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Maldives / Seenu Atoll
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South Palm Resort Maldives

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South Palm Resort Maldives

4 star hotel
Ismehela Hera, Addu City, Maldives
130 rooms
FREE Internet

Southern Maldives Divers

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Experience an unforgettable private island dive adventure at South Palm Resort Maldives and feel a million miles from every day life, above and below the waves
  • The onsite PADI dive enter offers year-round encounters with large manta rays and fascinating dives over the world-class WWII wreck British Loyalty
  • The inside atoll is home to a large dolphin population and these sociable creatures often come along for the boat rides - if you're lucky you can stop and swim with them
  • Hawksbill and green turtles can be spotted on most dives, and in November you can enjoy the spectacle of the annual whale migration
  • The floating spa is a must after a full day's diving - enjoy a soothing massage over the clear blue ocean
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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: 20%
  • 44 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 21 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the South Palm Resort Maldives

Dive Center


  • Southern Maldives Divers is based in Addu which is famous for its resident dolphin population, the year round manta point Mudakan and the WW2 wreck British Loyalty
  • The friendly crew have years of experience diving this Atoll, and will show you the most beautiful reefs, fantastic coral, and  a great variety of sharks
  • In November, you can experience the wonder of the annual whale migration
  • This is a great place for new divers as the currents tend to be more manageable here than in other parts of the Maldives


Southern Maldives Divers is a PADI dive center on the beautiful South Palm Resort Island, on the southernmost atoll of the Maldives.

This PADI diving school is located next to the Sunset Villas in the South Palm Resort and offers diving around the spectacular Addu Atoll. Currents tend to be more manageable here than in other parts of the Maldives, which makes Addu a perfect location for both novice and experienced divers. 

Enjoy large manta rays and dive the world famous WWII wreck British Loyalty on the same day. The channels are full of life and big pelagic sightings are not uncommon. Since many of the dive sites are on the outside reefs, visibility tends to be well above 20 meters. 

The inside atoll is home to a large dolphin population and these sociable creatures often join the boat rides. With a bit of luck it is even possible to meet them under water. Both hawksbill and large green turtles can be spotted on many dives, both inside and outside the atoll, while Napoleon wrasses of all sizes are plentiful. Last but not least, you can experience the wonder of the annual whale migration in November. 


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PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Sports & Watersports

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


  • Island Hopping
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Live Music
  • Cooking Classes
  • Sandbank
  • Karaoke
  • Jet Skiing
  • Nightclub

Food & drink

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

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Kids Pool
  • Kids Playground


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


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

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

Spot dolphins and mantas year-round and indulge in a floating spa treatment at the beautiful South Palm Resort Maldives.

This haven of peace and tranquility is surrounded by white sandy beaches and a clear lagoon. Located on a private island at the remote, southern tip of the Maldives, South Palm Resort Maldives is a million miles from the stresses and strains of everyday life. 

The six stylish villa categories anticipate all of your holiday needs and are all designed to enjoy breathtaking ocean views. The PADI dive center is located next to the Sunrise Villas and offers diving around the spectacular Addu Atoll. The Kurumba Spa is one of a kind, with the first ever floating spa rooms in the Maldives. 


How to get there


  • Gan International Airport is 10 minutes by speedboat from the resort. 
  • Alternatively, you can fly to Velena International Airport in Male. From there, you'll need to take a connecting 70 minute domestic flight to Gan International Airport. The price for domestic flight is around 350 USD per person. 
  • If you choose to take a domestic flight, be aware that the transfer provider imposes a luggage restriction of 20 kg of checked luggage and 5 kg of hand luggage, additional weight will be charged at 3 USD per kg. 
  • Please be aware that the last domestic flight leaves at 4 pm. Therefore, if you are due to land at Male International Airport after 12 pm noon, you will need to stay one night in Male and make your way to the resort the following day. 
  • The final option is to fly to Bandaranaike International Airport (Colombo) and take a direct flight to Gan Via Sri Lankan Airlines.
  • The resort will pick you up from Gan International Airport and bring you to the resort via speedboat (advance notice required, additional cost). 
  • Check-in time is 2 pm. 


  • Check-out time is 12 noon. 
  • Following check-out, the resort will take you back to Gan International Airport by speedboat (advance notice required, additional cost). From there, you can catch your flight home or hop aboard a domestic flight back to Velena International Airport (advance booking required for domestic flights). 


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