Maldives / Extra Divers Rihiveli

Located along the arrival jetty of Rihiveli Resort, in South Male Atoll, the Extra Divers Dive Center offers a spacious outdoor area where the guests can relax between dives or start for their diving lessons.
Bookings and theory lessons are conducted in the office, ideally situated at the heart of the island. Open daily from 5:00 to 6:30pm, it is a short walk from any room, and an even shorter one from the bar!
Our high performance filling station, recent and well-maintained equipment, along with high professional standards ensure that every guest will enjoy the best and safest possible experience. A Nitrox Membrane allows us to offer free Nitrox fills to EANx certified divers, for even more safety, and extended dive times

Diving/Dive spots

The dive center offers daily trips to the world famous surrounding dive sites of South Male Atoll. Depending on the guests’ wishes, single dive trips, 2-tank trips or full day excursions can be organized. In the hotel lagoon, guests can enjoy a first experience underwater or refresh their diving skills. The sheltered and shallow sandy bottom of the lagoon is also ideal for courses. Beautiful night dives are organized on a nearby dive site, teeming with color and life.
Meet the incredible variety of species that makes Maldives one the world’s diving Top destinations ! Turtles, sharks, rays and thousands of colorful reef fish are waiting for you just below the surface…

Team & Education

The dive center is managed by Anais and Guillaume, both SSI DiveMaster Trainers, who will be happy to share the passion of diving that has driven them for years. Along with Jules, SSI Instructor as well, and a funny and caring Maldivian team, they strive to offer “à la carte” service, and they will do their very best to satisfy your every wish! Diving Courses till Divemaster are organized and dispensed following SSI Standards and Maldivian Regulations, in English, French or Spanish.

Facilities

• Recent and well maintained rental equipment from Aqualung
• 15l and 12l Aluminum Tanks, DIN & INT
• 6l Aluminum tanks for Kid’s Programs
• Dive boat with sun deck, fresh water shower, toilet, tea, coffee and drinking water complimentary.
• Nitrox 32 for free for certified divers
• DAN oxygen emergency kit

Payment on-site

The bill will be paid directly at the dive center, at the end of your stay. We accept cash (Euro / USD /Maldivian Ruffiah) or credit card (Visa and Mastercard).

Highlights & Specials

The dive sites around Rihiveli all have that “little something” that makes Maldives a truly special place. The variety and density of fish is breathtaking, and some reefs boasts an amazing array of colorful and healthy corals. Divers of all levels will have the opportunity to visit our most stunning dive sites and encounter their inhabitants.
One that never ever disappoints is 'Ran Thila'. Approx. 300 m long and overgrown with beautiful soft corals, it is home to all sorts of animals. Turtles, napoleons, eagle rays, swarms of snappers and sweetlips... The usual suspects are all there ! The special highlight, however, is the cleaning station, visited daily by Grey Reef Sharks. When the current flows out, which can become very strong in this place, dozens of sharks can be observed getting cleaned by small fish. This show is open to Advanced Divers only : the depth and current conditions make this dive a thrilling but challenging one !

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