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Rannalhi Dive Centre - Maldives, Indian Ocean

The Rannalhi Dive Centre is based at the all inclusive Andaaran Club Rannalhi located on the south western tip of South Male Atoll on the outer reef. A friendly dive centre offering learn to dive packages, PADI dive courses, house reef diving and boat diving.

The dive centre is located on the Adaaran Club Rannalhi all inclusive island resort, located on the south western tip of South Male Atoll on the outer reef. The friendly little island, with unadulterated Maldives flair and charm, offers its international guests a sporty, casual atmosphere. It is about 450m long, 140m wide and comfortable to walk around in about 15 minutes. Gleaming white sand beach on the turquoise lagoon with crystal clear waters and lush vegetation characterize the island.

Facilities & Services
The dive center on Rannalhi is located right on the arrival jetty in the north of the island with easy entry to our house reef and short distances to the daily boat trips. The centre offers boat diving in combination of 1 or 2 boat trips per day with single or two tank dives, full day, half day and night dives. Guided dives are available plus full range of equipment rental. After check-in, an orientation dive (for qualified divers) is carried out on the house reef. If bringing your own equipment, this is stored in the secure equipment room at the centre. A full range of PADI courses are available from taster sessions, learn to dive, advanced and speciality courses.

All diving takes place in South Male Atoll within no dive spot longer than 45 minutes away. Recommended dive sites include Thilas (18m) to see amaxing anemones fields, as far as the eye can see and Cocoa or Kandooma Thila recommended for current, sharks, eagle rays, big napoleons and turtles on the reef. On the house reef you may spot large shoal of batfish. Cocoa Oskandooma Thila is one of the highlights of the South Malé Atoll as a cleaning station for grey reef sharks. Admiral 1 and 2 in the channels north and south of Rannalhi is home to eagle rays, Napolean wrasse, stingray and a family of Zebra shark. Many enjoy visiting Emmadi Giri (Manta Point) by local island Guraidhoo, often spotted between May to October. In addition, a selection of reef dive sites allow offer gentle to more demanding dives to suit your level. The house reef can be reached at a distance of approximately 50m from the lagoon. The coral almost reaches to the beach and offers excellent snorkelling.

Dive Packages
All dives include tank and weights only. FREE Nitrox is available for Nitrox certified scuba divers. There is also storage for your own equipment.

Price from
5 Dives £155
10 Dives £285
6 days Non Limit Diving £449


Dive Courses
Courses for PADI Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water, Adventure Diver, Emergency First Response, Rescue Diver, Adventure Diver, Nitrox course, Speciality courses. Open Water course include equipment and for PADI OW Advanced is tank and weights only.

Prices from
Scuba Diver
(including equipment)
PADI Open Water 
(including equipment)
PADI Advanced Open Water
(Including tanks/weights only)

Course Materials and Certification are additional to above and charged locally. All prices are subject to local tax and service charge.

Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving






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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.