DIVING IN THE BAA ATOLL
Diving is more than just being underwater. When you dive from the boat into the water you also dive into your own soul. It’s a mystical experience. When I first met a hammerhead shark close up it was an incredibly emotional experience for me. I came to dive in the Maldives in 2011. I was actually only planning to stay for 12 months, that’s all. That was eight years ago. I have new experiences every day. No two dives are the same. For me it’s a great privilege to be able to work where others spend their holiday. Especially since the Maldives is probably the best diving destination in the world.
Natalie Skipworth – oceanic MANAGER
If you’re interested in diving Baa Atoll in the Maldives, Dive Butler will take great care of you. Experience underwater escapades, the Dive Butler team will be jazzed to welcome you to Finolhu’s state-of-the-art Dive Center. They will hook you up with the latest tech; top-end gear that delivers unforgettable aquatic experiences. A Maldives diving holiday offers excitement and fun. It’s like no dive you’ve ever experienced.
What you’ll find under the water is a bounty of colour and amazing sights. The marine life of Baa Atoll is breath taking. When you set off for your Baa Atoll dive, you’ll feel a rush of excitement, as you swim with some of the most unique sea life in the world.
In the Maldives, known for stunning beaches and azure waters, it’s what’s beneath the water’s surface that’s truly exceptional. With coral reefs and an abundance of marine life, the Maldives is a destination that the world’s most experienced scuba divers believe to be one of the best dive destinations in the world. You can expect to see Napoleon wrasse, parrotfish, snappers, fusiliers, jacks and sweet lips to name a few. The Maldives’ channels are a magnet for marine life with its nutrient-rich waters. Explore caves, caverns and overhangs during your Baa Atoll dive with the best Maldives diving package.
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In the morning or at sunset it’s a great moment when you take your diving goggles and flippers (guests can rent the equipment for free) and plunge into the water. Perhaps you’ll be reminded of the first time you ever stood in front of an aquarium as a child and couldn’t believe that fish can be so colourful and varied. This is what our local reef is like but on a much larger scale, and you can reach it from your villa with just a few flicks of your flippers. And those who want the big tour can go snorkelling out to sea with the team. And continue to marvel – for example when a giant turtle rises like a UFO in front of your very eyes.
Dive Butler Finolhu
The Oceanic Center is operated by a PADI team from Dive Butler International. The team is made up of multilingual employees, including a marine biologist. Every one of them is a professional in his or her field. They are all enthusiastic about communicating the beauty of this underwater world to guests, and at the same time making them aware of the need to protect this wonderful habitat.
Diving for everyone
Are you an experienced diver and would like to explore special corners of Baa Atoll with us? Welcome! Are you a beginner and would like to obtain a diving certificate? Welcome! You’ll be in professional hands at our PADI Dive Center. You can contact us directly at . We look forward to hearing from you!
No need to freak out if you’re still a diving newbie. You’ll always be under the watchful eyes of our highly certified underwater experts. We have the ability to help anyone who wants to scuba dive. We go at your pace, ensuring you feel confident when it’s time to dive. It’s important to us that our divers feel comfortable and prepared for real dives.
For certified divers, our small group philosophy elevates every dive to an extra special experience. We take pride in delivering seamless service and attention to detail in every single dive, and this is what makes the Dive Butler experience so unique. The Baa Atoll and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve offer an amazing diversity of fish life and coral formations for certified divers to enjoy. We have plenty of options enabling you to make the most of your diving experience with us.
Children can also enjoy scuba diving with us: it’s fun, safe, exciting, educational, and a wonderful activity to share as a family. From the first tentative breaths with a regulator in the pool to the Bubblemaker experience in the lagoon, kids will experience programmes run by PADI professionals using child-size equipment in a carefully controlled environment. If you or your children are nervous, we can start off with a simple snorkel or swimming experience and go from there. Our instructors are all extremely patient, so both you and your children will feel totally at ease.
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