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Much of what we know about the atoll’s incredible marine life comes from the dedicated team of explorers at the Fuvahmulah Dive School. Take a dive with these pioneers of exploratory diving in the deep south of the Maldives and encounter tiger sharks, oceanic manta rays, thresher sharks and much, much more!
Located in the deep south of the Maldives, Fuvahmulah Dive School describes itself as the ‘one and only’ choice if you are looking for a dive adventure of a lifetime exploring the ‘Galapagos of the Maldives’. Fuvahmulah Dive School is the first professional diving school based in Fuvahmulah Atoll and the only one to offer you tiger shark encounters in a safe and responsible manner. The dive school first opened its doors in January 2017 after the owners - all passionate divers - fulfilled their dream of offering adventurous divers the opportunity to explore one of the last frontiers of diving in the Maldives. The dive school is now run by a team of diving professionals who have all logged thousands of dives exploring and researching Fuvahmulah’s unique marine environment.
Fuvahmulah is the ultimate destination if you are looking for an encounter of a lifetime. No other place in the Maldives, or Asia for that matter, offers you the chance to encounter 7 types of sharks in a single day. The famous tiger sharks are the stars of the show, but you can also get up-close with thresher sharks at shallow cleaning stations, encounter schools of hammerhead sharks, spot a great hammerhead out in the blue, search for schools of silvertip sharks, grey reef sharks and whitetip reef sharks, and even encounter oceanic whitetip sharks. Whale sharks make an appearance every year and oceanic manta rays gather around the atoll every spring. In fact, Fuvahmulah may well be one of the best places in Asia if you want to dive with so many different big animals in a wild and little-dived destination.
Fuvahmulah dive school can arrange accommodation at several partner guesthouses on the island. All have been carefully selected and offer comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price and can cater for different budgets, individuals and groups. The island is a little different from the typical Maldivian island paradise as it doesn’t have swimming pools, big resorts and bikini beaches. Instead, it offers up a slice of island life where you can both explore the amazing diving around the atoll, as well as enjoy some real Maldivian hospitality.
Fuvahmulah Dive School offers all inclusive packages that include all diving, meals, accommodation and return flights from Malé, but if you would like to plan customised trip, please contact a travel specialist at ZuBlu who will be able to assist you with your trip planning.
Fuvahmulah Dive School prides itself on its excellent service to both individuals and groups, and for running the tiger shark encounters in a safe and responsible manner. Every guest is given a comprehensive briefing and explanation of shark behaviour, and the dive team are all local islanders who know the sharks, local weather and ocean conditions very well. The dive school offers 3 dives a day from their custom-built dive dhoni that was designed for work in the exposed waters around the atoll and is fitted out with all necessary safety equipment.
Given the advanced nature of the diving around the atoll, Fuvahmulah Dive School recommends that divers are already qualified before a trip to the atoll. The atoll is perfect if you would like to do an Advanced course, or shark and ray specialities. For safety reasons, Fuvahmulah Dive School does not offer night dives.
Fuvahmulah Dive School has proved itself a leader in providing dive tours with a difference that ensure encounters with the atoll’s famous tiger sharks are run in a safe, responsible and ultimately, sustainable manner. The dive team have also conduct research dives and surveys around the atoll and contribute all of their information to databases of big animal sightings such those managed by the Manta Trust, Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme and the Tiger Shark Identification Database. Thanks to the work done by the Fuvahmulah Dive School team, the seasonal movements and mating behaviour of the oceanic manta rays that gather around the atoll every year are slowly being unraveled.
The perfect package if you want to get a quick taste of the incredible diving that this atoll has to offer! The package includes 6 dives, including with the resident tiger sharks, return flights from Malé and all accommodation and meals. Rental equipment is available and other accommodation options can be arranged.
8 days and 7 nights giving you enough time to fully explore the deep south of the Maldives. The package includes 12-18 dives, including with the resident tiger sharks, return flights from Malé and all accommodation and meals. Rental equipment is available and other accommodation options can be arranged.
Enjoy 11 days and 10 nights of diving, exploring the best of Fuvahmulah Atoll's exhilarating diving. The package includes 18-30 dives, including with the resident tiger sharks, return flights from Malé and all accommodation and meals. Rental equipment is available and other accommodation options can be arranged.