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Diving in Bandos

    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 €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.

    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:

    • 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

    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
    8.Faru outside 31.Colosseum
    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