Diving Center

Discover a new underwater world, taking a scuba diving course together with our instructors or take-off with our experienced guides on a typical boat and explore the local spots.

Lhaviyani Atoll, is located North of Male and the island of Madiriguraidhoo is on the central-east side of the atoll. Palm Beach Diving Center (SSI, PADI and Freediving), directly managed by the resort, offers the best dive spots for the expert divers, as well as a wide range of courses starting from the Try Scuba Diving to the Dive Master, including courses for children and total beginners.

A variety of trips will give you the chances to discover the Indian Ocean and the most famous and unique channel dives where the incoming current bring many kinds of big pelagic fishes as Gray reef sharks, Silver tip sharks, Tuna, Napoleon fish and eventually Hammerhead sharks. Depending on the season you can enjoy the Turtle point or the Manta point and admire these beautiful creatures.

All diving courses that we offer include equipment, manual and certification in their price and are divided for BEGINNERS, CERTIFIED DIVERS, SPECIALITY COURSE and FOR KIDS, while the SSI ‘freediving’ courses are organized for BEGINNERS and CERTIFIED FREE DIVERS.

SSI Digital Training System allow us to offer online training prior to the arrival, in order to save study time from your holidays.  This system truly sets a whole new standard in diver education. Comprehensive, first rate videos, illustrations, animations and photos to stimulate learning. As you will see, SSI has effectively mastered the use of modern technology to strengthen the learning experience – anytime and anywhere.

Please feel free to check this information on line and register to our diving center at this link https://www.divessi.com/online_training

Contacting us directly, we can provide access to the SSI Digital Training System.

Here at Palm Beach Diving Center you can choose from one of our Scuba Full Day excursions with our speedboat to Baa atoll, Noonu Atoll and even West Lhaviyani Atoll.

Orientation Dive: this dive is to give to certified divers an introduction to unfamiliar dive sites or aquatic conditions. Orientation dive is mandatory for all certified divers before any boat trips.

Update dive: after a year or more without diving, we request to enroll to an easy refresh dive where diver will recapture the feeling of total confidence, updating the skills learned and refreshing all emergency procedures before to jump into strong current environment.

Scuba Review Course: If you haven’t been diving for a while and your dive skills aren’t as good as they should be, we strongly recommend that you follow a Scuba Review Course to continue your diving adventure. It consists of 1 Pool Dive & 1 Open Water Dive.

Boat Trips: The Journey off the island. Daily trips to the best location depending on the Diver experience, current and weather conditions. Choose between more than 20 dive sites around Palm Beach Maldives.

All guests have a possibility to use Nitrox on their dives completely free of charge as long as they have Enriched Air Diver certification.

As Palm Beach Diving Center is cooperating with the “Diving Alert Network”, DAN – it wants to assure the safety of every single diver in house. For this reason, we are offering a Short Term Diving Insurance with our Partner DAN.

Short Term Diving Insurance

If you do not have a private diving insurance, now you can assure yourself only for the time of your diving vacation. You can choose between one week and two weeks plan.

1 WEEK: 15$

2 WEEKS: 30$

Medical Statement: Each person who is about to conduct any diving related activity should know that we are kindly asking to fill out a Medical Statement Form or either to bring a signed Medical Statement from your house own doctor or hyperbaric doctor to ascertain your physiological and psychological Health.

Opening times:
Morning: 8.30 am- 1.00 pm
Afternoon 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Below you will find our Diving Price List and Courses Price list:



For more information please contact our diving center at: diving@sportingholiday.com.mv

We are looking forward to welcoming you in the Palm Beach Diving Center.