W Maldives


Fesdu Island, North Ari Atoll, 09110, Maldives   •  Weather:   

Local Time Phone (960) 666 - 2222


DOWN UNDER – Dive into the best of The Maldives


Satiate your deepest innermost scuba diving cravings at our prominent diving resort in Maldives. After exploring Maldives’ stunning landscape and azure waters, discover life beneath the surface and see a whole new world. Oozing with diversity and magnificent reefs, each dive will be unique and provide you with memories to last a lifetime.

Experience the most popular diving sites you can find in Maldives by traveling on one of our liveaboard boats or by simply scuba diving in the neighboring house reefs. The liveaboard boats come fully equipped with diving gear, sports equipment, and professionally trained staff. So you can mingle and safely enjoy with some of the richest marine life in the world as you swim along with mantas, turtles, reef sharks, dolphins, and the biggest fish on earth - whale shark. The abundance of underwater caves, caverns, and overhangs ensures your dives are nothing short of a spectacle.

Diving Sites

Explore some of the world’s best dive sites right on the doorstep of W Maldives.

  • Maaya Thila, Fishhead, Malhoss Thila, Himendhoo Thila - to name just a few.
  • Breathtaking HOUSE REEF and our own Fesdu shipwreck.

Customized Dive Boats

Take your expedition wherever you like on the super comfy (W)UNDER dive limousine, fully outfitted with fun ‘après dive’ facilities. (W)UNDER includes:

  • Full valet service
  • Sundeck
  • Post dive dry relaxation area

Diving Courses

Get certified with a full range of PADI courses

  • Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and Divemaster
  • Specialty courses such as wreck, nitrox, underwater photography, night or deep

DOWN UNDER Signature Packages

  • Star in your own aquatic adventure in a W underwater video
  • See the Fesdu and Halaveli wrecks up close and personal on a W Explorer two tank wreck dive
  • Turn up the excitement on “Whale Shark Quest,” an overnight trip on our two-mast luxury yacht ESCAPE to Whale Shark Point, south of Ari Atoll, where the world’s largest fish reside
  • Up the thrills on “Hammerhead Heaven,” an overnight trip on ESCAPE to the world-famous Hammerhead Shark Point, where you can swim with these larger-than-life creatures. Dive from our Princess 42 Silver Rider, which will take you to the area in about one hour
  • Underwater wedding: say yes to the love of your life while diving for the first time

Eco Diving

Check out stunning marine life at W Marine biology station

  • Immerse yourself in guest educational programs, presentations, guided trips, and much more
  • Embark on sea watching adventures with our resident W marine biologist


Dive into your adventure and leave the logistics to us – we provide the best equipment and the best training.

  • Quality safety equipment, DAN first aid kits, DAN twin cylinder oxygen kits
  • Mobile communications on all boats
  • All staff trained as emergency first responders
  • Professionally staffed medical center with decompression chamber reached within 45 minutes

Scuba Diving Equipment and Gear

Get into gear with our full range of the latest state-of-the-art water sports equipment – all provided to compliment your Maldives liveaboard holiday

  • Bauer B-trox Nitrox and silent high pressure compressors
  • Latest top quality Scubapro diving gear
  • Top quality underwater photo equipment

Opening Hours: 8:30AM - 6:00PM Daily
Contact Information: (960) 666 2246 / wave.downunder@whotels.com / www.downunderandwave.com 

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