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Sun Island Resort & Spa

4 star hotel
Sun Island, Alif Dhaal Atoll, Maldives
462 rooms
FREE Internet

Dive Oceanus - Sun Island

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Sun Island’s priceless location gives divers a very high chance of encountering whale sharks and manta rays from early June onwards
  • The rich house reef is easily accessible at any time and is a great place for fun dives, beginner courses or snorkeling
  • The breathtaking Kuda Rah Thila - resembling an underwater cascade of flowers - is in easy reach as are Manta Point and Whale Shark Point
  • Relax and refuel after dives with spa treatments and gourmet food on this paradise island
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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: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 28 days prior to arrival
  • 55.0% will be charged if you cancel between 28 and 8 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Sun Island Resort & Spa

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


  • See sharks resting on the sandy bottom, stingrays, eagle rays and, from early June onwards, whale sharks at Shark Point
  • Spot mantas, morays, scorpion fish, octopus, large Napoleon wrasse, and triggerfish at Manta Point
  • Dive one of the most famous dive sites in the south Ari-Atoll, Kuda Rah Thila, a beautiful reef covered with soft corals of all sorts of colors
  • White tip and grey reef sharks are almost always present at Angaga Thila


Dive Whale Shark Point and Manta Point with the 5* PADI Dive Oceanus - Sun Island.

Dive Oceanus is one of the largest dive centers in the Maldives with multiple boats and almost 100 full equipment sets for rental. Two-tank dive trips are arranged every morning and an additional one-tank dive in the afternoon, as well as night dives. The beautiful house reef is easily accessible at any time and is a great place for fun dives, beginner courses or just a swim around and snorkeling. Nitrox is available free of charge for qualified divers – perfect for staying within the no decompression limits during the 60 minute dive time offered. Choose from a full range of PADI scuba diving courses, from Discover Scuba Diving up to Divemaster. 

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Dive boat facilities

  • Dry Area
  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water
  • Seating Area

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Ac Classroom
  • Training Pool
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

PADI® Courses Available

  • Refresher Dive
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Drift Diving
  • Other Specialties

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

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

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities


  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sandbank
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Jet Skiing

Food & drink

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


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


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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Fishing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Great for families

  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Yoga

Resort Description

The full enchantment of the Maldives awaits you at Sun Island Resort & Spa, located in Ari Atoll, famous for its fantastic pelagic life.

This luxurious resort is made up of beautiful villas and overwater bungalows, and features nine dining options, and an outdoor swimming pool. There's a 5* PADI dive center on-site offering plenty of opportunities to dive with whale sharks, peacefully cruising along the stretch of outside reef with their giant mouths open gobbling up their food as they swim. 

The in-house spa offers Ayurvedic, body, and facial treatments to soother post-dive muscles, and a number of boutiques at the heart of the island provide a selection of holiday essentials, luxuries and mementos.

Dining options range from homegrown produce at the ZERO Restaurant served directly from property gardens, to the buffets at Maaniya and Southern Star restaurants. The Sun Star Restaurant offers Thai options, while Ristorante Alí Pontile serves Italian a la carte and Japanese. 


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How to get there


  • The best airport to fly into is Velena International Airport in Male. 
  • The resort will arrange your air transfers and speedboat in advance, provided you give advance notice of your flight details (additional cost). 
  • Baggage allowance is 25 kg for checked baggage and 5 kg hand luggage. Excess baggage can be booked at the Flyme counter directly at the rate of US$2 per KG plus taxes.
  • Please note that in order to make it to the resort on the same day, your international flight must land before 10 pm. 
  • Check-in time is 1 pm. 


  • Check-out time is 12 noon. 
  • Following check-out, the resort will assist you in reaching your speedboat and flight back to the international airport. 
  • The earliest international flight you will be able to make is 9 am. If your flight departs earlier than this, you will need to travel to the airport the evening before and stay over one night in Male. 


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