Irresistible underwater experiences are waiting to be had!
Dive & Sail are our long-time dive centre partner, with a team of international diving instructors on hand to guide you. From beginner level to expert, you will not regret taking the plunge at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon!
Dive & Sail provide all the equipment necessary, including SeaQuest BCDs, aqualung regulators with octopus and console, Suunto dive computers, digital underwater cameras, underwater torches, 3 mm neoprene suits (shorties), masks, snorkels and fins as well as weight belts and weights. Once you’re geared up, dive into an underwater utopia and observe marine life as it goes about its daily routine.
Key dive sites nearby:
If big fish are what you came for, Orimas Thila is your first stop. With depths ranging from 14 to 30 metres, you can expect to see soft corals, sea fans, anemones, and clownfish, as well as guitar sharks, barracuda, jack fish, rays and more.
Adding some extra drama to your dive, the Fish Head dive site is home to large grey reef sharks, tuna, endangered large Napoleons, and schools of barracuda. The landscape boasts some spectacular steep sides with multi-level ledges, overhangs and caves teeming with sea fans, anemones and black corals.
What was once a fishing trawler is now a 30-metre long sanctuary to a mass of marine life on the ocean floor, including moray eels and groupers. Explore the sponge and coral-encrusted nooks and crannies of Fesdu Wreck, and then head over to the underwater island (the thila) for even more wonders. Two dives in one!
Ellaidhoo House Reef Wreck
A wreck reserved exclusively for guests of Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, the Ellaidhoo House Reef is just 25 metres from the beach. It has a row of caves with sea fans, whip corals, schools of bannerfish, Napoleons, stingrays and moray eels. There’s even a small wreck that serves as a popular spot for night dives.
Why should I dive at Ellaidhoo?
This is the ideal location where you have easy access to the house reef, while being surrounded with numerous dive sites
Can I learn to dive?
Diving is for anyone to learn and enjoy! Basic and advanced diving courses are available, all of which are PADI certified courses.
How do I start diving at Ellaidhoo?
Contact the Dive Centre at [email protected] or book directly during your stay at the resort. They will guide you through.
Do I require diving insurance to dive with you?
It is advised and recommended to have diving insurance.
What can I see when diving at Ellaidhoo?
You can see a white variety of coral reef, turtles, octopus, lobster, Moray eels, sharks (white and black tip) and schools of colourful fishes. It is both wonderful and unforgettable experience.
Can I pre- book my diving experience?
Yes, please our contact the Dive Centre on [email protected] and will guide you through.
What is the minimum age for diving?
Our recommended minimum age for diving is 8 years.
- 8- 10 years recommended maximum depth is 2 meters
- 10-12 years recommended maximum depth is 12 meters
- 12- 15 years recommended maximum depth is 18 meters
- 15+ years recommended maximum depth is 30 meters
How can I get the gear needed for diving and snorkeling?
You would be able to hire the needed gear and equipment from the Dive Centre. You are welcome to bring your own equipment as well.
What is the weather like?
The Maldives has a tropical monsoon climate. Two seasons dominate Maldives' weather: The monsoon which brings strong winds and storms which can affect diving and boat experiences to a certain extent. However, the weather is favorable all year round.
What is the best time to visit the Maldives
The most ideal time to visit the Maldives would be from November to April. The island nation is warm and sunny all year-round, but consists of a dry season and a wet, rainy season.
What is the best time to dive?
Our recommendation is all year through! You can visit any day of the year to have the most unforgettable diving experience.