Ellaidhoo Island Resort | Dive The Maldives

Ellaidhoo Island Resort | Dive The Maldives

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Ellaidhoo Island Resort

(Indian Ocean - Maldives )

from: £2195 inc. flights*
    

*Inc all flights, standard room 7 nights (all inclusive) & 8 shore dive package

  • North Ari Atoll location - 20 mins seaplane
  • All inclusive resort
  • Friendly, relaxed atmosphere
  • Popular with divers - Fantastic house reef surrounding island
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With endlessly blue waters and abundant marine life, the Maldives is a well deserved mecca for scuba divers of all experience levels. North Ari is one of the key diving hot spots in the Maldives and Ellaidhoo is well placed. Experience first hand some of the best scuba diving the Maldives has to offer at an island resort surrounded by vibrant reef. If you just want to escape from the world, you'll love the laid back pace and world class diving from Elliadhoo.

Ellaidhoo's 108 rooms are divided into 4 different categories - land bungalows, superior rooms, beach bungalows and water bungalows. There's a choice for every budget. All have a vibrant island decor to reflect the presence of the sea with air con, mini bar, cable TV, hair dryers, tea and coffee making facilities. The land bungalows open out onto the lush gardens. The rooms are in single storey pairs. The superior rooms are designed with families or small groups in mid, arranged in a 2 storey unit of 4 rooms, all with ocean views. The beach bungalows are the most popular and perfect - these single units have everything you need in the room, and plenty of space as well as ocean views. Or why not treat yourself to a stay in the water bungalows, where you step out of your room straight into the sea!

The house reef is one of the main attractions at Elladhoo, but guests also love the cuisine! Meals are served buffet style in the Madi restaurant, whilst the pool restaurant offers an al la carte option for all. The Malamathi restaurant is exclusively for the use of the water bungalows. And as the day draws to an end, the Iruohsnee bar is the place to head. Share a drink with your fellow divers rIf 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. It's no wonder Ellaidhoo remains one of our most popular Maldives resorts.

Resort Facts

  • 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

General Facts

  • Season: All year
  • Air Temp: 25 - 29 C
  • Water Temp: 27 - 30 C
  • Visibility: 20 - 30m
  • Airport: 67km

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 inhabitants 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.


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.


  • Exceptional house reef with unlimited access
  • Easy access from shore with 5 entry points
  • Twice daily boat departures to around 45 dive sites
  • Free nitrox
  • PADI training centre

The house reef is open all hours. This is dive freedom. Set your gear on a tank and away you go. There are 5 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.

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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.

Daily Diving

  • 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

Dive Equipment

  • 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.

Make your next dive holiday that bit different!

We are also able to offer some discounts on specific dates if available - Those will show in red

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All rooms, equipped to the very highest standards, boast a stunning view of the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.

Water bungalow

Water bungalow

Sitting along a semi-circular deck above the Indian Ocean, these white wood and thatched-roof water bungalows are the perfect setting for a magical time on our island. Walk in and let your eyes take in the vibrant, ocean-themed interiors and an inviting outdoor tub. The water bungalow’s private deck is a great way to watch the sun go down. A separate dining area, bar and our excellent infinity pool combine to give you a complete island experience in one go.

Beach Bungalows

Beach Bungalows

Designed with traditional Maldivian thatched-roofs, these quaint structures are located on the quieter quarter of the island, allowing you to seclude yourself for private time on the island, should you so desire it. Comfortable divans on the balconies and verandahs make for great look-out points too. If not, walk back into the ocean-blue interiors or take a long bath in your outdoor tub.

Superior rooms

Superior rooms

Surprisingly spacious, allowing comfort for up to four at a time, while still providing much needed personal space. These family-style rooms are cozy and vibrantly designed, housing an open-air bathroom and terra cotta floors, offering great views of the ocean.

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