Raa Atoll - Boat Diving
Our traditional daily diving boats (dhoni) depart from You & Me Resort, directly next to the Dive Centre, where dive sites are reached within 10 to 60 minutes.
We offer 2 tank dives in the morning leaving at 9.00 and returning at about 14.00. An afternoon single boat dive will be provided. Full day trips to further away dive sites will be organised on a regular basis.
- Standard boat dives include 2 morning dives a day with guide, tanks and weights
- Approximate duration is 08.00 to 14.00 depending on sites visited
- Additional afternoon dives, subject to availability, leave at approximately 14.30
- Special trips to sites further afield are arranged in resort
- Private dive boat including a private guide can be arranged at the resort
- If you haven't dived for a while we recommend you take a scuba review as required by your training organisation
A typical day's diving on our boats
- 8:00 - Meet at the dive centre to check in/set up your equipment before leaving for the harbour and to ensure everything is working. Check-in procedures take longer on the first day as we prepare the dive equipment.
- 8:30 - Transfer to the harbour and board dhoni.
- 9:00 - Boat leaves for daily diving. Boat and safety briefing if it's your first day.
- 9:30 - 13:00 - Two dives, including dive briefings, and the service of the dive guide. Complimentary refreshments (normally fruit and water) are offered between dives.
Surface interval approximately 60-90 minutes.
- 14:00 - Return to Reveries Diving Village if not diving in the afternoon. All equipment is removed from the dhoni, rinsed and stored at the diving centre.
- 14:30 - Boat departs for afternoon dive. Boat briefing for any new guests.
- 14:45 - One dive, including dive briefing, and service of the dive guide.
- 16:30 - 17:00 - Return to Reveries Diving Village. All equipment is removed from the dhoni, rinsed and stored at the diving centre.
(Some of the dives are included in the dive package price and visited on a rotational basis)
Raa Atoll Diving: Channels and Thila diving
Current: Moderate to strong
Water Temperature: 27°C -30°C
Diver Experience: Beginner to Advanced
Diving Season: All year round
Suitable for Snorkellers: Yes, please talk to the dive centre
No. of Dive Sites: 11
Also known as North Maalhosmadulu, Raa Atoll in the Maldives has several channels and thilas with a spectacular spectrum of colourful marine life. Expect exceptionally good dive sites where soft coral gardens are characteristic of this area.
Favourite dives include the Labyrinth, Ahra Bodu Thila, Beriyan Bodu Thila, Kudatholadhoo Thila, Sola Corner, Vaadhoo Thila and so many more that it's no surprise the Raa Atoll is a very attractive dive destination.
What you could see beneath the sea:
Turtles, parrotfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, clownfish, barracuda, tuna, Napoleon wrasse, moray eels, stingrays, eagle rays, manta rays, grey reef sharks, tiger shark, guitar rays and occasionally whale sharks.