Diving experiences in the Maldives
The North Malé Atoll is the best scuba diving destination in the Maldives. Whether you're new to diving or are looking to challenge yourself and go one step further: our dive centre, diveOceanus, offers a wide range of courses that range from Discover Scuba Diving right through to PADI Dive Master.
Not far off the island is Manta Point, a world-famous dive site where mantas are found regularly alongside turtles, giant Napoleon wrasse and abundant fish life. Just a short boat ride away is the famous Victory Wreck, as well as marine-protected areas such as Banana Reef and Paradise Rock. Experience gentle drift dives, exhilarating channel dives, colourful thila dives (submerged coral platforms) and others close by.
PADI Certified Dive Courses
Discover Scuba Diving
This introductory course covers the foundations of scuba diving. Learn basic techniques and skills before putting them to the test in the shallows, and, once you feel confident in the water, embark on your first underwater adventure. The Discover Scuba Diving course can be credited towards a Scuba Diver certificate or an Open Water course.
This course is the first step towards a PADI diving certification. It covers three of the five parts of the Open Water course and certifies you to dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet under the supervision of PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, or Instructor. The course can also be credited towards an Open Water Diver certification.
On completion of this course, you will be certified to dive to a depth of 18 meters/60 feet under supervision. The course consists of knowledge development through classroom or online learning, as well as Confined Water Dives and Open Water Dives to test basic scuba skills.
To gain this certification, you must complete three adventure dives and knowledge reviews. Adventure dives include Deep Diver, Night Diver and Underwater Navigator.
Advanced Open Water
Once you have gained your Adventure Diver certification, you can complete a further two adventure dives that include lower depths and navigation and you will become a certified Advanced Open Water Diver.
The Rescue Diver course explores, in further detail, how to prevent potential problems and how to manage them effectively. It covers aspects such as self-rescue, recognizing and managing stress in other divers, and rescuing panicked or unresponsive divers.
In this course, you will work closely with a PADI instructor to expand your knowledge and skillset to a professional standard. The Dive Master course also helps to develop your leadership qualities, qualifying you to supervise diving activities and assist student divers.
For our younger guests with a sense of adventure, there are our kids' diving courses. Led by our experienced instructors, these courses cover how to use basic scuba gear, diving techniques, and staying safe in the water.
Explore the Indian Ocean’s hidden depths naturally through the art of freediving, also known as apnea, which consists of submerging underwater without the assistance of an external air source. Get certified with one of our trained instructors.