10 Things to Do in Maafushi Island That You Shouldn't Miss

February 26, 2018 Randal Brittian

Discover the best top things to do in Maafushi Island, Maldives including Maldives Passions, Maafushi Dive & Water Sports, iCom Tours - Private Day Tours, Day Tours Maafushi, Active Watersports Maafushi, Eco Dive Club, Shark Diving School Maafushi, Arena Dive Club, Bikini Beach, Angolo Souvenir shop.
Restaurants in Maafushi Island

1. Maldives Passions

Aabaadhee Hingun Road, 08090
Excellent
95%
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5 based on 392 reviews

Maldives Passions

The ONLY Dive center with a CLEAN SAFETY RECORD on the local island of Maafushi, in South Male' Atoll, Maldives. Brand new AQUALUNG equipments, Nitrox, all SSI & PADI dive courses (up to Divemaster). Come and dive with us to the most beautiful dive sites of South Male' Atoll, all within 35 minutes boat ride maximum from our dive school.

Reviewed By Leanne_cire88 - Singapore, Singapore

This is hands down the best dive centre in Maafushi. Awesome staff, great equipment and excellent service - what more can you ask for? One is definitely in for a treat with these guys, be it huge schools of fish, mobula ray, gam of sharks...MoreThank you very much for your kind review: "Best dive centre in Maafushi" ..."Awesome staff" ... "Great equipment" ... "Excellent service" "What more can you ask for?" ... Well, I suppose you've just said it all !! :) :)

2. Maafushi Dive & Water Sports

Miskiy Magu, 09080
Excellent
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5 based on 485 reviews

Maafushi Dive & Water Sports

Have you dreamed of diving in the Maldives but always been turned away by the steep prices advertised by resorts and Safaris? Or maybe you're a backpacker travelling through South East Asia and you're hoping to add the Maldives to your itnerary? Well the good news is that affordable tourism has finally arrived in the Maldives.Maafushi Dive & Water Sports offers the most affordable and convenient dive options for anyone visiting the Maldives. Come and enjoy some of the best diving in the world with us at the best prices and get a taste of the local culture throughout your stay.Maldives.Maafushi Dive & Water Sports is proud to offer you excellent scuba diving options from the local island of Maafushi.

Reviewed By Portia C - Hong Kong, China

This dive shop is excellently managed and the crew are awesome!
First of all, my pre-trip enquiries sent on Facebook messenger was replied promptly with clear details.
The staff and crew were all professional, friendly, and spoke good English. They are well trained and very efficient. Everyone knew exactly what gear is for which diver without having to ask at all, throughout.
The gears, equipment and facilities were all very well maintained.
I was also really impressed by the big dive boat that they have- it was spacious, comfortable and in great condition.
Price per dive range from 35-30 USD depending on how many dives you do. Nitrox is also available at no additional cost.
I can only HIGHLY RECOMMEND this dive shop.
Unfortunately I didn’t visit during the manta season, which starts from August.
Nevertheless I saw Eagle Rays and many grey reef sharks at another dive site.
I only had time to dive with Maafushi Dive for 2 days this time. Hope to be back next time.

3. iCom Tours - Private Day Tours

K. Maafushi, Janbumaage, 08090
Excellent
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4.5 based on 410 reviews

iCom Tours - Private Day Tours

iCom Company Pvt Ltd was incorporated on 12th July 2004 as the first Internet and Speed Boat Service company in the Maafushi Island. Throughout its existence iCom has positioned itself as the leading transport provider. Today the company offers diverse services such as Resort Excursions, Airport Transfers, Full day Speed Boat rentals and many more.

Reviewed By garneresque - Sydney, Australia

I pre-booked my airport speedboat transfer to/from Male to Maafushi as I was due to arrive in Male at 8.10pm and the 10.00pm service was my best only option to avoid a night in Male. As it turned out, my flight was delayed and did...MoreThank you so much for the feed back

4. Day Tours Maafushi

Ziyaaraiy Magu Road, 08090
Excellent
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5 based on 61 reviews

Day Tours Maafushi

Day Tours Maafushi is regarded as one of the leading Travel Companies offering one of the widest selection of Day Tours/Day Trips such as Snorkeling, Fishing, Whale shark and Dolphin Watching, Picnics and Airport Transfer.

Reviewed By Selina N

Snorkeling is a must when visiting Maldives. Though the weather is unpredictable in August, no one should miss this, whether one knows how to swim or not. Lunch was at the Sand Banks, a very interesting experience. The clear blue waters, sea breeze and friendly staff make this an unforgettable experience.

5. Active Water Sports Maafushi

Miskiy Magu Road, 12345
Excellent
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4.5 based on 96 reviews

Active Water Sports Maafushi

Professional Water Sports Team

Reviewed By Sreeram1301 - Hyderabad, India

The whole team of Active Water Sports are extremely professional and helpful. They would not suggest you any activity without fully understanding your capability and explaining all safety and risks involved. The guests of Kaani hotels also get a special discount here. We spoke to Shah and Bob while on the island and came back only with good memories. Both are highly trained and extremely experienced. I would recommend this place highly for all water sports on Maafushi.

6. Eco Dive Club

Mirihi Magu, 08090
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5 based on 39 reviews

Eco Dive Club

We opend september , 2017 in Maafushi, Maldives. Our focus is the environment, and to give you the, safest, best and most eco friendly diving. We are also listed as Maafushi Environmental Club. Maafushi Environment Club is an NGO-Non Government Organisation. Our goal is to create awareness about the importance of the Eco system in Maldives, and fight against Marin debris.

Reviewed By 269zuzanak

Great, friendly and experienced staff, I had two morning dives, locations were great, a break to visit Gulhi Island was very Nice idea, too. i can only recommend it

7. Shark Diving School Maafushi

Rah Vashaa Hingu, 08090
Excellent
91%
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5 based on 29 reviews

Shark Diving School Maafushi

He who would search for pearls must dive below.

Reviewed By Kathi F

The dive team at Maafushi Scuba (formerly Shark Diving School) are excellent instructors who taught me to be a really good scuba diver! Always cheerful, patient and helpful each person shows loving kindness to everyone they meet. The crew is fun, funny and very competent and I felt well cared for during the three weeks I dove with them. I highly recommend Maafushi Scuba!

8. Arena Dive Club

Arena Beach Hotel, Maafushi Town 08090
Excellent
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5 based on 18 reviews

Arena Dive Club

International Padi 5 Stars Resort Facility with Padi instructors in Italian, Russian,Spanish, Chinese, Arabic mother tongue and all English speakers. Teaching all range of Padi courses from Discover Scuba for beginners to professional level as Divemaster. Our worldwide company is offering a First Class Service since 1987. In Maafushi we have 40 new sets, 100 tanks and 30 Nitrox. We look forward to welcome you soon in this Paradise where you can make the best dives of Maldives.

Reviewed By TonyMadelin

We had such a fantastic experience diving with Arena. Everything about this company was top class. From Roberto to all the staff, they could not be more helpful. Very professional and delivered the wow factor. I had seen some dive sites before I left the UK and was keen to go and see them myself.... They did not disappoint.
This is a must for shark lovers like myself. We went to Kandooma Thila and we just kept going back there for our first dive of each day. Many many sharks, eagle Ray's, napoleons and so much more. All the other dive sites were also very interesting and we seen so much. We were lucky enough to see 24 Mobular Rays on one dive which was amazing.
We could go on and on about the experience, but you must just go and do it. I wouldn't look anywhere else than Arena Dive as we were recommended by a friend who had dived a month earlier with them, who had also received the top quality service we got and also seen so many wonderful things under the water. So much to see and enjoy time after time.
Whilst the staff were very professional, they also did everything they could to deliver the very best diving experience and social experience after diving. Great company on an evening as well as below the water.
We did 11 dives and every one was a treat.
Thank you all for giving us such a great experience and making us so welcome. We will 100% be back to dive with you again.
Regards and Best Wishes to you all
Tony and Angela

9. Bikini Beach

Excellent
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Bikini Beach

Reviewed By bonel_pogi - Taguig City, Philippines

Maafushi Island has three Beaches and Bikini beach is one of them. As the name suggest, ladies/girls can wear bikinis to go swimming. This is a beach for everyone. Beach is maintained by the Locals and if you are staying in one of the hotels near it you get a free sunbed and towel, if not you can rent one for 5 USD and get a free wifi. There are restaurants, Water Sports and tours being offerred in the area. The beach area has a a stunning view of the sunset. The beachsand is classic Maldivian powdery white. Everyone can enjoy the beach.

10. Angolo Souvenir shop

Kahanbuthila +960 775-5812
Excellent
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Angolo Souvenir shop

Reviewed By Concierge3725 - Manila, Philippines

This is no doubt the biggest and most presentable souvenir shop in the whole Island of Maafushi. The shop does have a great variety of souvenir available, ranging from fridge magnets, ocean shells and reefs, candle stands, mugs, etc. etc. The prices are on the above average price but you can always try to ask for a small discount. The staff speaks very good English and very friendly too.

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