Komandoo Island & Pro Divers - Indian Ocean

  • Guests Adult only resort for only 130
  • Rooms 65 villas across 3 grades
  • Restaurants Falhu buffet plus optional a l carte and snack bar
  • Food and Drinks A fresco sunset and beach bars
  • Facilities Spa, watersports, fishing, island cruises, fitness centre
  • Diving Pro Divers on site for boat and house reef diving
  • Diving Extras Sheltered lagoon and house reef
  • Internet Access Free wifi in rooms - buy a premium package for faster speeds

About Komandoo Island & Pro Divers

Komandoo is an exclusive and tranquil hideaway in the Maldives that proves ever popular with our customers looking to get away from the Male atolls area. Nestled away in the northern tip of Lhaviyani atoll (approx 50mins seaplane ride), Komandoo specialises in secluded luxury. Mix superb Maldives diving with 5 star service in an intimate resort, then make Komandoo your Maldives resort of choice. The resort has been built in the typical Maldivian style ands thanks to a major refit in 2012, this alluring Maldivian resort is idyllic location with all the creature comforts you could want. This is the place to head to for absolute relaxation and is only a quick sea plane transfer from Male.

There are 3 types of villa on the island, which cater to every taste - beach villas, jacuzzi beach villas and the stunning jacuzzi water villas. The jacuzzi beach villas are a little larger than the standard beach villas and the cooling waters of the lagoon are only a few steps from your door as well as being surrounded by your own private garden. The jacuzzi water villas are the ultimate in isolated luxury and as you quite literally relax over the Indian ocean. No matter which villa grade you pick, they are all elegantly finished with spacious rooms that open onto a large terrace with loungers with air con and private bathrooms. Sunrise and sun set are simply spectacular in this corner of the world so enjoy from the comfort of your own doorstep.

Your relaxation is paramount at Komandoo! Lie back by the infinity pool or grab a refreshing drink from the pool bar. Or enjoy the view of the Indian Ocean from the on site spa. In every detail, this tiny island resort satisfies. You can be as active as you want here. Pick from diving, canoeing, catamaran sailing, badminton, volleyball or wind surfing. The fitness centre has been fully renovated with all the latest fitness equipment. With Pro Divers on site, dives can be arranged for almost any time of the day so the dive programme suits your timetable. Komandoo is overwhelmingly perfect. It is somewhere you will not want to leave.

Jacuzzi water villas

77sm - Enjoy a nice bath in your own Jacuzzi whilst gazing out over horizon where the azure waters meet sapphire-coloured skies. Jacuzzi Water Villa facilities include: Private jacuzzi with ocean views, free wifi , four poster bed, air con, ceiling fan, mini bar, safe, telephone, sun lounger, beach towels, kimonos, flat screen TV, DVD player, bluetooth soundbar, espresso machine

Jacuzzi beach villa

75sm - The proximity to the beach make it the ideal romantic Maldives honeymoon resort. Lie in the shaded area of your wooden veranda. Enjoy the spacious bathroom with an outdoor patio and Jacuzzi to experience the true relaxation of the Maldives. Facilities include: private jacuzzi, stunning ocean views, free wifi, outdoor patio, four poster bed, air con & fan, mini bar, safe, telephone, sun lounger, beach towels, kimonos, flat screen TV,CD player, tea & coffee making facility

Beach villas

62sm - The Komandoo Beach Villas are spacious wooden retreats discreetly placed along the shore. Each villa has a wooden veranda where you can enjoy the sound of the ocean and a spectacular view. The tranquil, partly open-air bathroom features a feeling of serenity with a garden and walk in shower.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Location

The Maldives is in the Indian Ocean, a 10-14hr flight from the UK, around 370 miles southwest of Sri Lanka.  It is made up of 1200 islands, stretching over 500miles from north to south.  The main arrival airport for all flights to the Maldives is Male’s airport island (MLE). The Maldives is famous for its great snorkelling, manta cleaning stations, whalesharks, shark dives and fast drift dives through channels.  The water remains a constant 27-28 C year round.

Weather and Climate

Whilst there are 2 monsoon seasons (Nov-Apr & May-Oct), the diving remains excellent year round.  Diving operators will changes their dive sites in each season to find the best hot spots for the big fish! Traditionally, our summer months tend to be windier with a higher chance of rain, whilst the winter months are flatter. However, the seasons are much less predictable in reality and its a fabulous place to dive whatever time of year!

Travel

Flight options

Our holidays to the Maldives are typically quoted with Sri Lankan flights  from Heathrow (via Colombo) to Male.  We are however able to book most major airlines.  If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request.  A supplement may apply for regional departures.  Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday.  If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Male, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf.  Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.  

Stopovers

As most flights are not direct, it is simple to add a stop over en route - simply ask your travel consultant for a quote.   Sri Lanka is our most popular, up coming destination - with beautiful beaches, it’s a great alternative to staying in the Maldives resorts.  If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, why not head into the jungle for look for elephants and leopards.  Or if you are a culture vulture, we highly recommend a Kandy city tour.  The choice is yours!  As we are able to book most major airlines to the Maldives, you can also add a stop to break up your flight.  Popular locations include Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi.  

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK passport holders are able to obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration.

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance.  Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities.   We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance.  It’s worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations:  click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance).  Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point.  There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens.  Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline.  Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort.  Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money!  If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel.  These aren’t as expensive as you might think.   click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in the Maldives, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage.  You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort.  They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it.   If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please turn left from arrivals and go to the information desk at Male airport.  We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK.  Please call 0044 7747 488 002.  We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.  

Transfers

If your holiday begins in Male you will be met and taken to your boat. The transfer takes around 20mins. Many of our Maldives holidays will include either a domestic flight or seaplane transfer.  It takes approx 45mins -1 hour to clear immigration and collect your baggage at Male airport.  We endeavour to keep the transit between flights as short as possible and your transfer will normally take place within 3 hours of your international arrival, but please be aware, you may have to wait at the airport between flights.   The domestic terminal is right next door to arrivals.  This has AC, bathrooms and a small cafe.  You will usually be met by a rep, who will assist you in moving between the terminals.  The baggage allowance on domestic flights is typically 25kgs hold and 5kgs hand baggage.  Excess baggage is charged locally $2-$5/kg.   The seaplane check in desk is to your right on exiting the arrivals hall.  You will check your bag in here and then be transfered to the seaplane terminal by bus.  This has AC, bathrooms, a small cafe and shop. The seaplanes run regularly throughout the day and due to the way the scheduling is organised, the exact time of your seaplane cannot be confirmed prior to arrival in Male.  Seaplanes do not run in the dark - the fist seaplane is around 06:00 Male time and ends around 16:00 Male time. The baggage allowance on seaplane flights is typically 25kgs hold and 5kgs hand baggage.  Excess baggage is charged locally $2-$5/kg.  

Departures

You will be taken back to Male airport in time for your international flight.  Domestic flights and seaplanes will arrive in time for you to make your connections. Typically you will arrive at the airport 1 1/2- 2 hours before your flight time.  There is currently no departure tax when leaving the Maldives.  

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Included in your holiday

International flights and transfers, accommodation and breakfast and dinner (half board). You can upgrade to the optional all inclusive plus programme, which includes unlimited “all you can drink” alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage; plus water, soft drinks, beer, coffee, tea, iced coffee and iced tea from your mini bar; one sunset cruise; one half hour group lesson for snorkeling, use of the fitness center, volleyball and badminton courts, table tennis, kayaks and windsurfers. Please refer to your booking confirmation for details on any prebooked diving services.

Excluded

Local taxes on purchases apply in the Maldives (12% GST). The all inclusive package plus excludes room service, additional meals or drinks outside of your meal plan - the Aqua a la carte restaurant and premium drinks are excluded from the all inclusive programmes. Additional local services such as spa, baby sitting, telephone calls, laundry, private lessons, special events and excursions are paid for locally. You may be charged for excess baggage on the seaplane if you are above the weight limit for your hold baggage.

Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

USD are the preferred currency. Credit & debit cards accepted although a surcharge may apply.

Phone coverage

Typically the Maldives has good mobile phone coverage throughout, although it is not 100 percent

Plugs and electricity

Either UK 3 pin or European 2 pin plugs

Extras

Hire equipment

Kit hire can be arranged in resort - this even includes underwater scooters and evolution rebreathers

Extras

A full range of PADI courses can be booked and arranged for with Pro Divers in resort

Souvenirs

The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site

Nitrox/Gas

Free nitrox for certified divers

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to Komandoo is £600 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class).

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees.  We are not able to accept PayPal transactions. 

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Komandoo sits in the far north of the Maldives - jet off to Lhaviyani atoll for the perfect escape far from the madding crowd.  Here your ideal diving resort in the Maldives awaits, Pro Divers Komandoo.  Dive famous sites such as the Kuredu Express, a speedy drift dive along a plunging wall.  Watch manta at Fushivaru Thila.  Or if you prefer the gentler side of diving, why not head to Anemone Thila.  The attraction here is not only the clownfish in their dozens but also the occasional nurse shark sleeping on the sea bed.  These are only a handful of the sublime dives that are on offer with Pro Divers Komandoo. 



The house reef around Komandoo is perfect for a check dive but is also open from 9am-9pm for your diving convenience. If you are eager to get further away then hop on one of the traditional dhoni dive boats.  Departures are scheduled from sunrise to sunset on single, double of full day trips.  All of the 50 dive sites are not more than an hour away but some as close as only 10 minutes!  The Pro Divers team are also not just found at the dive centre.  Once a week everyone gets together to review pics and videos from the week at the Kandu bar.



  • House reef open 9am-9pm
  • Flexible day boat schedule
  • Small and intimate dive centre
  • Guided snorkeling trips
  • Full range of PADI recreational courses


Pro Divers Komandoo serves divers and snorkelers alike so no matter what your preference, these guys can help make your holiday in the Maldives all the more memorable.  A full range of PADI courses from intro dives to divemaster can be completed on site as well as some brilliant distinctive specialites only taught by Pro Divers.  Get your Maldivian Shark & Ray diver cert here!  E-learning is also available so you can spend less time in the classroom and more time underwater blowing bubbles.  Regular snorkelling trips are led by guides to get you to some of the best shallow coral reefs (the Wall, the Shipyard). 

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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 Komandoo Island & Pro Divers.

Daily Diving

  • 1 days diving from: £83 (incl. 2 dives, 12ltr tanks and weights
  • 3 days diving from: £360 (incl. 6 boat dives (2 dives per day) and 1 shore based dive, 12ltr tank and weights)
  • 5 days diving from: £549 (incl. 10 boat dives (2 dives per day) and 1 shore based dive, 12ltr tank and weights)

Scuba Diving Courses

  • PADI open water referral from: £275 (inc. full equipment hire, excl. manual and cert card paid locally)
  • PADI open water course from: £518 (inc. full equipment hire, excl. manual and cert card paid locally)
  • PADI advanced course from: £305 ( excl. equipment, manual and cert card paid locally)
  • Nitrox Specialty from: £109 (excl. manual and cert card)
  • Other courses available on request

Dive Equipment

  • Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): £20 (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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