Cruise and Snorkel: Ari Atoll

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Ari Atoll Adventures

Nestled just 100km west of Male’, Ari Atoll is known for its vibrant reefs and fantastic snorkeling. Divided into North and South Ari Atoll, this aquatic paradise is a haven for diverse marine life, making it a must-visit for snorkeling enthusiasts worldwide.

Embark on an 8 Days 7 Nights exclusive voyage with Maldives Explorer, where unique trip inclusions await. For instance, unwind at a Sandbanks Retreat, enjoying sun-soaked serenity and panoramic views. Dive into a cultural odyssey with visits to Local Islands, experiencing the warmth of Maldivian hospitality. Moreover, indulge in culinary delights with your loved ones at our Private Island BBQ feasts set against the backdrop of nature’s embrace. As the sun sets, join us on exhilarating Night Fishing Journeys beneath the moonlit sky. Finally, rejuvenate with Maldives Explorer’s exclusive Nature’s Water Play. Here, our clients partake in non-motorized water sports activities for an exhilarating touch to a tranquil island escape.

Whilst enjoying this enchanting voyage with Maldives Explorer, we unveil the marine wonders of Ari Atoll. Dive into the protected embrace of Maaya Thila, where the captivating dance of white tip reef sharks await. Furthermore, explore Fish Head’s underwater realm, a premier site offering encounters with grey reef sharks, Napoleons, and barracuda amid intricate caves. Venture south to Whale Shark Point, a haven where snorkeling with gentle giants beckons amid plankton-rich waters. Moreover, delight in the dual wonders of Madi Faru and Manta Point, experiencing large manta congregations from May to November and witnessing mantas using cleaner stations from January to April. These extraordinary attractions promise an immersive and unforgettable journey into the heart of Ari Atoll’s marine marvels

Unveiling the Journey: Trip Inclusions

Elevate your exploration of Ari Atoll with unique experiences curated by Maldives Explorer to enhance your journey:

  • Sandbanks Retreat

Indulge in leisurely strolls, sunbathing, or savor breathtaking views of turquoise waters surrounding these natural wonders.

  • Local Islands Discovery

Immerse yourself in the soul of Maldivian culture with Maldives Explorer’s Journey through Local Islands such as Radhoo, Dhagenthi and Dhigurah. Get an authentic taste of island life in Ari Atoll by partaking in cultural exchanges and experiencing the warmth of local hospitality.

  • Private Island BBQ Delight

Relish a culinary feast on a secluded island’s shores with Maldives Explorer’s BBQ Lunch or Dinner. Enjoy freshly grilled seafood and local delicacies for an unforgettable dining experience surrounded by nature.

  • Night Fishing Journey

Experience the thrill of catching local fish species in the tranquil waters of Ari Atoll during Maldives Explorer’s Night Fishing Trip. Under the moonlit sky, partake in this timeless Maldivian tradition.

  • Nature’s Water Play

Uncover Nature’s Water Play with Maldives Explorer, where non-motorized water sports activities await. Enjoy the simplicity and thrill of banana rides and water slides, adding a touch of excitement to your tranquil island escape.

Maaya Thila - Maldives

Maaya Thila – Maldives | Artwork: Auajam Studio

Discovering Treasures: Key Attractions

Venture beyond the borders of the ordinary with Maldives Explorer as we guide you through the extraordinary attractions of Ari Atoll.

  • Maaya Thila: Shark Paradise

Dive into Maaya Thila’s Marine Reserve, where white tip reef sharks and vibrant coral gardens create a captivating underwater spectacle. Uncover the mysteries of this protected realm, including a mesmerizing nighttime dive for an extra thrill.

  • Fish Head – Mushimasmihili Thila Dive

Submerge into the underwater wonders of Fish Head, a premier dive site in North Ari Atoll. Witness grey reef sharks, Napoleons, and barracuda amid intricate caves and rock formations. Circle the thila, exploring its diverse marine life.

  • Whale Shark Point: Southern Bliss

Embark on an extraordinary adventure at Whale Shark Point, where the southern tip of Ari Atoll invites you to snorkel with gentle whale sharks. Explore the plankton-rich waters and witness the graceful movements of these magnificent creatures.

  • Manta Magic at Madi Faru & Manta Point

Experience the magic of Madi Faru and Hukuru Elhi Faru (Manta Point). From May to November, dive into the world of mantas at Madi Faru, while January to April unveils cleaner stations attracting mantas and giant napoleon wrasse. Explore the vibrant coral landscapes and underwater wonders.

Please note that the attractions mentioned above are just a glimpse; Ari Atoll encompasses two incredible atolls, making it an ideal destination for both divers and snorkelers. Our extensive list of dive and snorkeling sites will be explored based on favorable weather conditions and under the guidance of our experienced tour guides and captains.

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