Ayada Maldives' expansive AySpa has been exclusively designed to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Centrally located, AySpa is a 3500 sqm haven and forms an enclave within the island vegetation and other resort facilities. Using the natural surroundings as inspiration, the spa showcases terrazzo floors with marble and timber hues to reinforce an indigenous feel to complete your spa experience.
ESPA is the world’s leading total spa company building award-winning spas in five continents across the globe. Years of experience covering strategy, operational, conceptual and development elements of spas combined with an in-depth knowledge of differing cultures, products and treatments, have resulted in a Company which is well rounded and genuinely committed to inspired natural products, treatments and continual spa development.
BIG GAME FISHING
Big game fishing in Maldives water can be one of the most unforgettable adventures of lifetime for keen fisherman & first timers alike. Get ready to tackle the big boys of the ocean: tuna, sharks, wahoo, sailfish, swordfish, barracuda . . . you never know what’s out there.
Saltwater fly-fishing is considered one of the most exciting methods of using a fishing rod. Cast your line and see what bites when we bring you to our favorite fly fishing spot.
TRADITIONAL MALDIVIAN FISHING AT SUNSET
Take a traditional Maldivian wooden boat and try your hand at traditional Maldivian fishing as we set sail before sunset and see if the fish bite. If you’re lucky with your line, Ayada’s chef will prepare and cook your catch for you tomorrow.
GLASS-BOTTOMED BOAT TOUR
See the sights of the undersea world from the breezy comfort of our glass bottomed boat as we take you for a drive above the beautiful coral reefs of Ayada.
SUNSET AYADA ROUND TRIP
See the island from another angle – from the ocean – as we take you on a boat trip around Ayada at sunset so you can take some spectacular pictures.
Join the band of the select few who’ve crossed the Equator by sea and impress everyone with your souvenir signed certificate. Please note: this excursion is weather dependent and the waves can be a little rough on this trip.
DESERTED ISLAND PICNIC
Let us take you to a nearby deserted island for a romantic Robinson Crusoe experience you’ll treasure forever.
ROMANTIC SUNSET CRUISE
Sunset cruises are among the most romantic activities for honey moon couples in the Maldives. Jump on board for a cruise into the beautiful blue ocean and make sure you have your camera with you to take some photos on the boat's top deck as you watch the sun goes down.
Find out for yourself why we have a worldwide reputation for amazing coral reefs as we take you snorkeling to two of our favorite sites.
LOCAL ISLAND VISIT
See what life is like on a real Maldivian island; see textiles being woven and maybe say hello to a few of the locals. This island adventure starts at a traditional local village where you can immerse yourself in the lives of a local Maldivian community and drink fresh coconut after it’s been picked from the tree for you.
We head out to join our neighbors in the ocean, the spinner dolphins to see them play and leap. Note: sightings are not guaranteed but we’re pretty good at finding them.
DOLPHIN SPOTTING & SNORKELING
Grab your snorkel and jump on board for this trip to visit our lovable neighbors: spinner dolphins followed by snorkeling on a beautiful coral reef. Note: there is no swimming with dolphins on this trip and sightings aren’t guaranteed.
PRIVATE HOUSE REEF SNORKELING
Our house reef is one of the best in the country. Let one of our guides take you to explore its beauty.
DIVING COURSES FOR BEGINNERS
ABOUT DIVE KINGDOM
Dive Kingdom International Pvt Ltd has a long history of training and providing high quality diving and water sports services in the international market.
Our services aren’t just limited to tourism; we’re diving partners of the Nautical Archeological Society in the UK whose aim is to help and educate people and increase awareness of understanding the importance of the nautical archeological heritage. We’re also the official sponsors of nautical excavations in Cyprus as well.
We’re committed to providing the best customer service: our well organized professionals’ philosophy is to be focused on the highest guest satisfaction and safety standards. We can customize our training programs to meet personal diving requirements, from introductory discover scuba diving to professional instructor development courses.
Our international team is able to offer a wide range of languages as we believe passionately in communicating in your language.
With year round high visibility, favorable weather conditions, stunning coral reefs and free flowing tides of the seasonal monsoons, the Maldives is a haven for divers and ocean lovers.
Over 1,000 species of fish, coral and other marine life inhabit the waters throughout the Maldives; better yet, given the isolation of the Gaafu Dhaalu atoll, the underwater seascape found around Ayada Maldives is still undisturbed and awaiting discovery by enthusiasts. Gaafu Dhaalu atoll is fast gaining an international reputation as being one of the most incredible places to dive and snorkel due to the excellence of its coral reefs and untouched marine life. Thanks to the relatively small number of divers, it’s still possible to dive a reef where the fish have never seen a human being before.
The courses on offer here are all developed by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) the world’s most premier diving education organization. All our courses guarantee quality and your certification will be globally acknowledged. All courses are modular allowing for you to begin with an introductory course and progress to a certification course.
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE DIVE POINTS
DIVING COURSES: Learn to dive or improve your skills
Our experienced team of instructors would be delighted to introduce you to the wonders of diving with a range of beginners’ courses. For certified divers, a choice of specialist and advanced courses are available to add to your skills and underwater experience.
We are a PADI 5* Dive Center and train following PADI's standardized system. Courses take place both in an air-conditioned classroom and in the calm lagoon directly in front of the dive center.
Please come to the Dive Kingdom center and learn more from one of our multi-lingual team.
The Bubble Maker is a tailor made program for children between the ages of 8 and 10 years. An instructor will conduct one” try dive” in the shallow lagoon as an introduction to diving.
An introductory course to diving, this program teaches diving basics from breathing exercises to confidence building exercises conducted by an instructor in the shallow lagoon followed by a mini diving tour.
Discover scuba diving
Confined water + 1 open water dive
Following the “Discover Scuba” this program will allow you to dive within the lagoon at a depth comfortable to you with an instructor. Upon completion of this program, we recommend you continue with a boat dive where you explore a nearby dive site.
Confined water + 2 open water dives
As the first step in obtaining a full certification, this three session program complete with two Open Water dives is designed to ensure that you master the dive skills required under the supervision of your instructor.
Open water diver
Confined water + 4 open water dives
The Open Water Diver is the complete certification course with five confined water sessions and four Open Water dives. This course usually takes between three to four days to complete and is aided by the Open Water video, the log book and your instructor; however the option to pace the course according to your schedule is available.
DIVING COURSES FOR CERTIFIED DIVERS
The Orientation Dive
An orientation dive in the lagoon is necessary in order to refresh your basic dive skills, your equipment and to acclimatize yourself to the conditions in the Maldives with an instructor on hand to assist you if you so wish.
If the orientation dive is not sufficient to refresh your dive skills and to renew your confidence, a dedicated one-dive program is available to review the Open Water skills with an instructor.
A Boat Dive
The dive center runs two boat dives a day (usually one in the morning and one in the afternoon) where we travel to dive sites nearby the resort. All sites have been carefully selected to ensure visibility and the abundance and variety of the marine life considering weather, seasonality and wildlife. We would be happy to plan trips to any other suggested dive sites depending on the location.
A must for dive lovers, ask us about our package of five dives.
Adventure Diver Or Advanced Open Water Diver
Upon certification, adventurous dive programs are on offer to take your dive skills to the next level whereby you can select from a range of specialty programs including night diving, navigation diving, deep diving, search and recovery diving, underwater photography, drift diving and much more. After three specialized dives, you are certified as an Adventure Diver or with another additional two dives; you can qualify for the Advanced Open Water certification.
Should you wish to specialize in any of the adventure dive programs, we offer a comprehensive insight in to your chosen specialty and upon completion of three dives you may obtain your certification as a Night Diver, Deep Diver, an Underwater Photographer, a Search and Rescue Diver and much more.
Upon completion of the Advanced Course you will have all the requisites to become a Rescue Diver. Our instructors will guide you through 12 real life emergency situations whereby you can improve upon your rescue skills accompanied by 5 theory sessions.
Emergency First Response
All divers attending the Rescue Course need to be medically trained; this can be done at home by attending a basic CPR course, however the dive center offers the Emergency First Response course. These courses are conducted by trained instructors and can be useful for everyone including non-divers.
The Divemaster certification is the first professional level of PADI and incorporates all aspects of dive planning, dive management and control, basic training in physics, physiology and equipment handling. In addition all divers obtaining this certification must assist in conducting dives for others for a period of two weeks.
Surf’s up! AYADA Maldives is located only a few minutes' boat ride from some of the best surf breaks in the country. So what are you waiting for?
Our surfing program is ideal for both beginners and experts who want to surf a few the best surfing points in the Maldives. We provide high quality guiding to the surf points, taking into consideration the weather, sea conditions and the forecast in the region
If there are no more than four surfers, we use our 7-meter zodiac to access the surfing point with one captain, and our surfing guides. If we have more than four surfers, we use our 14-meter diving boat, together with our zodiac.
We offer a variety of boards free of charge for a three to four hour trip. We can go surfing two times a day, with the exact timings decided by the surfer and our guide according to the weather conditions.
Sports and Wellness
A fully equipped state of the art fitness center is available from 08.00 am - 08.00 pm at the Recreation Center. Manned by highly qualified trainers, this center offers a range of cardiovascular equipment, weight machines and free weights. The trainers are available for private consultations or private sessions.A games hall is available at the Recreation Center for your enjoyment and offers PS3, table tennis, billiards, table football and a variety of board games. Please refer (21) on the resort map for directions to the Recreation Center or please contact the Leisure Concierge by pressing the “Things To Do” button on your telephone or contact your Butler or GRA for more information.
A games hall is available at the Recreation Center for your enjoyment and offers PS3, table tennis, billiards, table football and a variety of board games. Please refer (21) on the resort map for directions to the Recreation Center or please contact the Leisure Concierge by pressing the “Things To Do” button on your telephone or contact your Butler or GRA for more information.
Three jogging tracks measuring 900m, 1200m and 1600m around the resort are available. Please contact the Leisure Concierge by pressing the “Things To Do” button on your telephone or contact your Butler or GRA for more information or please review the resort map for the detailed outline of the tracks.
The lagoon is shallow and safe for swimming as there are no underlying ocean currents. We advise visitors who are not strong swimmers to make use of free life jackets available at the dive center and to stay in close proximity to the beach. Please take extreme care during bad weather and heed the flags indicating swimming restrictions. Please contact the dive center by pressing the “Below The Surface” button on your telephone or your Butler or GRA for more information. We advise all guests to contact the Medical Team in the event that you are cut by the coral as some may lead to infections or allergic reactions.
A mini artificial floodlit football ground widely regarded as the best available in the Maldives is available adjacent to the Recreation Center. The ground is open from 08.00 am to 10.00 pm. Please refer (21) on the resort map for directions to the football ground or please contact the Leisure Concierge by pressing the “Things To Do” button on your telephone or contact your Butler or GRA for ground availability and equipment rental.
Our floodlit tennis court is open from 08.00 am to 10.00 pm. Please refer (21) on the resort map for directions to the tennis court or please contact the Leisure Concierge by pressing the “Things To Do” button on your telephone or contact your Butler or GRA for ground availability and equipment rental.
An exhilarating schedule of Yoga/ Pilates and aerobics are on offer for fitness enthusiasts who don’t want to cut back on their regimes whilst on vacation. An experienced instructor will allow you to schedule classes at your convenience and fitness level. Please refer (21) on the resort map for directions to the Fitness Pavilion or please contact the Leisure Concierge by pressing the “Things To Do” button on your telephone or contact your Butler or GRA.
A perfect space to for your special occassion. Whether it be a private party, karaoke or turning it into your own private theater. This space is all in one!
Ayada Maldives provides a fully equipped Kid's Club on site supervised by trained and experienced professionals. Open from 09.00 AM to 06.00 PM and inviting children between the ages of 4 - 12, this facility offers a host of recreational and educational activities conducted by a personable and attentive team.
The Kids Club area is complete with its own pool, nanny room, a stage and playground area with a jungle gym. A special healthy menu tailored for the requirements for active children has been crafted incorporating the essential daily protein, mineral and vitamin intake. Additionally delectable treats are on offer including tropical fruits, a variety of fresh juice, ice creams and cookies. All activities and services are offered complimentary unless specified.
Fun and innovative activities are on offer including supervised snorkeling and swimming lessons, cooking classes, t-shirt painting, face painting, and an educational insight into the flora, fauna and marine life that is so unique to the Maldives.