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The Lure of the Indian Ocean

For many visitors to the Maldives, diving is top of their agenda. The Residence Maldives is perfectly placed to offer guests access to some of the best and most remote 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.

Our house reef, The Falhumaa Reef, starts at around one metre and descends to around 28 metres. Beyond this, guests can journey in comfort by dhoni, a traditional Maldivian boat, between five minutes and one hour from the resort to several amazing dive sites 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 Diving
  • Sunset dolphin cruise
  • Underwater digital photography course
  • Visits to other islands and local villages