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.
OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli, north male atoll
Helengeli Island has a wonderful reputation worldwide, for its incomparably exotic house reef and superb channel diving, just meters from the shoreline. The unique feature of Helengeli House Reef is that it lies right at a primary entrance to the Atoll, in the middle of a Channel with resident silver-tipped sharks, lobsters and giant sea turtles. The current flow into the Atoll, allows you to observe all the underwater bio-diversity, including pelagic fish category such as Tuna, Shark, Rays & Jack Fish. For the more advanced divers, Kuda Thila is just a 10 minute boat trip away and slopes down to 30 metres, where you can experience a selection of hard and soft corals while schools of Fusiliers, Sweetlips and Red-toothed Triggerfish surround you.
Stay 7 nights in a Beach Villa on an all inclusive basis from £1999 per person. Price includes luggage, flights and speedboat transfers.
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Angsana Ihuru, north male atoll
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!
Stay 7 nights in a Beachfront Villa on a half board basis from £1675 per person. Price includes luggage, flights and speedboat transfers.
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Lily Beach resort & spa, south ari atoll
The house reef at Lily Beach really is exceptional, with a total of ten entry and exit points, plus more than 40 dive sites and shipwrecks within easy reach. Guests can expect to encounter turtles, white-tip reef sharks, schooling jack fish, giant moray eels and octopus. Plus if you are really lucky, you may also spot mantas on the house reef alongside the resident clown fish, shrimp and crabs. Those who wish to discover the reef without getting wet can do so thanks to ‘Penguin’, a submarine-type boat whose extra deep hull has glass windows which offer spectacular underwater views.
Stay 7 nights in a Beach Villa on an all inclusive basis from £3499 person. Price includes luggage, flights and speedboat transfers.
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Baros, north male atoll
Baros itself surpasses the idea of the ‘dream island’ and makes a great base for diving and snorkelling, with a lagoon that is teeming with fish and a house reef, some 15 metres from the shore, with amazing marine life. Guests can try their hand at scuba diving under the watchful eye of one of the resort’s professional diving instructors and progress to the PADI Scuba Dive programme or upgrade to the Ocean Water Diver certification enabling you to dive anywhere in the world. Baros is the gateway to 30 dive sites with a biodiversity of marine life to excite even the most experienced diver. The resort has a resident marine biologist who can guide snorkelling excursions on the house reef, where you can even adopt your own coral under the ‘coral planting project’ and receive pictures of your coral’s growth every six months! The island has been declared the first eco-dive centre in The Maldives and offers the ‘Reef Check programme’ to all Baros guests.
Stay 7 nights in a Deluxe Villa on a bed and breakfast basis from £1999 person. Price includes luggage, flights and speedboat transfers.
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Mirihi Island Resort, south ari atoll
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.
Stay 7 nights in a Water Villa on a bed and breakfast basis from £3440 person. Price includes luggage, flights and speedboat transfers.
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WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE BEST HOUSE REEFS IN THE MALDIVES?
Tropic Breeze specialise in creating holidays to resorts we know and love. We maintain a close relationship with each hotel, allowing us to offer you the very best deals. If you would like further information on any of the properties mentioned or a quote, you can call us on 01752 880 880 or email [email protected]
Sample prices are a guide only – contact us for a tailor-made quotation.
Prices are based on two adults sharing the entry level room and include special offers valid on 9 July 2019. Restrictions may apply.
We offer fully bonded and protected holidays, whether booked with flights via our ATOL 5615 or for accommodation only holidays with our ABTA Y5401. This means you can rest assured that your Tropic Breeze holiday is safe and secure.