The Maldives offer some of the best diving in the world with plenty of opportunity to explore shallow coral gardens and drop-offs, speed along on a drift in the atoll channels, encounter whale sharks and manta rays and discover wrecks. Werner Lau are a professionally run dive centre on location at both of the AAA resorts and the stunning Zitahli Resorts & Spa Kuda-Funafaru.. Whether you are there to learn or experience some amazing dive sites you will be in safe hands. The added bonus is that Nitrox is complimentary at all locations.
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Sharks & MoreThis 'tila' dive site is shaped like a saddle, and offers divers an incredible experience as well as a challenge in strong current conditions. The east falls step-like down to 24m with overhangs; whilst the west is a gentle sloping plateau ranging from 18 to 30m where stingrays are often encountered. Gray reef sharks, barracuda, big-eye trevally, tuna and eagle rays patrol the edge of the 'tila'. Look out for the resident school of bat fish who have made themselves at home on the reef.? Medhufushi -
Mantas & MoreOne of the top diving sites, situated to the east of Mulee Island, this is where manta rays are often sighted from May through December busying themselves around the numerous cleaning stations with their offspring at a depth of 10 to 15m. The gentle slope is adorned with coral formations and is the home to barracuda, napoleon fish, sharks and tuna. In ideal currents, it is a diver's dream.
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Channel SouthThis channel dive site can be quite challenging with strong current. The steep wall drops down to over 40m with a beautiful overhang covered all over with soft corals. In the deeper end you can encounter barracudas (up to 1.5m) and tunas of the same size. Around some pinnacles, coming up from 50m+ to 29m you might find white tip reef sharks and if you are lucky you may encounter a passing school of MobulasMaldives
AAA Hotels & Zitahli Resorts & Spa and Werner LauAbout UsTop Dive SitesWith over two decades of experience in creating and retaining the authenticity of local hospitality through genuine Maldivian designs, AAA Hotels and Resorts and Zitahli Resorts & Spa offer modern facilities with excellent services at all their properties. Located in ideal locations, they are all reached by a seaplane journey over the azure waters of the Maldives.Zitalhi Kuda-Funafaru, a luxury resort in the Noonu Atoll, comprises 50 contemporary chic villas offering an unrivalled level of style, personalised services and privacy set amongst the palm fringed beach of this lush natural island. Medhufushi, a serene island located in the Meemu Atoll with 112 villas, offers visitors a tropical paradise with white sandy beaches surrounded by a crystal clear lagoon. Filitheyo, a four star deluxe resort tucked away as the only resort in the unspoiled Faafu Atoll, comprises 125 villas offering guests a luxury retreat and a stunning house reef to explore.Ask a member of the Dive Worldwide Team about current special offers at these email@example.comTalk to our specialist consultants:0845 130 6980www.diveworldwide.comThe Ultimate Diving Collection© Werner LauFrom £1995 per person
Includes return flights from UK,
7 nights at Filitheyo, half board, 10 dives with tanks and weightswww.aaaresorts.com.mvwww.wernerlau.com
firstname.lastname@example.orgTalk to our specialist consultants:0845 130 6980The Ultimate Diving Collectionwww.diveworldwide.com? Sinandigan Wall A nudibranch heaven in Puerto Galera. On a single dive you can encounter up to 15 different species of colourful nudibranchs, harlequin sweetlips, fish, warty frog fish, crocodile fish, and almost every kind of anemone fish. ? Apo Island A 'signature' dive area, this is a short 45 minute boat ride from Atlantis Dumaguete. Divers typically see many different types of jacks and snappers, sweetlips, emperor fish, fusiliers, barracuda, tuna, rainbow runners, turtles, sea snakes, batfish, potato grouper and more. A school of yellow tail Barracuda patrols the reef, damselfish and anthias colour the reef and turtles are also present. ? Dauin Norte This is one of the most popular dive sites from Dumaguete. It is home to ghost pipefish, frogfish, different shrimps and crabs, sea slugs and much more.? Canyons This is "the dive" to do in Puerto Galera. There are three spectacular canyons in the reef. These all have sheltering walls and sandy bottoms where one can watch the big fish fighting in the current above. ? Tubbataha Reef Located in the Sulu Sea at the centre of the Coral Triangle between Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, experience this spectacular reef onboard the Azores. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Parks is home to no less than 573 species of fish, 373 species of corals, multiple species of shark and cetaceans, nestling hawksbill and green sea turtles.PhilippinesAtlantis Resorts Top Dive SitesAbout UsThe leader in first-class dedicated dive holidays in the Philippines offering two resorts, and a liveaboard covering the best diving areas around the region. The liveaboard, Atlantis Azores, is positioned strategically to service remote diving areas with spectacular dive sites throughout the islands. An added advantage is the ease of linking the two beautiful resorts - Atlantis Puerto Galera and Dumaguete by liveaboard. Atlantis Puerto Galera is truly one of the top dive destinations in the world. The two-mile-long reef and surrounding area boasts a biodiversity exceeding that of the Great Barrier Reef and the entire Caribbean combined. Mandarin gobies, ghost pipefish, pygmy seahorses, flamboyant cuttlefish and mimic octopuses are just a few of the thousands of species routinely spotted. Atlantis Dumaguete truly offers peace and relaxation. The reef, located directly in front of the resort, boasts such rarities as the mandarin goby, frogfish and the Harlequin ghost pipefish. The macro life is astounding as are the spectacular reefs and walls. "Come as a guest - Leave as a friend".From £1855 per person Includes return flights from UK, 7 nights at Puerto Galera, full board, 5 days unlimited boat diving with tanks and weights© Tara North