SUN Dive Center

Kanuhura, Maldives


a Padi 5 Star Dive Center with a team of dedicated
diving experts is looking forward to sharing
with you breathtaking diving adventures!


SUN Divecenter, Kanuhura Maldives
Sun Dive and Marine Center
Welcome to

SUN Dive Center

Britta and Wolle Tippelt from Germany have started their diving career in 1993 in Maldives and have a long history on running exclusive Dive Centers. They have a primary interest for the well being of their guests and ensure that your diving and snorkelling experiences are as good as they can possibly be.


Pure diving satisfaction

Britta Tippelt


Wolle Tippelt


Your Underwater Experience

Scuba Diving @ Sun Divecenter

Scuba Diving

Around Kanuhura we have access to some of the best dive sites in the Maldives. A good varied range of different landscapes and marine life offers amazing impressions for both, advanced divers and beginners. Reefs inside the atoll as well as outer reefs, channels with chances to see pelagic fish, a turtle spot, 2 ship wrecks and a shark point, mantas in season...

Snorkelling @ Sun Divecenter


The best snorkelling options in our lagoon are in the north/east just next to the beach. Tropical fish in all colors, rays, small turtles and even baby sharks can be seen frequently. The sunset side is deeper and ideal for swimmers. We offer excursions by local Dhoni several times a week. This epic adventure lasts two hours with a solid hour reserved for snorkelling.

You would like to take a course?

We are happy to serve you -
from beginner to advanced level

If you are not a diver yet, but would like to try it, take the chance to discover scuba diving in our lagoon under ideal conditions. You can also become easily a certified diver during your holiday. Experienced divers have the chance to lean more skills during the Advanced or Rescue course and have a choice of several Specialty courses.


Travel light - rent equipment


We have the complete diving gear for you to rent, fully serviced and reliable for your safe and comfortable dives.

Diving Courses at Sun Divecenter


Learn diving under ideal conditions, in warm, clear waters surrounded by tropical fish. Our experienced team of qualified and multilingual PADI Instructors, modern teaching facilities and the latest diving technology will assure an unforgettable experience.


Your time on holiday is precious, so get all the theory completed before you come to Kanuhura! Just register on the PADI website (chargeable) and get the benefit of access to knowledge development for 1 year and life-long access to the latest course manual version


  • age: 8 years +
  • fun diving in our lagoon in warm water with colourful tropical fish swimming around you
  • the max. diving depth will be 2 m and you will wear a full diving unit
  • an instructor will be close to you at all times!
  • only a fun diving program without a certification in the end

Discover Scuba Diving

  • age: 10 years +
  • start with a short theory lesson
  • dive in our lagoon (2 - 3 m depth) and learn basic scuba diving skills
  • max. 4 students per group
  • take a 2nd dive by boat on a reef nearby (max. depth 12 m)
  • continue with the Scuba Diver course or take another fun dive by boat
    (max. depth 12m)

Scuba Diver Course

  • age: 10 years +
  • with international diving license
  • max. depth 12 m under supervision of a professional
  • 3 confined sessions plus 2 open water dives by boat
  • 3 theory chapters to study and 3 quizzes to answer
  • 2 - 3 days to complete this course
  • upgrade to the Open Water Diver at any time in a PADI Dive Center

Open Water Diver

  • dive worldwide independently with a certified buddy
  • learn and successfully complete skills on 5 confined water sessions
  • 4 open water dives to put skills into practice, max. depth 18 m
  • 5 days to complete this course
  • 5 theory chapters with quizzes to answer and a final exam to pass
  • eLearning module possible

Advanced Open Water

  • practical and experience based course for Open Water Divers
  • Deep dive and Navigation dive are compulsory
  • select another 3 Specialty dives from several options
  • 5 dives in total, 2 - 3 days to complete
  • eLearning module possible

Adventure Diver

  • select 3 Specialty dives from several options, like EAN Nitrox, Night or Drift diving, Marine Biologist, Wreck diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy, UW Photographer and others
  • gain more experience and knowledge in these selected fields, get credit for these 3 dives towards the Advanced Diver certificate
  • 3 dives in total, 1 - 2 days to complete
  • eLearning module possible

Enriched Air Nitrox

  • age: 12 years +
  • for certified Open Water Divers, increases the safety of all your dives, because of the reduced amount of nitrogen, that your body absorbs
  • extends your bottom time! Stay longer down, perfect, if the show is just going on!
  • study 2 theory chapters and pass the final exam
  • eLearning module possible

Rescue Diver Course

  • age: 12 years +
  • need to be booking in advance
  • for certified Advanced Divers
  • learn to recognize and prevent problems
  • solve a problem, learn to help yourself and others
  • eLearning module possible
download our complete pricelist as pdf

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need to check in for diving?

By 17.00 h at the latest with diving license and logbook. You will get detailed diving information and any rental diving equipment.

Do I need to book in advance?

If you already know, that you would like to take a course, a short email would be helpful for our planning. Certified divers don’t need to book in advance.

When is the best time for diving?

Diving is good all year round. January to April: nice breeze or no wind at all, calm sea, visibility good to crystal clear. May to Dezember: visibility sometimes limited due to plancton, lots of young fish, sometimes windy and choppy sea.

Do you have a housereef?

No, the sunrise side of Kanuhura is the outerreef and can only be reached by boat. The lagoon on the sunset side is coral free and ideal for swimmers and watersport activities. The best area for snorkelling is the tip in the north/east of Kanuhura.

What are your dive sites?

Over 40 dive spots with good varied range of different landscapes and conditions, suitable for advanced divers and beginners.
Some of our stunning dive sites close-by are Maa Giri, Zafari, Kanuhura Corner, Express, Kuda Beru, Fushi Varu, Anemone Thila ...

How far are your Dive sites?

Between 15 to 60 min. Most of our spectacular dive sites are just around Kanuhura, reachable within 30 min. by Dhoni.

Can we see Mantas?

Most sights we have from May to July and October to December!

When are your daily diving trips?

At 9.00 h and 14.30 h for 1-tank-diving. The boat for 2-tank-diving (2 dives at two different dive spots with 1 h surface interval on the boat) leaves at 9.00 h.

Do you do night dives?

We offer night diving by boat several times a week and on request.

Do you offer EAN Nitrox?

Yes, we do offer EAN Nitrox, no extra fee.

Is a medical statement required?

All participants will need to complete a short medical questionnaire. A medical certificate from your doctor stating your diving fitness is required, if a medical history or current health conditions could exclude you from scuba diving.

What equipment do you have?

Aqualung Wave BCD’s, Calypso Regulators and i300 dive computers, 3mm shorties, a good selection of masks, snorkel and fins to ensure optimal fit. We can offer 10,4 l or 12l Luxfer Aluminium tanks or 15l steel tanks, DIN and INT valves.

Can I finish my OWD Course with you?

Yes, it is possible to finish the theory and all or just some pool lessons at home and your take the missing part here with us. Please contact us.

You did not find the answer you were looking for?

No problem. Just send us an email. We will be happy to serve you!

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