*Based on a Superior Room 7nights, (HB), speedboat transfer, 8 dive package
- Surrounding house reef
- Great for honeymoons
- Fantastic diving
- No minimum stay
With endlessly blue waters and abundant marine life, the Maldives is a well deserved mecca for scuba divers of all experience levels. Find your dream shorebased diving holiday on the island of Ellaidhoo in North Ari atoll! Experience first hand some of the best scuba diving the Maldives has to offer at an island paradise surrounded by vibrant reef. No matter if you just want to escape from the world or are planning your perfect honeymoon, on Elliadhoo the relaxing pace of life will turn your dreams into reality.
Fully renovated in 2008, Ellaidhoo's 112 rooms are divided into 4 different categories - land bungalows, superior rooms, beach bungalows and water bungalows - so there is a choice for every budget. All have been deliciately decorated to reflect the calming presence of the sea. Step from your room out onto the white sands and lapping shoreline. The Madi restaurant is the hub of the island where international dishes are served before you move onto relax by the pool or watch the sun sink from the decks of the bar. If you want more than a beach holiday, there is beach volleyball, badminton, table tennis, tennis and a small gym. Or take a break and let the spa massage away your stresses and strains.
The entire island of Ellaidhoo is surrounded by the house reef, which slopes from the shallows to a 30m drop off. Perfect for snorkellers and divers alike. Or you can set off to 1 of the 45 local dive sites for grey reef, manta and turtles galore. The Dive & Sail centre was completely rebuilt in 2007 and moved right onto the azure waterfront. As a full PADI centre, all levels of scuba divers are welcomed by the team, from complete novices to more experienced sea dogs. Experienced divers are welcome to splash in day or night with round the clock unlimited shore diving as standard. Nitrox divers will also love the free nitrox on offer.
- Rooms: 112
- Fridge: Yes
- Room safe: No
- A/C: Yes
- Pools: 1
- Restaurants: 3
Dive Centre Facts
- Dive Centre: On site
- Dive Courses: PADI
- House Reef: Yes
- Boat Diving: Yes
- Shore Diving: Yes
- Nitrox: Yes
- Tech Friendly: No
- Season: All year
- Air Temp: 25 - 29 C
- Water Temp: 27 - 30 C
- Visibility: 20 - 30m
- Airport: 42Km
The serene calm atmosphere that permeates through Ellaidhoo resort belies the thrilling adventure that waits underwater. Pick Elliadhoo resort for your next Maldives dive holiday and you can dive the reefs and channels of Ari Atoll. The Maldives is a unique marine ecology that delivers quality dives time and time again. Big fish are the most famous inhabiants of these waters. Manta, eagle rays and reef sharks all travel the current swept ridges. Great schools of sweetlips, baracuda and jacks are commonly found, hanging out on the reef edge. The pinnacles and shallow reef tops are ideal for smaller fish and macro life.
- Exceptional house reef with unlimited access
- Easy access from shore
- PADI training centre
- Twice daily boat departures
- Free nitrox
Ellaidhoo is perhaps best known for its remarkable house reef that runs around the entire island. This is ideal for divers and non divers alike. Grab your snorkel and float over the scenic reef tops, buzzing with small fish. Turtles here cruise over the reef looking for soft corals to munch on. Or take a tank and splash in for the ultimate Maldivian diving adventure. Dive & Sail are a fully accredited PADI training agency so you can learn to dive here or develop your skills with their team of instructors.
The house reef is open all hours. This is dive freedom. Set your gear on a tank and away you go. There are 6 clearly marked entry and exit points to make access to the wonderful waterworld even easier. Dive & Sail also depart with the boat twice a day, with 2 morning dives and 2 afternoon dives available each day. There are around 45 dive sites that can be accessed with the boat. Nitrox is also free of charge for all nitrox divers.
Diving Rates & Prices
If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Ellaidhoo Island Resort.
- 1 days diving from: Price on request
- 3 days diving from: £230 (8 shore dive package, inc. 12ltr tank and weights)
- 5 days diving from: £324 (12 shore dive package, inc. 12ltr tank and weights)
Scuba Diving Courses
- PADI open water referral from: Price on request
- PADI open water course from: £287 (inc. full equipment hire, excl. manual and cert card paid locally)
- PADI advanced course from: £199 ( excl. equipment, manual and cert card paid locally)
- Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
- Other courses available on request
- Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): £13 (per day paid locally)
These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.
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From time to time the resort and dive centre hosts a unique one off dive event. These will focus on a specific area of diving, covering a wide range of topics from underwater photography, technical diving, explore wrecks or conservation themed.
These special events are a brilliant way to learn from the accompanying experts (often a famous face!), improve your knowledge, develop new dive skills and of course, get to dive some of the most exciting destinations out there.
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