Welcome to Nika Island Resort and Spa’s Diving Center!
Nestled in the heart of the mesmerizing Ari North atolls of the Maldives, the Diving Center at Nika Island Resort and Spa invites you to explore an aquatic paradise like no other.
Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant marine life and crystal-clear waters as you embark on an unforgettable diving adventure. Our center, situated within the luxurious confines of Nika Island Resort and Spa, is your gateway to the captivating underwater realm of the Maldives.
At our Diving Center, we offer an unparalleled experience for both seasoned divers and beginners alike. Discover an array of dive sites that boast breathtaking coral formations, bustling marine ecosystems, and encounters with majestic sea creatures. From vibrant reefs teeming with life to exhilarating drift dives and mesmerizing underwater landscapes, each dive promises a thrilling exploration of the Indian Ocean’s hidden treasures.
Our team of experienced and certified instructors is dedicated to ensuring your safety and providing unparalleled guidance throughout your diving journey. Whether you’re seeking PADI certification, guided dives, or simply wish to revel in the beauty of the underwater world, our professional team is here to make your diving experience seamless and unforgettable.
Nika Island Resort and Spa’s Diving Center isn’t just about diving; it’s a holistic experience that blends adventure, relaxation, and the natural beauty of the Maldives. After a day of diving, unwind in the luxurious comforts of our resort, indulge in world-class amenities, or simply bask in the serenity of this idyllic paradise.
Join us at Nika Island Resort and Spa’s Diving Center and embark on a remarkable underwater journey that will leave you enchanted and inspired by the unparalleled wonders of the Maldives.

Dive Sites

Ari Atoll, situated in the heart of the Maldives, boasts a collection of some of the most captivating dive sites on the planet. Encompassing a myriad of dive spots, each offering its own unique allure, Ari Atoll is a haven for divers seeking unparalleled underwater adventures.
Dive enthusiasts flock to Ari Atoll to explore its diverse range of dive sites, from breathtaking thilas (underwater pinnacles) adorned with intricate corals to vibrant channels teeming with an abundance of marine creatures. Encounters with graceful manta rays, majestic whale sharks, playful dolphins, and an array of colorful reef fish are commonplace in these azure waters.
One of the remarkable features of Ari Atoll’s dive sites is the sheer variety they offer. Whether you’re an experienced diver seeking exhilarating drift dives or a beginner eager to witness the wonders of introductory dives, there’s something for every level of expertise and curiosity.
The crystal-clear waters of Ari Atoll provide an unmatched visibility that unveils a kaleidoscope of colors beneath the surface. Navigate through intricate coral gardens, and witness the bustling underwater metropolis that thrives in these pristine waters.
Ari Atoll’s reputation as a diver’s paradise extends beyond its aquatic beauty. The warm hospitality of local dive operators and the commitment to sustainable diving practices ensure not only a memorable experience but also a deep respect for the delicate marine ecosystem.
Whether you’re an enthusiastic underwater photographer, a marine lover, or someone seeking an extraordinary adventure, Ari Atoll’s dive sites promise an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Maldives’ aquatic wonderland.
Come, immerse yourself in the enchanting allure of Ari Atoll’s dive sites, where every dive is an invitation to discover the magic beneath the waves and create lifelong memories amidst nature’s grandeur.

Nika Diving Center offers all levels of recreational diving training.
Whether it’s your first breath underwater or you have decided to discover new adventures in scuba diving, we will help you to explore the course of your choice in the way that best suits you.


-10 years old-
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but you are not yet ready to apply for a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is the right choice for you. It is a quick and easy introduction to how to explore the underwater world. To sign up for a Discover Scuba Diving experience you must be at least 10 years old. No previous experience in scuba diving is necessary, you need only to be in reasonable physical health.
After a short theory lesson to learn the basics, we immediately go into the water practicing a few fun exercises to familiarize yourself with the dive equipment. Soon after you will dive in a few meters depth, closed to the instructor, being part of the underwater world. You can then choose to repeat this experience or have it credited to the PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver courses.
Are you ready to try it?


-8 years old-
Bubblemaker is as fun as it sounds! It’s a chance for kids to use scuba gear breathing under water, making bubbles, and diving around in shallow water.
They will have lot of fun trying scuba diving under the direct care and supervision of a PADI Professional Diving Instructor!


-10 years old-
Dive today! This certification qualifies you to dive with a buddy, without supervision required. During the course you will learn the techniques and basic knowledge how to dive. Open Water Diver course is the most popular diving course; as soon as you get the certification, this will never expired and is valid all around the world!
You can attend the whole course when you arrive at the island, or do not waste time applying for e-learning theory lessons, studying the foundational knowledge before practicing in the water once arrived at Nika Island Resort & Spa. Take the first step in this new dimension and be ready to live breathtaking emotions!


-10 years old-
Scuba Diver is a short program that is well indicated for those who have little time but wish to become a diver getting a certification that never expired. You will always dive closed to a professional Diving Instructor who will let you be more confident in diving. The course can be an intermediate step for those who want to earn the Open Water Diver certification, as it is their next goal to achieve.


-10/12 years old-
Do you have already an Open Water Diver certification or an equivalent license from other organization? Would you like to discover new depths, meet new creatures and experience new diving adventures and environments?
Adventure (three dives) or Advanced Open Water Diver (five dives) programs allow you to try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.
Continue your diving education!


-12 years old-
Enriched Air Diver course is PADI most popular specialty diving course and gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If a safer dive, staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver!


-12 years old-
DPV offers a thrilling way for scuba divers to see a large area in a short time and without any effort. It scoot you through the water allowing you to glide over reefs, discovering a wreck or joining a shark party.
Whether making a shore or boat dive, a DPV is a great way to see more and have fun doing it.


-10 years old-
Scuba diving is a way to explore the underwater world in new and different ways. Specialty Diver courses teach you new techniques and give you the tools to enhance your knowledge in diving. Not Only Enriched Air Diver or Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) but more than thirty different specialties: Boat, Buoyancy, Deep, Drift, Navigation, Night…
Find out what interest You!


Emergency First Response training focuses on learning how to be confident to rescue somebody when faced with a medical emergency. You will learn practical skills becoming confident of primary and secondary care in case of a medical emergency.


-12 years old-
Be the protagonist of the most challenging and rewarding scuba diving course that a diver can take.
You will learn to prevent, recognize and manage issues in the water becoming more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help any other diver, if needed. Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergency, large or minor, using a variety of techniques. It is the perfect way to start thinking and acting as a professional diver.


-18 years old-
Do you love scuba diving? Would you like to share your passion with other divers on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and turn your passion into a career! As a divemaster, not only you will dive a lot, but also you will experience the joy of seeing other divers having fun like you.
The Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you will fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the hovering without effort, or refining your rescue skills in order to recognize in advance, or easily solve, eventually issues. You will improve dive knowledge and your supervisor skills becoming a role model for any divers, all over the world.
As a PADI Divemaster, you will lead other divers as you supervise scuba diving activities assisting and assist a dive instructor during dive training.
The adventure of a lifetime is waiting for you!


Do you want to make the most of your stay at NikaDicing Center without having to study during your vacation?
Get your certification online with PADI! The link below lets you enroll in a PADI e-learning course and study everything you need for your certification before getting to the island. You will have more free time for diving during your vacation.
Contact us for detailed information and to better organise your diving course!



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