Kuredu Island & Pro DiversIndian Ocean,Maldivesfrom £945
Kuredu resort is an all inclusive resort in the remote northern Atolls in the Maldives with facilities for divers, water sports enthusiasts and sun worshippers alike.Call us or email to book
Kuredu is an island where the diving sits on your doorstep. The fine white sand gives way to an aquamarine house reef. Perched in the northern tip of the Lhaviyani Atoll and just a 40 minute scenic seaplane transfer from Male, the resort focuses on personal service and laid back fun. Its northern atoll location, great diving and combo of dining and relaxation are just some of the reasons Kuredu has been a popular choice throughout the years.
There are 7 different room grades to chose from in Kuredu - garden bungalows, beach bungalows, beach villas, jacuzzi beach villa, sangu water villas and the private pool villas! If you are going to spend all day out diving or hitting the beach, we suggest either the garden bungalows or beach bungalows. These are great value with all the facilities you could need. If you are spending more time on the island, why not upgrade to the beach villa or "O" beach villa! The O resort is an adult only resort within Kuredu with its own dedicated restaurant and pool. Indulge in your own private jacuzzi in the jacuzzi beach villas or O jacuzzi beach villas. The sangu water villas are perched right on the edge of the Indian ocean with the most magnificent views of all. Watch baby rays race over the reef from your private veranda. The Private pool villas have their own private pool, set in lush gardens. All of the rooms are set up with double beds as standard but a second bed can be arranged for twin shares - please make sure you request this at the time of booking.
Kuredu boasts a number of buffet and a la carte restaurants, 6 bars, the Sai Kotari tea house and Sangu Wine Cellar. And with all inclusive as standard on our package, the week will flow stress free. You will be designated a restaurant on arrival (depending on room grade) but there are also a la carte options. The on site spa is a sanctuary in the heart of the resort. There is even a 9 hole golf course! Splash in the pool or check out the new and improved on site watersports centre, with kit surfing and wind surfing. So no matter if you are staying for a few days or your whole holiday, there is something for everyone at Kuredu.
Their ideal location at the sunset side of the island makes them a preferred accommodation option to all those seeking romance and seclusion. The living room is spacious and elegantly decorated so that it complements their romantic setting above the ocean. The Sangu Water Villas provide comfortable indoor luxury along with the charmingly furnished sundeck and steps down to the balmy water of the Indian Ocean.
Koamas Jacuzzi Beach Villas are located at the main beach, left of the jetty, nearby the island's main area with its dining, recreation and entertainment venues. Allocated restaurant: Koamas. Sangu Jacuzzi Beach Villas are part of the Sangu resort, close to the Water Villas and facilities of the Sangu resort. Allocated restaurant: Sangu. 'O' Jacuzzi Beach Villas are in the proximity of the 'O' Resort in the south-east part of the island. Allocated restaurant: 'O' Restaurant.
The prime location on the beach and the proximity to the main island facilities are the winning attributes of these villas. Together with plenty of indoor space for you to seek shade and relax, they are the perfect Maldivian home away from home and let you enjoy everything you like about Kuredu even more when you realise you've made the right choice when booking yourself into one of the Koamas Beach Villas.
The neat bungalows, lined up along the north-east side of the island, are outfitted with rattan furniture, feature a spacious open-air bathroom with a walk-in shower and a shady outdoor sitting area. Being only a short walk from the north beach and minutes from Kuredu's main area, the Bonthi Garden Bungalows are the preferred choice of those guests who are looking for reasonable prices of accommodation and proximity to the island's main dining, entertainment and sports venues. (54sm)
All rooms feature tropical decor, a king size bed, tile or wood floors, porch with furniture, air-conditioning, overhead ceiling fan, sitting area, Mini Bar refrigerator, Nespresso machine with tea/coffee facilities, IDD telephone, CD player, personal safe, bathroom with bath accessories, hair dryer, nightly turndown service and complimentary use of chaise lounges at the pool and beach and beach towels. Electricity is 220VAC, 50HZ
We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.
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 500 miles 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.
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!
Our holidays to the Maldives can be quoted with most major airlines. If you would like to depart from a regional 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. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. If you make your own flight arrangements to Male, please check the transfer arrangements before confirming your flights. Please do not finalise any flight arrangements yourself before your liveaboard space is confirmed as being held.
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.
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. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here . If transiting via Sri Lanka you must have a visa prior to travel click here
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
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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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 20kgs 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 transferred 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 20kgs hold and 5kgs hand baggage. Excess baggage is charged locally $2-$5/kg.
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.
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.
USD cash is the preferred currency. Credit & debit cards accepted although a surcharge may apply. A 12% local GST applies to all purchases made in the Maldives and will be added to bills locally.
Typically the Maldives has good mobile phone coverage throughout, although it is not 100 percent - please check with your phone contract provider for data roaming, charges and 3G availability.
Either UK 3 pin or European 2 pin plugs. Please do not leave batteries charging unattended in your rooms.
Kit hire can be arranged in resort - this even includes underwater scooters and evolution rebreathers
A full range of PADI courses can be booked and arranged for with Pro Divers in resort
The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site
Free nitrox for certified divers
A typical deposit for a holiday to Kuredu is £400-£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).
We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
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
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A return seaplane transfer from Male is included. You may be charged for excess baggage on the seaplane if you are above the weight limit for your hold baggage. Accommodation in a garden bungalow and meals on an full board basis. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea served at the restaurant corresponding to your room grade, tea, coffee and water. The mandatory green tax has been included and prepaid in your holiday
Meal plan upgrades are available to prebook. All additional meals and drinks outside of your prebooked meal plan are charged for in resort. Additional local services such as spa, baby sitting, telephone calls, laundry, private lessons, special events and excursions are paid for locally. Local taxes on purchases apply in the Maldives (12% GST). Day diving can be booked and paid for on site with the dive centre. 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. Please ask for a quote to add international flights from the UK to your holiday.
Scuba diving in Kuredu will show you just why the Maldives is such an alluring and popular destination for UK divers. This island boasts some truly famous dive sites all within easy reach. Experience the rush as you whisk along the wall at Kuredu Express. Fushivaru Thila is a manta cleaning station so sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacle as these giants swoop in front of your eyes. At Kuredu Caves you will see more turtles in a single dive than ever before. Let this diving holiday in the Maldives amaze you with endless diversity and abundant fish life big and small.
Pro Divers Kuredu are a slick operation from check in to your final ascent. The team are proud of their 5 star PADI ICS status, which means they can teach all PADI courses right from intro dives and learning to dive all the way through to instructor level, with a raft of specialty courses as well. Why not become a Maldivian Shark & Ray diver? Try your hands at underwater scooters or even begin the descent into deepwater rebreather diving. No fear if diving is not your thing. You can still experience much that Kuredu can offer with a snorkel and set of fins. You can join one of the regular guided snorkelling trips or even take your snorkelling to the next level on a specialised course.
The house reef at Kuredu is the perfect start for every diver and much more than your standard check dive with an eel garden, small wreck and reef all in one handy location. Shore diving is easy here so you can literally roll out of your villa into the water. Alternatively, Pro Divers Kuredu have access to over 50 dive sites all between 10 minutes and 1 hour by boat to deliver a diving itinerary packed with diversity, adrenalin and adventure. A raft of dives are planned from early morning or sunset departures to two tank or single tank dives. All diving is from the traditional style dhoni boat with some added extras for your comfort.
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 Kuredu Island & Pro Divers.