Dive into a Soulful Underwater Paradise

In depths unknown, where wonders reside,
We dive beneath, on nature’s tide.
Manta Rays glide, their dance takes flight,
Whalesharks revel, majestic and bright.

Welcome to the mesmerizing world beneath the surface of the crystal-clear waters of the Maldives’ South Ari Atoll (locally known as Alifu Dhaalu Atoll). Prepare to be enchanted as you embark on a soulful underwater journey like no other. From small deep pinnacles to long shallow reefs both beginners and experienced divers will find amazing reefs full of life ranging from white-tip and black-tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, Napoleons, turtles, barracudas, jackfish, tunas, moray eels, octopuses and other colourful species of tropical fish life. South Ari Atoll is most famous for whale sharks and manta rays throughout the year.

Underwater shot with coral reef and marine life

Discover the Key Dive Sites

In the heart of this diver's paradise, South Ari Atoll, or SAMPA (South Ari Marine Protected Area), as we lovingly call it, lies a treasure trove of vibrant coral reefs, breathtaking drop-offs, and an astonishing array of marine creatures. Let's dive into the key sites that make South Ari Atoll a haven for divers.

Encounters with Majestic Creatures

Beyond the Dive Sites

Welcome to the South Ari Atoll in the Maldives, a haven where the ocean's gentle giants, the Whalesharks and Manta Rays, hold sway. These majestic creatures, with their serene presence, embody the tranquil spirit of this idyllic paradise. The Whalesharks gracefully navigate the turquoise waters while the Manta Rays dance with ethereal elegance. In their presence, time slows, and the soul finds solace. Witnessing their grandeur is a humbling reminder of our place in the vast tapestry of nature. Welcome to a realm where giants roam, inviting us to embrace the profound beauty of the natural world and find solace in its gentle rhythm.

Manta rays underwater
Whale shark underwater

Nova Maldives: Your Gateway to Soulful Exploration

With its proximity to these remarkable dive sites, Nova Maldives invites you to embark on a soulful exploration of South Ari Atoll's marine wonderland. Return to our resort, where laidback vibes and soulful connections await, allowing you to unwind and share tales of your underwater adventures with fellow Soulmates. With Nova as your base, you can dive into the depths and discover the true essence of South Ari Atoll, forging memories that will inspire your soul and stay with you forever.