The diving includes sites with turtles on tap, ripping current dives with loads of sharks and rays with gamefish hunting overhead, sites where the massive schools of colourful reef fish are so laid back that you can swim into and become part of the school. Several manta cleaning stations are in the area around Thulusdhoo for perfect encounters with these gentle giants. The manta ray season is from June to October.
Thulusdhoo is a destination that brings together the best of the Maldives: the laid back local island vibe, beautiful beaches, hammocks between palm trees and good diving. What makes Thulusdhoo different from other great destinations, is a strong environmental focus and the work that is being done to re-establish coral on reefs that have been damaged during the coral bleaching event that occurred in 2016 in the Maldives and elsewhere. A unique aspect of Thulusdhoo is that many guesthouses line the beach, all with their hammocks and chillout spaces creating one of the best beach vibes available in the Maldives. Being a surfing destination as well means that Thulusdhoo is a mecca for the young, fit and active crowd, so you will fit right in!
Thulusdhoo is an island known for diving and surfing, within 30 minutes of the capital Male. A beautiful beach with palm trees and a turquoise lagoon is the view of a number guesthouses that line the beach, with their cafes, swinging chairs and hammocks gracing the beach. This is as liberal as the Maldives gets, with the surfing crowd and the diving crowd living side by side on the beach. One block away is the real Maldives, the local village with its steady, slow pace of life, white sandy streets and green plants everywhere. It is all very pretty!
For those wanting to sunbathe, there are sunbeds on the beach in front of the guesthouses, free to use, and bikinis are OK.
The daily dives of the dive center are done from a most comfortable dive
boat, which is highly professionally run by an international dive crew. Dive sites are easily within reach
with of a 10 to 45 minute boat ride. The boat goes out 2 times a day, to
do 1 or 2 dives. Your dives will be scheduled depending on your level
of diving, and the dive sites of the day.
Itinerary - 5 days and 4 nights - 4 fun dives
Arrive Male and hop on a speed boat to Thulusdhoo. The dive center will
make your ferry/speedboat booking to Thulusdhoo and provide all details
necessary for your transfer. You will be met at the harbour on arrival
and taken to your guesthouse. Take a dip in the ocean or stroll around
the island until evening time when it is time to check in with the dive
center to register for the next day’s diving. If you arrive in the
morning and want to get in the water right away, step into the dive
center and register for the afternoon dive.
Day 2 & 3:
Complete up to 4 dives, which are
included in your package. You will be able to book additional dives at
the dive center locally, if you want to do more than 2 dives a day.
However, extra dives and space on the boat is not guaranteed in peak
season (November to March).
A day to
get the Nitrogen out of your system, relaxing, or exploring the island.
If you have a late flight on your departure day, you can do a few more
fun dives in the morning (not included).
Please allow a minimum of 24 hours, after your last dive, before flying.
(some countries will allow you to fly after 18 hours on land).
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