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Maldives / North Ari Atoll
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Holiday Island Resort

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Holiday Island Resort

4 star hotel
Dhiffushi, Maamigili 00140, Maldives
142 rooms
FREE Internet

diveOceanus Holiday Island Resort Spa

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Plunge beneath the topaz waters of Holiday Island Resort to explore reefs, wrecks and “thila” coral towers teeming with sharks, tuna and barracuda 
  • World-class dive sites are just a short boat ride away, offering high chances of whale shark encounters and mantas in abundance
  • The tranquil lagoon makes for excellent snorkeling, with its transparent waters providing a birds-eye view of marine life below
  • Unwind and refuel after dives with a massage followed by gourmet food
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Booking process


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


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


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

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 28 days prior to arrival
  • 55.0% will be charged if you cancel between 28 and 8 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Holiday Island Resort

Dive Center


  • Dive Oceanus - Holiday Island offers direct access to Maamigili Beyru - one of the best places in the world to encounter whale sharks
  • You'll be in the heart of the South Ari Marine Protected Area that is teeming with breathtakingly diverse marine life
  • World-class dive sites are just a short boat ride away, and mantas can be seen in abundance in these waters
  • Enjoy a quieter, more relaxed alternative to other dive spots in the area


Holiday Island is where Dive Oceanus was founded, and shares a lagoon with Sun Island but is a smaller, quieter alternative. 

Holiday Island is a chilled out, peaceful place in an exceptional location just a short boat ride away from world-class dive sites. The stars of the show at Holiday Island are the whale sharks and manta rays that can be seen in abundance.

The dive center is situated in a premium location, which offers access to Maamigili Beyru - one of the planet's best spots for whale shark encounters. As well as these gentle giants, you’ll dive with more fish than you can imagine.

Holiday Island is located at the heart of SAMPA (South Ari Marine Protected Area), the largest protected area in the region, chosen for its spectacular marine biodiversity. Diving doesn’t get much better than this...

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PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort
  • Padi Freediver Center

Resort Amenities


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Beach Volleyball

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning


  • Jet Skiing

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food

Resort Description

Holiday Island Resort is a secluded Maldives beach hotel close to the underwater treasures of one of the world’s premier dive locations.

With its crystal-clear lagoon and glorious shoreline, Holiday Island Resort & Spa offers an exquisite natural setting. The soft, white coral sands are fringed with coconut palms and warmed by sparkling sunshine, offering a place to take in the sweet sea breezes and rhythmic lapping of the waves. This picture-perfect paradise is bordered by a wide, sandy lagoon and the expansive Indian Ocean beyond, ensuring spectacular water views as far as the eye can see. Spend your days diving with the in-house 5* PADI dive center, or blissfully swaying in a hammock. 

How to get there


  • Velena International Airport in Male is a short domestic flight, plus a five-minute speedboat ride from the resort. 
  • The resort will arrange your flights between the airport and resort, providing you give us advance notice (additional cost). 
  • To reach the resort on the same day, guests must arrive at Male International Airport before 22:00 hours local Male time.
  • Upon landing in Male, head to the Flyme counter. The staff will lead you to your flight and assist with your baggage. 
  • Baggage allowance is 25 kg for checked baggage and 5 kg hand luggage. Charge for excess baggage to be settled at the Flyme counter directly at the rate of US$2 per KG plus taxes.
  • Check-in time is 1 pm.


  • Check-out time is 12 noon. 
  • You can return to Velena International Airport via a short speedboat ride and domestic flight (advance notice required, additional cost). 
  • Please note that it's not possible to organise departure domestic flight transfers for International flights which depart prior to 8:50 am local Male time.


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