Our Diving is located on the island of Feridhoo, one of 1200 islands around the archipelago of the Maldives, located in the northern portion of Ari Atoll, one of the most well-known and popular for scuba diving.This atoll is located 30 miles to the west of Male, the capital, extending approximately from north to south for 90 km and from east to west for 30.
In centuries past, two male African slaves who had been bought by the kings on their Hajj trips to Mecca were formally released from slavery and were settled in this island. One of them was called Sangoru. He had been working for years at the palace in Malé before the ailing king released him in order to gain merit in the afterlife.The freeing of slaves before the death of the owner was traditionally a common practice among the very high nobility in the Maldives. Now there are many families on Feridhoo and in neighboring Maalhos who can trace their descendency to those two African ancestors.