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RIU Palace Maldivas

5 star hotel
Gadifuri-Maafushi Island, Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives
114 rooms
FREE Internet

ScubaCaribe Maldives

5 star dive center
Onsite Show address

Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives

Package highlights

  • RIU Palace Maldivas is a pristine private island paradise, complete with luxury over-water bungalows, a beach, infinity pools, a spa and a PADI dive center
  • Everywhere you go on the island, you're surrounded by amazing white sand beach and turquoise waters
  • Dive or snorkel with turtles and rays in gin-clear waters, and enjoy plenty of sunshine with year-round temperatures hovering around 30°C
  • Soothe post-dive muscles with a steam bath or a massage at the wellness spa, then cool off with a drink in the swim-up bar
  • A once-in-a-lifetime experience to dive the Indian Ocean in absolute luxury
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Dates & Prices

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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

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

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: 20% (downpayment)
  • 37 days before trip start: 80% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 10 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 10 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the RIU Palace Maldivas

What to see

Dhaalu Atoll has over 30 dive sites to explore. There are many different types of coral, such as large table corals, finger corals and substantial anemone colonies with pink tentacles swaying in the current. Clark’s anemonefish can be found snuggled into them.


Amongst the reefs, you’ll see moray eels, turtles and reef sharks. The variety of fish includes glassy, puffer, grouper, parrot and lion. Sabre squirrelfish, with an elongated jaw, look grumpy and lizard fish sneak amongst the rocks.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • ScubaCaribe has over 25 years experience and offers high quality equipment, multilingual instructors and free Nitrox
  • Their Maldivian Dive Center is reachable on foot from both the RIU Hotels, making diving easy and flexible
  • Dive and snorkel with reef sharks, turtles, eels and rays in warm, crystal clear waters. Dolphins can be spotted during the boat trip to the dive sites
  • Shallow dives with abundant marine life are suitable for any level of diver, and the deeper dives offer a challenge for the more advanced

Description

ScubaCaribe is a PADI dive center that has been providing a complete range of diving and snorkeling all over the world since 1991.

The ScubaCaribe Maldives center can be found at Hotel Riu Atoll. It offers diving and snorkeling in the Maldives - a tropical island nation, consisting of 1,190 islands grouped in 26 ring-shaped atolls. 

The dive center is blessed with an amazing underwater world, an abundance of marine life, crystal clear warm waters and plenty of sunshine, with temperatures hovering around 30°C throughout the year with occasional monsoon rains mainly occurring between June and August.

The wide channels of Dhaalu Atoll are suitable for all kind of dive levels, from beginner to pro. Advanced divers can explore the deeper caves. Expect drop-offs, stunning anemone corals, moray eels, mobula rays and colorful gobies.


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DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Refresher Dive
  • Reactivate Program
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Ac Classroom
  • Shop
  • Beach Front Location
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Dutch

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Dive boat facilities

  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Camera Rinse Tanks

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Live Music
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Jet Skiing

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Vegan

Wellness & Relaxation

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

Facilities

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

Great for families

  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Resort Description

RIU Palace Maldivas has a special magic that enchants all who visit, from breathtaking sunsets to the clear, turtle-filled waters that surround you.

This luxury 5* resort is located on the private island of Kedhigandu and offers an all-inclusive 24-hour service, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a wide range of cuisines and many relaxation and entertainment options. An 800-meter-long pier, lined with beautiful water bungalows connects the RIU Palace to RIU Atoll Hotel.

The pool is one of its most charming places, as it has stunning views of the sea with a swim-up bar and a chill-out zone. If you prefer white sand and crystalline waters, the hotel has direct access to the beach that fringes the island, where you can relax on the sun loungers that are set up for you.  

There are two restaurants on site and you can also take advantage of the neighbouring Hotel Riu Atoll’s restaurants and facilities including a PADI dive center, spa, watersports, and entertainment programmes full of shows and live music. 



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How to get there

Arrival 

  • From Velana International Airport, it will take you one hour to reach the resort via a domestic flight and a short boat ride (additional cost, advance notice required). 
  • Check in time is 3 pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 12 noon. 
  • Following check out, you can return to the airport via boat and domestic flight (additional cost, advance notice required). 

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