TGI Maldives – Maayafushi Diving Center

The TGI diving center’s international and multilingual instructor team welcomes you to Maayafushi Resort. We offer SSI courses from beginners through to instructor level. Our opening hours are from 09:00 to13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:30. We are located near the main Jetty.The warm tropical waters around Maayafushi Resort are full with a rich diversity of marine life.
There are thousands of colourful fish, corals, turtles, rays and sharks that you can discover when snorkeling or even walking around the long beaches of this beautiful resort. If you wish to see more of the breath-taking marine life then we offer a variety of different diving courses for the beginner and excursions for the certified diver.


Check-in for divers and all information on diving and diving courses: 17:00 hrs -18:00 hrs, daily. The multilingual team will check you in and give you information on dive sites, diving safety rules and prices. For check-in, please bring your diving certification, logbook and your medical certificate if you have one.

Orientation dive

After check-in, an orientation dive for the following day will be scheduled. This orientation dive, which is compulsory prior to engaging in boat diving activities, will be made to a depth of about 10 meters for approx 30 min and shall include the practice of the following safety skills: mask clearing, regulator recovery, neutral buoyancy, ascents, descents and alternate air source breathing.

Left your diving certification at home?

If it is an SSI or a PADI certification, then we can check online with SSI & PADI. With any other organization we will need a photocopy of the certification card or a fax, email or letter from the training organizations head office stating your diving qualification.

Our Boats

Our boats (Dhonis) leave twice a day and are equipped with a toilet, shower, sundeck and for your safety, a radio, mobile phone, life jackets, first aid and oxygen.

Night dives

Boat night dives are organized weekly or more often, should there be requests. Most of our night dives are made on Maaya Thila or on the house reef.


If you have already checked in with us, done your paperwork and completed your check dive then you may sign up from 14:30 hrs onwards for the following day’s dives.

Diving Courses

SSI scuba diving courses are available for beginners in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Please note that completing a medical form is compulsory in order to take part in any of the courses offered. Alternatively, a medical certificate from a doctor stating that you are fit to participate in scuba diving activities will be accepted. The minimum age for all diving activities is 8 years and anyone under 18 years must have a parent or guardian signature on all forms and questionnaries. For more information about courses we offer please see our Courses page.

Private instructor & Private Boat Charters

We offer private instructors and private boat charters for those wishing to have the undivided attention of one of our instructors and the privilege to dive without other divers around. A true 5 star experience.

Nitrox 32 Diving

TGI Maldives – Maayafushi Diving Center offers Nitrox diving for those qualified; courses are available for the non-nitrox certified.

Photo & Video Services

TGI Maldives – Maayafushi Diving Center offers a variety of services such as private photo or video shooting session both above and under the water. The memory card of your camera is full? Why not download and burn it onto a disk? Selected films and/or photos of the underwater and above water beauty of the Maldives are available to bring home with you. For more information please visit our Photo & Video Studio page.

TGI Excursions

At TGI we offer several types of boat excursions that will allow you to discover the breathtaking beauty of every corner of Maldives. These excursions cover a wide range of activities from simply doing nothing on a deserted sand bank to snorkeling on beautiful reefs.

Private Boat Hires

Spend a whole day on our Dhoni, for a relaxing cruise. Experience the North Ari and Rasdhoo Atoll areas of the Maldives, take the opportunity to snap some breathtaking photos while our friendly crew will serve you the picnic lunch on the open deck.

Special Requests

Over and above our regular scheduled excursions and activities, we are happy to tailor-make any combination of activities: the choice is yours. Enquire directly at the dive center or at the guest relations booking desk.