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Nika Island Resort

5 star hotel
Kudafolhudhoo, Kudafolhudhoo island, North Ari Atoll, Maldives, Maldives
48 rooms
FREE Internet

Nika Dive Center

PADI dive center
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Nika Island Resort offers rustic bungalows, all with their own private beach
  • Accommodation is separated by dense vegeation for total seclusion
  • Villas have jacuzzis, sun beds and outdoor showers
  • Lotus Spa includes eight massage rooms, relaxing pool, sauna and more
  • Choice of three eateries, plus bars, offering international and regional cuisine
  • Diverse dive sites accessible, including channels, walls, thilas and reefs
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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.
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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

  • 30% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 67 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 67 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Nika Island Resort

What to see

The Ari Atoll is famous among divers for its volume of pelagic species. It is not uncommon to see manta rays, whale sharks, hammerheads, guitar sharks, turtles, grey reef sharks and eagle rays all within a week’s diving.

While the Ari Atoll may be heaven for big species, it features a good deal of macro life as well. Frogfish, zebra morays, nudibranchs, blueline snappers and hundreds of other colorful fish species reside here.

Wherever you dive in the Ari Atoll, you are sure to be slack-jawed at least once a day by the sheer number of pelagic species you will encounter.

Dive Center


  • Nika Dive Center is a PADI 5* center offering multilingual diving and instruction
  • Great house reef, ideal for beginners and snorkelers 
  • Over 20 dive sites easily accessible by boat (up to 30 minutes away)
  • Small groups for a dedicated dive service
  • Special trips to North Ari hotspots, such as Rasdhoo, (for hammerheads) on request


Nika Dive Center is run by highly-qualified European instructors who share their professional expertise and arrange daily excursions into the fabulous Maldivian waters.

The area around the resort and dive center is home to some of the best dive sites in the Maldives, including top-notch thilas such as Hafsa Thila, Maaya Thila and Bodu Thila. Over 20 dive sites are easily accesible by boat, up to 30 minutes away.

There's also a gorgeous house reef if you want to explore a bit closer to home, with the chance to see baby reef sharks, nurse sharks and turtles in the warm waters. The dive center itself is a PADI 5* center and offers a range of certifications to both beginners and certified divers alike.

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PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Diving Facilities

  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Resort Amenities


  • Sunset Cruises
  • Live Music
  • Island Hopping
  • Karaoke

Sports & Watersports

  • Football (Soccer)
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Beach Volleyball

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services


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


  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Equipment For Kids

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

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

Resort Description

Nika Island Resort, surrounded by a stunning house reef, is the only island in the Maldives where all bungalows have their own private beach.

All accommodation also features jacuzzi, sun beds, swing and outdoor shower. There are two bars where guests can enjoy music, happy hours, wonderful sunsets, board games, library and satellite TV or just chill out in the breeze of the ocean.

The coffee shop is located close to the main beach and is an ideal location to watch the sun go down after a lazy day basking in its brilliance. The restaurant also boasts a deck where you can dine with candles, the twinkling stars and the waves rolling on to the beach.

North Ari Atoll offers flexibility in terms of dive sites, including channels, thilas, walls and reefs. The main attraction of this part of the atoll is the regular encounters with big marine life. Some of the best dive sites in the area - including Maaya Thila and Gangheu Kandu can be accessed conveniently from Nika Island Resort.

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How to get there


  • The best airport to fly into is Male International Airport, which is around 25 minutes from the resort. 
  • You'll connect to the resort via seaplane (with Trans Maldivian Airlines). 
  • The seaplane can only fly during daylight hours. In the event of late arrivals (after 3.30 pm), an overnight stay in Male at your own expense will be necessary.
  • Sea plane transportation fare includes a baggage allowance of 44 lbs (20 kg) per passenger and hand luggage up to 11 lbs (5 kg). Extra Luggage will be charged at USD 4 per 2.2 lbs (1 kg).
  • After the flight you will be met at the dock by resort staff and taken to the reception area to check in.


  • On the last morning of your vacation, once you have checked out at the reception you will join the seaplane transfer back to Male.
  • In the event of early morning international flight departures (before 9:30 am), you will need to travel to Male the day before and stay overnight at your own expense. 


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