Combining top-notch service, Maldivian hospitality and an eco-conscious, friendly atmosphere, the PADI 5-star Fulidhoo Dive is the perfect choice for divers looking to explore Vaavu's exhilarating diving.

  • Owner-operated dive centre full of character and passion
  • Sandbar lunches, sunset dolphin cruises and coconut-clad beaches
  • Combine your diving with eco-friendly accommodation at Thundi Guest House
  • Courses available from the complete beginner all the way to Assistant Instructor
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About Fulidhoo Dive

Fulidhoo Dive is located on the small island of it's namesake Fulidhoo, pronounced "fully-do". At only 700m long and 200m wide, it is home to only 200 permanent residents but over 1000 coconut palm trees. Founded in 2016 by ex-Four Seasons staff Ali Miuraj and Adele Verdier-Ali, Fulidhoo Dive is a small community-based dive centre offering exceptional dive and ocean experiences to adventure-seeking travellers from around the world. As the only PADI Five Star Dive Centre on the island, Fulidhoo Dive aims to offer 5-star service at an affordable price and with as little impact to the earth as possible.



Situated on a sandy beach just meters from the crystal clear water, Thundi Guest House offers modest accommodation in a perfect location. Rooms at Thundi come with either a large double bed or twin beds and feature air-conditioning, fan, safety deposit box, and free WiFi. A private ensuite bathroom is equipped with a shower, towels and free toiletries. Rooms with terraces and balconies are also available.


Situated right next to both the jetty and Fulidhoo Dive, Kinan Retreat is well placed for the hardcore diver. The restaurant offers simple Maldivian cuisine, and a kitchen and dining area are available for guests’ use. The rooms are well-appointed and come equipped with large double beds and a comfortable terrace providing a nice spot to relax at the end of your day. Additional facilities include air-conditioning, fan, free wifi, safety deposit box, desk, dressing room, and an ensuite bathroom.

Resort facilities

Staying on Fulidhoo, guests can enjoy a range of fine cuisines, representing the Western, Asian, and local specialities, as well as enjoying laid-back beachfront grills and picnics. As part of the Vaavu Atoll, Fulidhoo is famous for its local culture – including dances performed by the islanders. The locals are proud of their rich culture, and are always willing to share it with guests. Fishing is also a large part of Maldivian culture, and local trips can be easily organised for guests, including big game fishing and night fishing. Other local activities include beach volleyball, boat tours, island hopping, and snorkeling.

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Dive centre facilities

Fulidhoo sits at the heart of channel diving territory, ideal for diving either the east or west side of the atoll depending on the seasons. Fulidhoo Dive’s location, on the northern border of Vaavu Atoll, allows them to dive both areas – ensuring perfect conditions year-round. As the only registered PADI 5-Star dive centre on the island, Fulidhoo Dive prides itself on offering high-quality ScubaPro and Aqualung rental equipment and exceptional experiences. Fulidhoo Dive is also the only Gold Certified Pure Air dive centre in Vaavu Atoll, as awarded by Bauer, and complimentary Nitrox is available to all certified divers.

Guests can choose from a range of boat diving options including a challenging 2-tank trip leaving every morning and and more relaxed single-tank dive every afternoon. Night dives are available multiple times a week and guests can even experience fluro diving, where fluorescent filters light up the reef in neon colours and reveal another side to the habitat. Scuba courses offered by Fulidhoo Dive range from beginner to divemaster and include a variety of specialities.

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Conservation at Fulidhoo Dive

Fulidhoo Dive are an eco-conscious PADI 5-star dive centre who play a key role within the tight-knit community on Fulidhoo Island. They have partnered with local guest houses, such as Thundi Guest House, who are also keen advocates of minimising their environmental impact, protecting the marine life and habitats, and raising awareness to both guests and the local residents. Fulidhoo Dive also actively participate in the islands activities, such as supporting the children's sports teams, sponsoring awards for recycling and offering apprenticeships for aspiring young dive masters. 

The remoteness of Vaavu Atoll is a continual challenge to readily adopt new sustainable business practices and bring more eco-friendly solutions and alternatives to the island but a positive and committed approach is yielding rewards. 

Regular dive and beach clean ups are arranged by Fulidhoo Dive and guests are encouraged to get involved. The UN Oceans Day and Environment Day are always an annual focus so keep an eye out for special events with Fulidhoo Dive in 2018. 

Sustainable Practices


Fulidhoo Dive recycle, resuse, refill or ban the following:

  • Plastic bags
  • Single use plastic bottles
  • Food waste
  • Batteries

They reduce water usage through efficient procedures for gear washing and keep energy usage low with natural ventilation in the dive centre and 3 phase power to lower the load on the island generator. All bulbs are energy-saving or LED.

Carbon impact is all reduced by encouraging transfers on the public ferry rather than the less eco-friendly speedboats.


Fulidhoo Dive are active participants of all initiatives on the island and are continually encouraging uptake of new sustainable practices. 

All staff are local and provided extensive training and education, especially with regard to sustainability.

For the wider island community, they sponsor children's sport activities and the young football team. They have sponsored an award for plastic recycling on the island as well as an apprenticeship programme for locals to become dive masters.


Fruits, snacks and water provided to guests are all purchased from local shops. No marine-related products are sold as souvenirs.


In order to better protect the marine environment, Fulidhoo Dive enforce strict dive and snorkel guidelines as well as strict guidelines on photographers and animal interaction.

They are part of Project Aware Dive Against Debris, are already following GreenFins guidelines (while their membership is approved), and recycle all their plastic bottles with Parley for the Oceans.


Fulidhoo Dive run regular beach and dive site cleans, with 8 organised in the last 12 months. They also help provide ID shots of turtles to a nationwide monitoring scheme.

They arrange cultural experiences for the guests with the local youth putting on traditional drumming and dancing performances a highlight.

Tailored for you
  • Super Deluxe Room at Thundi Guest House
  • 10 dives per person including equipment rental
  • Half board
  • Return speedboat transfer from Male'
  • All government taxes and service charge
  • Additional trip fees, such as an early morning hammerhead safari or Alimatha night dive
  • Alcohol - strictly prohibited on local islands

Week Retreat For Two

at Fulidhoo Dive

Escape from it all with your partner, discover the incredible marine life in Vaavu Atoll and enjoy local hospitality on Fulidhoo Island. With half-board accommodation in the eco-friendly Thundi Guest House and 10 dives per person including equipment rental, this is an affordable way to experience your slice of Maldivian life and paradise. Price starting from low season rates (May to July).

7 Days
6 Nights
Starts At US$2150
  • Standard room at Thundi Guest House
  • Half board
  • Open Water Course including all dives and equipment
  • Additional 4 dives including equipment rental
  • Return ferry transfer from Male'
  • All gov't taxes and service charge

  • Additional trips such as sunset cruises or dive safaris further afield
  • Alcohol - strictly prohibited on local islands

Learn to dive

at Fulidhoo Dive

Take your first steps into the underwater world with the awesome team at Fulidhoo Dive. With beautiful lagoons to start your diving education and the prospect of beautiful reefs to enjoy once qualified, this island paradise is the perfect location to do your Open Water Dive Course while experiencing the beauty of the Maldives. Price starting from low season rates (May to July).

7 Days
6 Nights
Starts At US$1317

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