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Aveyla Manta Village

Hotel category

3 Star

Rooms

16

Wellness/Spa

NO

Internet

FREE

5 star dive center

Onsite

House reef

YES

Resort Highlights

  • Relaxed guesthouse on Dharavandhoo Island
  • Affordable luxury combined with village charm
  • Chance to see mantas, guitar sharks, false killer whales and macro life
  • Dive center and accomodation in one convenient location
  • Wood furnishings, white walls, rooms with all mod cons
  • Environmentally concious ethos, energy generated with solar panels
  • Easy access via Dharavandhoo's airport or port

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 35% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 65% (balance) is due 90 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 35% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 97 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 97 and 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Aveyla Manta Village is a relaxed guesthouse set along a perfect white sandy beach. 

The property is located on Dharavandhoo Island, which boasts an airport as well as a harbour. The hotel is less than 15 minutes walk from both. Amenities consist of a restaurant, dive center and terrace. 

Outside of manta season, it is possible to spot dolphins, guitar sharks, false killer whales, swordfish alongside numerous macro creatures. 

Energy is generated via solar panels, and the interiors feature wood furnishings and wood-panelled sloped ceilings. All rooms offer free WiFi, satellite TV, ceiling fans, air condiitoning and mini bars. 

Explore diving around the Aveyla Manta Village

What to see

The Baa Atoll including the Goifulhafehendhoo Atoll, has been awarded UNESCO status for a reason. You won’t be disappointed by the diversity of fish and coral that you’ll see.

Baa Atoll

This atoll is full of overhangs, whip coral, dark red sponges and black coral bushes. This is an amazing destination for anyone who likes soft coral. The soft corals found in these overhangs are blue, yellow and green; pairs of porcelain crabs rest in anemone coral. You’ll also see large table corals on the reefs. In the channels, you’ll find eagle rays, napoleon wrasses, turtles and sharks.

Goifulhafehendhoo Atoll

This atoll surrounds the outer edge of Baa Atoll and offers a very different diving experience. If you’re visiting the atoll during manta season (usually between November and April), you can expect their orderly feeding behaviour to be disbanded while they feed. They bump into each other like bumper cars at a fairground.

At atoll inner reef, you’ll find musidaes and merulindaes building up the stunning coral reef which sometimes reach the height of over 5 meters, zoanthids growing like wild mushrooms and fungiidaes laying all over the reef. The healthy coral reef gives good protection for colorful angelfish, butterflyfish and crabs and shrimps.

At the outer reef drop-off of northeastern Goifulhafehendhoo atoll, you’ll enjoy dynamic drift dives while watching big schools of bigeye trevallies, batfish and rainbow runners, eagle rays, napoleon wrasses, giant travallies and dogtooth tunas pass by. Hawksbill turtles are often swimming along the drop off while green turtles, stingrays and reef cods sit in overhangs.


Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI 5* Dive Center on Dharavandhoo Island
  • Daily fun diving and personalised tuition
  • Great choice for groups with varying dive experience levels
  • Shallow coral gardens, channels, drift diving 
  • Trips to UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Hanifaru Bay
  • Chance to see tropical reef fish, turtles, sharks, rays and more!

Description

Liquid Salt Divers is a PADI 5* Dive Center on Dharavandhoo Island in the Maldives. 

The center is open daily and offers fun diving and courses every day of the week. PADI training is available all the way from Discover Scuba Diving experiences through to Dive Master level.

The team specialize in private or semi-private tuition or guiding. As a result, this is a great choice for groups with varying levels of dive experience. 

The UNESCO world heritage tropical waters around Dharavandhoo have a rich diversity of marine life to enchant your senses. There are thousands of colorful fish, corals, turtles and rays you can discover. 

The dive boat is a 54ft vessel equipped with a fresh water shower, marine toilet, sun deck and safety equipment. 

 

 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Refresher Dive
  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Reactivate Program
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Kids Courses
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Boat Diver
  • 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

  • Shop
  • House Reef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort
  • Padi 100% Aware

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Dive boat facilities

  • Camera Table
  • Camera Rinse Tanks
  • Toilet
  • Fresh Water Shower
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Dry Area
  • Seating Area
  • Shaded Space
  • Drinking Water
  • Ladder

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Sunset Cruises
  • Book Swap/Library
  • Island Hopping
  • Sandbank

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Yoga

Facilities

  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Discover
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Football
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival 

  • The best airport to fly into is Male International Airport. 
  • From Male, you can catch a flight to Dharavandhoo Island Airport (advance booking required and additional cost). 
  • Aveyla staff will meet you at Dharavandhoo Airport to assist you with your bags. To confirm, please share your flight details with us as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made. 
  • Check in time is 2pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 12pm. 
  • The best way to get home is by flying via Male International Airport (advance booking required, additional cost). 

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