Dive Programs & Dive Sites
Our Dive Program
- 5.45 am – Hammerhead Shark Point dive – three times weekly
- 6.00 am – Half day two dive safari to North Ari – three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
- 6.00 am – Full day three dive safari to North Ari on Thursdays.
- 8.30 – Morning dive
- 9.00 – Morning dive
- 14.00 – Afternoon dive
- 17.45 – Night dive – four times weekly
- In addition: unguided house reef diving for those with min. the Advanced certificate and 50 logged dives (if conditions suitable).
Diving in Rasdhoo
Rasdhoo Atoll is a comparatively small atoll and we always dive on the outside reef which means we have deep water (+-160m) and this attracts many pelagic species. We have different types of dive sites which vary between channels, walls, reefs and thilas. Drift diving with the current along the outside wall of the atoll is usually easy while channel dives can have more current and are more challenging.
Hammerhead Shark Point
Hammerhead Shark Point is a great attraction and only 8 minutes by boat from Kuramathi. Hammerheads can be seen all year round and there is no special season for them. It is possible to dive this point three times a week if you like the early mornings (5.45am)! It is a spectacular dive for Advanced divers.
Diving Safaris to North Ari
Our diving safaris to north Ari are not to be missed. We run a half day safari three times weekly and a full day once a week. We make two or three dives on some of the famous sites there. Breakfast (and lunch on full day) is included in the boat fee. With the right conditions, this is a wonderful diving adventure and memorable day out on the magnificent Indian Ocean.
Divers can dive unguided with their buddy on the house reef, but we specify that they have at least the Advanced certificate and 50 logged dives, as there is only one and the same entry/exit point and it is not always an easy dive!
Night diving is available on a 40 m long wreck or on the house reef at least four times a week. Night diving cannot be done unguided.
Fish Life on Rasdhoo Atoll
The fish life here in Rasdhoo Atoll is diverse and abundant. You can see several different types of sharks here, eagle rays, stingrays, manta rays (our manta season is really from November to April), lots of turtles (green and hawksbill), barracuda, tuna, Napoleons, morays, leaf fish and so on. Occasionally we can see a rare whale shark in Rasdhoo Atoll, but we have recently discovered an amazing whale shark area in Ari (seasonal only) which is within easy range of our half day or full day trips to Ari. Group size is usually maximum 6 divers per guide.