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Maldives Dive Centre - Eriyadu - Maldives, Indian Ocean

For your diving holiday to the Maldives, Eriyadu Island dive centre is located at the 4* Eriyadu Island Resort, in North Male Atoll with a surrounding house reef, access to 46 dive sites in the North, a swimming pool, spa, restaurant and bar.  Many of the famous dive sites in the North are easily reached from the island. This is an excellent value island offering a very personal service, place to relax and first class diving facilities. 

A sister dive is based at at Vilamendhoo Island 

The centre is located at Eriyadu Island Resort, on the island of Eriyadu in North Male Atoll. The scenic speed boat transfer from Male International Airport is approximately 55 minutes boat ride. The resort has a laid back atmosphere and a range of leisure activities.

The centre is surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, an excellent house reef, long stretches of white sandy beach and is close to 45 of the best dives sites in the North. The centre offers daily boat diving, equipment and accessory sales, rental and repair and a complete PADI Instructional Programme.

The scenic house reef surrounding Eriyadu Island offers diving all day long, with 5 entry points and the majority of the reef formed into a gentley sloping to 30 meters. The reef has corals, over 350 different species of fish, sharks, rays and turtles and is also suitable for snorkelling. Boat dives depart from the centre, which is within proximity of 35 of North Male’s world class dive sites, including coral formations and wrecks. Diving in the Maldives offers a great variety of fish life including schools of rainbow coloured reef fishes, lion-fishes, barracudas, wale sharks, mantas, moray eels, lobsters in small caves, white tip sharks and grey reef sharks. January is a great time to go with the possibility to see Mantas and Whale sharks occasionally.The house reef is one of the very best and surrounds the islands. You can see a superb variety of coral plus there is a wall dive off the eastern edge. The house reef has 5 access points and gently slopes to 30m. The dive centre offer a tank drop off service if required. Diving is available on the house reef from sunrise to sunset and is ideal for snorkeling. Local sightings included ray, batfish and turtles. The dive centre offers a tank drop off service if required. 

Dive Packages
Dive packages include trial dives, daily boat diving and non limit diving. All dives include tank and weights. Free Nitrox is available for Nitrox certified scuba divers. There is also storage for your own equipment.

5 Dives - boat or shore diving £213
10 Dives - boat or shore diving £390
6 days (24 dives) - boat or shore diving £435


Dive Courses
Courses for PADI Scuba Diver, Referral Course, Open Water and Advanced Open Water courses. Open water courses include equipment and for PADI OW Advanced is tank and weights only

Scuba Diver Course (min age 10 yrs) - including equipment £230
PADI Open Water - including equipment
PADI Advanced Open Water - Including tanks/weights only £390


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Fact File

Diving Conditions

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Best Time: Dec-April (Summer/NE
monsoon) & June-Oct (SW current)

Average Air temps: 28-30°C
Average Water temps: 28-30°C

Visibility: 20-30m + (varies
depending on season & sites).

Top Dive Sites: Too many to
mention. Each island offers
short distance to dive sites,
excellent house reefs. Sites
for all levels. More >

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Great Reasons to Dive in Maldives

  • Clear visibility.
  • Vast number of dive sites.
  • Chance to see Manta Whales
    & Whale Sharks  in Summer months, on the SW side.
  • Large schooling pelagics.
  • 3*,4* & 5* island resorts
  • Liveaboards with free places for whole boat bookings.



Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.