It would not be an exaggeration to claim that Bandos has the best dive centre in the entire country. Dive Bandos is one of the longest established centres in the country and our professional staff will ensure that you experience the lush underwater gardens, colourful fishes and magnificent seascapes in total safety. The Dive Centre is a spacious facility complete with air-conditioned audio visual classrooms, library, hot water showers and spacious storage rooms. Located nearby is the Sundowners Bar for your relaxation after an invigorating dive. It goes without saying that the equipment we employ is the best and features internationally reputed brands such as Mares, Scubapro, Aqua Lung, Dive Rite and Suunto, to name but a few. It should also comfort our customers to know that we have an in-house service shop to ensure that all our equipment is up to standards.
Dive Bandos has a fleet of up to 4 modern, spacious fibre glass dhonis, all equipped with life vests, first aid equipment, DAN Oxygen Kits and radio to enable communication with the Dive Centre and the island. The experienced and well-trained boat crew are always ready to help you in any way they can. All our staff are regularly trained in emergency first aid techniques.
Hyperbaric Chamber In all emergencies, our Medical Clinic with a Decompression Chamber is at your disposal. While diving with us, all divers are insured free of charge against Decompression Sickness (DCS), requiring chamber treatments up to â‚¬6000. Bandos Medical has two Medical doctors (European), a General Practitioner and a Dive Medical Officer and a nurse on location 24 hrs a day.
- Bubble Maker (for children above 8 years of age)
- Discover Scuba Diving
- PADI Scuba Diver
- PADI Scuba Diver upgrade
- PADI Referral Course
- PADI Open Water Diver
- PADI Nitrox Diver
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
- PADI Rescue Diver
- PADI Adventure Diver
- PADI Specialty Diver
- PADI EFR (Emergency First Response)
- PADI Dive Master
Our centre is a member of the internationally acclaimed PADI International Resort Association, and we thus offer a wide range of PADI courses. Our multi-lingual instructors are able to conduct courses in English, German, Swiss, Italian, French, Japanese and Chinese and shall provide you with all the requisite teaching materials in these languages.
The courses we offer include:
Dive Bandos is one of the longest established dive centre in the Maldives, is ideal guide to the coral garden of the Maldives. Our Padi professionals will ensure that you experience the lush underwater gardens, colorful fishes and magnificent seascapes in total safety and comfort. The convenient location of Bandos in the Southern Part of the North Male Atoll makes number of impressive dive sites accessible and within reach. We can offer you a variety of over 40 different dive sites including some well known highlights such as Banana reef, Victory Wreck, Rainbow Giri, Paradise Rock and off course seasonal manta points like Lankan Reef and Rasfari Corner.
|1.Bandos House Reef||24.Gowagathi Thila|
|2.Bandos Rock||25.Rainbow Giri|
|3.Bandos Maaga||26.Himmafushi Corner|
|4.Thulhaagiri North||27.Middle Point|
|5.Devils Thila||28.Thanburudhoo Kandu|
|6.Lobster Station||29.Kani Corner|
|7.Maldive Victory Wreck||30.Aquarium|
|9.Faru Corner||32.Bodu Hithi Thila|
|10.Furana South||33.Rasfari Corner|
|11.Furana North||34.Baros Thila|
|12.Tuna Pass||35.Black Coral Reef|
|13.Banana Reef||36.Feydhoo Caves|
|14. Maagiri Caves||37.Kuda Faru|
|15. Maagiri East||38.Dhiya Neru|
|16. Maagiri Rock||39.Kuda Haa Thila|
|17. Potato Reef||40.Giravaru Caves|
|18. Lankan Reef||41.Lions Head|
|19. Lankan Caves||42.Old Shark Point|
|20. Hudhuveli Outside||43.Kikki Reef|
|21. Paradise Rock||44.Vaadhoo Caves|
|22. Barracuda Giri||45.Emboodhoo Canyon|
|23. Sunlight Thila||46.Emboodhoo Express|