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. The new renovated Palm Beach Diving Center (SSI, PADI 5 Star and Free diving), 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.Upon entry into Diving Center you will notice that every order has been precisely developed to allow ease of service and comfort for each and every client. You are greeted by their friendly staff able to converse with you in wide variety of languages, including Italian, German, Russian, French, Spanish and English. Ensuring that your needs are fully understood so they can be confidently meet and expectations exceeded. Be rest assured that underneath this relaxed exterior the Diving Center is run on a strong set of values, placing safety as the priority before every activity.

Within the mesmeric Lhaviyani Atoll itself various diving excursions ranging from a journey of 5 minutes to 1 hour can be tailor made to suit the divers’ needs. Aquatic life in these warm tropical seas are vast, bright and refuse to go unnoticed. From schools of Banner fish, Fusiliers and Snappers to colorful Angelfish, Butterfly fish and Moray Eels, across to the surely distinguishable Napoleon fish, Turtles, Reef Sharks and Manta Rays, dive sites here are without a doubt not to be missed. Afternoon trips are often to the nearby Reef of Madiriguraidhoo, Ahmed Thila and Modu Thila allowing beginners and more novice divers an easy going welcome to the local aquatic environment. Further afield a trip can be arranged to the notorious and often challenging Kandus of Kuredu Express and Palm Beach Corner, which have become well famed amongst frequenting divers for the possible abundance of Grey Reef Sharks and Eagle Rays.

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.