Kuramathi, Naturally Maldives
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Dive Programs & Dive Sites

Our Dive Program

  • 05:45 hrs – Hammerhead Shark Point dive – four times weekly
  • 09:00 hrs  – Morning dive
  • 14:00 hrs – Afternoon dive
  • 17:45 hrs – Night dive – four times weekly
  • 06:00 hrs – Full day three dive safari to North Ari atoll – twice weekly
  • 08:00 hrs– Once or twice a week we will schedule a single dive to one of the nearer North Ari sites such as Maaya Thila, Hafza Thila, Whale shark Point (if the big boys  are there) and leave a bit earlier for the longer trip.
  • In addition: unguided house reef diving for those with minimum Advanced certificate and 50 logged dives (if conditions are 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 four times a week if you like the early mornings (5.45am)! It is a spectacular dive for Advanced divers.

Diving Safari to North Ari

Our dive safari to North Ari atoll on Mondays and Thursdays (minimum 10 divers) is not to be missed!  We make three dives on some of the famous sites there. Breakfast and lunch onboard are included in boat fee. With the right conditions, this is a wonderful diving adventure and memorable day out on the magnificent Indian Ocean.

Diving Unguided

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

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.