- Award-winning dive centre with modern facilities
- Stay in newly refurbished accommodation at an affordable price
- Only dive centre on the island to offer nitrox
- Enjoy a range of activities including island hopping, night fishing, and sunset cruises
A small and intimate dive resort offering an authentic Maldivian atmosphere at affordable prices. Rasdhoo Dive Lodge is the atoll’s premier guesthouse - a one stop shop for fun-packed holidays, with an award winning dive centre and incredible tropical island activities.
About Rasdhoo Dive Lodge
Rasdhoo Dive Lodge is the premier dive centre on the tiny island of Rasdhoo, located just north of Ari Atoll in the central Maldives. The island’s white sand beaches are lined with thick vegetation, and slope directly onto the pristine waters with their healthy reefs and world-class snorkelling. Rasdhoo is home to a village of just over 800 residents and only a handful of guest houses, providing an unbeatable relaxing island atmosphere.
The resort itself is a one stop shop for fun-packed holidays, boasting access to 19 stunning dive sites and dozens of completely uninhabited islands for guests to explore at their leisure. Rasdhoo Dive Lodge’s in-house dive centre caters to all levels of divers and snorkelers, organising exciting trips every day which can be customised to guest’s interests. Above the water, guests can go sailing surrounded by dolphins, big game fishing under the stars, island hopping across the atoll, or simply soak up the authentic Maldivian vibe on Rasdhoo.
Explore the resort
Icoco Restaurant at Rasdhoo Dive Lodge serves an impressive buffet breakfast each morning in a fantastic al-fresco setting. Lunch and dinner are also served buffet-style or guests can choose from an a la carte menu of Western, Asian and Maldivian cuisine – the chef will also happily barbecue fish caught by guests on fishing excursions. A lounge area in the restaurant is furnished with comfortable seating and a 50-inch flat-screen TV. Guests will find other large lounge areas set amongst the landscaped gardens, creating peaceful spots to relax and socialise.
The resort’s concierge desk can organise a range of activities including sunrise champagne breakfasts, sunset cruises, night fishing, and island hopping across the atoll. An idyllic sand bar is also easily accessible from Rasdhoo Dive Lodge, providing the perfect setting for a day of relaxing on the beach or snorkelling in the calm, crystal clear water. A children’s playground and baby-sitting services are also provided by the resort.
Diving from Rasdhoo Dive Lodge
The dive centre at Rasdhoo Dive Lodge is located just a short walk from the accommodation, and boasts modern, well-maintained facilities such as a dedicated classroom, workshop, changing room, wet deck, and high-quality rental equipment. Rasdhoo Dive Lodge is also the only dive centre on the island to offer nitrox. 5 dives are organised every day from the dive centre’s 2 boats, including sunrise dives at Hammerhead Point and sunset dives at a local wreck. Staff can organise trips according to guest’s schedules and try to accommodate special requests whenever possible.
The reefs surrounding Rasdhoo are among the healthiest in the Indian Ocean, and the island’s 19 local dive sites are frequented by everything from whale sharks and manta rays to large schools of tropical fish and dozens of coral species. Guests can explore it all or have the experienced dive guides design an itinerary based on specific interests. Rasdhoo’s calm and crystal-clear waters are especially good for new divers, and the dive centre’s experienced team offer PADI certifications from beginner to divemaster.
- Make the most of your surface intervals with romantic sunrise champagne breakfasts, picnic lunches, and candlelight dinners.
- Be sure to respect the local Maldivian culture and cover up while exploring the island.
- Take a walk through the tranquil gardens to unearth hidden lounge areas – the perfect spots to while away an afternoon with a good book.
Diving in Rasdhoo Atoll
Hammerhead sharkYear round
Manta RaysYear round
Eagle rayYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
PADI 5-Star Dive Centre
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