront dive shop. PADI courses from Discover Scuba through to Divemaster are taught, plus specialties such as Fish ID, Wreck and Drift. 

The dive team is experienced and multilingual. The traditional-style dive boats are well-equipped with refreshments, safety equipment and shaded space for relaxing between dives. 

Facilities include a well-stocked dive gear and accessories shop, a classroom for training, rental equipment, storage and the largest equipment service center in the Maldives. 

Snorkelling, fishing, island hopping, BBQs, fluo diving and dolphin-watching excursions can be arranged by the dive shop. 

MV Carpe Novo

#8 - MV Carpe Novo


Explore the atolls, channels and pinnacles aboard the new luxury M/V Carpe Novo Explorer to encounter large pelagics that make the worlwide reputation of Maldives

This new modern vessel, part of the Explorer Ventures Fleet will provide you with an exceptional yachting experience, hotel-style Staterooms and unmatched open-air comfort!

The Carpe Novo Explorer proposes 10-night, 7 Night and Speciality Cruises, each offering a unique Dive itinerary based on the season, current and Pelagic migration patterns. With over 26 Atolls spanning over 90,000 square kilometers in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives truly offers a unique experience. Let us be your guide through this magical land!


Built in 2016, the M/V Carpe Novo Explorer comfortably accommodates up to 22 passengers in 12 Double/Single cabins, all of which have private bathroom facilities and air conditioning.

10 Staterooms can be configured to accommodate a couple two or friends. Uniquely cabins featuring Queen size beds are for Single occupancy. HD Media Players along with a small selection of movies and music are available for guests to use in each Stateroom. 

The Sun Deck offers both shaded and full-sun areas for you to relax between dives and at the end of the day, retire to the deck to watch the sunset and chat about your day of diving. The Upper Deck includes the al-fresco Dining area, the fully equipped main Bar offering you a wide variety of spirits, wines, liquors, cocktails and beer. In the restaurant you will be served buffet style meals prepared by our fine dining Chef. The large Main Deck contains the air-conditioned Lounge and Leisure area, TV viewing area with DVD/CD music system, forward outdoor seating area, Galley, and a dedicated Camera Station with charging station and tables.

There are two sets of stairs accessing the Swim Platform where one in-water ladder hangs for easy access to and from the water for a refreshing swim when the vessel is at anchor.

The Carpe Novo Explorer is also equipped with a wireless router providing internet connection (additional charges apply). A Cellular Phone and Internet access is available when in proximity to some of the Islands if your phone is so equipped. The Carpe Novo Explorer has two computers for guests to use as well as USB connections for a personal computer.

Aboard the Carpe Novo Explorer, Evening meals and Lunches usually consist of vegetables, rice, pasta, soup, chicken, beef or fish with occasional local specialties offered as additional options. Breakfast is the usual fare of eggs, beef bacon, pancakes, French toast, potatoes, cereal and fruits. If you have any dietary restrictions or requests, please indicate them on your application form.

On one of the evenings of the trip, a Barbeque on a deserted beach is offered. The crew prepares a remarkable feast for this very special evening, and if you’re lucky, may entertain you with some traditional songs and drum playing.

Staffed by a crew of 13, the Carpe Novo Explorer is ideally sized and equipped for Divers. The crew, one of the most experienced and qualified in the Maldives, is ready to take you on an adventure to one of the most amazing diving destinations in the World, whether you are a first-time or repeat visitor!


Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

MV Carpe Diem

#9 - MV Carpe Diem


Fine Dining, Jet Skiing, blissful sunsets and the best marine encounters the maldives has to offer aboard MV Carpe Diem

This award-winning liveaboard offers unforgettable dive adventures in crystal clear azure waters with a dedicated crew to help make your cruise the Dive Holiday experience of a lifetime. Built in a classic style, this is the choice for you if you're after hotel-level comfort with liveaboard-level dive sites.

If it is mantas, whale sharks and speedy drift dives you are looking for, then jump aboard Carpe Diem for a voyage through the beautiful Maldives. World famous dive sites await, all from the comfort and convenience of this superb Maldivian liveaboard.

What you can expect

The Carpe Diem was the first boat of the fleet and started operating in 2008 and the reason for the start of the company Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd. The Carpe Diem was built in the Maldives fully out of wood by Amir Mansoor who is also the owner of the boat. The boat has 10 Cabins divided over 3 Decks and can cater for a maximum of 20 people. The boat is accompanied by a diving dhoni (tender) and a small speedboat (dingy). The Carpe Diem caters for scuba diving trips, surfing trips, fishing trips or tailor made cruises for exclusive groups.

Carpe Diem sleeps 20 Divers in 10 cabins. No matter which cabin you chose, all have individual air conditioning, in-room safe and en-suite bathrooms. The standard cabins are located below deck. 4 have a Queen double with a separate Single bed. There are a further 2 Twin/Bunk bed only cabins. There are 2 Main Deck cabins with a Queen double bed and glorious views. These are ideal for Single Occupancy as well as Couples. There is a TV and DVD player in each cabin. Moving upstairs, you find the Deluxe Star cabin. This is one of the larger cabins on board with a Queen size bed and large windows. Or for an extra special upgrade option, the Suite is perfect. This is a massive cabin on the Upper Deck with a King size bed and masses of storage space. The sea views are exceptional as well as the creature comforts!

On the Main Deck you will find a large Saloon area with tea, coffee and drinking water. This is the hub of the boat, where briefings are given. There is a large flat screen and audio system. Outside of the lounge is an outdoor seating area. All meals are also served al fresco in the dedicated Dining Area on the Upper Deck. Head right upstairs to the Sun Deck to soak up the views, work on your tan or just relax in the shade with a good book from the boat's library.

Please be aware, Open Water certification (or equivalent) Divers are welcome on board. However, due to the nature of the diving in the Maldives, you will be required to complete the Advanced Open Water certification on board (local charges apply). 

Guests enjoy semi buffet style meals prepared by a fine dining chef in an open air dining and bar area located at the back of the boat

On board the Carpe Diem liveaboard you can expect a wide menu consisting of dishes from a range of genres including Maldivian, Thai, Chinese and Italian, as well as International fare and the occasional BBQ. There are always plenty of fresh ingredients used, including fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood. The air-conditioned Restaurant and open-air dining areas offer 3 main dishes per sitting, buffet with waitress service. Coffee, tea and drinking water and fruit are provided free of charge, Soft drinks, fruit juices, milk shakes, mineral water and beer are available for purchase and there is a large cocktail and wine list. The dining service begins with afternoon snacks and evening dinner on the first evening of the cruise. Special dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.

Ports of Departure and How to Get There

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

MV Carpe Vita

#10 - MV Carpe Vita


great food, even better company and world-class diving adventures in the Maldives with MV Carpe Vita

This beautiful liveaboard offers a select group of divers an exceptional yachting experience, with large, hotel-style staterooms and huge sundeck with sunloungers- the perfect setting to watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean. 

To ensure that every diving safari becomes an incredibly memorable experience, every aspect of MV Carpe Vita's design, itinerary and menu have received detailed attention. The diving, the leisure activities, and comfort found aboard the MV Carpe Vita easily compare to those of any hotel on land.

What you can expect

The M/V Carpe Vita, is 20-passenger, 125-foot wooden-hull safari yacht, along with her 60-foot custom matching dhoni (dive tender), was built by one of the Maldives most accomplished boat builders. It differentiates itself from other liveaboards by providing the best in personalized accommodation.

The MV Carpe Vita has 3 types of cabins. VIP Suites on the Upper Deck, and 2 types of Stateroom on the Main and Lower Decks. The boat is equipped with air-conditioning. For entertainment and activities as well as great diving, the MV Carpe Vita offers karaoke, movies, and audio-video entertainment.

Part of its philosophy is also that even when sailing the hidden corners of the Maldives, good food must not be forgotten

On the MV Carpe Vita evening meals and lunches usually consist of vegetables, rice, pasta, soup, chicken, beef or fish with occasional local specialties offered as additional options. Breakfast is the usual fare of eggs, beef bacon, pancakes, French toast, potatoes, cereal and fruits. If you have any dietary restrictions or requests, please indicate them on your application form.

Please note that specific brands of drinks, dressings and foods are often unavailable in the Maldives and that it can be very difficult for us to find low-fat, gluten-free or soy products, fresh fruit, shellfish and other items common elsewhere. Pork and pork products are not served aboard.

While we will do our best to accommodate your requests, please be realistic and consider bringing some of your own foods if the lack there of may constitute a health risk.

Due to the difficulty of importing alcohol into the Maldives, additional beer or wine or freshly made juices or any hard liquor will be added to your onboard bill.


  • Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.


BLUE K SAFARI JAPAN is a resort dive shop located in MALE, Tokyo, Japan. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Maldives Police Service / Police Dive

#12 - Maldives Police Service / Police Dive

Maldives Police Service / Police Dive is a retail dive shop located in North Male Atoll, Maldives. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
White Wave Maldives PVT LTD

#13 - White Wave Maldives PVT LTD


Safari boat, we organize cruises between the Maldivian atolls, our 5-star IDC diving center offers PADI courses of all levels up to the grade of instructor.

blue o two - M/Y Blue Voyager

#14 - blue o two - M/Y Blue Voyager


M/Y blue Voyager liveaboard allows you to experience the true wonder of the underwater atolls in the Indian Ocean

This stunning group of atolls is host to an underwater paradise brimming with marine wildlife. Located south west of Sri Lanka in the warm, tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are made up of over 1,200 tiny, low-lying coral islands surrounded by white sand. The abundance of marine life in the Maldives can be attributed to the ideal growing conditions the waters provide for coral reefs. These coral reefs are home to more than 700 species of fish, many of which are sadly endangered.

The Maldives is tropical all year round and water temperatures range from 27°C to 29°C. Divers have the opportunity to see a huge range of beautiful hard and soft corals as well as the famous Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, Sharks, Turtles, Barracudas, Jacks and Tuna.

Experience the first class diving in this unique underwater world onboard our very own fleet vessel M/Y blue Voyager

The first blue o two fleet vessel in the Maldives, M/Y blue Voyager was built specifically for Divers and originally sailed in the Red Sea. She underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 before relocating to the Maldives with further updates in the summer of 2016 and 2017. M/Y blue Voyager welcomes 26 Divers on board with spacious modern comfort, providing the best Maldivian diving experience.

M/Y blue Voyager is a 37-metre, steel hulled vessel that boasts three roomy double cabins and ten twin cabins. She features a separate outdoor Dining Area, a Bar and Sky Lounge, as well as a Jacuzzi. A shaded seating area can be found on the Middle Deck, plus three different Sun Decks: one Viewing Deck located at the front of the Middle Dck, an Open Air Deck on the Upper Deck and an Ocean Ddeck at the stern of the boat, all providing comfortable seating and loungers.

The Ocean Deck is a unique feature allowing guests to relax in the open air while close to the water. On many evenings the flood lights will illuminate the water just off the ocean deck to attract plankton which brings the Manta Rays and Whale Sharks. There have been many close sightings of feeding Mantas and Whale Sharks, have your camera ready and you might even get splashed!

M/Y blue Voyager is known for providing ample space for all guests on board due to the seven different lounging areas spread across three decks. It will never feel crowded, in fact many guests enjoy the social atmosphere that provides a comfortable setting for individuals and groups alike. We know most Divers are only in their cabins to sleep so we've made sure the rest of the vessel is as comfortable and spacious as possible.

However when you do need some down time in your cabin, you have your own entertainment system with TV, films, and USB port. Each cabin has air conditioning, en-suite facilities, and plenty of storage space. Extra towels are already stocked in your cabin, with separate towels for the Dive Deck as well as our popular robes for pre- and post-dive comfort. If you enjoy having an ocean view, consider upgrading to a Premium Double Cabin (Middle Deck) or Premium Twin Cabin (Upper Deck) with large windows as well as all-new interior furnishings.

The Chef and Assistant Chef will delight you with delectable local and Western cuisine.

Special dietary requests are well catered for, including Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free (with advance notification please). Breakfast and Lunch are buffet style and Dinner is served family-style for each of the tables in the alfresco dining area, with the crew ready to assist and provide refills as needed. You'll never go hungry with the abundant spread including appetizers, mains, desserts, snacks between dives, and the most delicious, fresh and local tropical fruits. The Bar man is onhand to serve beer, wines and freshly-made cocktails which are simply added to your tab for onboard payments.

Ports of Departure and How to Get There

Male International Airport on Hulhule Island, 10 minutes by boat from the capital city Male, is where most arrivals first set foot on Maldivian soil. It is well connected and easy to get to. The islands are 4 hours flight from Singapore, around 13 hours from London, and 3 hours from Dubai. Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, is some 45 minutes flight away. There is an Airport Development Charge for all passengers above 2 years of age departing from Male airport, collected at the check-in counters.

Departure ports are detailed for each trip in the 'itinerary' section in each of our liveaboard boat pages. They will also be sent to you during the enquiry and booking process. In some cases a boat may only depart the area the day after the trip begins. This means you can arrive quite late on the first day and still board before they set sail the following morning.