4 Stars

Jan - Dec

13 Hours


From £3050

Rihiveli Beach Resort

A rustic and secluded Maldivian island retreat you’ll never want to leave!

A quiet and small island retreat with 2 uninhabited islands within a 500 metre walking distance, it is no wonder guests who stay at Rihiveli Beach Resort never want to leave! This stunningly picturesque island resort is perfect for that romantic getaway or even that family holiday that you have been longing for. With only 48 beach bungalows this really is a place to get away from all of the hustle and bustle of everyday life back home. With a rustic, barefoot existence encouraged by all, this wonderfully friendly resort will be an unforgettable experience. At the Rihiveli Beach Resort guests are made to feel at home and experience all traditional hospitality practices. Along with the beautiful scenery above the water the underwater topography is divine, with an extensive house reef and access to some of the Maldives best dive sites this really is the perfect little paradise.

The Rihiveli Beach Resort has 44 bungalows tucked away in the shade of palm trees, each with its own private garden and furnished with the island's own wood. The bungalows are 4 meters away from the beach including 41 doubles or twins and 3 triples. All are decorated beautifully and in traditional Maldivian style with a very light and airy feel to them. The resort offers a full board option with a choice of different cuisine on offer everyday encompassing French, Italian, Maldivian or Asian. Meals are either buffet style or set menu and served in the semi open air communal restaurant overlooking the ocean. There is also a daily barbeque lunch served at Sunrise Island and for that special occasion you can book a romantic a la carte fish meal served on the beach under the stars.

For a small island there certainly is no shortage of activities to get stuck into throughout your stay. Sporting activities and excursions will keep you entertained all day long with options such as volleyball, tennis, kayaking, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, water skiing and snorkelling. These activities are included in the full board package. Also on offer with a supplement are big game fishing, diving, night snorkelling and rental of boats for half or full days.

The dive centre based at Rihiveli Beach Resort is world renowned Euro Divers. This PADI dive centre will take each guest on an unforgettable experience around the many beautiful and awe inspiring dive sites that encompass the South Male Atoll. With around 20 spectacular dive sites nearby, including Pitt Point the local colourful lagoon with overhangs, untouched corals, small critters, eagle rays, turtles and white-tip sharks. To the seasonal spots such as Ranikan where spotting whale sharks and manta rays is custom and Manta Point a ‘cleaning station’ for the manta rays are available from mid-May to November. South Male is one of the best suited areas in the Maldives for beginner and novice divers due to the fact that there is access to sheltered dive sites that are protected from the usual strong currents the Maldives is known for.

What visitors say: We enjoyed our holiday to Rihiveli November 2008 and are considering going again this year read more...
Paul Salmon

Please note:The Maldivian Government has implemented 3.5% GST (Goods and Service Tax) from the 01st January 2011. This Tax will be charged to all clients for all services provided at the resort, which will also include additional diving services. Pre-booked hotel prices include this charge.

Board Basis

Half Board Daily breakfast and dinner
Full Board Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.Water supplied freely with meals, in the bungalows, at the bar and the beach.
Deluxe Bungalow

Beach Bungalow

The 2 deluxe bungalows offer a double and single bed with plenty of space. Decorated in traditional Maldivian style you can enjoy breath-taking sea views, marvellous sunsets and beautiful white sand on your doorstep

  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Private Terrace or Balcony
  • Hammock
  • Open Air Shower
  • Double or Twin beds
  • Single



Friday, 06 December 2013

Fabulous Fiji by Marcelina Jesus on Sport Diver Magazine

Lured by the promise of world-class reefs and adrenaline-fueled shark encounters Marcelina Jesus ventures to the wild islands of Fiji.

Fabulous Fiji by Marcelina Jesus on Sport Diver Magazine

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14 nights at the Rihiveli Beach Resort

We enjoyed our holiday to Rihiveli November 2008 and are considering going again this year. The date of 22nd Nov 2009 for 2 weeks.

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Blue Tribe


Blue Tribe is a PADI 5-star Instructor training facility.

BlueTribe offers classes ranging all levels of Scuba Diving. Whether you are looking to do a try dive or if you looking to get a more advanced level of diving. Blue Tribe range from Discover Scuba Diver all the way to training new Scuba Diving Instructor.

Ari Attol has a fantastic variety of corals and abundant fish. The 37 dive sites are very close to the island and allow a spectacular diving, most are only between 5 to 40 minutes by boat. The reef in the area offers a wide variety of seabed to explore, each one with its own characteristics.

Diving with Blue Tribe will be the most relaxed diving you have ever experienced. We meet at the dive centre 5-10minutes before the dives. All divers head to the boat together where the gear, weights and wetsuits are already assembled in your own personal box. After a quick nitrox check and informative dive briefing you will head out to one or two dive sites, this will depend on the morning or the afternoon dive. After the dive there is no need to rinse or dry your gear, it will be given the professional care team.

Night dives can be organized on request. Blue Tribe will organize the boat even if there is only one diver.

Blue tribe offers you a kit consisting of snorkeling fins, mask and snorkel for the duration of your stay, free of charge. You can borrow it at the Boat House.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you're short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

PADI Open Water Diver (Inc Equipment)

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

PADI Adventure Diver

Complete three Adventure Divers (underwater photography, fish identification, etc.) and earn the Adventure Diver certification, a subgroup of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course.

You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Want to know what you’re looking at down there? Try the AWARE - Fish Identification or Underwater Naturalist Adventure Dives. You’ll plan your path with your instructor, go over what you need to know and dive in quickly.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.
You complete your Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive and two other dives for a total of five to attain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

This certification includes five dives, including the Deep Diver, the Underwater Navigation Diver and three of the following: You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

PADI Bubblemaker

Experience scuba diving under the direct supervision of a PADI Pro. Take your first breaths underwater in water shallower than 2 metres/6ft. For children who are at least 8 years old.

Bubble makers get a chance to:

PADI Seal Team

The PADI Seal Team is for young scuba divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by completing exciting Aqua Missions. Do cool stuff in the pool, and meet friends.

PADI Rescue Diver

Become a Rescue Diver. A great level to be. You will have the skills to aid your fellow divers in an emergency.

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

PADI Drift Diver

Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating. The course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along.

Along with drift diving techniques and procedures, you’ll:

PADI Night Diver

The underwater world changes as day creatures retire & nocturnal organisms emerge. If you've wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, enrol in the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. During three night dives, you’ll practice:

PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

The most popular PADI specialty course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional (or required) scuba dives, you’ll:

PADI Underwater Naturalist

Get a better understanding about the local ecosystem and the differences between terrestrial and aquatic worlds. See new things, even in the most familiar dive sites.

Through class discussions and on two scuba dives, you’ll learn:

PADI Underwater Navigator

Fine-tune your underwater observation skills and learn to use your compass more accurately. This course may count towards college credit, ask your instructor.

You’ll learn the tools of the trade, including navigation using natural clues and by following compass headings. During three scuba dives, you’ll practice:

PADI Underwater Videographer

Capture the sights, sounds, and the dynamic motion of the underwater world as a videographer. Cover the fundamentals and create interesting, entertaining video worth watching again and again.

Your PADI Instructor will explain how to select, maintain and care for your underwater video equipment, whether it’s a housed unit with external lights, or your underwater camera that also shoots video. You'll cover fundamentals such as exposure, focus, story line and sequencing. Post dive, you’ll learn about the editing process and how to produce a video that truly captures your scuba adventures.

PADI AWARE Fish Identification

Enjoy dives even more when you can recognize and identify fish families and their characteristics.

During two scuba dives, you’ll learn:

PADI Deep Diver

Explore deeper dive sites with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130ft. Learn to manage your gas supply, go over buddy contact procedures, and buoyancy control.

Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

Observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. Improve the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevate them to the next level.

During two scuba dives, you’ll learn how to: