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Maldives / North Ari Atoll
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W Maldives (Available upon request. For inquiries please reach out to the PADI Travel team)


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W Maldives (Available upon request. For inquiries please reach out to the PADI Travel team)

5 star hotel
Fesdu Island, North Ari Atoll, North Ari Atoll 09110, Maldives
77 rooms
FREE Internet

Down Under & Wave

PADI 5 Star Dive Resort
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Incredible diving in a natural wonderland of white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breath-taking reefs
  • Iconic design inspired by the glow in the dark jellyfish and luminous plankton that can be spotted in the shallows
  • The reef beneath. With direct access to the house reef from your bungalow, you can plunge below the surface to swim with reef sharks, turtles and eagle rays anytime
  • Turn up the excitement with a Whale Shark Quest or star in your own aquatic adventure in a W underwater video
  • Private island getaway. Steal away to your own secluded island for a picnic or stay overnight under the stars, for a real wilderness adventure
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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: 5%
  • 120 days before trip start: 50%
  • 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 98 days prior to arrival
  • 55.0% will be charged if you cancel between 98 and 67 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 67 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the W Maldives (Available upon request. For inquiries please reach out to the PADI Travel team)

Dive Center


  • Easy access to some of the world's best diving locations
  • Chance to see turtles, sharks, manta rays, rare whales and dolphins
  • State of the art dive limousines 
  • Private yacht diving excursions and overnight trips
  • Highly experienced, multilingual, fun and professional staff
  • Spacious dive center with modern facilities and cutting edge equipment
  • Highly revered house reef with schools of brightly coloured fish 
  • Wave water sports center offering a wide variety of thrilling activities


Down Under and Wave Watersports operates daily diving trips with the opportunity for up to four dives per day during guests' stay. They are conveniently situated in the heart of the Ari Atoll, providing access to five of the top ten dive sites in the Maldives.

The typical schedule includes three boat dives per day, with two in the morning at 8:00 and one in the afternoon at 2:30. All dives are led by experienced, multilingual dive instructors and include complimentary Nitrox fills for certified individuals.

Featuring a stunning house reef—one of the best in the Maldives—Down Under and Wave Watersports offers a perfect introductory dive experience. They offer a range of PADI dive courses, from introductory to professional levels, as well as UV night dives, all within the resort's comfortable facilities.

The regular dive boat is equipped with amenities such as a toilet, shower, refrigerators, espresso machine, tea, fruit plates, living area, and sun deck. Additionally, there is a custom-built gulf craft for speed boat dives and the Escape yacht for exploring the world-famous Whale Shark Haven or other top spots in the atoll. The luxury two-cabin sailing yacht is available for full-day or overnight luxury private charters, operated by captains trained in rescue diving, emergency first response, and CPR.

The shared boat ride to most dive sites typically ranges from 5 to 30 minutes. Departing at 08:00, guests make a dive, enjoy a minimum of 1-hour surface interval, followed by a second dive. They return around 12:30, leaving the afternoon open for other activities.

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Rental Equipment

  • Aluminum Cylinders
  • Wetsuit – 3Mm
  • Children Sizes
  • Flashlight
  • Regulator
  • Dive Computer
  • Boots
  • Small Cylinders (10L / 71.2 Cu. Ft.)
  • Large Cylinders (15L / 100 Cu. Ft.)
  • Bcd
  • Steel Cylinders
  • Compass
  • Camera
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Skin Suit
  • Wetsuit – Shorty
  • Open-Heel Fins
  • Full-Foot Fins

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Norwegian
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Arabic

Dive Center Facilities

  • Onsite Classroom
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Retail Shop
  • Waterfront Location
  • House Reef
  • Dive Boat
  • Onsite Accommodation

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Sports & Watersports

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


  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Adaptive Service Facility


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


  • Karaoke
  • Jet Skiing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

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

Food & drink

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

Resort Description

W Maldives is a beautiful island resort in a secluded utopia of white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and remarkable coral reefs.

The 5-star setting features 77 luxurious, private hideaways, each complete with WiFi, air conditioning and a flat screen TV.

Wander out to your sundeck and you will find your own private plunge pool, cushioned loungers and spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.

Despite the resort's intimate vibes, W Maldives offers six gourmet restaurants and lounge bars discreetly dotted around the island's lush interior and fine beaches.

Put your feet up on the beach, enjoy an expertly conceived cocktail, partake in adrenaline-filled water sports, or discover true pampering at the over water Away Spa.

Whether you wish to enjoy the ultimate romantic dinner on the beach, call the shots on your own personal dive boat or charter the Escape yacht to cruise around the Ari Atoll, nothing is too much to ask. 

Available upon request. For inquiries regarding pricing and availability, please reach out to the PADI Travel team

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How to get there


  • The best airport to fly into is Male International Airport, which is a short seaplane flight from the resort (additional cost, advance notice required). 
  • Having landed, a Welcome Ambassador will meet you at arrivals, help you drop off your bags and escort you to the Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) Terminal. 
  • Please note that same day seaplane transfers can only be arranged for international flights landing in the Maldives prior to 3:30 pm (local time).


  • A seaplane will be scheduled on the day of your departure to drop you off at Male International Airport (additional cost, advance notice required). 
  • The flight will depart from the island's private pier. Hotel staff will be on hand to assist you with your luggage following check-out.  
  • Please note that same day seaplane transfers can only be arranged for international flights departing from the Maldives after 9 am (local time).


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