The diving at JA Manafaru, Maldives, Haa Alifu Atoll is an experience in itself. As this is the only resort that operates in this part of Haa Alifu Atoll, private diving is very much guaranteed.
The corals are making a great come back after the set back during the Tsunami in 2004 and at various reefs, hard and soft coral formations offer a stunning sight all along the dive. The diving is fairly easy compared to other Atolls, because of the wide channels and shallower depths: the currents are less forceful.
Manta rays are very common in the season from December until May and 2 dive sites with ‘cleaning stations’ give the divers the opportunity to enjoy their movements at a shallow depth very close by.
Large groups of dolphins are often seen inside the Atoll.
The dive sites are close by the resort and ideal for photographers, hence the rich macro life and a wide variety of moray eels including the albino moray eel.
General information Sun Diving School
Sun Diving School is a PADI Golden Palm 5 Star facility.
The diving school is located at the beach next to the jetty that leads to the house reef on the East side of the Island. It consists of an office, 2 air conditioned class rooms, a compressor and spacious wet room and has a large and convenient deck all around the diving school
Opening times are from 8:30 until 18:00 hours.
We offer two tanks diving in the morning, departure at 9 am return before lunch, one tank dive in the afternoon leaving at 15:30 pm and returning before 18: pm local time. For the experienced divers there is the opportunity to dive at any time independently at the house reef.
The diving Dhoni (boat) has a toilet, a large sun-deck and we offer coconut, tea after the dives.
Two new Bauer Verticus compressors and a separate Nitrox compressor make it possible to dive unlimited, either Air or Nitrox.
We offer very attractive non-limit dive packages and Nitrox is for free.
The lagoon in front of the diving school is the ideal place to start diving. The house reef is at the end of the jetty a couple of minutes away from the diving school. It has a sloping reef and abundant reef fish make your first dive a breathtaking experience. From Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water license up to Assistant Instructor and a variety of specialties, including Nitrox, Digital under Water Photography, Videography, Underwater scooter and Rebreather, give the beginner and the experienced diver the possibility to enrich their knowledge and improve their diving skills.
The overwhelming hospitality and service are provided by our experienced diving team, speaking English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.
Haa Alifu Atoll
Tel:(960) 650 0416
Fax:(960) 650 0416