Located in the capital city of Maldives, in mainland Male', Dive Desk is the most sought-after PADI dive school to learn scuba diving - for aspiring dive professionals seeking Divemaster internships, specialty courses and Instructor Development Courses, to newcomers eager to learn entry level scuba courses - we have something to offer to all ocean enthusiasts! Led by Adam Ashraf, the team of young, fun and dynamic professionals is always ready to make your scuba experience a memorable one for you.

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Adam Ashraf
Founder & Managing Director

Born to one of the very first Maldivian dive instructors, Ashraf grew up in the world of scuba diving. He has worked 17 years as a dive professional, in high-end luxury resorts and live-aboards before opening his own PADI dive centre in Male' city in 2014. He is the President of the Diving Association of Maldives as of April 2019.  Ardent nature enthusiast, underwater photographer, marine conservationist and deeply committed to empowering young people into the diving industry.

Shahfaan Waseem
Expedition Leader

Shahfaan (Bob) knows the dive sites in North Male’ Atoll and South Male’ Atoll like the back of his hand. He has worked 10 years as a PADI professional; in resorts, live-aboards and local islands but mostly guiding recreational divers on diving expeditions out of Male'. He takes his vast knowledge and experience to organize and lead diving excursions that are safe, relaxing and memorable for all divers. A PADI Staff Instructor, he continues to train divers & aspires to progress in his career. 

Aminath Nadha
Cofounder & Communications

A deep seated love for the oceans and the shared dream of empowering young people into the Maldivian diving industry makes handling all communication aspects of DIve Desk a passion for Nadha. 

Maryam Mashaahy
Administrative Manager

Drawn to diving and the life aquatic, Mashaahy (Mashko) handles all administrative aspects of the dive centre. She aspires to become a dive professional and is working towards her career goals.