OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli named amongst world’s best dive resorts

OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli has been recognised as one of the best dive resorts in the world.

At the DIVE Magazine’s 2017 Travel Awards, OBLU at Helengeli secured the second spot in the Dive Centres and Resorts category with 469 out of a total of 3,117 votes cast.

Positioned as a best in class four‐star superior resort, OBLU at Helengeli is the second property under the up and coming Indian Ocean hospitality brand, Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts.

Just 50 minutes away by speedboat from the main Velana International Airport, the resort comprises 116 villas in four categories, on an all-inclusive plan with high quality world cuisine, combined with a range of activities including fantastic channel diving along with a serene garden spa.

OBLU at Helengeli has recently upgraded its offering with a brand new pool catering exclusively to couples.

Atmosphere runs another two resorts in the Maldives: OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo and Atmosphere Kanifushi. The company is set to continue its ongoing expansion with the opening in July 2018 of its fourth resort in the Maldives, OBLU Select at Sangeli.

DIVE magazine is the world’s leading scuba magazine, published both in print and cutting-edge digital app. The quarterly print magazine is beautifully produced on art paper with stunning photography and great writing.

The annual DIVE Travel Awards recognise the top 10 in three categories: destinations, dive centres or resorts, and liveaboards.

This year, 13,845 votes were cast since polling started in May when the lists of hundreds of nominated destinations, resorts and liveaboards were narrowed down to the top 25 or so in each category. The winners were announced at World Travel Market (WTM) London, which was held from November 6-8.

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