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Diving TravelPADI Freediving Instruction Now Available In The Maldives

PADI Freediving Instruction Now Available In The Maldives


If traveling to and diving the waters off the Maldives is one of the items on your bucket list, looks like you’ll even be able to learn to freedive there now as well.

Aquafanatics Dive Centre is now offering freediving lessons along with its traditional scuba instruction, all under the PADI banner. It’s available to folks staying at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort and Naladhu Maldives.

When you get there, look up freediving instructor Mari Kagaya, who runs the course. She says:

“The Maldives provide the pinnacle in free diving adventure. Escaping the trappings of scuba gear, our encounters with sea life are graceful, natural and deeply personal. Guests discover their own hidden depths, not only of their body, but also the mind.”

A native of Japan, Kagaya has been a dive instructor since 2002, according to Breaking Travel News.

For more info as to pricing, hotel rates, etc, check out the Aquafantics website or their Facebook page.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.