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Rihiveli the Dream

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Rihiveli the Dream

4 star hotel
Mahaanaelhihuraa, Rihiveli, Maldives
48 rooms
FREE Internet

Blue Dream Rihiveli

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Rihiveli the Dream is a traditionally-built luxury resort set in lush tropical gardens
  • Overwater restaurant faces sunrise and provides views of juvenile sharks
  • Charming bungalows with seaviews sit among the palm trees
  • Superb diving available, with large pelagic encounters in the nearby channels

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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%
  • 60 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 37 days prior to arrival
  • 55.0% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 21 days prior to arrival
  • 80.0% will be charged if you cancel between 21 and 10 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 10 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Rihiveli the Dream

What to see

Most of the marine life in the South Male Atoll is of the larger variety due to the strong currents that favor the area. It is here that divers spot eagle rays, turtles, grey sharks, reef sharks, mantas, whale sharks, schools of fusiliers, barracuda, trevally and even hammerhead sharks (from May to November).

Of course, smaller marine life also exists, especially in the interior of the atoll. To the delight of divers, anemones, shrimp, lionfish, squirrelfish, soldierfish, unicorn fish, morays and batfish are commonly spotted.

Wherever you dive, the wild ride known as the South Male Atoll is sure to give you at least one “wow” moment.

Dive Center


  • 5* diving center offering access to a wide range of varied dive sites
  • Convenient location, with most boat rides 10-40 minutes away
  • Incredible long reefs, perfect for drift diving
  • Beautiful underwater islands (thilas) available to dive


Blue Dream Rihiveli is a PADI 5* dive center offering relaxed, professional dives of the best sites surrounding Riviheli the Dream.

The dive sites around Rihiveli The Dream are world famous for their marine-life riches: sharks, whale sharks, manta rays, tuna, grouper and turtles. Boat dives are done from a traditional Maldivian dhoni that can carry up to 20 divers. Dive around the 22 islands of the South Male Atoll, in perfect diving conditions with great visibility.



Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Beach Front Location
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Diving gear

  • Filling Station

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games

Food & drink

  • Beer And Wine
  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Sports & Watersports

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


  • Book Swap/Library
  • Live Music


  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Games Room


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services
  • Yoga

Resort Description

Rihiveli the Dream combines traditional architecture with a lush tropical landscape, located on the edge of the oceanic barrier reef.

The resort is unique in that it has two virgin islets, surrounded by a turquoise lagoon, which is regularly visited by a pod of dolphins. It is located in the Kaafu South Male Atoll, just a 50 minute speedboat ride from the international airport.

The beautiful overwater restaurant faces the sunrise and from your vantage point you'll be able to see turtles, juvenile sharks and colourful fish. The sunset bar allows you to soak up glorious sunsets across the ocean. The resort operates a #NoNewsNoShoes policy - in line with this, WiFi is only accessible at the bar and restaurant.

Accommodation is in airy, charming bungalows with sea view (sun rise or sunset side), perfectly shaded under the palm trees, creating a cool temperature in the rooms. The dive sites around Rihiveli are world renowned thanks to the pelagic encounters in the nearby channels.

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How to get there


  • The island is located in the Kaafu South Male Atoll, a 50-minute speed boat ride from the airport
  • Transfers can be booked for an additional cost per person
  • Check-in time is 3pm


  • Check-out time is 12pm
  • Transfers back to Male can be booked for an additional cost per person: this is a 50 minute speedboat ride


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