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Island Sights & Experiences

The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah provides guests access to some of the best diving in the world. The resort’s own PADI 5-Star Dive Centre offers a variety of classes and excursions for novices and experienced divers, from snorkelling in nearby reefs to advanced PADI Open Water Diver Courses.

You can explore the underwater beauty in our house reef, or journey by dhoni, a traditional Maldivian boat, to several amazing dive sites within a one-hour radius, including Vilingili Kandu, Ekkala Thila and Nilandu Kandu.

The Gaafu Alifu atoll is rich in marine life, home to over 1,200 species of fish and coral, including several species of sharks that can often be spotted in schools of up to 200. Other marine life to look out for include bottlenose dolphins, green turtles, manta and eagle rays, and many other unusual species.

Other programmes and activities available include:

  • Deep-sea fishing trips
  • Night snorkelling and fluoro night diving
  • Sunset dolphin cruise
  • Underwater digital photography course
  • Visits to other islands and local villages