Diving in the Maldives

    An indian lion fish

    Aquarium North Male Atoll, Maldives

    There is a conglomeration of coral rocks beginning at 15m surronded by any kind of reef fish. In the holes its always possible to find moray eels. The reef ends with a sandy bottom at 25 m where white tip sharks use to rest. Also, at 25m in the rock section there is a group of caves. Its possible to…

    Ari Beache Beru South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Ariyadhoo Corner South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Long reef 30m deep at the western side of Ariyadhoo island

    Blue Point North Male Atoll, Maldives

    nice wall, but it shows some damages on the corals due to some storms in the past.normally you will be more focused on the wall, but don¥t forget to take a look into the blue, as when i dived there, some of the divers even saw a hammerhead.

    Bodu Ashey North Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Bodu Gah North Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Bodugah means "big rock"

    Bodu Giri North Male Atoll, Maldives

    nice and easy divesite with nice corals and possibility to see some larger fish among many reef fish. Ideal for beginners. Best on the north west side with a steep wall with many vampire blue triggerfishes and masked bannerfish. You can spot turtles here, and lobster along the wall

    Bodufinolhu Thila South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Bodu Hithi Thila North Male Atoll, Maldives

    Some call this place manta point, as you might encounter manta rays between december and april. If not you still have the possibility to see some bigger stuff in the blue, like eagle rays.The thila lies inside the Hithi Kandu and goes from 8 to 25m, there is not much coral compared with other dive…

    British Loyalty Addu Atoll, Maldives

    The "British Loyalty" served oil tanker in WWII and has an interesting history, including being torpedoed by a japanese submarine without sinking, until it was finally sent to the ground by the British themselves, causing a massive oil pollution in the inner atoll. Nowadays it is a supreme dive…

    British Loyalty Addu Atoll, Maldives

    The "British Loyalty" served oil tanker in WWII and has an interesting history, including being torpedoed by a japanese submarine without sinking, until it was finally sent to the ground by the British themselves, causing a massive oil pollution in the inner atoll. Nowadays it is a supreme dive…

    British Loyalty Addu Atoll, Maldives

    The "British Loyalty" served oil tanker in WWII and has an interesting history, including being torpedoed by a japanese submarine without sinking, until it was finally sent to the ground by the British themselves, causing a massive oil pollution in the inner atoll. Nowadays it is a supreme dive…

    British Loyalty Addu Atoll, Maldives

    The "British Loyalty" served oil tanker in WWII and has an interesting history, including being torpedoed by a japanese submarine without sinking, until it was finally sent to the ground by the British themselves, causing a massive oil pollution in the inner atoll. Nowadays it is a supreme dive…

    Caves North Ari Atoll, Maldives

    coral garden

    Coral Garden North Male Atoll, Maldives

    Also known as "blue lagoon". Long reef on the south side of Thaburudhoo Kandu with plenty options for the diving. Grey reef sharks on the outside and great coral garden on the inside with max 18 meters with lots of reef fishes. Nice and easy dive.

    Dhiffushi Beru South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Outside of Dhiffushi Island

    Ellaidhoo house reef North Ari Atoll, Maldives

    This is probably one of the best and more convenient house reefs in the whole Maldives. Right on the south of Ellaidhoo you can jump from the jetty or from the beach and there is a 750m long wall dive full of caves, cavities, seafans, hard and soft coral, sponges and lots of life. The sandy bottom…

    Eriyadu North Male Atoll, Maldives

    Hammerhead Point North Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Himendhoo Thila North Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Himendhoo is a 4km wide Kandu with 3 main dive sites. The outside corner, the inside one, and Himendhoo thila, or Donkadlo Thila. That's one of the area dive sites where you can meet manta rays (usually from december to april). Don't miss the caves and overhangs between 20m and 30m.
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    Holi Faru North Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Kadooma Caves South Male Atoll, Maldives

    At the north of Kandooma island, and south of Kandooma Thila (one of the best dive sites in south male), there is this marvel on the reef. Huge caves can be found, probably the largest within the tourist atolls. At 50m inside the kandu there are the first 2 huge caves, one with 20m and the other one…
    Kuda Giri wreck dive site map

    Kuda Giri Wreck South Male Atoll, Maldives

    West of Dhigufinolhu there is a very small reef, and on its west side lies this steel wreck, from 20 to 35m. Is a good wreck for beginners or for night dive, as the ambiance is much better with night hunters.Kuda Giri Wreck has a maximum diving depth of around 40 m / 131.2 ft and is suitable for all…
    Diving in Kuda Giri wreck Maldives

    Kuda Giri Wreck South Male Atoll, Maldives

    West of Dhigufinolhu there is a very small reef, and on its west side lies this steel wreck, from 20 to 35m. Is a good wreck for beginners or for night dive, as the ambiance is much better with night hunters.Kuda Giri Wreck has a maximum diving depth of around 40 m / 131.2 ft and is suitable for all…
    Kuda Giri bow

    Kuda Giri Wreck South Male Atoll, Maldives

    West of Dhigufinolhu there is a very small reef, and on its west side lies this steel wreck, from 20 to 35m. Is a good wreck for beginners or for night dive, as the ambiance is much better with night hunters.Kuda Giri Wreck has a maximum diving depth of around 40 m / 131.2 ft and is suitable for all…

    Kudadhoo Corner South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Also known as Kudadhoo Etheru Faru this is a wall dive in the channel between Kudadhoo and Ariyadhoo. The reef starts at 3m and it drops off to more than 40m on the southern side, and to 30 in the north. There is a small canyon that starts on the reef top and goes down to 15. Inside there are nice…

    Kuramathi Wreck North Ari Atoll, Maldives

    This is the housereef of Kuramathi, where there are two wrecks. The first one is a dhoani called Tomton, 20m away from the jetty, not deep and good for beginning divers. The other one sunk in 1987 and is a 40m long frighter, resting from 10 to 18m.

    Kuredu Express Faadhippolhu Atoll, Maldives

    Protected marine area on the east side of Kuredhdhoo with lots of life. Probably is one of the most interesting sites in the atoll. Long drift with almost everything that can be seen in Maldives. Great reef with terraces on the outside part with steps down. Is a great current point where everything…
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    Kuredu House Reef Faadhippolhu Atoll, Maldives

    Small Fishing boat sunk stern down at an angle of approximately 45 degrees, Bow is at about 20m with the stern about 30m, located three quarters of the way along the house reef before the reef turns into the channel of Kuredu Express. Be aware not to go past marker buoys to east of wreck as the…
    Kuredu Wreck

    Kuredu House Reef Faadhippolhu Atoll, Maldives

    Small Fishing boat sunk stern down at an angle of approximately 45 degrees, Bow is at about 20m with the stern about 30m, located three quarters of the way along the house reef before the reef turns into the channel of Kuredu Express. Be aware not to go past marker buoys to east of wreck as the…
    Green Turtle Kuredu HR

    Kuredu House Reef Faadhippolhu Atoll, Maldives

    Small Fishing boat sunk stern down at an angle of approximately 45 degrees, Bow is at about 20m with the stern about 30m, located three quarters of the way along the house reef before the reef turns into the channel of Kuredu Express. Be aware not to go past marker buoys to east of wreck as the…

    Kuredu House Reef Faadhippolhu Atoll, Maldives

    Small Fishing boat sunk stern down at an angle of approximately 45 degrees, Bow is at about 20m with the stern about 30m, located three quarters of the way along the house reef before the reef turns into the channel of Kuredu Express. Be aware not to go past marker buoys to east of wreck as the…

    Kuredu House Reef Faadhippolhu Atoll, Maldives

    Small Fishing boat sunk stern down at an angle of approximately 45 degrees, Bow is at about 20m with the stern about 30m, located three quarters of the way along the house reef before the reef turns into the channel of Kuredu Express. Be aware not to go past marker buoys to east of wreck as the…

    Maafushi Corner South Male Atoll, Maldives

    Maafusi Outside South Male Atoll, Maldives

    Maamigili Beru South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Whale Shark

    Maamigili Faru South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Also Maamigili Corner is the western corner of the kandu with the name of the island. Is not a very good dive close to the kandu as the construction of the new airport is very noisy and there is a lot of boat traffic. However, on the most western side of the dive, on top of the reef between 5 and…

    Machchafushi Housereef South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Madivaru Beyru North Male Atoll, Maldives

    this spot is some kind of lagoon so that you don¥t have to expect currents at all. therfore you just don¥t have to care about sharks or bigger pelagics and can fully concentrate on all the life a reef has to offer, and believe me, it¥s a lot!

    Makunudhoo inside North Male Atoll, Maldives

    Makunudhoo Kandu is a whole protected area with lots of dive sites scattered around the 2km of the kandu. Probably the most important one is Kuda Faru,that is a finger of reef from the inside to the outside corner, about 500m. Here you have the possibility to encounter some juvenile fish if you come…