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Complimentary Scuba Diving at MAIA

Our dive partners are located 5 minutes from MAIA resort and are a fully licensed PADI Dive Centre. Two skippers, three PADI instructors and a PADI dive master accompany first-time divers and expert divers alongside a company of Hawksbill turtles, parrot fish, whale sharks and rays in their homes of coral, granite and open water.   

The MAIA Beyond All Inclusive rates includes unlimited introductory and exploratory. 

PADI Courses

PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. The world’s leading scuba diver training organization. Our dive partners run several PADI courses for absolute first timers as well as recreational divers looking to experience something more advanced.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving – the perfect way to get acquainted with the how-tos of scuba. Learn what the equipment is for and how to move and breathe underwater. You’ll be taught the basics to see if you want to take it further. 

PADI Scuba Diver – a shorter less comprehensive course than the Open Water Diver course. Great for anyone planning to go with a dive guide and dive no deeper than 12 metres. 

PADI Open Water – this is the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba diving course. Get qualified and use this qualification around the world. With OWD you can dive down to 18 metres and explore with confidence a world unseen from the surface. 

PADI Advanced Diver – complete three adventure dives as well as a deep and navigation dive to get qualified as an Advanced Diver. A fun and varied course for a new level of dive opportunities. 

Top Dive Spots

The archipelago has no shortage of stunning dive spots each with its own unique underwater landscape and opportunities to see some of the more than 800 different species.  Dive sites are always assessed before diving and with plenty of alternative spots nearby a change in site is easy when needed. Dive spots and possible sighting highlights include: 

  • One Tree Island – lobsters, rays and sweetlips
  • Coincident – barracudas, eagle rays and stingrays
  • Shark Point – reef sharks and nurse sharks
  • Oscars Reef – Spanish dancers and ghost pipefish 
  • Napoleon Inn – Napoleon wrasse, fusiliers and Hawksbill turtles
  • Lost City - dogtooth tunas, barracuda, eagle rays and whale sharks