Maafushi Island Attractions

Top Things to Do in Maafushi Island

Things to Do in Maafushi Island

Top Attractions in Maafushi Island


What travellers are saying

  • Tajinder Singh Dhillon
    Jalandhar District, India4 contributions
    Beautiful beach with sober crowd and good food nearby. However not very clean and sometimes little crowded. Sea near beach not very deep and very cosy. At little far distance feet feels some uneasy substances at bottom.
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • Len H
    4 contributions
    We had a really great diving experience. The guys were really helpful with everything. We are both novice divers and we felt really comfortable under their guiding. And they also took pictures and made videos under water for free. It was for sure our best diving experience on the maldives
    Written 18 August 2022
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  • Ena
    4 contributions
    I decided to do my Open Water course when arrived at Maafushi. I think I could not choose a better diving center (and a diving place) to do this.
    My experience with the Arena Dive Club was great - atmosphere, team, my instructor Federico, equipment, dives, boat, trips, everything.
    If you are looking to try scuba diving or finish a course to become a non-professional diver, I would definitely recommend you this diving club :)
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Nick H
    Colombo, Sri Lanka189 contributions
    I just spent 3 days diving with Maldives Passions and they delivered beyond my expectations. Adham and crew provided VIP service and showed me a number of great dive sites around Maafushi. I have been diving with dive operators in East Timor, Haiti, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji and Maldives Passions ranks in the top 10% for friendliness and professionalism. I will be going back.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Marek G
    2 contributions
    We went for all the trips these guys offer. Every day was a great experience and so much fun. Eeshaan and rest of the team are real professionals at what they do, plus they make awesome pictures and videos. As our time in Maldives was coming to the end, we have decided to change our flights and stay a week longer, just so we can do it all again. (Yes, it was that good 😉 )
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Ahmed A
    1 contribution
    One of the best diving center and one that has experienced people and friendly staff. Totally recommend them. Special thanks to Ahmed who helped me throughout the whole dive.
    Written 15 July 2022
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  • Ena
    4 contributions
    It was my second time visiting Maafushi. One day, I stopped at iCom info reception and asked them about the shipwreck excursion. It was the best thing to do! The excursion includes photo shooting with stingrays, snorkeling with the nurse sharks, visiting the shipwreck, and swimming with dolphins (by luck, of course). Photos and videos are included in the price - and the photographers are excellent and professional! :) The atmosphere was super funny and relaxed. Lunch and snorkeling equipment are included in the price. I would recommend iCom if you are looking for a great experience and a cheaper price.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Shafira s
    Malaysia1 contribution
    professional guides. safe for my 10 yr old even to experience a jet ski drive.shout out to all of them esp nabil & hussin for being very hospitable.
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • Barbara Scott
    Male4 contributions
    I went parasailing and had the best experience! Anoof, Waseem and Hussein were amazing and super professional. They made me feel comfortable and safe. Thanks to Kerafa for taking incredible drone videos! Highly recommend this place, super professional! You guys are THE BEST!!!!
    Written 15 July 2022
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  • Federico Bosco
    Madrid, Spain8 contributions
    Hiring Moosa ( Moana Trips ) was the best decision made in the Maldives, the excursions are the best! Fun, exciting and your photos and videos the best memory! Moosa is an excellent photographer and guide!

    He explains and gets involved as one of the group! I pour the best option! ...

    He is a friend forever! we will be back
    Written 13 February 2020
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  • Maj
    Doha, Qatar3 contributions
    Kaani tours took part in making my stay at Maldives beyond what I expected. The excursions were amazing and the team is very good in giving us tour to different islands showing us marvelous marine life. Aside from being so kind and approachable I can't give anything less than a thumbs up for their pro way of taking pictures too. Would definitely recommend Kaani tours to my friends and others who wish to travel to Maafushi Maldives.
    Written 22 March 2022
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  • guruprasad_mp
    Bengaluru, India58 contributions
    There are several operators, my suggestion is, do not pre-book. Go there and shop around for a good deal. Local people suggested going to Arena or iComm they are the big operators.

    We went with Arena because of a good sales guy and a better deal we got, they were also well organized and well equipped with boats, gear and paraphernalia. Paid $100 for parasailing for two people, $25 per person for snorkeling (fishes and turtles), $45 per person for snorkeling with nurse sharks, stingray feeding and dolphin watching. These are standard packages, you can pick the one which meets your requirements.

    This was our first snorkeling ever . My 14 year old daughter turned out to be a good swimmer in the sea as well, it was her first time, otherwise, we all can barely swim.

    My suggestion to the operators is to add a short maybe 30 min intro/ training session for beginners (of course, charge for it) in shallow waters so that people like us can learn, get over the fear and value the trips more than what we did.

    1. Turtle reef tour: It was scary initially, but got used to it later. The instructors were little more experienced I guess, they gave us basic instructions for snorkeling.
    Could see some colorful fishes in the first stop. Would have been great if I were a better swimmer and wearing contact lens :). In the Turtle reef, there was only one turtle, and people had to swim a lot to see it. I could not see it.

    We saw few dolphins on this trip, ticked the check box.

    Food on the sand bank was not bad, had veg food option.

    The tour team really works hard, they pitched the sun umbrellas, served food, cleaned up and also scrubbed the boat, all with a smile and seem to be enjoying. Really hardworking lot, hope they get paid well as well.

    2. Sharkbay tour: First stop dolphins, it was amazing, we saw tens of them, swimming, jumping and having fun. Some of the good swimmers on the boat swam with them as well. It was pretty good.

    Next, stingray feeding. It was good as well, they feed stingrays on Fulidhoo island public beach. You can touch them and pet them. Added to the attraction were some hungry nurse sharks. It was fun. No touching the sharks !!!

    Sharkbay:

    The team could have provided better snorkeling instructions, first timers on the boat did not know how to use the gear. However, they helped us swim, made sure we were in the photos and underwater videos. Appreciate the patience of the team guiding us.

    Few boats were already there, feeding the nurse sharks, hordes of them on the surface.

    They helped each person individually, making sure they got the experience. They made sure that I saw the sharks and was in the videos. Good experience, I wish I was a better swimmer.

    Food on the sandbanks was good, they had Jain food option as well. For some reason, they seem to run out of vegetarian food in spite of pre-booking.

    No Manta rays, it seems end of April is not the season.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Ella
    1 contribution
    Trips from Travelscape were truly unforgettable! The guides made me feel safe at all times and really took care of everyone even though we went as a group. They will give you everything you need (fins, masks etc) and they also have cameras and drone so
    you will get amazing photos and videos from the trips.

    Definitely recommend these guys! They are
    super kind and amazing people so will for sure go again with them ❤️
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • Igor V
    3 contributions
    It is great shop for buying suvenirs, the price is very cheap, and the salesman is a cotommunicated, decen and genteel.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • John R
    Swansea, UK127 contributions
    Great diving some of the best diving in the world here in the Maldives.
    Anees is a great tour guide.
    Would recommend.
    Written 3 September 2018
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