Crystal clear turquoise waters, coral reefs and a wealth of colourful and beautiful underwater life to explore… it is easy to see why so many snorkelling and diving enthusiasts go on holiday to the stunning Maldives to enjoy some of the best diving in the world.
As true travel experts, the Tropic Breeze team has visited many luxury resorts and have carefully hand picked what we think are the 5 best house reefs in the Maldives…
Read on to find out more, call our knowledgeable travel specialists on 01752 880880 to discuss your requirements or find out more about holidays to the Maldives with Tropic Breeze.
Updated April 2018
The resort boasts a spaciously built diving centre and an abundance of fish life just waiting for divers to come and admire them, making it one of the best house reefs in the Maldives. The reef also houses 2 boat wrecks which attract a wealth of fascinating marine life. 3 – 4 dhonis depart daily in the morning and afternoon to the various diving spots that can be reached in anywhere between 5 – 60 mins, with varying dive difficulties – allowing you to choose the dive spot that best suits your abilities. With more than 30 dive sites on offer, these pristine reefs are exclusive to divers from Filitheyo.
7 nights in a Superior Villa on half board basis from £1,495 per person, based on two adults sharing. This price includes return Qatar Airways flights from London Gatwick to Male (via Doha) and return airport transfers.
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The North Male Atoll is well known for its fabulous crystal clear water – perfect for snorkelling and diving. Ocean Bodu Hithi is the resort’s PADI certified dive school with multilingual staff trained to the highest international standards. Whether you are a complete beginner or have years of experience, we recommend starting your lagoon exploration with a guided dive in the house reef before venturing out to try the resort’s fantastic selection of dive sites and underwater adventures, including full day excursions and thrilling night dives. Children can also be part of the diving holiday, as the resort offers kid friendly Bubblemaker and Junior programmes.
7 nights in an Island Villa on bed and breakfast basis from £1,815 per person, based on two adults sharing. This price includes return Qatar Airways flights from London Gatwick to Male (via Doha) and return airport transfers.
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This resort is a diver’s dream destination with numerous diving sites and it’s own house reef and shipwreck to explore. Or maybe you just want to take it easy? Then head to the resort’s sandbank for a spot of snorkelling. If you want to get serious about your underwater adventures, make your way to the dive school, offering internationally recognised PADI courses and certification.
7 nights in a Superior Charm Beach Villa on an all-inclusive basis from £2,580 per person, based on two adults sharing. This price includes return Qatar Airways flights from London Gatwick to Male (via Doha) and return airport transfers.
Find out more about Vivanta by Taj
Boasting one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, Angsana Ihuru is the perfect place for snorkelling and diving to explore the depths of the beautiful Indian Ocean. Providing training for both beginners and experienced divers, there is underwater life here for all to enjoy. Spot manta rays at Lankan Manta Point – a world renowned site for manta rays or get as close as you like to a school of grey reef, silver tip and white tip sharks circling in the deep waters at Hulhangu Kandu, where you can also find eagle rays swimming alongside tunas and barracudas. If you want to take a look at smaller sealife head to the Dhon Bibi Haa reef and gaze over the top of the coral blocks to watch frogfish, stonefish, lionfish and ribbon eels – with so much to see we are sure your dive trip won’t be a one off!
7 nights in a Beachfront Villa on bed and breakfast basis from £1,775 per person, based on two adults sharing. This price includes return Qatar Airways flights from London Gatwick to Male (via Doha) and return airport transfers.
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For many of the guests here, diving is a priority – and the resort caters to all levels of divers from complete first timers that just want to learn the basics, to experienced divers that would like to fine tune their technique. The dive centre is run by Ocean Pro and they operate to over 40 great diving spots, with a multilingual team and assured personal service. It is easy to see why Mirihi is considered to have one of the best house reefs in the Maldives – head underwater in search of dolphins and whale sharks in this enchanting diving location that also has a breathtaking top reef ready and waiting for you to explore.
7 nights in a Water Villa on bed and breakfast basis from £2,540 per person, based on two adults sharing. This price includes return Qatar Airways flights from London Gatwick to Male (via Doha) and return airport transfers.
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Want to know more about the best house reefs in the Maldives?
If you are looking for a holiday with great snorkelling and diving, just give our lovely team of Maldives experts a call on 01752 880880 for further information about the best house reefs in the Maldives and the resorts that would suit your requirements!
Sample prices are based on two people sharing the lowest room type and include flights, transfers, the board basis mentioned and current special offers (as of 10 April 2018). Prices are a guide only, contact us for a tailor made quotation. Conditions apply for all special offers including book by dates, blackout dates and minimum stays – ask our travel specialists for full details. Offers are for new bookings only.
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