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The North Malé Atoll is easily accessible and offers a fantastic balance of tropical island paradise and some popular dive sites to discover during your visit to the Maldives.

Escape to paradise and relax on the small tropical island resort of Eriyadua great option for those looking to get away and unwind. Non-divers can relax on the beach, visit the spa or enjoy land and water based activities at the resort. 

Divers and snorkellers will enjoy the house reef with its five entry/exit points. Here you can expect beautiful corals, rays and turtles on a daily basis. The shallow turquoise lagoon is ideal for anyone looking to learn to dive. Experienced divers may also want to head out to some of the famous dive sites by boat. Expect coral gardens, channel diving, wrecks and plenty of marine life in all shapes, colours and sizes.

Suggested itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK for Malé

  2. Day 2: Arrive and transfer to resort

    You will be met on arrival in Malé and transferred to your resort by speedboat. Rest of day at leisure.
  3. Days 3-7 : Dive the North Malé Atoll

    The North Malé Atoll has long been a popular area for snorkellers, divers and holidaymakers to the Maldives. The dive sites are easily accessible and offer a great mix of topography as well as marine life. 

    Enjoy a six day non-limit dive pack (shore). The house reef is full of colour and you're likely to see turtles, eagle rays and black-tip reef sharks. Nitrox is complimentary for qualified divers.

    Daily boat dives are available to help access popular dive sites. You will need to pay a local supplement for boat trips.

  4. Day 8: Depart

    Transfer by speedboat to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
  5. Day 9: Arrive UK

You should note: We feature several other resorts. If you have a preference or want to stay longer, just let us know.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 9 days from £2,295 pp
  • When to go: Jan-Dec: Daily throughout the year
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights from the UK
    • 7 nights resort (half board)
    • 6 days non-limit (shore)
    • Tanks, weights & Nitrox
    • Transfers (speedboat)
Featured location:

Central Atolls

The central region comprises Malé and Ari atolls, Felidhoo, Faafu and the smaller Rasdhoo Atoll. It is the most popular area for both dive resorts and liveaboards, with excellent shore diving from house reefs and large pelagics on drift dives.

  • Ideal for viewing: whale shark, grey reef shark, napoleon wrasse, spotted eagle ray, reef manta ray
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Shark diving, Whale shark, Manta ray, Learn to dive, Shore diving, Snorkelling, Underwater photography
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Barefoot Eco Resort

Located within an almost untouched forest on the local island of Hanimadhoo in the northern atolls, this boutique resort sits alongside a stunning turquoise lagoon and offers the perfect combination of privacy and relaxation.

Eriyadu Island Resort

A tiny island located on the northwest side of the North Malé Atoll, Eriyadu is surrounded by a fine white sand beach and a crystal clear lagoon, and is ideal for those seeking a ‘get-away-from-it-all’ holiday.