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Nova Maldives

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Nova Maldives

5 star hotel
76 rooms
FREE Internet

Aquaholics - Nova

PADI 5 Star Dive Resort
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Nova embraces sustainability and mindfulness as core values, constantly striving for self-improvement in the modern Maldives resort context.
  • The villas feature custom-made furniture, neutral whites, natural light, and warm materials, creating a serene and minimalist ambiance.
  • Cozy villas offer king-size beds, rainfall showers, Apple TV, and High-Speed Internet, ensuring modern comforts and connectivity.
  • Nova's innovative meal plans extend beyond dining, encompassing a variety of adventures and experiences for a stay filled with joyful moments and soulful indulgence.
  • The resort provides numerous cozy corners and inviting spaces, allowing guests to relax, socialize, and reconnect with themselves and others.
  • The array of activities in the Maldives nurtures personal interests, ignites creativity, and nourishes the soul, offering moments of pure joy and inspiration.
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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: 30%
  • 30 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 52 days prior to arrival
  • 55.0% will be charged if you cancel between 52 and 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

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Dive Center


Aquaholics, Maldives, is located on the picturesque island of Vashafaru, nestled in the northernmost atoll of the Maldives.

With its breathtaking turquoise lagoon and stunning beach, Aquaholics offers a perfect destination for an unforgettable dream vacation. Guests can explore over 20 nearby dive sites and be amazed by the incredible underwater world teeming with sharks, turtles, majestic mantas, and a dazzling array of tropical fish in vibrant colors and unique shapes. The comfortable water temperature of 28 degrees Celsius enhances the overall diving experience.

Visitors can enjoy a boutique experience both on land and in the water when staying at Aquaholics. The passionate team at Aquaholics shares a deep love for the ocean and its wonders. They take great pleasure in guiding divers of all levels, ensuring unforgettable experiences beneath the waves.

Whether you are an experienced diver or a beginner, the team is dedicated to creating a memorable and exhilarating journey. For more information, guests are encouraged to explore the Aquaholics website or contact the team for any inquiries they may have.


If you haven't dived for the past 3 months a check dive in the house reef is required; if you haven't dived for the past 3 years, a scuba refresh is mandatory.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian

Dive Center Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Waterfront Location
  • House Reef
  • Dive Boat
  • Onsite Accommodation

Dive boat facilities

  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water
  • Tea And Coffee
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Seating Area
  • Shaded Space

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Rental Equipment

  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Wetsuit – Shorty
  • Open-Heel Fins
  • Wetsuit – 3Mm
  • Gauges
  • Children Sizes
  • Flashlight
  • Regulator
  • Dive Computer
  • Aluminum Cylinders
  • Large Cylinders (15L / 100 Cu. Ft.)

PADI® Courses Available

  • Scuba Diver
  • Refresher Dive
  • Reactivate Program
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Sports & Watersports

  • Football (Soccer)
  • Waterskiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Beach Volleyball


  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)

Food & drink

  • Beer And Wine
  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Kosher Food
  • Vegan


  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sandbank
  • Book Swap/Library
  • Live Music
  • Cooking Classes
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Island Hopping
  • Nightclub
  • Jet Skiing
  • Hiking

Good for...

  • Remote Getaways
  • Good Value For Money
  • Great Spa/Wellbeing Experience
  • Solo Travellers
  • Active Holidays


  • Marine Conservation Program


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

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

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

Resort Description

In the captivating realm of Maldivian resorts, Nova shines brightly as a new star. It goes beyond being a typical vacation spot and believes in something greater.

At Nova Maldives you can fully embrace the spirit of the Maldives and become part of the vibrant Nova community. Nova is located in the South Ari Atoll, and you can reach it in just 25 minutes by seaplane from Velana International Airport.

Nova is smart, playful, grounded, and responsible. It perfectly embodies the essence of Pulse Hotels & Resorts. It offers a unique twist on the all-inclusive concept, going beyond just providing meals and services. Nova invites everyone to enjoy everything it has to offer. From playing beach volleyball and going diving to exploring local art and culture, there are plenty of activities to keep you engaged.

Nova's villas, whether on land or over the water, are stylish and laid-back, providing a comfortable retreat. And when it comes to dining, you can savor delicious and fresh food. Nova is all about fostering real connections and making you feel joyful and well taken care of. You can take your time to do what makes your soul happy.

The island where Nova is located is 100% natural, with lush greenery and beautiful white sandy beaches. It's situated in one of the best locations in the Maldives. There are over 30 dive sites nearby, where you can encounter manta rays and whale sharks within just 40 minutes. Nova is the perfect destination for marine adventures. The lagoon and house reef surrounding the resort are some of the finest in the Maldives.

Whether you're looking for thrilling water sports at Aquaholics, pampering treatments at Eskape Spa, or opportunities to immerse yourself in the rich Maldivian culture through local community encounters, Nova warmly welcomes you to experience pure soulful joy.

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How to get there


  • The closest international airport is Velana International Airport (MLE) 
  •  The resort is located in South Ari Atoll, just a 25-minute scenic Seaplane ride from Velana International Airport. (additional charge apply).
  • Seaplane transfers to Nova are operated by a third-party company and shared with other guests, which is the only mode transportation available to book via Velana Airport. Seaplanes operate during daylight hours and are only available for international flights arriving in the Maldives prior to 1500hrs. • Baggage allowance: 20Kg for checked luggage per person and 1 piece of hand luggage not more than 5Kg per person. An excess baggage charge of US$ 5 per Kg (excluding taxes) will be applied by the airline for overweight bags. Infants are not entitled to any baggage allowances.
  • Check in time: Nova operates on 24-hr check-in/check-out policy – The time you check in on your first day is the time you’ll check out on your last day.


  • Check out time: Nova operates on 24-hr check-in/check-out policy – The time you check in on your first day is the time you’ll check out on your last day.
  • Seaplane transfer back to Male airport (additional charge apply). Your international flight should not be earlier than 0900hrs from Maldives for us to arrange seaplane transfer same morning. Last seaplane from Nova will usually depart around 1515hrs; exact time of departure will be confirmed one day prior.

The resort operates with a unique approach to check-in and check-out times, deviating from the traditional standards. Guests are granted the flexibility to check out of their Villas up to 24 hours after their initial check-in time. However, it is important to note that any additional time exceeding this period will incur additional charges



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