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: [email protected]
Phone us: +960 799 9351 | +960 799 9341
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Diving in Vaavu Atoll

Dives for all skill levels

With dive sites for all abilities in the nearby region, our PADI 5 Star Dive Centre is the perfect choice for new and experienced divers alike.

Fulidhoo Dive is a small community-based business offering exceptional dive and ocean experiences to adventure-seeking travellers from around the world.

We are the only registered PADI Five Star Dive Centre on the island, and offer everything from PADI Discover Scuba Diving to the PADI Dive Master course.

With dozens of beautiful dive sites surrounding the island, we’re always spoiled for choice.

Our guests have a range of boat diving options, with a two-tank dive trip leaving the island every morning and a one-tank chilled-out dive available in the afternoon, as well as night dives multiple times a week.

Situated at the heart of channel diving territory, the atoll is well known for being home to many large pelagic creatures; dozens of grey reef sharks, nurse sharks, manta rays, eagle rays and vast schools of big eye trevallies and barracuda.

Incredible diving all year round!

Channels, known as Kandus in the local language, are where the real action is found. All wildlife entering and exiting the atolls swim through these passageways, so expect large pelagic life in abundance.

Our most popular night dive is to Alimatha, to see dozens of nurse sharks and sting rays up close. We offer this dive about twice a week - so if you definitely want to do this dive, we recommend you stay for at least 4 nights to avoid disappointment.

Dive at night with UV lights to see coral as you've never seen it before! The fluorescent filters light up the reef in neon colours and reveal another side to the habitat.

Take it slow and go with the flow as you drift along a reef wall and observe the multitude of wildlife that call it home.

From Discover Scuba to Dive Master

Our Dives

Our two morning dives tend to be more challenging with more sightings of larger marine life, whereas our afternoon dives are perfect for bobbing along the reef at a chilled out pace enjoying the smaller critters.

For those who want to dive the atoll’s famous channels, we recommend a certification of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or above. And if you don’t have it – we highly recommend completing it with us while you are here, as well as your Nitrox certification if you don’t already have it – you’ll be able to spend longer with the sharks!

To really make this most of this atoll, we recommend that you are comfortable in medium-strong current.

For newly certified divers and those look to get their certification, we also have a wonderful range of sites. Comfortable Open Water divers can even join our most famous dive – the world famous Alimatha night dive, where divers can encounter dozens of schooling nurse sharks – supposedly one of the world’s largest known congregations!

In addition, being situated on the Northern border of Vaavu Atoll is a great advantage for us as we can dive both the east and the west of the atoll – meaning we can get great conditions all year round!

Luxury resort dive equipment


Quality gear, small dive groups and phenomenal diving!

Dive with the best
Fulidhoo Dive prides itself on offering guests high-end equipment to rent and dive with. We want our guests to feel that they are diving with equipment that is as good as, if not much better than, that which they would find in a luxury Maldives resort.
Top-notch equipment
All our fins are the latest offering from ScubaPro, as are our BCDs, regulators, masks and snorkels. Scubapro is also the manufacturer of our Uwatech dive computers. Our custom wetsuits are produced by Aqualung.
Gold Certified Pure Air Station
We are particularly proud to be the only dive centre in Vaavu Atoll to be certified as a Gold Certified Pure Air Station by Bauer, the German manufacturer of our 2016 compressor.
Complimentary Nitrox
We also offer Nitrox on a complimentary basis to all certified Enriched Air divers, having purchased a top of the line Renner compressor in late 2018. If you don’t yet have your certification, we highly recommend you complete it with us while you are here.