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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

Dive Oceanus - Holiday Island

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite Show address

Maamigili, Maldives

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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Dates & Prices

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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
24/7 EXPERT DIVING ADVICE from travel agents who are all divers.
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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

Payment terms

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

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 28 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 28 and 8 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Holiday Island Resort

What to see

The exciting drift dives in the atoll's channels are what attracts divers to Faafu. The experience is added to by the healthy reefs, colorful soft and hard corals, mantas and the possibility of a whale shark.

You’ll also see rays, turtles, reef sharks, moray eels, groupers and lobsters. Ghost pipefish with camouflage-like patterns will drift by, and you might spot a frogfish using its flexible structure to blend in with the rocks. They swell when threatened and propel like they’re swimming the breaststroke.

The anemone corals are bright, and red sea fans are shaped like banyan trees.

You won’t be bored when you're exploring Faafu's dive sites.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • 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

Description

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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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Ac Classroom
  • Training Pool
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

PADI® Courses Available

  • Refresher Dive
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Drift Diving
  • Other Specialties

Dive boat facilities

  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water
  • Seating Area
  • Dry Area

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Filling Station

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities

Sports & Watersports

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

Activities

  • Island Hopping
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Jet Skiing

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge

Payments

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

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

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

Wellness & Relaxation

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

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

Arrival 

  • 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). 
  • 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.

Departure

  • 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). 

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