Combining 5-star service and Maldivian hospitality, Four Seasons veterans Ali Miuraj and Adele Verdier-Ali bring you Fulidhoo Dive, the island's only PADI 5-star resort. Eco-conscious, friendly, and working hard to guarantee you countless magical experiences, your time with Fulidhoo Dive will leave you with a logbook full of happy memories.

FULIDHOO DIVE HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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
Ideal For
SINGLES
COUPLES
FAMILIES
GROUPS
About Fulidhoo Island

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. Thanks to the availability of fresh water, local vegetation and the bountiful sea, its remote community has thrived for centuries.

Ringed by beautiful beaches, the island is famous for its Maldivian cultural events like Langiri , a traditional dance with drums and Thaara. Many liveaboards moor up for the night in Fulidhoo lagoon in order for their guests to experience these events, but you'll have easy access during your stay here.

Fulidhoo sits at the heart of channel diving territory, ideal for diving in either the east or west depending on the seasons. Nearby channel dives include Miyaru Kandu, meaning Shark Channel, or Kunaavashi Kandu, also an incredible channel with beautiful soft coral and grey reefs. But it is also a great place to come with a non-diving spouse or travel buddy. Whilst you dive, there's plenty for your partner to do - snorkel, kayak, cruise or simply snooze under a coconut tree! Kids love to play on the beach and in the shallow lagoon, and are soon seen playing football or jumping of the jetty with the island children.

About Fulidhoo Dive

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. The only PADI Five Star Dive Centre on the island, they offer boat dives, many PADI courses (up to Assistant Instructor), Discover Scuba Diving Programmes, as well as snorkelling excursions. 

General Airport transfers Wifi
Activities Snorkeling equipment
Dive centre Nitrox House reef Night diving
Equipment Equipment rental Computer rental Camera rental Equipment storage Camera wash tanks
Accommodation

THUNDI GUEST HOUSE

Thundi Guest House, partnered with Fulidhoo Dive, provides comfortable accommodation on the island at affordable rates.

This is an ideal option for the eco-conscious traveller with the Swedish manager, Jacqueline, extremely passionate about the environment. If she isn't looking after you, she'll likely be making art out of rubbish as part of a creative project with kids. 

DELUXE DOUBLE OR TWIN AT THUNDI

Rooms at Thundi are either with a large double or twin beds. This includes air-conditioning, fan, safety deposit box, private bathroom, towels and toiletries and free WiFi.

  • Fan
  • Safety deposit box
  • Private bathroom
  • Plus towels and toiletries
  • Free wifi

KINAN RETREAT

Situated right next to both the jetty and Fulidhoo Dive, Kinan Retreat is well placed for the hardcore diver.

The rooms are well-appointed with the terraces a nice spot to relax at the end of your day. The restaurant offers simple Maldivian cuisine, and a kitchen and dining area are available for guests’ use.

DOUBLE ROOM AT KINAN RETREAT

The rooms are comfortable with large double beds (and extras available), air-conditioning, free WiFi access, safety deposit box, desk, fan, private toilet and bathroom, dressing room and private terrace.

CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES


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

ENVIROMENT

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.

SOCIAL

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.

ECONOMIC

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

MARINE

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.

EXPERIENCES

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
FEATURED PACKAGES
  • 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).

Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Starts At US$2150
Diving
  • 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 with Fulidhoo 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).

Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Starts At US$1317
Diving