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3 Star
PADI dive center
House reef

Resort Highlights

  • Modern, fresh guesthouse on Rasdhoo Island
  • Coral gardens, sharks, rays and reef fish
  • Chance to see whale sharks and hammerhead sharks
  • Private white sand beach, nearby sandbank
  • Enclosed courtyard with outdoor showers, hammocks
  • Sunrise champagne breakfast, picnic lunch, candlelight dinner


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If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final


You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 35% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 65% (balance) is due 42 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

- 50% of the total invoice if cancelled 28 - 22 days before the expected date of arrival. 100% of the total invoice with one way transfer if cancelled 21 - 00 days before the expected date of arrival. 100% cancellation fee with one way transfer will be applicable for No-shows. No refund will be made for any under stays.

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Resort Description

Rasdhoo Dive Lodge is a crisp, modern guesthouse on Rasdhoo Island in Ari Ari Atoll. 

Rasdhoo is home to some of the best coral reefs in the Maldives. Shallow atolls provide refuge to whale sharks, mantas, eagle rays, reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, moray eels and reef fish. 

The island is roughly 575 meters long and 400 meters wide, home to roughly 1200 local Maldivians and surrounded by turquoise lagoon. A private beach is available for swimming and sun bathing.

The lodge is comprised of 8 air conditioned guestrooms, each with access to an enclosed white sand courtyard with lush foliage, outdoor showers and hammocks. 

Icoco Restaurant is open from 7am till late, serving Western, Asian and Maldivian cuisine. A 50'' flat screen TV is available in the restaurant's lounge area. 

Sunrise champagne breakfast, picnic lunch or candlelight dinner can be arranged on a nearby sandbank, where alcoholic beverages may be consumed. 

Explore diving around the Rasdhoo Dive Lodge

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


  • PADI Dive Resort on Rasdhoo Island
  • Two comfortable, shaded Dhonis (traditional Maldivian boats)
  • 5:45am Hammerhead Point dive
  • Daily two-tank boat dives to local reefs
  • Night dive on nearby wreck
  • Every dive is a boat dive and group sizes are kept small
  • Only dive center to offer Nitrox on Rasdhoo Island


Rasdhoo Dive Center is located on Rasdhoo Island, Ari Ari Atoll, a moment's walk from the ocean. 

Dive trips depart at 5:45 for the Hammerhead Point dive, at 8:30 for a double/single tank dive at two of the local dive sites, at 2:30pm for a single tank dive at a local dive site and at 5:45pm for a sunset/night dive at a local wreck. 

Facilities include a classroom, office, workshop, change room, wet area and a range of rental gear capable of kitting out 40 divers simultaniously. 

The Bauer Poseidon is capable of filling 25 tanks per hour, and is the only place on the island to find Nitrox. 

Rasdhoo Dive Center has 2 comfortable and sheltered diving boats (traditional Maldivian Dhonis). 


PADI Courses Available

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

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym


  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Great for families

  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services


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  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing

How to get there


  • To may arrive by public ferry, speedboat ferry or seaplane. All options incur an additonal cost. 
  • The public ferry takes around 3.5 hours to reach Rasdhoo Island. Prior booking is not possible and the boat departs from Male City (Vilingili Terminal on the south west corner of Male City) for Rasdhoo. They leave on Mondays and Thursday at 9am. 
  • Speedboat ferries take around 1 hour and departs from Male (jetty 5 or 6 in front of the Bank of Maldives, Main Branch in Male City) for Rasdhoo at 10:30am and 4pm daily. 
  • Seaplanes depart daily and take 15 minutes to reach Rasdhoo Island. Advanced booking is required. Baggage restriction is 20 kilos and 5 kilos for hand luggage. Excess weight will be charged extra. 


  • You may catch the public ferry, speedboat ferry or seaplane back to Male. 
  • The public ferry departs from Rasdoo Island to Male City at 11am on SUnday and Wednesdays. 
  • Speedboat ferries depart at 7:30am and 1:30pm daily. 
  • Seaplane transfers require advance booking and run daily. 


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