- Tech-friendly dive centre offering free nitrox, DPV rental, and facilities for sidemount and rebreather
- Facilities for families including a kid’s play area and pool, and babysitting
- Unlimited dive packages and opportunities for exploration on two house reefs
- Pampering spa services with massage, bodywork, and ayurvedic treatments, and couples packages
Sun Siyam Olhuveli offers the perfect blend of luxury, adventure, and family-friendly fun in a stunning private island setting. You're sure to enjoy your time here with spacious and well-equipped villas, a wide variety of options for dining and drinking, and soothing spa services. Not to mention the island's natural attractions including white sand beaches, shaded jungle paths, and two massive house reefs offering unlimited exploration. Best of all, this place is a diver's dream come true with short boat rides to the atoll's best sites, and a variety of adventurous options such as tech, sidemount, dive scooter, and more!
About Sun Siyam Olhuveli
Part of the luxurious family of Sun Siyam resorts, Sun Siyam Olhuveli specialises in tropical island getaways fit for the whole family. You'll find kilometres of unspoilt nature to explore, with jungle trails, white sand beaches, and a healthy marine ecosystem. Plus, plenty of luxurious offerings including fine dining and sumptuous buffets, spa services, infinity pools, and a special play zone just for the kids. After a long day of sun and fun, enjoy a delicious sundown cocktail or just spread out in your spacious villa.
South Male Atoll receives fewer visitors than its famous northern neighbour. But, with stunning sites featuring powerful ocean currents and passing pelagics, it's arguably more exciting. You'll love this region's coral channels, busy cleaning stations, and colourful coral reefs. If you prefer laid-back diving, take advantage of the resort's two house reefs, ideal for relaxed yet independent exploration. Or, for a bit of adventure, head to the atoll’s famous kandus, known for their close encounters with marine megafauna like manta rays. You'll have the best chances of spotting mantas here between May and October.
Explore the resort
Sun Siyam Olhuveli offers luxurious details at every turn, but the real attraction is the island itself. Each spacious and modern villa comes equipped with everything you'll need to enjoy your stay, plus the seclusion required for a tranquil escape. You'll find powder white sand beaches and two stunning house reefs, plus mangrove forests, nature trails, infinity pools and sports grounds. The island offers endless opportunities for adventure with PADI courses, guided snorkelling, unlimited diving, and watersports in the island's sheltered lagoon, as well as short boat rides to South Male's most exciting dive sites.
Whether you prefer buffet-style meals or fine dining, you'll find the perfect meal for every palate and preference at this resort's eight restaurants. Or, if you're in the mood for a bit of privacy, enjoy a private dining experience instead. Options include in-villa breakfasts, beach barbeques, and romantic dinners for two on the sand. Don't miss out on the Sun Spa's calming treatments, including massage, bodywork, couples packages, and salon services. And, with family-friendly facilities including a kid’s play zone and pool, babysitting services, and special meal options for children, even the youngest members of your group are sure to have the time of their lives.
Diving from Sun Siyam Olhuveli
Sun Siyam Olhuveli's partner dive centre, Sun Siyam Diving, offers some of the atoll's widest variety of courses and facilities. Their SSI courses include introductory dives, all the way up to tech, sidemount, and rebreather specialities. You'll love this centre's professional staff, well maintained rental gear, custom dive boats, free nitrox for certified divers, and unlimited diving packages. Their scheduled dive adventures visit the most exciting dive spots, exploring sites like Kandooma Thila, Banana Reef, and shipwrecks. Sun Siyam also offers tech diving day trips, DPV dive scooter courses, leisure dives, and snorkelling excursions.
South Male Atoll is one of the most thrilling diving areas in the Maldives, known for drift dives and an underwater landscape of channels. These "kandus" funnel ocean water in and out of the open ocean, inviting marine megafauna like manta rays. Many of the dive sites are best suited to advanced and experienced divers, but there are plenty of places suited to beginners as well. South Male has plenty of protected lagoons to explore, including Olhuveli's two stunning house reefs. Dive this region between May and October for the best chances of spotting reef manta rays.
- South Male Atoll's most exciting dive sites feature powerful currents, best for advanced and experienced divers.
- If you've always wanted to try a DPV, but you aren't a diver, check out this resort's unique scooter snorkel safaris.
- Be sure to pack plenty of lightweight clothing, comfortable walking shoes, and sun protection, for exploring the island's nature trails.
- Keep your camera handy during the speedboat ride to the resort. You'll be passing some of the atoll's most striking scenery!
Diving in South Malé Atoll
Eagle rayYear round
Manta RaysApril - October
Plentiful reef lifeYear round
Giant frogfishYear round
Schooling FishYear round
Soft coralsYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
SSI Diamond Resort
Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, DPV - Dive Scooter, Sidemount, Rebreather