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Hanifaru Bay


INR 1,25,000 (+5% GST +TCS)

July 26 - July 31, 2024

5 Nights/6 Days

10 Dives + 2 Snorkelling trips to Hanifaru Bay

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Hanifaru Bay

A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

World famous for the Biggest Aggregation of Manta Rays: Unique nature's wonder located in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives. Swimming amongst the largest feeding aggregations of Manta Rays and Whale Sharks at Hanifaru Bay is one of the most exciting and mind-blowing thing you can do.
There are only handful of places in the world where visitors can get so close to so many manta rays, and snorkel alongside them as they barrel-roll and create ‘fly’ in formation through the dense plankton.

From May to November, there can be found more than a hundred mantas and several whale sharks. 

Best time to Dive May to Nov

Required level

Open Water Certified SCUBA Diver


Sun & Mild to Medium currents

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Medium, Advanced

cert. recommended


Manta Rays,

Several whale sharks

Marine Life Highlight

Diverse dive sites of Hanifaru Bay

Discover a wealth of underwater treasures at Hanifaru Bay's dive sites, each offering a unique glimpse into the mesmerizing marine world.

From the captivating coral formations of Dhonfanu Thila to thrilling encounters at Nelivaru Haa, divers are treated to a kaleidoscope of wonders. Swim alongside schools of fish, encounter reef sharks, and marvel at the vibrant sea fans of Dharavandhoo Thila. Explore Dhigu Thila's dramatic caves, witness nurse sharks at Dhigali Haa's sanctuary, and encounter lively ecosystems at Aidhoo Corner and Dharavandhoo Corner.

Don't miss the captivating manta rays at Hanifaru Corner's cleaning station, an unforgettable marvel !

The Island

Dharavandhoo Island

This island is surrounded by clear waters known as Dharavandhoo Thila and Hanifaru Bay; which are famous amongst divers around the world, for it is a sanctuary for a variety of marine life, including manta rays and whale sharks.

At a Stone's throw distance from Hanifaru bay. It is 25 minutes by domestic flight from Male International airport. The beautiful Dharavandhoo lies in the heart of the only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives, and is ideally located to experience the best that this tropical paradise has to offer. 

This island is perfectly located for exploring the most iconic dive sites in Baa Atoll.

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The Stay

Perfect blend of Local + Luxury

Born from love and dedication to nature, the sea and this country full of natural wonders and surprises, the guest house & their warm staff are waiting for you to make your precious holiday a memorable experience – far from the common.

  • Located at a walking distance from the Airport

  • Free Buggy service for pickup and drop

  • Free Bikes to go cycling around the island

  • 6 mins from the Bikini beach

  • In-house restaurant with carefully curated menu

  • Spacious common chill-out area

  • Garden and terrace​​