Kuredu Island and Prodivers | Dive The Maldives - Indian Ocean

  • Guests Larger island for up to 800
  • Rooms 383 rooms ranging from bungalows and to villas and suites
  • Restaurants Allocated by room grades and a la carte options
  • Food and Drinks Themed nights with international and local dishes
  • FacilitiesSpa, watersports, golf, tennis, 3 pools
  • Diving Pro Divers on site for house reef and boat diving
  • Diving Extras Dedicated snorkelling centre and trips
  • Internet Access Internet cafe with free access

About Kuredu Island & Pro Divers

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 sultan 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 Sangu 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.

Sangu water villa

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.

Jacuzzi beach villa

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.

Komaas Beach bungalow

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.

Bonthi garden bungalow

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)

Clare C

2015-09-14 14:51:10

As it was our honeymoon we got upgraded to a beach villa - beautiful. Great food and lots of things to do on the island. The outside bathroom was really lovely. We paid extra for the gold all inclusive - would definitely recommend this - you get any cocktails you want, and various other extras such a as a meal in the a la carte restaurant, games of golf and tennis...

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 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.

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. 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

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 meals on an all inclusive gold basis. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea served at the restaurant corresponding to your room grade, a selection of cocktails, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, tea, coffee and water. The mini bar is refilled once a day. You will also have 1hr spa treatment, 1 round of gold, 1/2 hour snorkelling, windsurfing and driving range lesson plus free use of the kayaks and windsurfers. The mandatory green tax has been included and prepaid in your holiday. 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 gold package excludes room service, additional meals or drinks outside of your meal plan - a la carte restaurants 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 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).

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

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.



  • House reef or boat dives
  • Distinctive shark, ray and turtle specialties taught
  • Snorkelling trips and courses
  • Photo and video courses and services
  • Wide range of PADI courses - prebook or arrange locally


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.

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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 atKuredu Island & Pro Divers.

Daily Diving

  • 1 days diving from:£77 (incl 2 dives, 12ltr tanks and weights)
  • 3 days diving from:£340 (incl. 6 boat dives (2 dives per day) and 1 shore based dive, 12ltr tank and weights)
  • 5 days diving from:£517 (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:£242 (inc. full equipment hire, excl. manual and cert card paid locally)
  • PADI open water course from:£469 (inc. full equipment hire, excl. manual and cert card paid locally)
  • PADI advanced course from:£279 ( 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):£19 (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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