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- Perfectly placed to explore some of the Maldives’ best diving
- Enjoy an affordable alternative to the typical Maldivian resort experience
- Dive centre voted ‘best attraction in Maafushi’ for six years in a row
Maldives Passions is a well established dive centre in Maafushi, boasting easy access to South Male’s incredible diving. The boutique accommodation offers an authentic local atmosphere and superb facilities including in-house spa services and watersports – creating an affordable alternative to the typical resort experience.
About Maldives Passions
Stingray Beach Inn is a small boutique hotel purposefully-designed as an easy-going, value-for-money alternative to the typical Maldives resort experience. It is located on the beautiful island of Maafushi, in South Male Atoll, and offers an authentic atmosphere allowing guests to interact with the locals and experience Maldivian culture. The hotel features a variety of activities from in-house spa services and watersports to an extensive range of exciting excursions.
The diving here is first-class, as is the Maldives Passions Dive School which has been voted the best attraction in Maafushi for six years running. Guests can relax knowing they are in safe hands with the dive centre’s experienced team and up-to-date equipment, as well as enjoying easy access to some of the Maldives’ best diving.
Explore the resort
The hotel lobby features a comfortable restaurant where guests can enjoy a delicious variety of buffet-style cuisine, including Maldivian specialities and International favourites. Hot breakfasts and fresh coffee are served at any time of the day or night, and the rooftop terrace offers the perfect space to sip a tropical, alcohol-free cocktail and watch as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean. Other facilities include an open air pool with covered lounge area, spa and wellness services, a Jacuzzi, and a steam room.
Stingray Beach Inn also offers a wide range of watersports including windsurfing, waterskiing, jet skiing, kayaking, banana boat rides, and catamaran tours. Guests can also enjoy various other activities which make the Maldives famous such as submarine excursions, snorkelling, sandbank trips, island picnics, night fishing, surfing, and dolphin watching. Billiards and table football are also available at the resort, as is cable TV and free WiFi.
Diving from Maldives Passions
Voted the best attraction in Maafushi for six years in a row, Maldives Passions Dive School is blessed with quick and easy access to some of the best dive sites in the Maldives. Their comfortable dive dhoni can safely accommodate up to 30 divers and is equipped with a wonderful sun deck where guests can relax between dives. The surrounding area boasts three main types of dive sites – outer reefs, reef passes, and thilas – offering an abundance of hard and soft corals, as well as sharks, eagle rays, manta rays, tunas, jackfish, and occasionally sailfish and dolphins.
The dive centre is equipped with 35 brand new sets of Aqualung rental equipment and 70 aluminium tanks of varying sizes. Nitrox is available at an additional cost. As a member of both PADI and SSI, Maldives Passions is able to offer a full range of scuba courses to suit any learner, ranging from Discover Scuba Diving to Divemaster, and including a variety of specialities. Bubblemaker programs are also offered for children.
- Be sure to respect the local culture and cover up when exploring the island. And don't worry, Maldives Passions is just a short walk from the 'bikini beach'.
- Take a break from diving to experience the resort's wide range of exciting watersports and enriching excursions.
Diving in South Malé Atoll
Manta RaysApril - October
Plentiful reef life
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
PADI and SSI
Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water, Adventurer Diver, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, specialities