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Maldives / South Ari Atoll
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LUX* South Ari Atoll

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LUX* South Ari Atoll

5 star hotel
South Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu, South Ari Atoll, Maldives
193 rooms
FREE Internet

Euro-Divers LUX* South Ari Atoll

PADI 5 Star Dive Resort
Max 6 divers per guide

Package 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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Travel Resources

LUX* South Ari Atoll is thrilled to announce the development of a new mock-up villa. Scheduled from June 1 to September 30, 2024, this project is designed to inspire future plans and enhancements, further elevating the luxury and comfort of the resort.

To ensure minimal disturbance to guests, only one villa will be involved in the project, and nearby villas will be closed. The affected area is marked in blue on the attached map.

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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: 25%
  • 50 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 35 days prior to arrival
  • 25.0% will be charged if you cancel between 35 and 25 days prior to arrival
  • 50.0% will be charged if you cancel between 25 and 12 days prior to arrival
  • 75.0% will be charged if you cancel between 12 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 LUX* South Ari Atoll

Dive Center


  • PADI 5* Dive Resort in South Ari Atoll
  • 50+ 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


LUX* South Ari Atoll is renowned for its rich marine diversity, particularly the presence of whale sharks that gracefully navigate the resort's waters throughout the year. This unique feature attracts adventurers from across the globe who seek an extraordinary encounter with the gentle giants of the Indian Ocean.

The resort boasts a PADI 5-Star dive centre, Euro-Divers LUX* South Ari Atoll, offering a variety of PADI courses. The sheltered lagoon provides an ideal setting for beginners embarking on their inaugural Discover Scuba Diving experience.

For certified divers, an array of approximately 50 captivating dive sites awaits, accessible within 10 to 60 minutes by the resort's spacious traditional Dhoni boat. (Please note that shore dives are not available at the resort and boat fees are mandatory to be paid on site).

Positioned just a brief distance from the famed "Dhigurah channel," celebrated for its Thila dives, the resort is strategically located 10-15 minutes away from the renowned 'Kuda Rah Thila,' the first national marine protected area in the Maldives, showcasing stunning corals and teeming with thousands of blue-lined snappers.

Adventurous divers can enhance their experience by incorporating an underwater scooter (DPV) into their dives. With guidance from their instructor, divers can explore a more extensive area while conserving air. The DPV promises a blend of enjoyment and ease of handling, making it an ideal choice for navigating the Thilas in the Dhigurah channel.

The resort offers morning, afternoon, full-day, and night dives, each promising to transport divers to the most breathtaking dive sites in South Ari Atoll, ensuring a series of unforgettable underwater experiences.

A must-not-miss highlight is the FLUORESCENCE NIGHT DIVE, an extraordinary opportunity to witness the underwater world in a completely different light.

NOTE: All dives are classified as "boat dives," and please note that the mandatory "boat fees" are not included in the initial cost. These fees must be settled on-site. Additionally, it's important to mention that house reef dives are not available.

When selecting a dive package, please be aware that the included dives must be completed within a continuous timeframe. You must choose packages with 5, 10, and 15 (individual packages that cannot be shared) or, 30 or 40 dives (small group or family packages that can be shared with up to 4 divers)

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Rental Equipment

  • Flashlight
  • Dive Computer
  • Children Sizes
  • Regulator
  • Compass
  • Aluminum Cylinders
  • Camera
  • Bcd
  • Scooter (Dpv)
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Wetsuit – Shorty
  • Full-Foot Fins

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Chinese
  • Bengali

Dive Center Facilities

  • Onsite Classroom
  • Adaptive Services Facility
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Dive Boat
  • Onsite Accommodation

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities


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

Sports & Watersports

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


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


  • Jet Skiing
  • Nightclub

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

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

Great for families

  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Wellness & Relaxation

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

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.  


How to get there


  • 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.
  • Seaplane transfers only depart between 6 am and 4 pm, whereas domestic flights depart between 6 am and 11 pm. 
  • The luggage weight quota for both Seaplane and Domestic flight is 20 kg and 05 kg for hand luggage per adult. The excess luggage weight per additional kilo is USD 5 + applicable tax.
  • Check in is at 2pm. Early check in is charged at 100% of the room value (based upon availability). 


  • 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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