Diving Center

Thanks to its strategic location in the North Ari Atoll, the Gangehi Island Resort offers lots of diving sites suitable for either beginners, more advanced or expert divers. We invite you to come and dive with us in order to discover the fantastic underwater world of the Maldives!

Beginner course

Baby diver

This program is the easiest way to take your first step in the world of scuba diving. This course is always led by our dive instructors, at the beginning in the shallow water for a short training and then in safe open water. A great memory that you will never forget!

  • Minimum Age: 8/10
  • Certification Prerequisites: None
  • Water Sessions: 1
  • Open Water Dives: 1
  • Maximum Training Depth: 10 meters
  • Suggested Duration: None
Intermediate course

Scuba diver

This course is suitable for students who do not have time to complete the Open Water Diver program. It is led by our dive instructors and provides training and experience necessary to diveĀ in open water environments. It involves training and theory sessions and allows diving to a depth of 12 meters.

  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Certification Prerequisites: None
  • Water Sessions: 3
  • Open Water Dives: 2
  • Maximum Training Depth: 12 meters
  • Suggested Duration: 10-16 hours
Advanced course

Master diver

This course is the most recognized global certification program and the best way to start your adventure as a certified diver. At the end of the course you will be able to dive with a diving collogues of the same level or up to a depth of 18 meters.

  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Certification Prerequisites: None
  • Water Sessions: 6
  • Open Water Dives: 4
  • Maximum Training Depth: 18 meters
  • Suggested Duration: 16-32 hours

We have many other courses, even more advanced or specialized, available on request, contact us directly!

Diving FAQ

I am a certified diver. Do I need insurance?

Yes, you need appropriate insurance for diving or scuba diving. Diving insurance is available at the Diving Center.

At what age can children learn to dive?

Surprisingly enough, children can start scuba diving at only 8 years old. From 10 years upwards they can instead participate in all our basic courses.

I have certifications for diving, can I rent the equipment?

Of course, all the diving equipment is available at the diving center including BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, fins, snorkel, dive computer and belt.

Do you also organize beach dives?

Yes, as the dive center is located near the beach and allows you to dive to the coral reef.

Can I swim with manta rays, sharks, whale sharks, turtles?

In the season of, from December to April, it is very common to spot some of them while sharks are easily observable all year round in the nurse, leopard and gray varieties.

Do I need a medical certificate to dive?

All divers are strongly advised to undergo a regular medical examination before arrival at the facility to verify their suitability. However, we will take care of a self-suitability test before the dive.

Do I need to book in advance?

It is not necessary to book diving or diving packages unless you are part of a large group. However, it is best to contact us if you wish to do Rescue, Dive Master and some specialty courses.

Can I learn to dive on Gangehi?

Of course, we are here for this. Gangehi is an excellent place to learn to dive with its spectacular marine life, warm water and visibility under water.

I heard that you organize a day trip, can you tell me more?

In addition to our normal activity, we also organize a whole day with three different dives. We dive into some of the most famous and spectacular sites in the Ari atoll and Rasdhoo atoll, such as Hammerhead Point, MaayaThila, Fishhead, MalhossThila. Breakfast and lunch are provided on board, for the excursion a minimum of 6 participants is required.

Do you provide nitrox for free?

Yes, we provide nitrox between 28% and 32% at no additional cost.

What kind of boats do you use?

We use a modern 16m dhoni, convenient and fast, equipped with all safety devices, oxygen kits, first aid kits and emergency communications. During the dives we offer refreshments with water, biscuits and fresh coconut.

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