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Fulidhoo, Maldives

Advanced course (5 days / 4 nights. Incl. 5 dives)

Diving in Vaavu Atoll is all about getting out to the channel where the currents are strong and attracting big fish! We’re talking sharks, sharks, sharks! Nearby channels - the entrances and exits to the atoll - provide great current, and this attracts large numbers of reef sharks and other pelagics. As well as an abundance of sharks, Vaavu Atoll is home to a real variety of reef life and from May to December there is a chance to see feeding manta rays not far from the island.

But keep in mind, there is a difference between diving inside the atoll and outside the atoll. The corals has taken a hit during the recent El Nino, and is not in great shape inside the atoll. But, the inside of the atoll is perfect for some of your training dives on the Advanced Course! And once you have built up your skills together with your instructor, you will be ready to go and be mesmerized on the big blue dive sites. Besides getting to the next level in diving, you will have your mind blown by the ocean life in this part of the world!

When you’re not diving, staying on an inhabited island is a fantastic experience. There are roughly 200 inhabitants living in Fulidhoo, and they are warm, funny and laid-back. During your stay, you’ll mingle with the locals and witness a way of life that has been perfected over the years - slow living, which revolves around family, fishing and food!

Location
Fulidhoo sits on the northern edge of Vaavu Atoll and lies just a few hours away from the equator. At 700m long and 200m wide, it’s not much more than a sliver of sand in the vast ocean. Yet thanks to the availability of fresh water, local vegetation and the bountiful sea, its remote community has thrived for centuries. Arriving on the island, you will quickly feel how your pace slows down as you get lullabyed into island life. There are a few cafés on this small island, and a beautiful bikini beach in a quiet lagoon, but besides that... there is not much else than lots of green vegetation and white sand. Oh, and the cool fruitbats in the trees, the stingrays feeding around the little jetty in the evening, the friendly people living on the island, their drumming nights and of course the ridiculously blue and warm water surrounding the island.

Your Guesthouse
Your guesthouse was newly built in 2017 and is located just next to the local school and of course, the beach. (It's all one big beach). The guesthouse has a kitchen that serves a simple breakfast in the morning (included).  

Your room
The lovely rooms all come with double or twin beds. A third bed can be added for families or for groups of 3. The rooms all have A/C, a fan and hot water in the private bathrooms. The rooms are spacious, light and cozy, with a small private balcony.

ADVANCED COURSE
Days / Nights included 5 days / 4 nights
Amount of dives included 5 dives
PRICE (INCL. ACCOMODATION) € 543
Supplements
Extra day of diving (3 dives) € 163
Extra night (after package) € 37
Extra night (before package) € 37