Dive and Sail Ellaidhoo
Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo
The Dive & Sail Ellaidhoo is located on the grounds of the beautiful Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo Resort with a strong multi-lingual team consisting of 8 instructors, 3 office managers and 1 snorkel guide to ensure guest’s diving experience runs smoothly. As 5* PADI accredited centre they offer all the standard PADI diving courses as well as Nirtox, dive specialities and several different daily boat dives with no minimum number of divers required.
The Dive & Sail Ellaidhoo offers several different daily boat dives, the first one leaving at 08:30, the regular boat dives at 9:00 and at 15:00; there is no minimum number of divers required. Guests are offered 2-tank dives in the morning as well as in the afternoon and full day trips and night dives are regular weekly activities.
The international team of instructors offer an exceptional education and training experience with unforgettable diving, the centre has a large reception area, shop, a workshop, two air-conditioned classrooms, an equipment room, showers and a toilet. The centre uses state of the art equipment which includes international brands such as SeaQuest, Aqua Lung and Suunto and there is also an in-house workshop to ensure that all the equipment is fully serviced.
The centre has 5 typical Maldivian crafted ‘dhonis’, all equipped with a toilet, sun deck, life vests, first aid equipment, oxygen and GPS to enable communication with the dive centre and the island. The experienced, well-trained dive team and boat crew are always ready to help you in any way they can, they have an unlimited understanding of all the dive sites and conditions on and around the reefs. All staff are fully trained in emergency first aid techniques.
The dive sites in the northern Ari Atoll count to the 100 best in the world! Giris and thilas, channels, out reefs, drop offs, overhangs and wrecks are full with great variety of fish. To see sharks, rays and turtles is just normal in the daily divers' life. Trained divers can spot colourful nudebranch, crabs, frogfish and other small animals living on the reef. The legen-dary house reef of Ellaidhoo with its 6 entries and exits also offers
32% nitrox mix is FOC for certified divers when pre-booking your daily diving
The dive packages listed on the table below are based on consecutive days on the house reef only. All dives are unguided and include tanks and weights. Boat trips to other dive sites are available at the resort for an extra supplement on top of each dive.
Equipment is included in the courses listed. Manuals, certification fees and boat transportation are not included and will be charged at the dive centre. Manuals & certification fee will cost an additional USD130
Goods & Service Tax:
The Maldivian Government has implemented a 12% GST (Goods and Service Tax) and will be charged to all clients for all services provided at the resort, which will also include additional diving services. Pre-booked diving rates include this charge.
The dive prices below do not include the boat fees, and these will be paid directly by you at the dive centre counter.
Single tank dive - USD16
Two tank dive - USD23
Full Day Excursion - USD40
Private Dive guide - USD10 per dive
Wet suit USD4
Computer rental USD4
Complete Hire USD23 per dive includes ABC (Mask, fin & snorkel), BCD, REG, Wetsuit and Computer