Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Dive Site Excursions

Discover the secrets of the Indian Ocean

The waters surrounding Paradise Island Resort & Spa are filled with colorful corals and fascinating sea life. Our team of diving instructors at DiveOceanus host regular excursions to nearby dive sites in the North Malé Atoll. All equipment is provided and there are trips suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced divers.

Nassimoo Thila

Dive site

Nassimoo Thila is an oval-shaped thila that is home to a variety of colorful soft corals. The thila is known for its caves, coral heads, and randomly scattered overhangs. You’ll have the opportunity to see giant trevallies, jacks, dogtooth tuna and many more species of fish. The currents at Nassimoo Thila are usually strong, so it is only recommended for advanced divers.

​Difficulty level: Advanced

HP Reef

Dive site

HP Reef and Nassimoo Thila are two of the most spectacular dive sites in the Maldives. HP Reef is home to soft coral displays and an abundance of fish. The best diving at HP Reef is found on the southern side of the reef when the current is flowing into the Atoll (from east to west). You should keep your eyes open for nudibranchs, leaf fish, eagle rays, schools of bigeye trevally and batfish.

Difficulty level: All divers

Banana Reef

Dive site

Banana Reef was the first dive site to ever be discovered in the Maldives and is still one of the best. The banana-shaped site features caves, gutters and overhangs filled with marine life and soft corals. You’re likely to encounter all sorts of fish including oriental sweetlips, giant squirrelfish, bannerfish. When the currents are strong, underwater turbulence can be experienced near the large overhang.

​Difficulty level: Intermediate

Okobe Thila

Dive site

With its three large coral heads, Okobe Thila is one of the most uniquely-shaped thilas in the North Malé Atoll. The reef consists of lots of caves and overhangs and is home to a variety of sea life including eagle rays, jacks, tuna, Napoleon wrasses and banner fish. You’ll also find plenty of multi-coloured soft coral blooms.

​Difficulty level: Advanced

Lankan Beyru

Dive site

Lankan Beyru is fondly referred to as Manta Point, and the chances of seeing these creatures is very high between May and December. Large coral blocks are home to many cleaner wrasse that nibble tiny parasites off the mantas. But even if you don’t encounter mantas, it is still a wonderful place to dive. The corals hide moray eels, the occasional Suzanne’s flatworm, and nudibranchs. Large quantities of fish such as tuna, mackerel and trevally race by the reef’s edge. Whitetip reef sharks, blacktip reef sharks and whip-tailed rays can be found in the flat coral garden, as well as hawksbill turtles and green turtles. 

​Difficulty level: All divers

Fish Factory

Dive site

Fish Factory is located on the south side of Kanduoiy-giri Island. It's one of the most visited dive sites in the North Malé Atoll. The dive site is suitable for divers of all abilities and is where you’ll find an abundance of fish and different species of moray eel. It’s also where you’ll encounter big schools of stingrays, which is why the site has been given the nickname, Stingray City.

​Difficulty level: All divers

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