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South Ari Dive center is the First ever PADI 5 Star Dive center at South Ari Atoll. We are located in Dhangethi island, which is the Center of the Best Dive sites in the Maldives. All famous dive sites are located within 5 to 45 minutes of traveling from our dive center in Dhangethi. We have Experts with more than 17 years of experience in diving. South Ari Atoll located in the west of the archipelago is famous for its year-round population of whale sharks and Mantas which cruise the outer atoll channel gorging themselves on planktons. This makes scuba diving with us so special. We happily combine the friendliness and hospitality from south Ari Dive, to make your diving holiday a fun-filled one to cherish for a life time.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
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Aslı Ergen wrote a review Mar 2022
Antalya, Türkiye5 contributions2 helpful votes
South Ari Dive Center is the best dive center in Dhangethi without a doubt. 🙌 The great instructor Cee Jay is an amazing person. He showed us the best diving spots around the island. He is super talented to find the whale sharks and we had the chance to swim with them. It was a breathtaking experience and we absolutely loved it. Cee Jay also took us to the beautiful reefs. We have seen the beauty of ocean wildlife. The hotel we stayed, the food and the hospitality was great. Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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hudsoncrider wrote a review Feb 2022
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One of the top things on my wife and my bucket list was to see manta rays and whale sharks. So after doing some research and finding that the Maldives is one of the best places in the world to scuba dive and snorkel with these gentle giants, we booked our trip. The South Ari Atoll is one of the most popular places to spot mantas and whale sharks all year round. So we booked a 5 day scuba diving package with South Ari Dive Center on Dhangethi Island. It was our favorite week of diving. In addition to seeing incredible manta rays and whale sharks, we saw plenty of turtles, eels, sharks, and other sea life. South Ari Dive Center partners with local guest houses so our living and dining was easy to arrange. CJ, our dive master, made every dive a fun experience. We loved how he would explain each dive, the depth, current, sealife, and anything else we needed to know before we put our gear on. The crew on board the ship did a great job helping us with our gear and always making sure we had everything we needed. We never felt rushed and could focus on just enjoying each dive. South Ari Dive Center has a lot of different, affordable dive packages - even snorkeling, PADI certification, and month-long deals. Many of the other divers that were there were experienced divers, diving with the company for a month. There was always something new and exciting to see and when we weren’t diving, the island was the perfect place to relax. We hope to someday be back to dive again with the manta rays and whale sharks!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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JennyEvelina wrote a review Jan 2021
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In January, we booked three snorkel tours with South Ari Dive Center and we had the best time! The crew is lovely, they took us to some very nice snorkel spots where we had the chance to see Manta Rays, turtles, whale sharks and more. They also take pictures and videos for you, provide snacks and drinks and are in general really helpful and friendly. You really did your best and made the trip really special for us ! Thank you ! Greetings from Germany 🤩
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hassan Samir, Owner at South Ari Dive Center
Responded 22 Jan 2021
Thank you very much Hope to See you again Our Team will miss you
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Eugene A wrote a review Feb 2020
49 contributions43 helpful votes
Good diving, interesting sites. Nurse sharks on every wreck. Lots of sharks / eagle rays / turtles on very dive. Snorkelling with manta ray and whale sharks. Very experienced instructors; please to dive with them.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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LenkaKasal wrote a review Jul 2019
Liberec, Czech Republic30 contributions26 helpful votes
It was my second dive in my life. First time in 2015 an than this month, so i felt like a first time. In South Ari Dive Center is professional staff. They explain me everything and my dive was really great. My buddy was Alham. Thank you for this experience and next time i will do certification👍i look forward to it😊
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Flem1969 wrote a review May 2019
15 contributions5 helpful votes
Great dive center, great dives, great staff, the best food. You can enjoy your dinner right on the beach. We sah whale sharks twice. Mantas ect. Good value for the money. We will come back. Flemming and Tom
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$218 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollDhangethi Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about South Ari Dive Center
What are some of the property amenities at South Ari Dive Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at South Ari Dive Center?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to South Ari Dive Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Asian Wok Restaurant, REEF, and Compass Beach & Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at South Ari Dive Center?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does South Ari Dive Center have airport transportation?
Yes, South Ari Dive Center offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is South Ari Dive Center located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.10 km away from the centre of Dhangethi Island.