6 nights stay & dive
$869 per person
This is our most popular package and allows divers to really start to get a feel for what Vaavu Atoll can offer.
The package is 6 nights to give you the chance to reduce costs slightly by travelling by public ferry in both directions.
Most divers are happy to do just the two morning dives each day, adding on maybe one or two night dives or a chilled afternoon dive throughout their stay.
If you opt for this package, we highly recommend that you are PADI Advanced certified or higher. If you are not, or if you haven’t dived in a while, we can start with an easy dive and then we would ask you to at least do your PADI Adventure Deep Dive, which would certify you to dive to 30m.
In addition, being Enriched Air certified has a lot of benefits here, especially when diving the atoll’s famous channels – you’ll have more bottom time with the sharks, which is always what we want!
All our packages are completely customizable and we can add on extra days, dives and excursions depending on what you and any travel buddy might be looking for. The best thing to do is to contact us with your rough travel dates once you have a package in mind. Rates will vary depending on what time of year you come.
Number of Dives Included12 guided boat dives
Start DatesThere are no set days on which this package starts.
AccommodationWe work with several guesthouses on the island and will offer accommodation based on your requirements, preferences and room availability.
Need To BringSwimwear, sunglasses, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, loose modest clothing for the island, medical certificate if you answer YES to any questions on the medical questionnaire.
Half-board meal plan (breakfast and dinner)
12 guided boat dives
All taxes and service charge
Not IncludedPrivate Guide
Mandatory Diving Insurance
Alimatha Night Dive Supplement
Suggested Packaged Add-onsEnriched Air Specialty
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
Day 1: Arrival, check-in and orientation
Your exact itinerary might differ, depending most importantly on your flight times. We follow the Maldives Recreational Diving Regulations, which stipulate no diving for 12 hours after flying and no diving for 24 hours before flying.
If you are arriving by speedboat, you will arrive around midday. We will greet you from the jetty and escort you to your guesthouse where we will have a quick chat and brief you about the island and answer any questions you may have. You’ll check in to your room and then the guesthouse manager will give you a short island orientation. As most guests choose the half board option, which starts with dinner on the first day, we can explain the options for grabbing lunch. Most choose to eat in the local café on the first day. Depending on whether you flew in this morning or not, you might opt to join the afternoon dive, especially if you need a refresher, as our afternoon dives are generally shallower and easier.
Day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6:
Over the next five days, you’ll complete 11 or 12 dives, depending on whether you dived on your first afternoon. Dive sites will be chosen according to conditions, time of year and your experience level. We do sometimes repeat dive sites throughout the week (maybe one or two sites), but only our most famous ones – we’re sure you won’t mind repeating them.
Today you’ll be departing from the island. Depending on whether you have a flight or whether you’ll be staying in Male’ for an early morning departure the next day, we’ll arrange the right transfer for you. If you’re not flying within the next 24-hour period, and you choose to leave by the afternoon speedboat at 1410, you have to option to squeeze in a couple of additional dives in the morning.
Depending on the schedule of the dive centre that week, it might be that we organize your dives slightly differently, especially the Alimatha night dive, as we only offer this about twice a week.
For our package accommodation, we work with several guesthouses in Fulidhoo that we are extremely happy to recommend. The best thing to do is to get in touch with your tentative dates and we’ll check availability on the island. Depending on your budget and what you’re looking for, we’ll put together a package with the guesthouse that we think is right for you. Whether you’re looking for a sea view room, somewhere with great veggie food, a quieter location or even a family room – we can find the right place for you.