Dive Centre and Watersports Activities
The »MERIDIS Dive and Relax« Dhonveli Dive Centre is newly-renovated, with a brand new building and equipment.
Scuba diving is a very popular water activity here, because the island is located close to many world-famous dive sites, such as HP Reef, Banana Reef, or Nassimo Thila.
We can transport you at any time of day by the customized Maldivian-style Dhoni to 25 different sites.
Many of the dive sites are situated on the current-rich outer reefs, channels and thilas which will provide enormous fun and excitement to our advanced dive guests. Identify new fishes and experience brilliant colours during one of our organised night dives at Kani Beru, a beautiful wall covered with lovely cup corals which bloom only at night.
For photographers and all those who enjoy calmer activities we recommend the sheltered inner atoll reefs which offer a splendid variety of macro objects and coral life.
Dive safety is the primary concern; therefore MERIDIS use only the most modern Bauer compressors with Pure Air Certification, as well as Nitrox facilities.
The Dive Centre also offers the opportunity to undertake the complete range of PADI courses from Open Water Diver through Divemaster, including many PADI Specialties such as Enriched Air Nitrox, Underwater Photographer, and Wreck Diver. We can video your personal underwater experience for you to keep as a souvenir forever!
Snorkelers, and anyone interested in trying scuba diving will enjoy their first time under water by experiencing the fascination of diving with our "Discover Scuba Diving" introductory course; taught by Internationally-certified PADI Instructors in a wide variety of languages.
Customer Service is the number-one priority, and with this in mind we offer total flexibility in the dive experience with MERIDIS!
For certified diver:
- 2-3 dives per day, with a choice of 25 different dive sites!
- daily accompanied night diving courses on request
- special beginner support on the boat
- all PADI courses from Open Water Diver through Divemaster
- wide selection of Speciality courses
- Nitrox without surcharge (for Nitrox-certified divers)
- special training programmes for children
- air-conditioned class room with the newest equipment
- fully-equipped workshop for maintenance and service
- custom-made UW video of your course, or dive
- photo and digital camera service
- fashion and dive shop
- generously equipped Dhoni with WC, sundeck, fresh water shower
For snorkelers and those interested in diving:
- daily »try-dives« in the lagoon
- daily Discover Scuba Diving program (includes your first diving experience in the sea!)
- guided snorkelling trips to the most beautiful reefs of the Maldives
- accompanied night snorkelling trips
- Jetski and Jetskisafari
- Different funtubes
- Privat snorkelexcursions
- Catamaran Rental (for certified sailer)
- Guided catamaran sailing trips
- Surfboard Rental