Enjoy Diving Trips Lessons in Kuramathi, Maldives

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Enjoy Diving in Kuramathi, Maldives!

Kuramathi is an ideal place to learn to dive with warm water (29°C), good visibility, a shallow lagoon for training on one side of the island and stunning reefs teeming with marine life on the other. Each year these near perfect conditions help us to introduce many guests to this incredible world. So if you have watched the breathtaking images of National Geographic or the Blue Planet with divers seemingly suspended in a blue void, surrounded by thousands of shimmering fish pulsating with the energy of a vast ocean and thought, “Wow that looks like an amazing world and I want to explore it too!” Now is your chance.

Don’t be intimidated even if you are apprehensive – being a little nervous is totally normal – just stop by and try it. Our “cool, calm and collected” professional instructor team will guide you through the first steps and do everything to help you have an excellent first diving experience. Please read on in the next webpages to discover more information about learning to dive on beautiful Kuramathi.


  • One dive a day: $15 USD per person
  • Two dives a day: $22 USD per person
  • Three dives a day: $28 USD per person
  • Half day safari to North Ari (2 dives with breakfast): $30 USD per person
  • Full day safari to Ari (3 dives with breakfast & lunch): $45 USD per person



  • Including 10 Litres Tank & Weights: 

    • 1 to 4 dives: $62 USD
    • 5 to 9 dives: $59 USD
    • 10 to 14 dives: $56 USD
    • The Divers Dozen (12 dives over 6 consecutive days): $53 USD
    • 15 to 19 dives: $53 USD
    • 20 or more dives: $50 USD
    • Scuba Review/Refresher: $95 USD
    • Beach Dive (guided): $90 USD

  • Including Full Equipment:

    • 1 to 4 dives: $86 USD 
    • 5 to 9 dives: $ 80 USD
    • 10 to 14 dives: $74 USD 
    • The Divers Dozen (12 dives over 6 consecutive days): $68 USD 
    • 15 to 19 dives: $68 USD 
    • 20 or more dives: $63 USD 
    • Scuba Review/Refresher: $115 USD 
    • Beach Dive (guided): $110 USD

PADI COURSES: (Per Person)

• PADI Beginner Courses:

  • Bubblemaker: $95 USD
  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving/Repeat Discover/12m limited certification dives: $125 USD
  • PADI Scuba Diver: $470 USD
  • PADI Upgrade to Open Water from Scuba Diver: $440 USD
  • PADI Referral: $475 USD
  • PADI Open Water Diver: $700 USD

• SSI Beginner Bourses:

  • SSI Try Scuba Diving/SSI Repeat Discover/12m limited certification dives: $125 USD
  • SSI Scuba Diver/Upgrade to Open Water: $460 USD
  • SSI Referral: $465 USD
  • SSI Open Water Diver: $690 USD

• PADI Advanced Courses Including 10 Litres Tank & Weights:

  • PADI Nitrox (No dives): $240 USD
  • PADI Nitrox (2 dives): $330 USD 
  • PADI Adventure Diver: $(3 dives): $420 USD 
  • PADI Advanced Open Water (5 dives): $570 USD 
  • PADI Specialty (2 dives): $330 USD 
  • PADI Specialty (3 dives): $420 USD 
  • PADI Rescue Diver: $600 USD 

• PADI Advanced Courses Including Full Equipment:

  • PADI Nitrox (2 dives): $360 USD 
  • PADI Adventure Diver: $(3 dives): $480 USD 
  • PADI Advanced Open Water (5 dives): $670 USD 
  • PADI Specialty (2 dives): $370 USD 
  • PADI Specialty (3 dives): $480 USD 
  • PADI Rescue Diver: $700 USD 

• SSI Advanced Courses Including 10 Litres Tank &Weights:

  • SSI Nitrox (2 dives included): $320 USD 350
  • SSI Advanced Adventurer (5 dives): $550 USD 650
  • SSI Advanced Adventurer and SSI Nitrox (6 dives): $740 USD 840
  • SSI Specialty course (2 dives): $320 USD 360
  • SSI Specialty course (3 dives – i.e. deep): $410 USD 470
  • SSI Shark specialty (2 dives): $320 USD 360
  • SSI Stress and Rescue: $450 USD 500

• SSI Advanced Courses Including Full Equipment:

  • SSI Nitrox (2 dives included): $350 USD
  • SSI Advanced Adventurer (5 dives): $650 USD 
  • SSI Advanced Adventurer and SSI Open Water: $1,250 USD
  • SSI Advanced Adventurer and SSI Nitrox (6 dives): $840 USD 
  • SSI Specialty course (2 dives): $360 USD 
  • SSI Specialty course (3 dives – i.e. deep): $470 USD 
  • SSI Shark specialty (2 dives): $360 USD 
  • SSI Stress and Rescue: $500 USD 


  • Type: Diving
  • Capacity: 1 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 hour

Rental Requirements

Age Requirement:

  • 10+ years


• Is it correct that scuba diving is one of the best things to do on Kuramathi and that I would be crazy to miss out on this wonderful experience?

  • Yes, of course!

• Can I see mantas, sharks, whale sharks, turtles diving with you?

  • We should be able to show you mantas if you visit in our peak manta season (November to April). We have many sharks and you will see sharks on most dives. Most common are white tips, black tips, gray reef sharks and hammerheads, but you can also see leopard sharks, nurse sharks, silver tips etc. There are hawksbill and green turtles in Rasdhoo Atoll and they are seen frequently, and sometimes even nest on the island. Whale sharks are rare in our atoll and you have to be lucky to see one, but you never know!

• Do I require a “fit for diving” certificate from a doctor to dive or learn to dive with you?

  • Every diver is highly recommended to have a regular medical examination to ensure he/she is fit to dive. When you register to dive with us, one form you will be required to complete and sign will be the RSTC medical self-declaration. You should download this below in your preferred language and read through it. If you can answer all questions with “NO”, have no other medical conditions and are under 65 years of age, then a “Fit To Dive” certificate from a doctor is NOT required. However, if you do happen to have to one or more “YES” answers, and/or are 65 years or older, then you would need to bring a “Fit To Dive” certificate from a doctor. If you are 75 years or older, our insurer applies special conditions; please contact us for more information before booking your vacation.

• Do I require dive insurance to dive with you?

  • There is no requirement to have a specialized dive insurance in order to dive with us, but we highly recommend that all divers and prospective divers possess an insurance policy to adequately cover their medical and other expenses in the rare event of a dive accident. If you would like more information about affordable specialized dive insurance then we can recommend Dan Europe.

• Is it necessary to prebook dives, diving packages or dive courses?

  • It is not necessary to book dives or dive packages unless you are part of a large group. Even once you arrive, you can simply dive and at the end of your stay, you will be billed for the dive package that you have completed. Many courses need no pre-booking – however, please contact us anyway if you are interested in doing a course – especially for all SSI courses, E-learning and Referrals; courses such as Rescue, Divemaster and some specialty courses do require pre-booking and are subject to availability.

• I have heard about the Hammerhead Shark Point dive and would like to do this dive. Can you give me some information about this dive?

  • The Hammerhead Shark Point dive is an early morning blue water deep dive (30m) for Advanced divers or those with deep dive training. There is the possibility to do the dive at least three times a week at 6 am, presently on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The dive site is only 8 minutes boat ride from Kuramathi and is one of the few remaining places in the world where you can see these magnificent animals. It is a spectacular dive if you see the hammerheads and if you are unlucky and do not see any, most divers still find this dive a fascinating experience and you may see other large blue water species (mantas, sailfish, other sharks etc.). The dive costs the same as any other dive. Divers without the required training can do it here if they wish.

• Can I learn to dive on Kuramathi?

  • Of course. Kuramathi is an excellent place to learn to dive with its spectacular marine life, warm water and good visibility. We teach hundreds of people to dive every year. As a first experience, we offer Discover Scuba Diving or Try Scuba is a 2-hour course for the complete beginner which will give you the opportunity to try diving with an instructor and includes a shallow dive in the lagoon. After this initial course, you have many possibilities and many people go on and complete the PADI/SSI Scuba Diver or the PADI/SSI Open Water Diver certification.

• At what age can children learn to Scuba Dive?

  • Amazingly enough, Children can start scuba diving as young as 8 years of age with the Bubblemaker – this is actual diving with a mini set of scuba gear, but just to 2 meters max. so it is super safe and with max. 2 kids to an instructor. Once children reach 10 years of age, the full range of beginner courses are open to them and each year we teach many children to Junior Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver level and beyond. Most kids take to water like fish so why not offer yours a great adventure they will never forget and why not try it yourself and make it a family event!

• I want to dive/learn to dive with you, but I am scared of sharks – are they dangerous?

  • You will see sharks here, but we do not have great whites! Most people are concerned about sharks, but soon see that they are frightened of us and divers usually find the experience of seeing sharks a fascinating encounter and one of the highlights of any underwater adventure here. There really is little to be afraid about. None of us working here presently has ever experienced or seen a shark attack and between us we have more than 30,000 dives!

• I hear you run a full day three dive safari to North Ari atoll. Please tell me more.

  • In addition to our exciting three times weekly half day safaris, we also run a full day three dive safari on Thursday. It is an early start at 6.00am and we return around 17.30, but is a great day out, diving some of the famous and spectacular sites in North Ari atoll, such as Maaya Thila, Fishhead, Malhoss Thila, Panettone and our Manta point to name a few. Breakfast and lunch are provided onboard and included in the boat fee. We usually need minimum 10 participants.

• Do you provide nitrox for free?

  • Yes, nitrox 32% is provided for no extra charge to nitrox certified divers.

• What type of dive boats do you have?

  • Our diving boats are modern 16 m purpose-built fiberglass diving dhonis which are comfortable and fast and have an onboard toilet and fresh water shower. All boats are equipped with all safety equipment, oxygen kit, first aid kit and communications.


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Diving regulator
  • Buoyancy compensator
  • Diving cylinder
  • Tank
  • Helmet/mask
  • Diving suit
  • Depth gauge
  • Diving mask
  • Flippers

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