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Angsana Velavaru

5 star hotel
South Nilandhe Atoll, Velavaru, Maldives
113 rooms
FREE Internet

Endheri Marine Center

5 star dive center
Onsite Show address

South Nilandhe Atoll, Velavaru, Maldives

Resort Highlights

  • Private island resort in South Nilandhe Atoll
  • Reef sharks, rays, turtles, reef fish and whale sharks
  • Over-water and beachfront villas, some with private infinity pools
  • Colourful and minimalist style
  • Open-sided beach restaurant, in-villa dining
  • Spa, snorkelling, dolphin watching, conservation, fishing
  • **Please note: refurbishment of the resort will be taking place between 29th May - 15th August 2019.  While every possible effort will be made to minimise any negative impact upon guest experience, some works may be visible and there will be some noise. Alternatives to the restaurant and bar may also be proposed.**
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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation terms

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 55% (downpayment)
  • 37 days before trip start: 45% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 21 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Angsana Velavaru

Resort Description

Angsana Velavaru is located on Velvaru Island in South Nilandhe Atoll. 

Marine life in this atoll consists of black tip and white tip reef sharks, mobula, sting and eagle rays, plus turtles and many tropical fish and coral. Between May and December, you may spot a majestic whale shark.

Angsana Velavaru is a luxury private island resort comprised of 113 over-water and beachfront villas. The island is surrounded by a white sand beach, crystal clear lagoon and healthy house reef.

Rooms are decorated in a colourful yet minimalist style, are air-conditioned with large TVs and some have private infinity pools. 

Enjoy freshly prepared international cuisine at the beach or in the open-sided buffet restaurant. Alternatively, choose to dine in your villa. 

Activities include spa treatments, snorkelling, dolphin watching, marine conservation, water sports, fishing and more. 

  • **Please note: refurbishment of the resort will be taking place between 29th May - 15th August 2019.  While every possible effort will be made to minimise any negative impact upon guest experience, some works may be visible and there will be some noise. Alternatives to the restaurant and bar may also be proposed.**
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What to see

Mobula rays are more common than mantas on Dhaalu Atoll, but you won't leave feeling disappointed. Also, Faafu Atoll is only a day trip away, and its cleaning stations are regularly visited by mantas during the dry season.

There are many different types of coral, such as large table corals, finger corals and substantial anemone colonies with pink tentacles swaying in the current. Clark’s anemonefish can be found snuggled into them.

Amongst the reefs, you’ll see moray eels, mobula rays and reef sharks.  The variety of fish includes glassy, puffer, grouper, parrot and lion. Sabre squirrelfish, with an elongated jaw, look grumpy and lizard fish sneak amongst the rocks.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Beachfront dive center at Angsana Velavaru Resort
  • Daily 2 tank trips in the morning, single tank in the afternoon
  • House reef, coral gardens, channels, manta cleaning station
  • Classroom, wet room, rental gear
  • Night diving on request
  • Marine Lab running conservation activities (monitoring, reef rebuild)

Description

Endheri Marine Center is based on the beachfront at Angsana Velavaru Resort.

The dive center runs 2 tank dive trips each morning at 9am island time (8am male time). Single dive trips set off in the afternoon and night diving is available on request.

On average, it is 20 minutes from the island to most dive sites, within the atoll. Trips to the neighbouring atoll allow divers to experience a manta cleaning station.

For novice divers, the house reef and neighbouring coral gardens provide calm, buzzing ecosystems to explore. For more experienced divers, nearby channels offer strong currents and a high likelihood of seeing the big stuff.  

Within the dive center is a classroom, wet room to store equipment and the marine lab. The marine lab run conservation programmes including coral and shark monitoring plus artificial reef building.

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Italian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Jet Skiing

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Equipment For Kids

Great for families

  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Darts
  • Beach Volleyball

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival

  • The resort is a 35 minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport. Proceed to the Angsana counter in the arrivals hall. 
  • Transfers incur an additional cost. 

Departure

  • You can catch a seaplane transfer back to Velana International Airport.

 

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