Liveaboard Diving in Ari Atoll

Ari Atoll Liveaboard Dive Sites

Scuba divers plunge into the waters of Ari Atoll for the promise of spectacular pelagic encounters. Ari Atoll is the most reliable Maldives location for whale sharks and manta rays, as well as for tons of reef sharks and turtles. The area's general topography is dominated by kandus and thilas. Thilas are volcano-shaped pinnacles rising from the depths of the sea and attracting lots of sea life; kandus are current-filled channels from the open ocean, where big fish ride the ripping highway to their next meals.

Ari Atoll's thilas are colonized by sea life like all Maldives pinnacles, but this area is not the best Maldives site for corals and color. Instead, Ari's main draw is the large wildlife in the water column. Various marine protected areas within Ari Atoll ensure the conservation of its incredible underwater creatures, so diving within Ari Atoll sanctuaries at sites like Fish Head and Kudarah Thila should not be missed.

The crowning jewel of Ari Atoll is Maaya Thila, considered one of the top Maldives dive sites for both day and night dives. This pinnacle is famous for the wild abundance and diversity of its reef life, from nudibranchs and octopus to schools of pelagic fish. As you descend to the deeper areas, caves and overhangs add variety to the topography.

Maaya's neighbor Donkalo Thila holds its own crown as a premier cleaning station for mantas and sharks in the western section of the atoll. Kudarah Thila and Rangali Madivaru, both in the southern section of Ari Atoll, host high-volume manta cleaning stations as well, while Ukulhas Thila is the premier manta cleaning station in the north. Hammerhead Point in Rasdhoo Atoll, northeast of Ari, tops it all off. The deep water drop-off near this site gives divers a special opportunity to see hammerheads, the highlight of many divers' Maldives liveaboard adventures.

Within Ari Atoll's 40 km length and 105 small islands, site after site vies for divers' wonder and appreciation. However, if it's sharks you're looking for, Fish Head pinnacle is the best place for an adrenalin pumping dive- here, throngs of bustling grey and white tip reef sharks scour the reef for their dinner under huge schools of dancing fusilier. Fish Head lies in the eastern section of Ari Atoll and enjoys marine protected area status. It is known as one of the top ten Maldives dive sites, partly because of its shark abundance and reliability of sightings.

Those who want to swim with the giant of the ocean turn to Maamgili, where plankton-rich waters nourish whale sharks gliding over wrecks that also host large marble rays and nurse sharks. For wrecks, Ari Atoll offers Fesdu and Halaveli. Fesdu Wreck in the north is popular with macro critter lovers for its resident ghost pipefish and plethora of nudibranchs and flatworms. This fishing trawler was sunk to become an artificial reef more than ten years ago. Halaveli is a 33 meter long freighter where huge blotched fantail rays provide an impressive counterpoint to the macro-life tucked into the wreck's holes and corners, and can be dived day or night.

For divers who need color, Ari can also deliver. Rahdhigga Thila is crowned in its shallows with healthy branching corals and festooned on its sides with soft corals in every shade of the rainbow, not to mention other benthic organisms like sponges of many shapes and sizes. Pelagics lovers won't even feel left out here because Rahdhigga hosts shark action from silver tips, white tips and grey reef sharks.

Getting to Ari Atoll

The length of liveaboard itineraries in Ari Atoll ranges from 7 to 12 nights, with a budget of between 200 and 400 euros per night. Very often, a liveaboard bound for Ari Atoll and Rasdhoo Atoll will include North or South Male, Baa Atoll, or the southern atolls of Meemu and Vaavu in its tour. Usually, the south-focused itineraries which include Male, Meemu, and Vaavu, visit south Ari Atoll. North-focused itineraries visiting Male, Baa, and Raa, visit more of Ari Atoll, and include Rasdhoo Atoll as well.

However, Maldives liveaboard itineraries present great variety of choices and variations, like Carpe Diem's tour including Baa, Rasdhoo, Ari, Male, and Vaavu, and Orion's ìManta Madnessî itinerary. Most Ari Atoll liveaboards depart from Male, the capital city of the Maldives, but Carpe Diem's north-south trip departs from Baa. Most of these liveaboards are M/V luxury yachts, though the M/V Aggressor also has gorgeous sails.

The experience level required by Ari Atoll liveaboards varies from Open Water with no logged dives to Advanced Open Water with 100 dives. Currents are strong at Ari except at slack tides, but calm water also means no fish, so it's experienced divers who will be best able to take advantage of diving Ari Atoll.

Liveaboard departures

Many Ari Atoll liveaboards depart from Male, reachable by short flights from nearby Singapore, Dubai, and Colombo. Longer international flights from Europe, America, China, India, and Australia are all readily available, often connecting through the airports mentioned above. When Ari Atoll itineraries depart from other ports like Baa, a sea plane from Male is the best way to get there.

Best time to travel

Ari Atoll can be dived by liveaboard all year round. December to May hold the calmest seas; however, August through November is the best time for manta rays. Never fear though- manta rays can still be seen reliably during the calm season at certain sites. Shorty wetsuits usually keep divers comfortable at 26-29 C, and visibility is usually 15-30 meters. When visibility varies between sites, it's usually because of the seasons and the particular characteristics of each site location. Some of the best manta and whale shark sights are green with plankton, but catching a glimpse of these giants makes up for it.


Ari Atoll Diving Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  • 171 Verified Reviews
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Chen W
  • China China

Most dive sites is awesome, Especially FESDU LAGOON and Alimatha Jetty! The night dive with Manta and nurse shark was unforgettable.

Diving Ari Atoll in August on the Emperor Voyager

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Michael W
  • United States United States

Wonderful - the seas came alive with sharks and mantas.

Diving Ari Atoll in July on the Carpe Vita

  • 8.0 Very good
  • mijung B
  • South Korea South Korea

I'm fully satisfied with the diving & diving sites

Diving Ari Atoll in August on the Ari Queen

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sunjay K
  • India India

Great, got to see Whale Sharks ( once while snorkelling and once while diving) Several Blacktip and Grey Reef shark encounters

Diving Ari Atoll in July on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Niklas L
  • Sweden Sweden

Thila diving with sharks and rays, schools of fish, warm water

Diving Ari Atoll in June on the Emperor Voyager

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Sergey Z
  • Russia Russia

One of the best places for diving. Here you can find beautiful reefs, can dive with mantas and whale-sharks.

Diving Ari Atoll in May on the Emperor Orion

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Danielle D
  • Philippines Philippines

Ari Atoll was definitely the highlight of our dives! We saw many many sharks along the channel and also giant manta rays which was a truly majestic and awesome experience ☺️❤️❤️👌🏼🐠🦈🧜🏽‍♀️

Diving Ari Atoll in May on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Marion P
  • France France

The corals were beautiful with a lot of soft coral caves. The underwater life was top with whale shark and manta rays. Our favorite spot of maldives.

Diving Ari Atoll in April on the Nautilus Two

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Beatriz G
  • Mexico Mexico

I love it... I never dive before with corrent and it was a great experience to do it with this people. Sharks, Mantas, whale shark .. north and south Ari Atoll. I enjoyed all the dives there.

Diving Ari Atoll in April on the Moonima

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Thorkild P
  • Denmark Denmark

Good, but knowledge of drift diving and experience of handling strong currents a must.

Diving Ari Atoll in April on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Marcel B
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Very nice dive sites with especially Mantas and Whale Sharks as highlights. Visibility wasn't great at that time of the year, though (due to the winds).

Diving Ari Atoll in February on the Emperor Orion

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • David S
  • United States United States

exciting and lots of big animals

Diving Ari Atoll in February on the Moonima

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Sara D
  • Italy Italy

Very cool and full of marine life

Diving Ari Atoll in December on the Ari Queen

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Becky Y
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong

‘Fish Head’ site at south Ari had very strong current that I needed to use my reef hook. As strong current bring nutrient, there were many, many school of fish, mainly blue triggers and yellow jacks, going everywhere as far as the eyes could see and then there were many reef sharks interspaced among the fish. Some of the sharks came very close to us divers who were trapped by our reef hooks onto the rocks. Aha! It was definitely an exciting time…for all! At ‘Dhigurah Beyru’, we saw pipe fish, see-through glass shrimp, beautiful leopard eel, freaky-looking dartfish and small turtles. It was a nice change from seeing pelagic. When it comes to abundance of marine life, Ari Atoll is tops!

Diving Ari Atoll in November on the Ari Queen

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Raphael G
  • France France

Very nice and beautifull, a lot of fishs, sharks, tortuls, manta and even doplhins

Diving Ari Atoll in December on the Seafari Explorer

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Shang W
  • China China

A lot of sharks and sting rays.

Diving Ari Atoll in December on the Nautilus One

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • LUKA D
  • Slovenia Slovenia

Great, although a bit of a weather problems (the cyclone was passing us). Amazing Manta Rays and sharks!

Diving Ari Atoll in November on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • ELENA K
  • Russia Russia

With good guides, diving in the Maldives will be unforgettable

Diving Ari Atoll in November on the Blue Force One

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Paul N
  • United States United States

Excellent! Such diversity of dives

Diving Ari Atoll in October on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • David N
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent, good weather, calm seas and pretty clear water. Some currents in places

Diving Ari Atoll in November on the Blue Force One

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Maxime F
  • France France

Impressive dive sites, with incredible anmounts of underwater life, including many pelagics.

Diving Ari Atoll in October on the Sachika

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Aurélie L
  • France France

Enjoyed the mantas and many nice stuff.

Diving Ari Atoll in April on the Orion

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Liz P
  • New Zealand New Zealand

It had strong currents, but allowed us to see bigger animals

Diving Ari Atoll in September on the Ari Queen

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • ishwar A
  • India India

Excellent is an understatement

Diving Ari Atoll in September on the Ari Queen

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Makoto S
  • Japan Japan

N.Ari Big fishes & sharks. Night manta. S.Ari We could not see whale shark. Some mantas & nurse sharks were amazing.

Diving Ari Atoll in August on the Emperor Voyager

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Urica L
  • United States United States

Wonderful. Some of the best diving including sites dove in Australia, Vanuatu, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Diving Ari Atoll in August on the Ari Queen

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • CHANGKYU C
  • South Korea South Korea

good and great at maya thila

Diving Ari Atoll in July on the Emperor Leo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Susan P
  • Australia Australia

Very Nervous but Shumi our dive leader, very patient nothing a problem, fantastic guy. Dive was fantastic

Diving Ari Atoll in July on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Matthew M
  • United States United States

Despite the poor weather above the surface, conditions were good at the dive sites, and we were able to swim with three whale sharks on a single dive!

Diving Ari Atoll in May on the Emperor Serenity

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Cindy P
  • United States United States

We dove both North and South Ari Atolls. Sea life is plentiful and beautiful. The soft corals are amazing and colorful. Mild current with medium visibility. The south Ari atoll is where we encountered our whale shark!

Diving Ari Atoll in April on the Emperor Serenity

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Greg N
  • Canada Canada

This was fantastic - I chose this trip, because most of the resorts etc, only dive in one Atoll. this gave me the chance to dive in several. they were all different and each was spectacular in its own way.

Diving Ari Atoll in April on the Blue Voyager

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michael G
  • United States United States

I was very impressed with the diving. I had no previous experience in the Indian Ocean. I found the aquatic life to be very impressive.

Diving Ari Atoll in April on the Blue Force One

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Daniele S
  • Italy Italy

Superb, we saw plenty of mantas!

Diving Ari Atoll in April on the Sachika

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Audrius P
  • Lithuania Lithuania

Very nice diving sites. No stress created for divers, at any situations.

Diving Ari Atoll in May on the Sachika Liveaboard

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Russell W
  • South Africa South Africa

The diving was really good. Saw a whale sharks and plenty Manta rays at the cleaning station.

Diving Ari Atoll in March on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Yann M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great vis' lots of shoals of blue trigger fish

Diving Ari Atoll in March on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ngung Chia S
  • Singapore Singapore

Excellent. Saw many big stuffs like sharks, rays and octopus. Swam among many big fishes till you smell like a fish.

Diving Ari Atoll in March on the Emperor Atoll

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Carl E
  • United States United States

All the atolls were special in their own way.

Diving Ari Atoll in February on the Orion

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nikolai S
  • Russia Russia

Ari atol is the best for fish verity and water clearness.

Diving Ari Atoll in February on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • shaun M
  • South Africa South Africa

Was good. Visibility not that good.

Diving Ari Atoll in February on the Soleil 2

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Birgit K
  • Germany Germany

Loved the Mantas at Moofushi

Diving Ari Atoll in February on the Soleil 2

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Benjamin J
  • Germany Germany

there was the whale shark so it was great

Diving Ari Atoll in January on the Blue Force One

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Alistair D
  • South Africa South Africa

Visibility was quite poor but the chance to dive with Manta's was worth it.

Diving Ari Atoll in February on the Emperor Voyager

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Yoram R
  • Israel Israel

Amazing is the only way to describe it

Diving Ari Atoll in January on the Leo Liveaboard

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Júlio K
  • Brazil Brazil

Very nice. Manta Rays and beautiful place.

Diving Ari Atoll in January on the Soleil 2

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Dirk M
  • Germany Germany

Excellent, walesharks and Manta

Diving Ari Atoll in January on the Theia

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Karon W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Still can't stop smiling about, this was the best area.

Diving Ari Atoll in December on the Carpe Diem Liveaboard

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Fraser O
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

World class from third day onwards (due to bad weather)

Diving Ari Atoll in December on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • ShaoYu H
  • Taiwan Taiwan

Whale shark and menta!!so good!

Diving Ari Atoll in January on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Alejandro C
  • Spain Spain

Very good, specially reefs near Vilamendhoo were beautiful.

Diving Ari Atoll in December on the Emperor Serenity

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Trent H
  • United States United States

I have to say it's some of the best diving I've ever done, and I've been to the Red Sea, Coral Triangle and Caribbean.....would do it again.

Diving Ari Atoll in December on the Theia

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Miroslav U
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic

Would like to do more dives there as the dive sites are just great.

Diving Ari Atoll in December on the Emperor Serenity

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Malcolm C
  • Malta Malta

Good viz, weak currents (not normally the case) but good sightings of Reef Sharks nonetheless and Mantas. I noticed there were no big sting rays however this time. Hopefully due to season?? (Sept)

Diving Ari Atoll in September on the Blue Force One

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Hilde D
  • Germany Germany

Great place to dive, absolutely recommendable.

Diving Ari Atoll in December on the Emperor Serenity

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Chay Ying K
  • Malaysia Malaysia

Varied sites which is awesome. Loads of mantas, sharks, and beautiful landscape with huge schools of fishes.

Diving Ari Atoll in December on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • alexandre G
  • France France

Every dive in Ari Atoll was amazing we got to see many pmanta rays, sharks, and beautifull reefs

Diving Ari Atoll in November on the Fun Azul

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • William E
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great, loads of sharks, Manta's etc.

Diving Ari Atoll in November on the Emperor Voyager

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jamie C
  • United States United States

Lots of fish and sharks beautiful reefs

Diving Ari Atoll in November on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Dominik K
  • Germany Germany

Extraordinary: Whaleshark!!! Super visibility!

Diving Ari Atoll in November on the Emperor Serenity

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Lucian S
  • France France

good - we have seen the rays but not the whale sharks

Diving Ari Atoll in November on the Emperor Serenity

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • shuge Q
  • China China

good to see a lots of shark and manta , just like live in the movie

Diving Ari Atoll in October on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Tommaso D
  • Italy Italy

Great sites, plenty of underwater life, sometimes strong currents

Diving Ari Atoll in October on the Blue Force One

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Wojciech K
  • Poland Poland

Ari Atoll was excellent. It is a pity I did not get to see the whale shark, which was one of the goals of the trip

Diving Ari Atoll in October on the Carpe Novo Liveaboard

  • 8.0 Very good
  • thomas K
  • Australia Australia

Nice coral, beautiful shark action with lots of grey reef sharks and silver tips!

Diving Ari Atoll in October on the Sachika Liveaboard

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Tim O
  • Belgium Belgium

Great, no complaints... Water temp 28 degrees, visibility a bit less because if a passing storm ( some dives), but overall a great experience

Diving Ari Atoll in October on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Weerapol W
  • Thailand Thailand

a lot of shark manta ray and other kind of marine life

Diving Ari Atoll in October on the Emperor Atoll

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Vanessa H
  • Brazil Brazil

Awesome - lots to see, from big stuff to micro, whale sharks, mantas, turtles. A bit strong currents on certain dives, but overall really great stuff.

Diving Ari Atoll in September on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gregg C
  • United States United States

Unbelievable...this is where we saw whale sharks!

Diving Ari Atoll in September on the Blue Force One

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Enrique B
  • Spain Spain

Ari atoll was nice, with plenty of options depending on the weather conditions. Very nice dives, specially fish head and Maya Thila

Diving Ari Atoll in August on the Sachika Liveaboard

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Marcos D
  • United States United States

Fantastic sites, with a good mix of micro and macro life. Abundant marine flaura and rock formations. A handful of dives had murky water (5-15m visibilitity) which is expected this time of the year. Each dives had its unique features and the national parks are a must.

Diving Ari Atoll in August on the Carpe Novo Liveaboard

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Kristina A
  • United States United States

Excellent diving, medium current, great diversity

Diving Ari Atoll in July on the Emperor Atoll

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Claude L
  • Australia Australia

Fantastic fish life, much "big stuff". Unfortunately corals have not recovered (El-Ninho, coral bleachng), but nevertheless many great sights.

Diving Ari Atoll in August on the MV Ari Queen

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Ryan W
  • South Africa South Africa

Great, good current, plenty of sharks

Diving Ari Atoll in May on the Orion Liveaboard

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Katrin O
  • Germany Germany

Very nice dive sites, great choices of location and beautiful scenery. Managed to see lots of sharks, a couple of mantas and a whaleshark. Could tick everything off the list even though it wasn't peak season for anything.

Diving Ari Atoll in June on the Emperor Atoll

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Graziella E
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Beautiful, have seen lots of sharks, turtles, also eagle rays, murrays, and beautiful corals.

Diving Ari Atoll in July on the MV Ari Queen

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Karina E
  • Norway Norway

Awesome! Only word to describe it! Every dive offered something new.

Diving Ari Atoll in June on the Emperor Voyager

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • John C
  • Australia Australia

We were expecting poor weather and reduced visibility because of we were not diving in the peak season, but it was wonderful

Diving Ari Atoll in June on the Carpe Vita Liveaboard

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Phillip B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great diversity of sites that caters to all divers

Diving Ari Atoll in June on the Emperor Voyager

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Steve P
  • United States United States

Weather conditions were not perfect, but that did not hamper the diving.

Diving Ari Atoll in May on the Carpe Diem Liveaboard

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Irene G
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Great for the big stuff like whalesharks and manta's, a few dive sites were damaged but we saw some very nice and colorful reefs as well.

Diving Ari Atoll in April on the Blue Shark 2

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Endre G
  • Hungary Hungary

Ari Atoll was by far the most interesting site, exceptionally good

Diving Ari Atoll in April on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Sean E
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

The majority of my favourite sites were here

Diving Ari Atoll in March on the Moonima Liveaboard

  • 9.2 Superb
  • David S
  • United States United States

It was the best diving experience I ever had.

Diving Ari Atoll in March on the Virgo Liveaboard

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Iris D
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Nice, unfortunatley we did not see walesharkes, but mantas. There is always some current, but was during our trip never strong. Just a great spot to dive

Diving Ari Atoll in February on the Emperor Atoll

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Wing Lok K
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong

Excellent. A manta sighting could have made it a perfect trip!

Diving Ari Atoll in February on the Orion Liveaboard

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Richa M
  • India India

Very nice. Especially diving with the Mantas and the night dives with Sharks.

Diving Ari Atoll in February on the Manta Cruise Liveaboard

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Martin S. N
  • Norway Norway

Great dives, even if the visibility wasn't spectacular, it was a lot better than what I'm used to. The dives on the east side were better, because of the way the current was at the time. Some spectacular channel dives with schools of sharks and rays. Even got to snorkle with a whale shark. All my dreams fulfilled.

Diving Ari Atoll in February on the Manta Cruise Liveaboard

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Dustin H
  • United States United States

Awesome. Whale Sharks: check. Manta: check. Sharks: check.

Diving Ari Atoll in December on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Charles L
  • United States United States

Loved the Ari Atoll (with 15+) dives there! Saw amazing manta rays at night dives and during the day as well

Diving Ari Atoll in December on the Orion Liveaboard

  • 9.2 Superb
  • marianne V
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Good but strong currents in the channels .

Diving Ari Atoll in January on the Virgo Liveaboard

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Bob J
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Great!!! Seen the whale shark and the mantas besides sharks. Best atoll for the big stuff.

Diving Ari Atoll in December on the Leo Liveaboard

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Chris L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great - possibly spent a bit too long lookinf=g for whale sharks

Diving Ari Atoll in October on the Orion Liveaboard

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mark L
  • South Africa South Africa

Current can be tough, the rays make up for it.

Diving Ari Atoll in September on the Scubaspa Yang

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Wing Fatt Mervin P
  • Singapore Singapore

It was very good diving in Ari Atoll. You have to be fit and a advance diver if you want to dive in Maldives on a liveaboard. As there are currents on most dives. Best is if you got Nitrox Qualified, use a 15 Litres tank to stay longer. Many big pelagic to see. Mantas, Whaleshark, Sharks and Stingrays.

Diving Ari Atoll in July on the Emperor Voyager

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Adrian S
  • Malta Malta

Very relaxing experience and a lot to see and enjoy.

Diving Ari Atoll in April on the Scubaspa Ying

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • fred W
  • Australia Australia

Fantastic. The night dive with mantas stands out. So exciting. Some of the dive sites were a bit overcrowded with divers.

Diving Ari Atoll in March on the Emperor Voyager

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Neil W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

From really good to breathtaking, only downside some dive sites very busy

Diving Ari Atoll in December on the Emperor Atoll