These informative and entertaining twice-weekly talks discuss many areas of marine life, environments and ecosystems. Our resident marine biologist is happy to answer any questions you have, or simply discuss the things you have seen and found on the reefs during your time with us — helping you to accurately identify fish, plants and other aquatic life.
SPLASH NET CRUISE AND DOLPHIN WATCHING
Try a sunset cruise with a twist, as we set off in search of dolphin pods migrating through the Thaa Atoll. Once in the open water you can hop onto our dhoni’s splash net and experience the thrill of being towed safely through the ocean. As the sun sets, you can indulge in a glass of wine or beer, and freshly prepared canapés.
GUIDED KAYAK SNORKEL ADVENTURE
Enhance your snorkel experience with a guided kayak tour around COMO Maalifushi’s house reef. Our experienced guides will lead you on a 20-minute paddle to the edge of the reef’s drop-off. Here you will snorkel along the house reef, where colourful marine life such as Parrotfish, Angelfish and Surgeonfish are a common sight. Occasionally you may spot Eagle Rays or Green Turtles gliding by.
WHALE SHARK NIGHT SNORKEL
Our boat will take you from the resort to find the largest fish in the sea, where you can choose to join them under the waves or simply watch them from the deck. The Maldives’ clear waters allow for an aquarium-like view of the gentle giants.
Our 68 ft luxury yacht opens up the archipelago’s wildest reaches. Guests can travel between our two Maldivian resorts: COMO Cocoa Island and COMO Maalifushi, on this elegant liveaboard vessel. Cameron can also be chartered for fishing, surfing and diving trips — all tailored to your party’s requirements.
COMPLIMENTARY EQUIPMENT RENTAL
Guests of COMO Maalifushi have access to a range of kayaks, stand up paddleboards and windsurfing equipment. These can be collected at the Watersports Centre, and are given out on a first come, first served basis.
GUIDED SUP/KAYAK TOUR
Glide along COMO Maalifushi’s beautiful bay on a kayak or stand up paddleboard. This excursion takes you around the island and provides a fantastic core workout. You can also paddle to COMO’s private, off-coast island, Lavadhoo.
LIGHT TACKLE AND FLY FISHING
We have fishing options to the north and south of COMO Maalifushi, available from January to April. There are expansive, unspoilt flats at both sites, as well as a drop off where trevally and red snapper can be picked up with light tackle.
Windsurfing is a thrilling blend of sailing and surfing. Each lesson moves at your own pace, as we cover the fundamental techniques needed to balance on the board then harness the wind’s energy.
The sheer abundance of marine life and clear visibility makes Thaa Atoll one of the greatest underwater regions on the planet. While around 25 sites in the Thaa Atoll are already chronicled, there are numerous unexplored channels and reefs, with the waters offering something for divers of all abilities. All divers are required to hold an International SCUBA diving license, which you will be asked to provide together with your logbook. COMO Maalifushi offers a range of PADI courses for those looking to earn their diving license. Please refer to our diving rate sheet for more information on equipment rental, courses and dive trips.
TURTLE EXPEDITION SNORKEL
A short briefing will be given about the turtle species around the island, followed by a 20-minute boat ride to a beautiful outer reef where you can see these gentle creatures, as well as other reef fish, in their natural habitat. Turtles are curious animals and will sometimes swim close to the boat.
GUIDED CATAMARAN SNORKEL
Float in the tropical Maldivian breeze as our catamaran — sailed by our expert watersports instructors — propels you across the atoll. You will visit uninhabited islands and sandbanks where you can snorkel unspoiled corals teeming with marine life.
SUNSET BOTTOM FISHING
Put your skills and luck to the test with reef bottom fishing — a long-standing tradition in the Maldives — while the sun sets. Potential catches such as Red Snapper, groupers and Barracuda can be cooked by our chefs at Madi or Tai for lunch or dinner the following day.
Private boat charters can be tailored to meet your particular interests. Please note that if you would like to visit the nearest resort — which is one hour away from COMO Maalifushi — we require advance permission before confirming your trip.
The Thaa coastline captures swells from numerous directions and is therefore consistent. Choose from scheduled trips to the Farms area – a contoured, reef-corner that delivers mechanical-shaped waves that are ideal for noseriding, fish or finless, SUP or even tearing it up on a shortboard when the swell is up – or dearer private charters to some remote, secret spots. Surfers may also enjoy the benefits of Tropicsurf’s world renowned coaching system. A full time Tropicsurf guide is based exclusively at COMO Maalifushi from April to October. We combine local expertise and vessel to deliver you to the best breaks. Learn secrets to better technique from our guides who can peg your performance to our 100 point-skill progression and tailor your path to rapid improvement. Please approach our Tropicsurf guides at the Surf Shack for pricing and more information.
COMO Maalifushi offers motorised water sports activities for the more adventurous traveller. Guests can zip around the lagoon, experiencing the heart-pounding fun of wakeboarding, waterskiing and tubing.
UV NIGHT SNORKELLING
Join us for a colourful underwater show as we reveal a hidden side to COMO Maalifushi’s house reef. Using special torches and lenses for your mask, you’ll discover the many hues of fluorescent pink, green, yellow and purple that some corals and reef animals emit at night.
Watch wild dolphins as they migrate in pods through our atoll. Sometimes the dolphins will jump out of the water to showcase their acrobatic spills, or come up close to surf the boat’s bow waves. As you watch all this you can enjoy the beautiful sunset panorama, sip Champagne and feast on a gourmet canapé platter.