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Vakarufalhi Island Resort

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Vakarufalhi Island Resort

5 star hotel
Vakarufalhi Island, South Ari Atoll, Maldives
75 rooms
FREE Internet

PRODIVERS VAKARUFALHI

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Private island luxury resort with all-inclusive option
  • Easy access to beautiful house reef
  • Manta Point, whale shark seeking, turtle excursions
  • 5* guestrooms with open-air bathrooms, king sized beds
  • Over-water Duniye Spa, couples treatments
  • Private dinners on the beach or in your villa
  • Water sports, fishing, snorkelling, dolphin cruise
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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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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: 55%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 37 days prior to your arrival date, you will lose 5% of your booking; 55% if you cancel between 37 and 28 days prior to your arrival date; you will lose 100% if you cancel less 28 days prior to your arrival date.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS:  If travel restrictions are implemented by the local governments due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) which means you are unable to travel,  we offer an option of re-schedule the trip for future date under the same rates and conditions. If not, free cancellation will be offered case by case.

Explore diving around the Vakarufalhi Island Resort

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

Highlights

  • 5* Dive Center in South Ari Atoll
  • Locally experienced, multilingual dive team
  • Year-round whale shark and manta sightings
  • 30+ varied dive sites within 40 minutes' drive
  • Scooter diving, plus specialty training
  • Spacious traditional Dhoni dive boats
  • Fruits, sandwiches, cake, soft drinks on full day trips

Description

Prodivers Vakarufalhi is located within one of the Maldives' diving hot spots, South Ari Atoll.

The team boast a wealth of local experience and offer a wide variety of daily dive trips. Choose from wrecks, coral gardens, drop offs, overhangs, channels and more.

30+ local dive sites are within 40 minutes' drive and offer the chance to see whale sharks, manta rays, turtles, eagle rays, nurse sharks, soft corals and large schools of colourful reef fish. 

Scooter diving is available on request, and training is available. The team offer a full range of PADI recreational courses in 6 languages. 

The dive boats are traditional, spacious and shaded Dhonis. Refreshments are provided on board. 

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Dive boat facilities

  • Shaded Space
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Fresh Water Shower
  • Ladder
  • Custom Built
  • Drinking Water
  • Lunch Provided On Full Diving Days
  • Toilet

PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Other

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sandbank
  • Island Hopping
  • Nightclub

Great for families

  • Board Games

Facilities

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

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Ping Pong
  • Darts
  • Beach Volleyball

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

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

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Resort Description

Vakarufalhi Island Resort is a luxury private island destination in South Ari Atoll. 

The island has a beautiful house reef beginning 15 meters from the shore, full of tropical fish like snappers, soldier fish and bat fish. From January till March, trips to Manta Point are made several times a week. Between September and December, it's not uncommon to spot a whale shark. 

The resort is comprised of over-water and beach villas. Each space offers ultimate privacy, open-air bathrooms, king sized beds, air conditioning and easy access to the lagoon. 

Ilaa Restaurant serves up fresh, varied cuisine throughout the day, and Ihaa Bar often features live music and DJs. Private dinners can be arranged on request. 

Activities include a trip to the over-water Duniye Spa, water sports, fishing, snorkelling, sunset dolphin seeking and discovering a virgin island. 

How to get there

Arrival

  • The best airport to fly into is Male International Airport, and you can reach the island via seaplane or domestic flight (additional cost, advance notice required).
  • Seaplane flights are only available between 6 am and 4 pm. If your flight arrives after 2pm, you may not be able to make the seaplane transfer and will need to stay overnight in Male and travel to the resort the following day. 
  • Early check in and late check out is available at no extra charge depending on availability. 

Departure

  • You can reach Male International Airport via seaplane or domenstic flight between 6 am and 4 pm (additional cost, advance notice required). 
  • If your international flight departs earlier than 9 am, you will not be able to make it to the airport in time on the same day. In that case, you will need to travel to the airport the day before and stay overnight in Male. 

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