Welcome to Fulidhoo Dive Maldives! We're an awarding-winning 5-Star PADI Dive Centre located on the beautiful local island of Fulidhoo in Vaavu Atoll. Only a little over an hour's speedboat ride away from Male' International Airport, our location makes us easy to get to and offers some of the country's best dive sites! We offer affordable dive and accommodation packages for those looking to explore the real Maldives.

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Email us: hello@fulidhoodive.com
Phone us: +960 799 9351 | +960 799 9341
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PADI Specialties

Make Every Dive Count!

Maldives is the perfect destination to keep training and adding to your certifications and knowledge!

PADI Specialty courses are a fantastic way to keep expanding your scuba diving knowledge. These short courses help you tune specific diving skills over a broad range of topics. From Digital Underwater Photography and Peak Performance Buoyancy to Drift and Night Diving – there are a real variety of courses to choose from. And what’s great about PADI speciality courses is that you can make any dive a training dive.

Of course, by far the most popular specialty in the PADI Enriched Air Diver course – which is why we’ve dedicated a separate page to that course – you can find it by clicking here.

But the others offer so much as well. The other great ones to do in Fulidhoo are:

  • PADI Drift Diver – this course is absolutely perfect to do here in Fulidhoo because we do so many drift dives. The course is 2 dives and you’ll learn about currents, the potential hazards of drift diving, the best entries and exits and experience what diving in Maldivian current is about!
  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy – we especially recommend this course to those looking to fine tune their trim, and those who need to brush up on the buoyancy techniques.
  • PADI Underwater Photographer – with so much beauty in the Maldives, many divers bring their cameras. If your camera is new, this specialty is a great idea.
  • Project Aware Coral Conservation – this is a non-diving course and great to do on the last day of your holiday when you cannot dive due to your No Fly limits.
  • PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider – If you haven’t yet completed your Rescue Course, this is a great skill to learn. Again, this is a non-diving course so good to do in the evenings.
  • PADI Sidemount Diver – Diving with two cylinders on either side of you, rather than on your back offers great flexibility and options. During this course you’ll learn how to trim your weight system and sidemount gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water. You’ll learn to manage gas by switching second stages as planned, if wearing two cylinders. You’ll learn to properly assemble and configure sidemount scuba diving equipment. This course must be prebooked.

All specialties have different prerequisites, and involve varying numbers of dives – and some none at all. If you’re interested in a specific specialty – get in touch and we’ll discuss the details. You can also refer to the PADI website. 

When choosing which speciality to opt for – just go with what interests you, and the kind of dives you like to do. Specialties are all about exploring your own interests and everyone will end up having different ones.

The specialities offered above are not the only ones we offer – so if there’s something you’re interested in – just get in touch and we’ll let you know if we think we’re the right destination for it.

Good to Know

All specialties have different prerequisites. Contact us or refer to the PADI website.
Most specialties can be done in a day - others take a few days.
Teaching Language
All courses are taught in English. Learning materials can be provided in a wide variety of languages.
Theory and Exam
All specialties involve theory but not all have exams.
You can add a specialty to any dive and stay package.

Achieve Your PADI Master Scuba Diver Certification - the highest non-professional rating!

Remember that to achieve your PADI Master Scuba Diver certification – which is the highest level of non-professional recreational diving that there is within the PADI system – you will need to have completed: Open Water, Advanced Open Water, EFR & Rescue, five specialties as well as having logged 50 dives.

So we highly recommend that you make your dives count and get working towards this incredible achievement in diving!