Nowhere on earth is the sea as captivating as it is here, lapping at the shores of Finolhu. The breathtaking waters of the Indian Ocean surrounding this pristine island offer endless opportunities to discover and explore a magnificent underwater world that lies beneath the glittering surface. This environment is so rich in marine life that the area was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2011, largely due to the population of majestic Manta Rays that visit Hanifaru during the southwest monsoon (usually between June and October).

HUB is the epicenter for a wide selection of water-based activities including remarkable Excursions, an incredible Marine Biology program, adrenaline-fueled Watersports at Thunderball, dazzling Diving, otherworldly Free Diving (Apnea) and private Boat Charters enabling you to enjoy the endless shades of blue around Finolhu. HUB comprises a water focused Retail shop alongside expert Underwater Video & Photography services, so that you may take your perfect aquatic holiday memories back home with you. Whether you prefer to stay above the waterline or plunge into the deep blue, we offer a range of facilities and excursions under a collective roof for your convenience. Each and every one of our marine related pursuits has been verified and approved by our resident Marine Biologist, helping to ensure that we protect and preserve this fragile environment for years to come.

What’s more, our experienced Marine Biology team has crafted a series of tailored experiences allowing you to participate in a number of unique and rewarding conservation projects. Combining knowledge and understanding with a hands-on approach, these activities make way for a richer and more fulfilling experience.

Further details can be found on the following pages under Marine Biology pages


All of the following experiences, trips and activities can also be tailored for private excursions. Options for personalizing every excursion are included beneath each experience summary.

At HUB Finolhu, we aim to make the most extraordinary requests a reality – there’s truly no limit to the type of excursion you can dream up. Let your mind run wild; if it’s possible, we’re committed to making it happen. Imagine, for instance, you crave a close encounter with the Whale Sharks of South Ari: a private chartered seaplane will be at your disposal and, upon your arrival in South Ari, a crewed speedboat will be on hand to seek out these gentle giants. Or perhaps you’d like to spend the day snorkeling, fishing and absorbing culture at a local village, sailing into the sunset with a glass of champagne as dolphins play in your wake – it’s all possible.

Any of the excursions available can be combined to create your own personal experience, completely customized to suit your desires. Whatever you want, however you want, whenever you want: inquire at HUB to turn your dream into a bespoke experience, and let us assist you with planning and choosing a boat.