Learning to dive in the Maldives
|Course Title||Details||Duration||Price (US$)|
|PADI RESCUE DIVER||6 DIVES & THEORY LESSONS||4 DAYS||$400|
|PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER||5 DIVES & THEORY LESSONS||2-3 DAYS||$345|
|SCUBA TUNE UP||1 DIVE & THEORY LESSON||1 DAY||$50|
|PADI OPEN WATER||9 DIVES & THEORY LESSONS||4-5 DAYS||$480|
|PADI SCUBA DIVER REFERRAL||5 DIVES & 3 THEORY LESSONS||2-3 DAYS||$295|
|DISCOVER SCUBA (INTRODUCTION)||1 DIVE & THEORY LESSON||1 DAY||$37|
There are even options for budding junior divers. Many of our resorts offer the PADI Bubblemaker course which has been designed for children aged from 8-10 years old. The course lasts two hours and includes a theory lesson and a shallow dive. The PADI Junior Open Water Course is then available for children of 10 years old and over. This gives children proper certification and allows them to dive to a depth of 12m until they are 12 years old and then to 18m thereafter.
Please ask us to recommend resorts that are particularly suitable for children.
For both beginners and more advanced. Book an Island holiday with us, and we can book your dive course.
From the fringing reef to the ocean slopes, the waters of the Maldives teem with underwater life of all sizes, shapes and colour. Don't miss the opportunity to experience some of the best scuba diving in the world. The Maldives are recognised as a great place to learn to scuba dive. The turquoise lagoons are incredibly beautiful and form a natural swimming pool, perfect for your diver training.
There is a Dive School on every resort island in the Maldives, each of an international standard teaching the main diver training courses. PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the most widely recognised of the training agencies and their courses are available on all the islands.Prices shown in the table give an indication of costs for Padi courses on the resort Islands.
Please note that we cannot book your dive course if you are not booking your Resort Island accommodation with us.
Scuba diving is not as difficult as most people expect but, if you are hesitant, you do not have to commit yourself to a full course. Why not try one of the short resort courses that will allow you to see whether you like your underwater experience?
Once hooked, (and we’re sure you will be !) you can embark on a PADI Open Water Diver course which will give you a certificate that will allow you to dive around the world without further training. This course takes 4 to 5 days and usually includes 9 dives and a number of theory lessons. From hereon, there’s a huge number and variety of speciality courses, from Wreck Diver to Night Diver, and you may even choose to progress to Instructor level.
An alternative route to learning to dive is to take your theory in your home country and complete the open water dives, required for certification, in the Maldives. This is called a Referral Course and it has the advantage that it maximises the time you have to spend on your resort enjoying the diving. We do not offer learn to dive courses on our liveaboards, but choose any one of the beautiful Maldives resorts and for sure you will be learning to dive in one of the very best diving destinations in the world.