So you have been to the Maldives and liked the diving? Well then you can spoil yourself even more. The North Ari Atoll has a lot of thilas here where submerged pinnacles both inside and outside the atoll lagoons act as sites of marine aggregation, making for wonderful diving both in and around the pinnacles and in the kandus (channels).

And best of All: North Ari Atoll features Maaya Thila which is one of the premiere dive sites in the Maldives. This pinnacle is a favourite for packs of grey reef sharks that buzz past in search of food. A must do for every avid diver!

Lagoon View

Bathala Island

Velidhu Island Resort

Rasdhoo Dive Lodge

Holiday Grand

Gunbaru Inn
Rasdhoo Island Inn
Serene Sky
Mathiveri Inn
Island Vista Inn
Thoddoo Retreat
Yonder Retreat
Casa Mia at Mathiveri

Diving Center Werner Lau

Euro Divers Velidhu

Ocean Pro

Rasdhoo Atoll Divers
Rasdhoo Dive
Rasdhoo Dive Lodge

Dive Shack

Atoll Scuba

TGI Maldives

Mathiveri Diving
Dive Plus
Serene Ocean
Rasdhoo Dive Lodge


If you're looking for fine dry weather without clouds and with lots of sunshine then you should visit the Maldives during the North East monsoon between December and April. This is the dry season and the high season. Between May and November the skies can be cloudy, humidity is higher and rain is more likely. This is the low season, and there are fewer tourists and prices are lower.

First off you will have to get to Malé International Airport (Airport code MAL). This is the main international airport in the Maldives. It is located on Hulhule Island in the North Male Atoll near the capital island Male.


After this you will go to your island by seaplane with either Maldivian Air Taxi ( or Trans Maldivian Airways (  

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