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Drop Dive Maldives is an enthusiastic dive centre located on Rasdhoo, offering value for money experiences for budget-savvy and environmentally-conscious travellers. With a not-for-profit program, this dive centre is dedicated to protecting the marine ecosystems while providing world-class services and sharing an infectious love for the ocean.
Drop Dive Maldives is located on the island of Rasdhoo, less than an hour from the airport, and boasting some of the best diving in the maldives no more than a 20-minute boat journey away. This professional and energetic dive centre provides high quality service in a relaxed and friendly environment, offering personal attention at all times, and boasting year round diving in warm, crystal clear waters.
The dive centre provides value for money accommodation with the White Coral Guesthouse which has several room options as well as a fitness centre and sun terrace. The guesthouse can also organise a range of activities to suit any traveller. As a not-for-profit program, the team at Drop Divers care deeply about the marine environment, protecting marine life from ghost nets and conducting regular studies of the reefs. Volunteering opportunities are also offered by Drop Dive which are designed to add value to both the dive centre’s projects and the applicant’s CV.
White Coral’s Deluxe Rooms are an ideal choice for a relaxing, value-for-money getaway in Rasdhoo. These rooms combine attractive decor with modern amenities to provide a peaceful ambiance, and boast an ensuite bathroom with a shower. Additional facilities include air-conditioning, TV, minibar, safety deposit box, work space, and wifi. Deluxe Rooms can be taken with double or twin beds.
The Superior Rooms offer the same fantastic ambiance as the Deluxe Rooms but boasts additional space and larger beds. They are furnished with attractive decor and feature modern facilities such as an ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub. Additional amenities include air-conditioning, TV, minibar, safety deposit box, work space, and wifi.
The Superior Balcony Rooms offer the same fantastic ambiance as the other rooms with additional space, large beds, and attractive decor. These rooms feature modern facilities such as an ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub and a comfortable balcony offering views directly from the bed. Additional amenities include air-conditioning, TV, minibar, safety deposit box, work space, and wifi.
The restaurant at White Coral provides continental and Maldivian breakfasts, including halal choices, and the option of in-room service. Guests can also take a romantic evening meal on the sandbank or at the White Coral’s sunset terrace. A fitness centre is also located on-site, as well as a shared TV lounge and board games. The concierge desk can organise a variety of activities such as night fishing, island visits, windsurfing, kayaking, or trips to the local secluded sandbanks and lagoon. Snorkelling is also a popular pastime on Rasdhoo, and beautiful multicolored fish, oceanic mantas, sharks, and sea turtles can be seen throughout the year. The Maldives are an excellent spot to watch dolphins, with over 20 different species calling these atolls home.
Drop Dive Maldives is an energetic dive centre open 365 days a year. Guests can visit 17 dive sites within a 20-minute boat ride from the dive centre, including 2 wreck dives suitable for all levels. High quality Aqualung rental equipment is used, with 10, 12 and 15-litre tanks available according to the needs of each guest. Dive computers and compasses can also be rented. All of Drop Dive’s instructors are multilingual, providing services in Italian, Spanish, English, German, and Chinese – a truly unique offering on the island. Dive groups are kept small, with a maximum of 4 divers per guide or instructor, providing individual attention and personalised service.
This SSI dive centre offers first-class teaching facilities with courses from beginner to professional, as well as a range of lessons for children. Guests can challenge themselves with up to 24 different speciality courses and various ecology training options. The staff at Drop Divers are passionate about the ocean and love to discuss ways to protect its ecosystems.
Drop Divers run a not-for-profit program featuring regular volunteering opportunities that cover a wide variety of interests and skills including surveys, data collection, net removal, clean up dives, and more. The team at Drop Divers also monitors the area for ghost nets and other marine pollution, sending dive teams out to recover any threats to marine life as quickly as possible. They also conduct underwater surveys to monitor reef biodiversity. Surveys are conducted on reef substrates, corals, invertebrates, and reef fish species and use a variety of different methodologies. Such data is essential for informing effective conservation efforts.