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Kinan Retreat

3 star hotel
Fenkuri, Javaahiru, Fulidhoo, Vaavu Atoll, Maldives
9 rooms
FREE Internet

Fulidhoo Dive

PADI 5 star dive center
Walking distance
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Kinan Retreat is a small, intimate hotel on the inhabited island of Fulidhoo
  • On-site restaurant serving a fusion of cuisine to guests
  • Excursions offered to stunning locations across Fulidhoo Island
  • Atoll is well-known for large pelagics, including grey reef sharks and big eye trevallies
  • Night dives to the Alimatha house reef bring divers closer to large populations of nurse sharks
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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

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  • 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 40 days prior to arrival
  • 55.0% will be charged if you cancel between 40 and 27 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 27 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Kinan Retreat

What to see

This atoll is the Maldives’ most easterly and isn’t protected from the currents during the north-east monsoon. This helps attract sharks and mantas. There is also the possibility of seeing the ocean’s placid giant – a whale shark.

The upper parts of the channels’ outer reefs tend to have better corals. Some of the hard corals burst with color as though Jackson Pollock flicked paint on them.

The variety of marine life around the Vaavu atoll is extensive. Your dive log will fill up faster than you drift through the atoll’s channels.

Dive Center


  • Fulidhoo Dive is a PADI 5* Dive Resort center on Fulidhoo Island in the Maldives
  • Channel dives allow you to watch all marine life passing through the atolls
  • Night dives to Alimatha to see nurse sharks up close
  • Hammerhead safari dives, reached via speedboat
  • Access to east and west of atoll, so perfect for year-round diving


Fulidhoo Dive is the only PADI-registered 5* dive center on Fulidhoo.

The dive center is in the heart of channel diving territory in the area. Night dives are particularly popular, especially to Alimatha house reef, where divers can encounter dozens of schooling nurse sharks (apparently one of the world's largest congregations). Being comfortable in medium-strong current is advisable for this atoll. In the channels, divers can expect to see large numbers of nurse sharks all year round, as well as abundant pelagic life.

We offer a range of equipment to divers. All our fins are the latest from ScubaPro, as are our BCDs, regulators, masks and snorkels. We also provide custom wetsuits from Aqualung and Uwatech dive computers from ScubaPro. We were among the first dive centers in the local area to be certified as a Pure Air Station by Bauer. 

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Diving gear

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

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI® Courses Available

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

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Beach Front Location
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Beach Volleyball


  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food


  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Resort Description

Kinan Retreat offers nine comfortable rooms on beautiful Fulidhoo Island, located a few miles from the capital Male and a four-minute walk from the beach.

The resort offers a quieter atmosphere, with Fulidhoo Island home to around 200 people. There's a crystal clear lagoon steps from the guesthouse and the dive center is located next door.

The restaurant offers on-site dining influenced by local and western options. Kinan Retreat is located on a local island in the Maldives, offering guests an authentic Maldivian experience away from the larger resort islands.

Kinan Retreat offers a range of excursions to guests including a sandbank tour to rest, enjoy the sun and watch the bird flocks head out over the lagoon. There's also dolphin cruising and shark point snorkeling for you to enjoy.

How to get there


  • On arrival at Malé International Airport (MLE), you can take a speedboat from Male direct to Fulidhoo (additional cost, advance notice required).


  • Upon your return, the speedboat transfer back to Male departs from Fulidhoo in the morning (additional cost, advance notice required). 

Due to Covid, there is currently only ONE affordable way of reaching the island - this is to join the ICom speedboat to Maafushi and then transit there to Fulidhoo. This is very simple. You can pick you up at the airport (You'll have a sign) and then go directly to Maafushi, which is an island halfway between the airport and Fulidhoo - there you'll transit to Fulidhoo with the same company so it's very easy. On the way back, it's the same process.

Please study the schedule below carefully when choosing flights:


Airport-Mafushi Departure time 13:30
Mafushi-Fulidhoo Departure time 14:15 
Fulidhoo expected arrival time 14:45

Fulidhoo-Mafushi Departure time 07:00 
Mafushi-Airport Departure time 08:00 
Airport expected arrival time 08:30

Children below 3 years free of charge. Children between 3-10 yrs pay half price

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