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Dhangethi Island, Maldives

Dhangethi island is located in the heart of the dive zone of Maldives.

At a distance of 48 kilometres (42 miles) from Velana International Airport, inside South Ari Atoll lies this beautiful island. With a local population of less than 500 people residing on the island, Dhangethi is famous for its long widely stretched lagoon & all year all around whale shark and Manta sightings. There are 8 mini marts, 4 restaurants, cafes, and 12 souvenir shops on the island. You will also find a hospital, school, cultural centre, mosque, football field, a mobile operator company office and an ATM.


Dhangethi Island, Maldives


DIVER: USD 1640 + 5% GST + 5% TCS

NON DIVER: USD 850 + 5% GST + 5% TCS

Exchange rates are subject to change as per the rates during the time of payment.


23rd to 28th December 2022


About the Stay & Route

The most famous dive sites near Dhangethi:


Kudha Rah Thila


A small mountain like pinnacle in the Middle of the Dhigurah & Dhangethi Channel. Which is a marine protected dive site, just 20 min Boat ride. The fish life and formation of the reef here is stunning.


Kudhimaa Wreck


50m long cargo ship lying on a sandy bottom at around 30 meters depth, right next to a Centara Grand Island Resort. Sunk in 1998 the wreck has good coral growth and a large variety of species living on it.


Broken Rock


One of the most well-known dive sites in the South Ari Atoll due to its unique formation which has a canyon splitting the reef in two. While swimming you should keep an eye out for the large corals which stick out from the walls. Resident napoleon wrasse, turtles, scorpion fish, and a stunning variety of marine life.


Five Rocks


Formed by a pinnacle that has been split into five pieces over the centuries. These “rocks” reach from 12 m to 40m at the sandy bottom. Numerous overhangs and ocean-swept currents provide the perfect environment for vibrant corals, plenty of reef fish and white tip reef sharks. Five Rocks is a favourite among photographers for its unique underwater landscapes.


Vilamendhoo Thila


The thila is a large, complex reef structure that begins in 10m of water and extends down to a sand bottom at 30m.

Sloping reef, steep walls with overhangs, and a rich growth of hard corals. The fish life is especially dense, with schooling blue-striped snapper, oriental sweet lips, and sometimes whale sharks.



Names of other famous Dive Sites :


7th Haven, Lilly Rock and Kudha Thila, Manta Point, Dhangethi South, Vilamendhoo Caves, Orimas Varu, Dhigurah Archs, Maamigili, Beyru Rangali, Manta Point, Omadhoo thila, Dhigurah Thila to name a few.


Inclusions (DIver)

  • 5 Nights Bed & Breakfast Accommodation (Shared Deluxe Room)

  • Return Speed Boat Transfers from Male Airport to Dhangethi (approx 2 / 2.5 hrs)

  • Diving dhoni (with tanks, weights & belts)

  • Maldivian Tax & Green Tax

  • 12 dive package which includes one night dive , two different Wreck Dives for ( AOWD Only )

  • Whale Shark Trip - we recommend Snorkelling for better chance for sighting

  • One Dive to the Manta Point or Snorkelling as part of the Package.

  • Dedicated dive day to Whale Sharks and another day to dive with Mantas. These may also be seen on other dives.

  • Nitrox is included for certified Nitrox Divers

  • Instructor & Dive Master travelling from Orca Dive Club

  • Orca Dive Club T shirt + Cap + Trip Video

Inclusions (Non - Diver)

  • 5 Nights with Bed and Breakfast on twin sharing basis.

  • Transfer to Dhangethi By Speed Boat and return

  • Whale Shark Snorkeling

  • Manta Snorkeling

  • Turtle Snorkeling

  • Sand Bank Snorkeling

  • Maldivian Tax & Green Tax



  • International Flight ticket

  • Visa, if required

  • Lunch & Dinner

  • WiFi

  • Any additional dives

  • Travel & Dive insurance

  • Single occupancy- 150 USD additional for 5 Nights

  • Family Suite- 200 USD additional for 5 Night

  • (Optional) Internal Flight with Speed boat transfer - 118 USD per way PP

  • Staff Gratitude & Tips

  • Transport out of the mentioned dates (beginning/end of Trip).

  • Apart from Inclusions



  • PADI Open Water Diver Course @ INR 16,000 + taxes PP for theory & pool training to be done in Mumbai.

  • For PADI Advanced Open Water Theory code : INR 6,000/- PP

  • Open water / ADV instructor fee = INR 2,500/- + Taxes per course / PP


Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • 100% payment required to block your spot

  • All payments made are non-refundable


COVID Guidelines

  • Mandatory RTPCR tests to and from Mumbai within 72 hours before international departure.

  • Doctor's clearance required if you have been tested positive in the last 3 months for Covid-19.



Orca Dive Club will not be responsible for no diving due to weather conditions, for civil unrest, terrorism, strikes, illness, epidemics, accidents, injuries, damage, loss and theft, quarantine, customs regulations, changes in flight itinerary, delays, deportation or refusal of entry by immigration authorities and in case of any cancellation or changes to itinerary by the Local Government. For qualified divers, you are expected to be able to dive to a standard as per the certification and experience requirements outlined. You are responsible for your own and your buddy’s safety during the dive.

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