Bathala is an Adaaran resort and is located in the North Ari Atoll 60 km from Male, it is a small oval island with 46 bungalows divided into standard and superior which are simple but more than adequate, most of these are located on the beach although some are set further back.

This small Maldivian resort is surrounded by white beaches and a coral reef. This is a budget style resort suitable for divers, with many dive sites nearby. Facilities are simple and adequate.

Telephone +960 6660587 Fax +960 6660558

For scuba divers the two nearby highlights are the Protected Marine Areas of Maaya Thila, which has been described as "the white tip reef shark capital of the Maldives", and Fish Head, described as "the grey reef shark capital of the Maldives". The latter has also been judged one of the ten best dive sites in the world.

Resort rating 3* Island size 250m by 150m

Total Rooms 46. Reef 100% surrounds island.

Transfer by Sea plane 20 mins.

Transfer by Speed boat 90 mins.

Restaurant with buffet style meals. Telephone and fax.

Safe deposit box. Beach towels. Spa treatments.

Gift shop. Diving center. Snorkeling trips.

Night fishing. Big game fishing.

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As Liveaboard Dive Boats become more popular with the scuba diving community, the Maldives have responded with dive boats that are available to take you to the most diverse dive spots, islands and atolls in the country

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The Whale Shark season in the seas around the South Ari Atoll is from December to April. All dive schools in this area will put on trips to see the Whale sharks, Vilamendhoo springs to mind as a dedicated divers resort also Sun Island Resort is in a perfect location as a neighbor of Maamagilli Island, with some of the best scuba diving in the area.

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