Dive Program & Dive Sites

Dive Program & Dive Sites

Learning to dive in the Maldives

You are planning a holiday in the Maldives and are not sure if you want to learn to dive? All we can do is recommend it! The underwater world of the Maldives is full of surprises. Great soft and hard corals and above all lots of fish, many small and colourful reef fish, nudibranchs, turtles, eagle rays, manta rays, reef sharks, whale sharks …. way too much to list everything. We would love to introduce you to this fascinating underwater world and this great sport.

At our diving resorts, you have the opportunity to take a beginner diving course several times a week. We eduvcate in accordance with the guidelines of SSI (Scuba Schools International) or i.a.c., (International Aquanautic Club). In addition you can take a PADI Open Water Diver certification with us. They all have one thing in common: at the end of the course you will go home with an internationally recognised certificate, which will welcome you at any dive center worldwide.

We want to train you with no stress and with an individual approach. For this reason, all beginner diving courses at Werner Lau take place in small groups of a maximum of 2 students per instructor.

If you are already a certified diver, you have a lot of possibilities to continue your diving education with us:

  • Various special courses according to the guidelines of SSI, i.a.c., CMAS or PADI.
  • SSI or i.a.c. Advanced Adventurer Course
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
  • CMAS Silver or CMAS Gold (on request)
  • Rescue Diver Course (on request)
  • Divemaster or Divecon (on request)

For more information please contact our dive center:
filitheyo@wernerlau.com

Dive Sites

Manta Point

This dive site is a cleaning station located between about 15 and 30 meters. Between December and April is the best time to see the magnificent manta rays. During this period the dive boat goes there two to three times per week. The full day trip includes two dives.

Channel Dives

Channel dives in Faafu Atoll are not to be missed. Here in the channels between the thilas you’re likely to see large grey reef sharks, eagle rays and napoleon wrasses amongst a wealth of other large fish – an experience not to be missed.

Jumping Jack

This is a very colorful site where you can spot big groupers, moray eels, jacks, black tip reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks and napoleon wrasses. It consists of seven adjacent thilas in a channel.

Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger is a ‘faru’ in the local language. A faru is a kind of underwater wall, so you follow the wall during the dive and complete it usually amongst the very nice coral garden which lies between 0 and five meters. Sometimes you can spot manta rays, nurse sharks, eagle rays and white tip reef sharks as well as a host of schooling fish.

Repeater’s Paradise

The site was given its name because once divers have seen it they keep going back for more! The site consists of a beautiful overhang and wall where you can spot tuna, stingrays and reef sharks amongst the attractive hard and soft coral and schooling fish.

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