Yoga & diving - it is quite a unique but a wonderful combination! The two have more in common than one would think: the key element of both yoga and diving is breath. To breathe is to live - it is the essence of life. During this 8-days retreat to the Maldives, participants will get back to their essence, finding deep relaxation and recharging to the fullest.
There is another reason why yoga and diving are the ultimate combination: yoga helps to find inner stillness and that is just what is needed to get real close to the amazing marine life of the Maalhos Lagoon. The marine life features magnificent coral gardens, reef animals and more enchanting sea creatures such as sea turtles, manta rays and whale sharks.
The pristine white sandy beaches of Maalhos, fringed by palm trees and bordered by a clear blue sea, make the perfect backdrop to relax, practice yoga and explore the world beneath the surface. Underwater adventures are combined with yoga on the beach and snoozing in hammocks. The retreat is only suitable for certified divers but there are opportunities to learn how to dive before the retreat starts.
The retreat lasts 8 days and it includes daily yoga classes and 5 diving trips. On top of that, there are some fun day trips planned such as a trip to the sandbank, a dolphin cruise and snorkeling.
Mornings start with Vinyasa Yoga on the beach, a flowy, almost ‘dancing’ type of yoga as described by yoga teacher Sunkissed Yogini. Another type of yoga she teaches at Island Spa Retreats is Yin Yoga which focuses on releasing blockages with long restorative poses.
This diving and yoga retreat in the Maldives is a unique island experience and adventure. Retreat participants get the chance to reconnect with themselves and with nature, getting back their bodies back in their natural rhythm and getting their minds back to a state of peacefulness.
We are a Dive Centre established in the year 1999 by some very passionate divers whom all had one thing in mind, which was to share their underwater experiences with as many people possible. We have been offering Scuba Schools International (SSI) courses to the highest standards possible, and the programs include from one day experience programs (Try Scuba Diving) to beginner courses and First aid courses to professional diving certifications. We are proud to say we have trained a lot of divers and diving professionals. Our dive centre has also initiated a lot of clean-up programs and environmental campaigns.
After operating the dive centre on Malé for more than a decade, we moved to Maalhos to get away from the busy island city life and to be closer to nature. The dive centre is located in a house that is more than 70 years old. Rather than demolishing the place and making a new building we renovated the house keeping the key features intact.
Our staff is made up of very energetic, eager and environmentally aware diving professionals who make sure our motto “dive with someone you know, learn with someone you trust” becomes a reality, keeping in mind that our divers get the best experience they can.
Our facility consists of a dive room equipped with all the necessary equipment serviced to a high standard to make your diving safe, relaxing and fun. Also, there is a sitting area and a classroom equipped with a library of necessary materials to help students and divers with their learning.
Make every breath count with one of our incredible yoga and dive retreat. Escape to our beautiful tropical Maldivian island to explore a wealth of underwater life and blissful beaches. Improve your breathing, flexibility, and concentration with yoga practice, and see the results directly transgress into your underwater diving experience. The stillness you will adopt through yoga will allow you to get incredibly close to the intriguing marine life that the Maldives is famous for. This yoga and dive retreat takes place on the beautiful Maldivian island of Maahlos in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll, the site is representative of the Maldives’ high diversity of reef animals, with stony and soft corals, reef-associated fish species, marine turtles, manta rays and whale sharks. Island Spa Retreats have the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation, yoga practice and beach naps. The program is suitable for certified divers and from experienced yoga practitioners to beginners. For individuals without diving certification programs can be designed to include learn to dive certification by the professional team at Maldivers Diving Centre. Manta and whale sharks are in season during the retreat dates, so expect to be in for a treat!
The Island Spa Retreat is a holistic health and spa centre located on the beautiful island of Maalhos in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll. The centre is perched on a private stretch of sunset beach (Bikini Beach) where sunrise and sunset yoga lessons take place to the backdrop of the mighty turquoise-coloured Indian Ocean. Nature, yoga on the beach, nourishment & friendship are key elements of this holistic wellbeing centre in the Maldives.
The Island Spa Retreat was founded by Kate, an inspiring English woman with over 10 years experience in the Spa and hospitality industry. Kate’s natural attraction to traditional holistic living and ancient healing methods of the East, lead her to opening up this Maldivian retreat centre in 2017.
Kate and her team of passionate yoga teachers, spa therapists and tour guides are ready to take guests on a holistic journey to the true authentic self. The Island Spa Retreat specializes in Kundalini, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga, Ayurvedic health treatments, Thai massage and Balinese massage.
The centre offers all-inclusive health retreats and yoga holidays for everyone interested in holistic healing, detoxification, relaxation and mindfulness.
Madi Finolhu is a luxurious seaside boutique guesthouse with its own private stretch of sunset beach on the island of Maalhos. The guesthouse features clean, contemporary rooms, adjoined by private terraces shaded by tropical trees. The fully air-conditioned rooms are fitted with comfy double- or twin beds and each room is equipped with a satellite-TV, safety box, a mini-fridge and coffee- and tea making facilities. The adjoined bathrooms come with deluxe outdoor rain showers.