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Kuredu Island and Prodivers | Dive The Maldives - Indian Ocean

  • Larger island for up to 800 guests
  • 387 rooms with 7 room grades
  • Range of buffet and a la carte restaurants and 8 bars
  • Themed nights with international and local dishes
  • Spa, watersports, golf, tennis, 3 pools
  • Pro Divers on site for house reef and boat diving
  • Dedicated snorkelling centre and trips
  • Internet cafe with free access, limited to 500mb per person per day

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 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.

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)

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

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Covid Information for Kuredu Island & Pro Divers

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY KUREDU ISLAND

Last Updated: 16th September 2020

Continuing to move forward and adapt to the new normal, we are please to introduce the SAFE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE IN PARADISE

ACCREDITED INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS: We are proud to be Hazard Analysis, and Critical Control Point System (HACCP) certified and work in collaboration with Ecolab/Greenpath Maldives and Ian Greaves International (IGI UK) to protect our guests and employees.
TRAINING We are continuously developing the team through our internal and external programs, with focused training and familiarisation of each team member with health & safety and national guidelines.
LOCAL REQUIREMENTS AND LEGISLATIONS: This Safe Holiday Experience initiative will be continuously reviewed and revised in line with the updates issued by the Maldivian Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the Government.
CRISIS MANAGEMENT RESPONSE PLAN CCR's: Health & Safety Protocol details appropriate internal steps to be followed and will be lead and guided by our Covid-19 task force teams in each resort.

Guest Arrival

  • Guests are welcomed and guided through their airport journey by our CCR Airport Representatives.
  • CCR Airport Representatives will be wearing the required PPE
  • Guests will receive a standard temperature check
  • Guests will receive the required PPE for their transfer from the airport to the resort
  • Guests are requested to comply with the necessary hygiene procedures
  • Luggage will be disinfected on outside surfaces and handles.
  • Strict observance of safe physical distance, we recommend at least 1.5 meters apart all the time

    Transfer to the Resort

  • Seaplane Transfer: Guests to strictly observe the health and safety guidelines advised by Trans Maldivian Airways
  • Boat Transfer: Guest may view and receive updated airport schedule via Mobile App; Seats and life jackets disinfected; Safe physical distance of at least 1.5 meters apart while seated.
  • Domestic Flight Transfer: Guests to strictly observe the health and safety guidelines advised by the domestic airline carrier.

    Check In

  • Fast contactless check-in available prior arrival to resort via Mobile APP. If the Mobile APP is not available, our Front Office Team will guide guests through the check-in process, maintaining safe physical distancing at all times
  • Access reservation Info via Mobile APP
  • Receive Digital key via Mobile APP to access your room or a disinfected room key card
  • Guest Service Team on standby and reachable via Mobile APP; Frequent disinfection of reception
  • Effective cleaning and hygiene protocols for buggy and luggage service.
  • Front Office and Guest Service Teams are well trained and familiar with protocols.

    Public Areas

  • Hand disinfection units available in all public areas.
  • Proper spacing and queuing system and strict observance of safe physical distance, of at least 1.5 meters apart, at all times.
  • Effective cleaning protocols with additional attention to high touch point surfaces such as waiting areas and washrooms.

    Guest Rooms

  • Guests can access resort information via Mobile APP and in-room IPTV.
  • Non-essential amenities removed and available upon request.
  • Guests can manage Housekeeping and Maintenance requests via the Mobile APP.
  • Linen and towels will be cleaned and disinfected with internationally approved chemicals.
  • Heightened guest safety and cleaning protocols with more attention to high touch point surfaces.

    Food and Beverage

  • All-day dining available with a controlled capacity of safe physical distance, of at least 1.5 meters at all times
  • Hand disinfection units at the entrances of our restaurants and bars
  • Highest food safety standards in accordance with HACCP principles
  • Restaurant reservations bookable via Mobile APP
  • A' la Carte Restaurant Menu's available via Mobile APP and IPTV for pre-selection.

    Excursions and Sports Facilities

  • Contactless reservations via Mobile APP.
  • Regular disinfecting of seats, life jackets, gym and sports equipment.
  • Reduced participants for group excursions, while sports activities will continue at low capacities in accordance with hygiene protocols.
  • Appropriate signage to inform guests of the safety measurements in place.

    Entertainment, Beach and Pool

  • Pool and Beach Towels are cleaned and disinfected with internationally approved chemicals.
  • Entertainment and recreational areas will continue at low capacities in accordance with hygiene protocols.
  • Proper spacing and design of recreational areas to aid safe physical distance, of at least 1.5 meters apart.

    Spa, Dive and Water Sports

  • Spa therapists will be wearing appropriate PPE at all times, especially during treatments.
  • Spa reservations and availability can be made via Mobile APP.
  • Reduced participants for dive and sports activities.
  • Strict observance of safe physical distance, of at least 1.5 meters apart.
  • Effective cleaning protocols for high touch point surfaces and equipment to create extremely hygienic conditions

    Medical Assistance

  • Wellbeing check of guests and employees shall be carried out.
  • Access to medical services will be available if needed.
  • Swift response provided through the resort medical team in cooperation with the local health agency.

    Farewell

  • Departure bill available 24 hours prior to departure on the Mobile APP and payment can be done via the APP or directly with Front Office Team.
  • Checkout bill can be checked, reviewed and settled via the Mobile APP.
  • Additional measures will be considered for a seamless and hygienically safe checkout procedure.
  • Effective cleaning and hygiene protocols for buggy and luggage handling.

    Transfer from the Resort

  • Seaplane Transfer: Guests to strictly observe the health and safety guidelines advised by Trans Maldivian Airways
  • Boat Transfer: Guest may view and receive updated airport schedule via Mobile App; Seats and life jackets disinfected; Safe physical distance of at least 1.5 meters apart while seated.
  • Domestic Flight Transfer: Guests to strictly observe the health and safety guidelines advised by the domestic airline carrier

    PCR Testing

    Following the most recent requirements from some airlines and countries for their travelers to provide a negative PCR test certificate upon their travel journey, Crown & Champa Resorts are introducing PCR testing for those guests with this compulsory requirement within each resort of the collection.

    Free of charge for stays more than 7 nights, with the following terms to be considered:
  • only applicable for a maximum occupancy of 3 persons per room
  • additional persons as per the below supplement
  • only applicable if guest has a compulsory requirement by airline or home country
  • if guest wishes to conduct the test as a personal requirement, the PCR Test Supplement will apply, subject to availability of the clinic

    Supplement cost of USD 150.00 per person:
  • for stays less than 7 nights
  • or without a compulsory requirement by airline or home country
  • if guest wishes to conduct the test as a personal requirement

    Each PCR Test will be done through our well trained medical team, whenever possible in the resort, and results will be received before departure from the resort.
    Reservations for PCR testing should be made latest 4 days prior to departure.
    Resevations for PCR testing will be prioritising guests with compulsory requirement for certificate to travel from the Maldives.
    Airline or Government requirement document has to be presented upon making the testing reservation in order for our team to prioritise and arrange the needfull.


    Country Covid Travel Information

    On the 15th of July 2020 Maldives reopened it's borders for international travel.

    For British nationals The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises against all but essential international travel to the Maldives at the moment. We expect this to change soon. Many other countries already consider it safe for their nationals to visit the Maldives.

    Effective from 10 September, all tourists and short term visitors must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival to Maldives. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.

    All travellers travelling to and from Maldives are required to submit a self-declarative health declaration within 24 hours prior to their travel.

    Traveller Health Declaration has to be filled and submitted via the online portal of Maldives Immigration, "Imuga", imuga.immigration.gov.mv.

    All tourists will undergo non-intrusive temperature checks and screening on arrival to the Maldives.

    All tourists are required to wear face masks and respect social distancing practices at the airport the airport, during domestic travel and in all enclosed public spaces.

    Tourists are not allowed to travel to visit other islands than their resort. Liveaboards will not offer visits to local islands.

    Most resorts have their own additional routines for keeping their guests safe.

    If you're returning to the UK, you will need to:
    provide your journey and contact details
    self-isolate for 14 days

    Updated 08SEP2020

  • 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.

    Covid Travel Information

    On the 15th of July 2020 Maldives reopened it's borders for international travel.

    For British nationals The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises against all but essential international travel to the Maldives at the moment. We expect this to change soon. Many other countries already consider it safe for their nationals to visit the Maldives.

    Effective from 10 September, all tourists and short term visitors must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival to Maldives. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.

    All travellers travelling to and from Maldives are required to submit a self-declarative health declaration within 24 hours prior to their travel.

    Traveller Health Declaration has to be filled and submitted via the online portal of Maldives Immigration, "Imuga", imuga.immigration.gov.mv.

    All tourists will undergo non-intrusive temperature checks and screening on arrival to the Maldives.

    All tourists are required to wear face masks and respect social distancing practices at the airport the airport, during domestic travel and in all enclosed public spaces.

    Tourists are not allowed to travel to visit other islands than their resort. Liveaboards will not offer visits to local islands.

    Most resorts have their own additional routines for keeping their guests safe.

    If you're returning to the UK, you will need to:
    provide your journey and contact details
    self-isolate for 14 days

    Updated 08SEP2020

    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 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.

    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

    Regular Entry 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 . If transiting via Sri Lanka you must have a visa prior to travel 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 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.

    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.

    Info

    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 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.

    Phone coverage

    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.

    Plugs and electricity

    Either UK 3 pin or European 2 pin plugs. Please do not leave batteries charging unattended in your rooms.

    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 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.

    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

    Discounts

    Repeat Guests

    Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
    Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

    And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

    5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel, within 24 months
    5% off plus £100 bonus for repeat customers travelling with 12 months

    Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices

    Included

    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

    Excluded

    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.



    • 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.

    Kuredu Express

    Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 10m | Max Depth: 25m

    Heading north of Fushifaru lies another Protected Marine Area. If you are into drift diving, this is just the perfect dive site for you with a very interesting channel to discover. Make sure you take your Maldives marine life check list with you on this one! On the steepest wall and the eastern corner, the reef steps down with terraces and overhangs. The overhangs are home to plenty of marine life including Leaf fish and Moray whilst on the sandy bottom expect a common sight of Stingrays. Tuna can be found in the channel but don't let them steal the limelight too much, save some attention for the Grey Reef sharks frequently visiting.

    Kuredu Caves

    Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 10m | Max Depth: 20m

    Often referred to as Turtle Airport due to its large population of Green Turtles. The site consists of a series of overhangs from around 8 meters descending to 20. Under each overhang discover upside down soldier fish amongst the hanging soft corals. Large Napoleons can be found towards the deeper ledges whilst Porcupine Fish, Lion Fish, Moray Eels and Stingrays also make the overhangs their home.

    Latheef

    Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 12m | Max Depth: 30m

    Steep drop offs, large caves and a sandy bottom make up the landscape of Latheef. Littering the cave ceilings is an abundance of soft corals creating a brightly coloured overhang. Leopard sharks enjoy the sandy bottoms of the deeper caves while Green turtles and large schools of Bat fish tend to hang around the entrances. Little critters like Nudibranch and Shrimp can be found inside the caves if you like a rummage for the small stuff.

    Tinga Giri

    Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 14m | Max Depth: 28m

    Tinga Giri offers and abundance of fish life due to its sheltered location. A submerged reef from around 3m to 28m to the atol floor with clusters of coral formations all around. A large cave gives a home to plenty of Painted rock Lobsters. Ornate Ghost fish and Ribbon eels can be found around an overhang next to the cave. In the shallower sections find copious amounts of Clown fish amongst their anemones. An incredibly colourful reef, great for photos and video.

    Shipyard

    Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 18 | Max Depth: 30

    Known as one of the Maldives most famous dive sites and Lhaviyani Atolls landmark, just a short trip from Kuredu. East of Felivaru Kandu, between the islands of Felivaru and Gaaerifaru lies two wrecks from the Felivaru factory. One sits with its bow section on the top of the reef dramatically breaking the surface, while the second wreck lies 40 metres away on its port side at 28 metres. Soft and hard corals have made the wrecks their home along with plenty of moray, yellow sweepers, boxfish, pufferfish, porcupinefish, napoleon and so much more. At 18 metres you will find a cave with its resident scorpion fish. This is a dive site not to miss out on!

    Anemone Thila

    Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 22m | Max Depth: 30m

    Camera ready, batteries charged! Anemone thila offers incredible colours and an outstanding abundance of marine life. No other dive sites is as attractive in this Atoll. Overhangs and terraces all around are home to numerous species. The occasional Nurse shark pays a visit while the Trevallies patrol around the reef terrorising Glassfish. Macro subjects galore, this is ideal for anyone with a photography interest. Oh, and don't forgot the huge field of anemones and Clown fish on top of the reef. Not to be missed!

    Orimas Thila

    Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 18m | Max Depth: 30m

    Big fish lover? Not one to be missed! Sharks, Rays, Barracuda and jacks make up the surrounding waters of Orimas Thila. Known for its Grey Reef cleaning station, this small underwater island attracts Pelagic fish taking advantage of the currents and warmer waters. Leopard sharks and Guitar sharks are also common visitors to the thila. Orimas thila also doubles up as a nursery, with many of the sharks being juvenile protected by a small number of females.

    Kuredu Corner

    Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 16m | Max Depth: 30m

    Kuredu Corner consists of a sloping sandy bottom from around 3m leading to the channels edge at around 30m. Pelagic fish can been see cruising by in the blue and keep an eye out for Red-toothed trigger fish keeping close to the reef. Stingrays, Tuna and Morays are a common sight here along with your regular residents around the Coral formations.

    The Peak

    Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 18m | Max Depth: 30m

    Pointing into the channel is a tongue shaped reef. Terraces, slopes, walls and drop offs make the diverse landscape of The Peak. At the channels edge, Eagle ray squadrons and Stingray can be seen amongst the common sight of Tuna and Jacks. These are your stars of the show. If the current is stronger expect chances of Grey Reef sharks too. Along the reef schooling Banner fish and Collared Butterfly fish can be found amongst the coral formations.

    Fushifaru Thila

    Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 15m | Max Depth: 25m

    The Fushifaru Thila sits as the main attraction in the channel of Fushifaru Kandu. Sitting proud at about 150 metres long and 50 metres wide rising to about 10 metres. The entire channel has been declared as Protected Marine Area. The Thila lies near the edge of the atoll close to the centre of the channel that separates the reefs of Fushifaru and Madhiriguraidhoo Faru. The shallowest points are around 16 metres in depth at both ends. Discover the many cleaner wrasse stations all over the reef whilst Manta rays commonly visit during the dive. Schools of hump back and blue striped snappers, fusiliers, giant trevally, oriental sweet lips and barracuda are often found around the Thila.

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    Indulge in Kuredus restaurants and bars. A wide selection of delights adding the flavour of the islands to your experience. Choose either quiet and chilled or liven your night with a dance with nightly entertainment.

    Beach Shack

    Contemporary and creative seafood and plant based dishes, perfect for vegetarians and seafood lovers. A traditional beachside atmosphere situated on the main beach. ...find out more

    The Far East

    Flavoursome Japanese cuisine inspire the a la carte and teppanyaki dishes with the incredible flavours from the Far East. Enjoy a warm atmosphere whilst appreciating the teppanyaki chefs performances. ...find out more

    Francos

    The one you must visit. Kuredus Mediterranean restaurant combines Spanish, Greek and Italian infused with spices from the islands greenhouse and herbal garden. Some tops picks are Francos pizza and the late breakfasts. ...find out more