The Barefoot Diving Centre

The Barefoot Eco Hotel, Hanimaadhoo, Maldives, Northern Atolls, Maldives

7 Dive trips
11 Dive courses
Onsite pool
Free Wifi


  • Boasting 20-30 almost exclusive dive sites, all accessible by dhoni and/or speed boat, with an average journey time of 20-40 minutes.
  • Further, more exclusive dive sites are also available by arrangement, requiring a journey time of up to 2 hours by dhoni.
  • PADI & SSI accredited diving centre. Offering the highest level of quality and professionalism with complete sets of rental equipment including BCD, masks, snorkels, fins, wetsuits, & dive computers.
  • Manta and Dolphin dives are available in the appropriate season.
  • Suitable for both adults and children. All level courses are available, including the PADI and SSI ENRICHED AIR DIVER (Nitrox) Specialty Course.

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About The Barefoot Diving Centre

Our dive centre, located at The Barefoot Eco Hotel, is situated within an almost untouched forest on Hanimaadhoo island, in the preserved, deep, North of The Maldives. This 4 star Eco Hotel is well connected to Male international airport by numerous daily flights.
Due to its lush vegetation and privacy, everybody can experience the untouched nature and the genuine, natural Maldives, while still enjoying all modern accommodation facilities. A half mile private sandy beach and a turquoise lagoon frame the hotel.

Located in the North, Hanimaadhoo is one of the most beautiful islands of the Maldives: lush vegetation, long beaches and turquoise lagoon, it opens the door for adventure and genuine gateway, where you can be spoiled with true Maldivian warm hospitality. The quiet, local fishing village has lots of tree-shade and swings, along with some local amenities including, local shops and cafes. Fishing and agriculture are what most of the 2500 inhabitants of the island do for work.

Our Services


  • Onsite pool
  • Free Wifi
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Classroom
  • Toilet
  • Showers
  • Charging station 110V
  • Charging station 220V
  • Handicapped accessible

Equipment Rental

  • Rental equipment
  • Kids equipment

Gas fills

  • Nitrox
  • Air
  • Oxygen

Diving cylinders

  • 15l Tank
  • DIN Tanks
  • Yoke/Int Tanks
  • Aluminium tanks
  • 10 liter tanks
  • 12 liter tanks


  • AED
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • First Aid Kit
  • Recompression chamber nearby

Onsite payment options

  • Credit card
  • Bank transfer
  • Debit card
  • Cash USD
  • Cash local currency

Dive Styles

  • Snorkeling
  • Freediving
  • Boat dives
  • Shore dives


  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian

Our Staff

Lloyd Fuller
Lloyd Fuller

Base Leader & SSI Instructor

Sara Scroglieri
Sara Scroglieri

Marine Biologist/Excursions Coordinator

More Information

Domestic transfer can be arranged via 45 minutes of domestic flight from MalΓ© International Airport, plus 15 minutes by car from Hanimaadhoo Airport to The Barefoot Eco Hotel.