Located in South Ari Atoll, Nova is a place where the deep blue takes you on an aquatic dream. Here, the currents of pinnacles and channels carry you beyond the vibrant reefs – to some of the most spectacular sights. Home to whale sharks and manta rays all year round, Nova is one of the best places to swim alongside these gentle giants as they feed and cruise along the reef. Let our team at Aquaholics guide you through the dramatic underwater topography of overhangs and canyons draped with colourful soft corals and swim alongside exquisite marine life.
Located in the west of the archipelago, South Ari Atoll is home to an aquatic dream world. With pinnacles and channels covered in colourful overhangs, and shipwrecks only a few minutes away, Nova is a place where you can escape into a majestic marine world — whether it is at the house reef or the outer atoll channel. Witness the year-round population of whale sharks, manta rays and numerous other colourful aquatic life.
The pelagic heaven of South Ari Atoll is home to an abundance of marine life. The constant flow of plankton-rich waters between the channels supplies the colourful marine ecosystem and makes the sites home to various fishes. Though the atoll is known for larger marine life species, from Whale Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks to Manta Rays, the waters are also home to many others, including Oriental Sweetlips, Clown Triggerfish, big Barracudas, Scorpion Fish, Nudibranchs and schools of Oriental Sweetlips.
Dive Courses & Rates
Discover the stunning underwater world with us and create memories to last a lifetime. Whether you are swimming along with the gentle marine life, admiring the colours beneath the water or looking for a thrilling adventure underwater, we have got you. From beginner courses to advance courses and private dive courses, we are fully equipped for all your sub-aquatic escapades.
Modern, bright & minimalist aesthetic accommodation integrating the latest technology
A base meal plan of FB plus which offers great value for money and a fantastic All-Inclusive option – based on healthy and sustainable food offering
A modern All-Inclusive Club Style Community Concept = a modern, value/experience for money, no fuss, no worry, “soft luxury” island destination that is specifically
designed around the needs of the millennial traveller
Comfort for Guests
A fun, progressive, inclusive community, formed by couples and groups of friends
A happening and communal atmosphere created by animators through activities and a number of live entertainment sessions
Multiple room types to choose from including inter-connecting Beach Villas for families or groups of friends travelling together
A health and wellness focus with a fantastic gym and outdoor training area, group fitness classes and the spa focusing on treatments based on organic products
A place for local culture immersion with cultural interactions with the cultural heritage village on Dangethi Island close by
A 100% natural island with well-established vegetation, a fantastic beach and superb house reef
A top underwater location – South Ari Atoll is still one of the best locations for diving and snorkeling, with over 30+ manta points/whale sharks points/ship wrecks and dive locations just within a close 40 min range from the island, making Nova a unique spot for those looking for the ultimate marine adventure.
South Ari Atoll is the only region in the Maldives where you have the chance to see whale sharks throughout the year.