Dive Sites

Explore beneath the azure

Let the waves whisper the ocean’s secrets to your soul

Dive into the mystical beauty of Maldives at Nova, where you will find yourself submerged in an aquatic dream. Tread the blues of South Ari Atoll, where majestic marine life such as whale sharks and manta rays reside all year round.

Reethi Thila

25 minutes from Nova
Also known as Five Rocks, the dive site lies in the channel between Dhangethi and Dhigurah. Here, vibrant sea fans and elegant whip corals dance alongside anemones, surrounded by marine wonders; shoals of fusiliers, jackfish, great barracudas, scorpion fish, nudibranchs, oriental sweetlips and the awe-inspiring whitetip and grey reef sharks.

Broken Rock

20 minutes from Nova
Nestled within the channel connecting Dhangethi and Dhigurah, here you can witness a captivating world of marine life — from the exquisite fan corals to the graceful Napoleon wrasse. Glide along the whitetip and grey reef sharks, turtles, scorpion fish, and moray eels as you witness the intricate beauty of soft coral, nudibranchs and elegant flatworms.

Kuda Rah Thila

10 minutes from Nova
This mesmerising tiny reef is tucked away in the inner atoll of South Ari. Home to thousands of blue-striped snappers, giant trevallies, big bluefin trevallies and whitetip and grey reef sharks, this enchanting sanctuary teems with life. And if you are lucky, you can also witness the alluring spotted eagle ray.

Noo Giri

25 minutes from Nova
Beginning at a mere three metres, this shallow reef slopes down to 30 metres where overhangs and corals line the incline. Encounter schools of bannerfish and butterfly fish, alongside stunning anemones and black coral trees. The caves and tunnels are teeming with a diverse array of marine life — from the elusive moray eels, vibrant nudibranchs, and fusiliers to scorpion fish, batfish, longnose hawkfish, lionfish, and graceful hawksbill turtles alongside whitetip and grey reef sharks.

Thinfushi Ethere Thila

20 minutes from Nova
Within the channel connecting Dhangethi and Dhigurah lies a breathtaking vista of vibrant corals; sea fans, gorgonian corals, and whip corals lining the vast caves. Encounter shimmering schools of blue-striped and white snappers, alongside marbled groupers, turtles, oriental sweetlips, Napoleon wrasse, and bluefin trevallies. And as the waters come alive, behold the graceful movements of whitetip and grey reef sharks, and even the occasional sighting of nurse sharks.

Kudhi Maa Wreck

5 minutes from Nova
On Centara Grand’s house reef in the inner atoll, this shipwreck teems with life. Holding a cornucopia of marine wonders, it is home to schools of lionfish, red snappers, juvenile yellow boxfish, boxfish, angelfish, pufferfish, and enchanting glassfish. Encounter the vibrant Goniobranchus Gleniei, or swim alongside the reef groupers, stonefish, anthias and the gloomy nudibranch. Witness the majestic whitetip reef sharks and nurse sharks gliding through the currents, accompanied by schools of big-eye jacks, marbled stingrays, Acropora crabs and two pipefish species.

Madivaru Rangali - Manta Point

60 minutes from Nova
Cradled in the Rangali south channel, this captivating site showcases the ocean’s gentle giants along with an array of marine life. Named after manta rays (Madi), it is a manta cleaning station, where the sloping bottom meets a plateau reef blooming with vibrant coral formations and marine wonders — from whitetip, silvertip and grey reef sharks to turtles, Napoleon wrasse and even the awe-inspiring whale sharks.