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Resort Highlights

  • LUX* is a luxurious private island resort on South Ari Atoll
  • Mantas, whale sharks, tropical reef fish can be seen
  • Pinnacles, channels and sheltered coral gardens
  • Over-water and beachfront villas, some with private pool
  • 11 bars and resturants serving internationally-inspired dishes
  • 24 hour room service, LUX* Me Spa, watersports

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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

  • 50% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 50% (balance) is due 51 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 38 days prior to arrival
  • 25% will be charged if you cancel between 38 and 28 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 28 and 15 days prior to arrival
  • 75% will be charged if you cancel between 15 and 10 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 10 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

LUX* South Ari Atoll is a luxurious, private island resort in the Maldives. 

Clear blue seas, mantas, whale sharks and multi-coloured reef fish are at home in this region of the world. Dive on protected coral shallows or drift through channels and past pinnacles. 

The resort is comprised of over-water and beach front villas. All are air-conditioned, with large beds, LUX* bath products and access to the turquoise lagoon.

There are 11 restaurants and bars, serving a selection of Asian, Mediterranean and Western cuisine, signature coffee and tropical cocktails. 

Enjoy 24 hour room service, LUX* Me Spa and a huge selection of water sports including fly boarding, sunset fishing and jet skiing.  

Explore diving around the LUX* South Ari Atoll

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

  • PADI 5* Dive Resort in South Ari Atoll
  • 40+ local dive sites, max 1 hour drive 
  • See whale sharks year-round
  • Full range of PADI courses, including kids courses
  • 2 traditional, shaded dhoni boats
  • Free Nitrox

Description

Euro-Divers @ LUX* Maldives is a PADI 5* Dive Resort in South Ari Atoll. 

Daily boat trips depart for 40+ local dive sites. These include coral reefs, drift dive sites and wrecks. All dive sites are accessible within 1 hour of the resort, some only 5 minutes away. 

May till November brings occasional rain, but is the best time to see whale sharks. Between December and April, look out for manta rays. Fluo night diving is offered, with equipment to rent. 

Nitrox is provided free of charge, and kids diving courses are offered. All levels of PADI recreational training is available in 5 languages. 

There are 2 diving boats, both traditional dhonis with ample shade and space for up to 18 divers. 

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
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Adaptors & tanks

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

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Camera Room
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Other

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Nightclub
  • Jet Skiing

Food & drink

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

Wellness & Relaxation

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

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Great for families

  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Darts
  • Cycling
  • Beach Volleyball

How to get there

Arrival

  • Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) provide seaplane transfers between the international airport and the resort. The journey is a 25 minute flight to the island which may include 1 stop en route. 
  • Depending on your flight arrival time, you may also take a 20 minute domestic flight with FLYME and then a 10 minute speedboat transfer.
  • Both transfer options incur an additional equal cost. 
  • Luggage allowance per person is 20kgs plus 5kgs hand luggage. 
  • Check in is at 2pm. Early check in is charged at 100% of the room value (based upon availability). 

Departure

  • Check out is at 11am.
  • Late check out until 6pm is charged at 50% of the room rate, and after 6pm it is 100% of the room rate (based upon availability).
  • You will return to the international airport by either seaplane or domestic flight and speedboat, depending on your schedule. 

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