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Activities & Recreation - SCUBA Diving
About Vilamendhoo Diving



The Maldives are beautiful coral islands surrounded by living reef, 26 Atolls in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Water temperature is warm (26 - 30 degrees Celsius) and varies with depth (0 - 30 meters).

Coral is fragile and grows very slowly, about 2.5 cm per year, so to avoid damage, do not touch or step on it. In 1998, the extraordinarily warm waters of El Nino passed throughout the oceans, including the Maldives. The high temperature killed much coral, resulting in its bleached appearance. Now, the coral is growing, again, and we hope this continues so that in the future, it will be as magnificent as it was in the past.

We also see an abundance and variety of other marine creatures found on the living reef, including 150 species of tropical fish such as sweet lips, trigger fish, butterfly fish, porcupine fish and many more.

Most marine life that we encounter is harmless, however some, such as stonefish, scorpion fish and lion fish may give a dangerous sting.­ These fish are rarely found in a sandy lagoon but to be safe, always watch where youplace your bare feet.

The lagoon is a safe nursery in which juvenile sharks and rays grow and learn to survive. Eventually, they­ move outside the lagoon into the reef zone. It is interesting and fun to watch the baby sharks herd baitfish trying to catch the weak ones for a meal. Also, to watch the rays burrow into the sand looking for crabs to eat.



In the Maldives, these marine creatures are considered harmless when treated in the proper manner. Diving with reef sharks and manta rays is a popular attraction. From June through October, it is the season to dive with Mantas at Manta Point.

You may also see blotched fantail, porcupine, mangrove whip, torpedo and eagle rays. All year, the waters around Vilamendhoo are well known for seeing whale sharks. Full day trips are frequently scheduled to nearby Mamigili, the 1st Whale Shark National Park.

You may also see white tip, grey, silvertip, nurse, guitar and zebra sharks. Hawksbill and green turtles may also be seen from time to time. Spinner dolphins are commonly seen, usually from aboard a boat because the dolphins are shy creatures.


PADI Courses

Euro-Divers is a PADI 5 Star Resort, customer focused, professional organization dedicated to providing you a safe, fun and memorable diving experience.­ Our fully qualified international team of 10 PADI Instructors is at your service. We speak English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch and Japanese. PADI course materials are available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Dutch and Japanese. Our services and facilities include guided diving and guided snorkeling on our house reef, equipment and accessory sales, rental and a complete PADI Instructional Program.­

Bubble Makers:­­
A fun scuba dive for children in water shallower than 2 meters in our lagoon.
Ages: 8+.

Discover Scuba Diving:­
Introductory dive in shallow depths for people who love being in the water.
Duration: 2-hour­­ ­ ­ ­ Ages: 10+

PADI Scuba Diver:
The first PADI scuba diving certification. Learn a few beginner skills so that you feel comfortable with your equipment and explore the house reef to a maximum depth of 12 meters together with your Instructor.
Duration: 2 days­­ ­ ­ ­ Ages: 10+

PADI Open Water:
The world's most popular scuba diving course, you will be introduced to the physics, equipment, environment and joy of diving. With a combination of diving theory, lagoon practice and 4 open water dives you will be certified to dive independently with your buddy to a maximum depth of 12 to 18 meters­ (depending on the age).
Duration: 3 to 4 days­­ ­ ­ ­ Ages: 10+

PADI Advanced Open Water:
Continue your training with the AOW, built up your confidence by gaining more experience through 5 adventure dives such as Deep dive, Navigation dive, Wreck dive, Night dive…
Duration: 5 dives­­ ­ ­ ­ Age 12+

PADI Specialties:
Increase your training, knowledge and diving technic by choosing in between a wide range a specialties offered: Nitrox, Drift, Wreck, Night, Underwater Scooter …

PADI EFR & Rescue Diver:
Learn how to anticipate and manage situations underwater. Your confidence will increase as you will know how to help other divers.
Duration: 3 days­­ ­ ­ ­ Age 12+



Daily Dives

We offer a wide variety of boat dives and it is usually possible to participate in maximum 4 dives a day.­ We have double tank dives (2 dives with a surface interval on the boat) every morning, single dives in the afternoon and at night, and frequent full day trips (3 dives), Whale Shark and Manta Dive Excursions.

Our range of dive sites will suit every diver, with easy dives for less experienced divers and more demanding locations for those with more practice.

On request we also guide experienced divers without extra charge.


Manta Trust

Our resident marine biologist will join us in the different trips, giving you extra knowledge about the underwater world.­ Specialized in the Manta, every week a presentation will be given at the dive center about these magnificent creatures.

Equipment Rentals

We offer a broad range of diving equipment for our guests to rent. Why not make a photographic diary of your experiences by renting one of our four digital underwater cameras.­ Nitrox fills are available at no extra charge for divers with enriched air certification.­


Diver's Night

Every Monday and Wednesday at 2100 at the Bonthi Bar, the Euro-Divers Team presents a popular video each week showing the beautiful underwater world that you see around Vilamendhoo and in the Maldives, its diving and snorkeling activities.

Guests who complete their dive course are presented with their Diploma. The Dive Center staff looks forward to being of assistance and to answer your questions.


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Dive Sites - Click to see the Detailed Map

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Dive Center - Euro Divers Scuba Diving Price List

Euro-Divers SCUBA Center Hours:

0830 - 1230
1400 - 1800