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Your Tropical Island Haven

Dive Into Aquatic Wonder

In the Maldives, it is all about water! Discover vibrant marine life and pristine coral reefs at Eriyadu, a true paradise for underwater enthusiasts. Explore colourful fish, majestic manta rays, and more, and experience the serene beauty of the Maldives’ captivating aquatic world.

Eriyadu House Reef Tour
The house reef surrounding Eriyadu is simply breathtaking. With 5 easy access points and a diverse array of marine life, it is ideal for snorkelers and scuba divers of all levels.

Diving

PLUNGE into Adventure

With Euro-Divers’ fully-equipped PADI 5-Star dive center located directly on the water, you'll want to jump right in and embark on unforgettable underwater adventures, exploring the stunning house reef and some of the most spectacular dive sites in the region.

Snorkelling

A Snorkeller’s Paradise

Our experienced team of snorkel guides is ready to explore the beauty below the surface with you. Beginners and experienced snorkelers are amazed by the huge number of colourful fish and spectacular reef formations.

Freediving

DISCOVER THE DEPTHS

Imagine hanging, suspended and weightless, surrounded by blue water and fish. No tanks, no bottles, no tricks. Just one big breath. Join our freediving instructors on your first freediving experience or become a certified freediver through one of our courses.

Watersports

Thrills on the Water

From relaxing activities like stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing or catamaran sailing to thrilling action with jet skis and towing sports, our water sports centre offers a wide range of activities suitable for beginners, experts and families alike.

Dive Sites

SPECTACULAR LOCATIONS

Eriyadu is a diver's paradise with over 30 dive sites featuring pelagic fish, turtles, sting rays, mantas, sharks, and tropical fish.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose Eriyadu for diving?

Eriyadu is located at the heart of the best dive sites of North Malé Atoll. With a short boat trip, you can explore multiple sites, giving divers more time to enjoy activities during their stay. With easy access to the house reef and the shallow lagoon, Eriyadu is the perfect spot for a beginner to start diving. Some common sightings include eagle rays, schooling jacks, sea turtles, sting rays, and different kinds of reef sharks. Manta rays can be seen between January and April.

Can we dive all year round at Eriyadu?

Yes, you can dive at Eriyadu at any time of the year.

Do I need a medical certificate to dive?

A medical certificate is not mandatory if you are generally in good health. Before starting any diving activity, a medical questionnaire must be completed and signed.

If the participant is presently taking any prescribed medication, we require a medical certificate to be issued in advance to avoid possible delays.

If the participant is 75 years or older, kindly send the details to the dive centre at least 10 days before your arrival to obtain clearance from DAN. No diving activities will be possible until the Divers Alert Network (DAN) has cleared the respective person for diving.

A valid certificate of fit-for-diving presented on-site should be:

  • not older than 2 years if you are under 40 years old
  • not older than 1 year if you are 40 years or older

We also inform you that medical certificates with a limitation are not acceptable, for example, to dive to a certain depth, to dive a maximum dive time or to keep a special surface interval. The medical certificate needs to clearly state that the participant is “fit for diving” without any limitation.

Which organisation is Eriyadu Dive Centre affiliated with?

We are a PADI 5-star dive centre.

What kind of dive courses are provided at Eriyadu?

We provide all levels of PADI courses, from Bubblemaker to Divemaster, with a variety of specialities to choose from.

Are the dives guided at Eriyadu?

Yes, to ensure the best diving experience, all our dives from the boat are guided by professionals. House reef diving can be guided or with a buddy.

Do I need insurance for diving?

Yes, all divers must have valid dive insurance before taking part in a dive at Eriyadu. Any diver without diving insurance can purchase the DAN Short Term Diving Insurance through us, which is valid only during your stay.

Can I dive without a certification?

Yes, you can participate in the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program. In this program, you will learn basic scuba diving skills and dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters with an instructor on our beautiful house reef.

What is the minimum age for diving and getting certified?

The minimum age for diving is 8 years old. They can join the PADI Bubblemaker – a short dive to a maximum depth of two meters on our beautiful house reef. The minimum age to get certified is 10 years old.