Extreme Dive is located on the island of Fuvahmulah, in the Deep South of the Maldives. It is a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve, famed as The Shark Capital of Asia. It is surrounded by the deep oceanic waters of the Indian Ocean, attracting a great diversity of sharks and pelagic life all year around. Over 300 tiger sharks have been identified here, making it one of the best places in the world to dive with these awesome creatures. But there are plenty of other headline marine animals - thresher sharks, hammerheads, silvertips, grey and whitetip reef sharks, whale sharks, oceanic mantas, and mola mola are all regularly spotted here too.
The Extreme Dive operation has been running for over a decade and are very familiar with diving in this unique environment. Their passion for diving ensures that they go above and beyond to meet your expectations with a consistently high quality of service. The dive centre is located close to the harbour, has a super diving pool, is well equipped, and offers 3 boat dives per day in the waters surrounding Fuvahmulah.
Packages include diving and hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis. Guests are housed in a choice of 4 small and simple yet comfortable hotels, all within easy walking distance of the dive centre. Each has a lobby, dining and lounge area, and offers free wi-fi. Air-conditioning and overhead fans, hot and cold water bathrooms, have been installed in the guest rooms to ensure comfortable living conditions in the warm Maldivian climate. Lunch and dinner are also available on request. Meal options include pasta, pizza, rice dishes, curries, noodles, roshi, salads, plus fastfood favourites.
Other than scuba diving, Fuvahmulah is renowned as a popular spot for surfers of all levels. There is a white sandy beach nearby, and inland lakes where many species of birds, plants and fish can be observed from paddleboards or kayaks. Big game fishing is another popular attraction. There dive center has karaoke, and there are also a gym, library, and spa facilities nearby.
Child policy: Children 0-5 years - free of charge. Children 6-12 years old get 50% discount from the room rate. Extra bed will be provided.
Destinations:Fuvahmulah (Diving environment: healthy reefs, advanced divers, off the beaten track; Highlights: whale sharks, tiger sharks, hammerheads, shark action, manta rays, mola mola, schooling fish & big pelagics) - including Tiger Zoo. No scuba on day of arrival and the day of departure.
Resort diving includes:
Dives (as detailed in the packages above), boat rides to sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 6 divers per guide), enriched air for nitrox-certified divers, tanks, weights and weight belts, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks, all taxes. Diving excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own):
Scuba equipment (incl. dive computer: US$ 24 per day), diving insurance, GST. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash (USD), bank card payment). Optional extras:
Extra dives (US$ 50), torch (US$ 8 per day), 15 litre tank (US$ 8 per day), underwater camera rental. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Resort accommodation includes:
Bed, breakfast, return local airport/harbour-resort transfers, internet access, 10% service charge (i.e. tips), Green tax, 12% GST on package price. Accommodation excludes (mandatory):
Single supplement on single travellers only, payable in advance. Single Supplement:
This is a compulsory additional charge on single travellers for single bed accommodation. Optional extras:
Lunch and dinner (US$ 15 per meal). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there:
Extreme Dive can be reached by 2 means:
- Flight from the capital Male City. Operates on a fixed daily schedule. Takes 80 minutes to reach the island. We can arrange return flights for US$ 275, or guests can purchase them online themselves.
- Speed boat transfer from Addu Atoll. Operates on a fixed daily schedule and is suitable for those guests that fly in to Gan International Airport. Takes 60 minutes to reach the island. We can arrange return transfers for US$ 19, or guests can purchase them upon arrival in Gan.
For more information see our How to get to the Maldives section.
Dive clubs and group discounts:
5% discount for groups of 10 or more guests.
Extreme Dive accommodates its guests in any of 4 small, local hotels - Marina Boutique, Twilight Inn, Millennium Island Residence, and Equator Holiday Inn. All residences are within a few minutes walk of the dive centre, a minimart, restaurant and spa.
All rooms are air-conditioned, with an en-suite bathroom, and offer free wifi and breakfast. Single rooms have single beds, and double rooms have double beds (for couples).
Extreme Dive offers 3 boat dives per day all year round at the 18 named sites, including one tiger shark dive at Tiger Zoo. The site is located just at the entrance of the island's harbour. Since the construction of the harbour in 2004, fishermen have discarded fish waste in the surrounding waters, attracting a healthy population of curious tiger sharks that come up to feed. At peak activity there are up to 5-10 individual sharks. The area is also active with groups of silvertip reef sharks, giant trevallies, and a multitude of different species. Divers will have a detailed safety briefing on shark behaviour, group conduct and emergency procedures prior to the dive. The shark encounters are extremely close, making this a thrilling adrenaline dive.
There are 2 morning dives and an afternoon dive. All dives are briefed and guided by their professional dive leaders to ensure maximum enjoyment and safety. Dive sites are chosen daily by the instructors, depending on the level of experience and the weather conditions. The dive team, along with the boat crew, are well trained with years of experience and knowledge, in and out of the water. The team are also trained for the types of dives that are made in Fuvahmulah, which are not like anywhere else in the Maldives.
The PADI 5-Star Dive Center is one of finest in the Maldives. The upper floor is equipped with a 4.5 metre deep swimming pool, which is design for confined water training dives. The pool area also has a sun terrace, chill out area, and karaoke bar. The ground floor has an office, classroom, compressor room, store, wet area, and a large equipment room.
The dive boat is a 15m wooden hull dhoni with a maximum capacity of 20 passengers. that cruises at 7-9 knots. It is equipped with GPS, fresh drinking water, life vests, medical oxygen and first aid kit. Towels are available and there is also a sundeck to rest or sunbathe between dives.
Guests can take a variety of PADI dive courses on request, ranging from Discover
Scuba Diving to Divemaster.