Diving in the Maldives

    Muli Kandu (Hakura Express) Mulaku Atoll, Maldives

    This kandu is between Boli Mulah and Muli island, but the dive is basically the south side of it, where the currents formed are very strong. This is why is also called Hakura Express, as the ride can be really fast. The drift is long, passing through the small island of Boahuraa. It has a top at 15m…

    Hakura Thila Mulaku Atoll, Maldives

    Al the water from the Mulee Kandu goes to this thila, that is a protected marine area. No wonder because the amount of fish and variety is amazing.The thila is 80m long with the top at 3m and gently sloping down in the west part. The northeast side is full with overhangs, cavities and caves. It goes…

    Ashaa Mulaku Atoll, Maldives

    Ashaa is a small giri, protected of the current, inside the atoll. The top at 1m is perfectly visible from the surface and it slopes down to 30m.The place is covered with nice table and staghorn corals, on the western part there are many anemones, many of them bulb tentacle ones with lots of…

    Nenge Kandu Mulaku Atoll, Maldives

    In Mulaku Atoll, the second channel south of Thuvaru island is this kandu,with excellent coral growt and a great completely vertical wall that starts at 5m and ends at 30, and more than 200m long, making it a easy and great drift.The colours of the wall are just amazing, the soft corals cover the…

    Thuvarudhekunu Kandu Mulaku Atoll, Maldives

    This kandu is next to Nenge Kandu, but unlike its brother, is not as populated coral-wise.The kandu itself is not that interesting, but it has a thila crossing the channel from north to south. The thila has very good hard coral boulders and shelters lots of small fishes.

    Rayvilla Wreck Mulaku Atoll, Maldives

    The Rayvilla is the personal wreck of Mulaku Atoll. It is on the south side of the small reef on the western side of Mulaku.It was a 30m long wooden ship that hit the reef in 1979 while going to Male. The wreck starts at 20m, and the deepest part is at 33m. Is easy to penetrate, where schools of…

    Yacht Thila South Male Atoll, Maldives

    Yacht Thila is located 1 km east of Dhigufinolhu Island Resort. It's a smallthila with a diameter of 50 meters. A small vessel was deliberately sunkdown to give the experience of wreck diving to tourist. The wreckhouses moray eels, batfish and groupers.

    Moofushi Faru South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Probably the place with the most beautiful sea fans in Ari Atoll. It's a reef around 2 km long, with caves and overhangs breathing with life. Here you can admire the sea fans, whip corals, and it's marine life, like sting rays, manta rays, napoleon wrasse andsharks.

    Hangngnaameedhoo Thila South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Hangngnaameedhoo Thila is 150 m long with high concentration of marinespecies, deppending on the currents. Nice reef on top of the Thila.

    Hukuruelhi Faru South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Hukuruelhi Faru is an amazing manta cleaning station. The dive site iseasily access by boat in 10 minutes from Rangali and 35 minutes fromMirihi, and there you can see mantas queuing to be cleaned.

    Kalhuhadhihuraa Faru South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Kalhuhadhihuraa Faru features caves and overhangs with affluent corals,invertebrates like octopus, sponges and colorful reef fishes.

    Vilingili Corner North Male Atoll, Maldives

    Located in the north of Thulusdhoo Kandu, it's easy to see a school of gray reef sharks,eagle rays, napoleon wrasse and also white tip reef sharks. The Steps tothe easternmost tip of the atoll is one of the well-kept sectrets ofMaldives while whale sharks, eagle rays and napoleon wrasse swimming…
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    Turtle Point Addu Atoll, Maldives

    With the many popular things to do in this tropical paradise, diving in Turtle Point ads the perfect touch to a blissful holiday in the Maldives. This popular dive site is located just outside the reef of Gan; which is one of the many islands that make up the Maldives.Turtle Point as its name…

    Coral Hills South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Located on the west side of the Ari Atoll here you can find two Manta clenaing stations. When diving on Coral Hills, you will jump on a chain of Giris (underwater mountain which reaches the surface) and drift along corals in an average depth of 10 meters. It is already possible to see the first…

    Camel Rock South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    This is more a feeding ground than a cleaning station, and I was not so often lucky over there. On the very north of this lagoon there are three giris, but two of them are visible from far, which is also the reason for the name. Inside the lagoon there is a big pool and a smaller closer to the main…

    Dhinolhu Gadhu Thila North Ari Atoll, Maldives

    The Thila (underwater mountain which does not reach the surface) is next (gadhu) to a sandy reef (dinolhu) on the west side of theNorth Ari Atoll, with a lagoon which is also a feeding ground.The main cleaning station is on the top reef and is in about 8 meters deep and surrounded by sand. I…

    Nika North Male Atoll, Maldives

    Nika is the first of 5 beautiful Thilas in the channel. If you follow this channel to the middle of the Atoll, just opposit the island of Velidhu, there is a huge reef called Gemburuga with a lagoon in the middle. The island resorts offer 365 days succesful Manta snorkeling to this lagoon. On all of…

    Cari Beru Thila North Ari Atoll, Maldives

    It is a cleaning station for sharks. Be aware that the sighting of sharks may be dependent on monzoons and currents.

    Gallagiri South North Ari Atoll, Maldives

    It's a Mobula cleaning station.It needs to have current from East to West, otherwise, there will be nothing on the cleaning station. It starts at 20 meters in the sand. There are some coral heads a little bit of the reef. What is pretty interesting, is, that waiting Mobulas go in a line on the back…

    Dive Shack House Reef Rasdhoo Atoll, Maldives

    Located only 50 m from the beach.Water temperature all year round 28-30°C.Many sandy patches for confined water training.Can see batfish, snapper, jack fish, barracuda, morays, turtles and many more.

    DHARAVANDHOO THILA Baa Atoll, Maldives

    THILA AND SENDY AREA. MANTAS CLEANING STATION

    Aidhoo Kandu Baa Atoll, Maldives

    Great dive to see big pelagic fish like tuna,Giant trevally, sailfish. One of the highlight of this place is the massive school of batfish which follows you around like pets. The channel is one of the best drift dives in Baa Atoll. There are some huge Over hangs and coral boulders filled with blue &…

    Thingaa Thila Baa Atoll, Maldives

    Thingaa means three rocks in Maldivian. The top of the shallowest rock starts at 18m. It is located right in the middle of the oceanic channel north west of Hanifaru Thila. The circle of coral blocks are covered with soft corals specially in the over hangs. Check inside the over hangs for the…

    Dharavandhoo Thila Baa Atoll, Maldives

    Some divers consider this as the best dive site in Baa Atoll, located few meters from the Island of Dharavandhoo,a must do if you are in this region. It has an amazing reef topography, over hangs, coral blocks, sandy patches. The shallowest part of the reef is at 5m where you could find Octopus,…

    Turtle Reef (Dhonfan Beyru) Baa Atoll, Maldives

    Turtle Reef is the perfect place for the new divers. The house reef of Dhonfanu Island is famous for diving and snorkeling with turtles. Often you will find Hawksbill and Green Turtles feeding on the leather corals on the top reef at 5m which makes it the perfect place for the snorkelers to swim…