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Diving sites map

 

01. Mulikede Beyru

This is an exceptional dive, located in the SE of the atoll. A surprising number of snappers, rabbit fish and napoleons can be seen here regularly. Turtles are frequently seen during the dives. There is a nice vertical wall reef from 10 to 28 meters with lots of overhangs covered by soft corals and gorgonians corals. The notable sights of this dive site are the leftovers of anti-submarine nets across the channel during WWII.

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02. Hulhudhoo Beyru

Located on the east side of the atoll, is a long wall reef ranging from 6 to 35m. The place is home to many large schools of fish, large and small, most notable. On the sandy bottom white tip reef sharks and sting rays can often be spotted. In between hard corals sometimes nurse sharks may appear.  This spot is great for divers of all levels.

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03. Muli Inside

It is a large reef and mostly current free dive on the SE inside of the atoll’s outer reef. It features a shallow sandy lagoon and then slopes down to about 25m. The shallow part consists of a massive coral garden with a wide variety of corals and coral blocks located mainly on  the sandy bottom. Plenty of marine life species hide here.

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04. Banana Reef

Located on the inside Villingili channel. This is a perfect nice-n-easy dive site located not too far from the shore and is suitable for every level of diver. It’s not a large dive site and the best part is located on the NE side. A sandy slope takes you to a healthy coral garden that drops down to about 27m. Due to its size the best way to dive is in a zigzag way.

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05. Sandra Thila

It’s a located near a tiny island close to Hulumeedhoo Island. An easy dive site sheltered from currents and waves. It consists of a large plateau with two Thilas on top; the larger one almost reaches the surface and the smaller one starts at around 8m. On all sides it gently slopes down to a sandy bottom at around 30m. 

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06. Meedhoo Beyru

It is a dramatic reef which is best to dive deep with a good chance for seeing large pelagic and manta rays. The reef has many soft corals and gorgonian corals.

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07. Ismaheelaa Beyru

This site is good for drift diving, it may have current and usually good visibility. The top reef is at around 5-8m; gradually slopes down to 30m and far beyond. Good coral coverage from top to bottom. Check underneath large coral blocks for nurse sharks and keep an eye for large pelagic.

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08. Thoraa

The top reef starts at 2 meters and is covered with stag horn coral with many colorful reef fish and turtles. This spot is also used by snorkelers. It has a gentle slope up to 16 meters with sandy patches and coral fields too. You may see nurse sharks hiding in outcroppings of the Thila  (13- 20m) or underneath coral blocks.

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09. Maakandu Beyru

Located to the north east outside of the reef. An easy wall dive is not usually affected by strong currents. The top reef starts at 5-8m and slopes gradually to 30+m. On the wall and in the corner there are gorgeous and healthy coral gardens. Keep an eye in the blue for rays and sharks passing by.

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10. Manta Point (Mudakan)

Usually here is a good chance to see mantas starting on the eastern corner of the channel. Once you are inside, you will see that the reef features a year round manta point in between 19-25m. With strong currents hold on to something (or use a reef hook) and stay clear of the block. Don’t touch or chase mantas. They will come close to you. Very close! If the mantas are not there you will have the pleasure of enjoying the company of up to 30 odd napoleons of all sizes.

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11. Maakandu Channel

This is the largest of the two northern channels. A proper channel dive for experienced divers and shark lovers! The dive starts either on the main reef and then takes you into the channel or with a good incoming current it’s a blue water drop straight down to the outer reef edge at about 30m where you’ll find most of the action. As with most channels, this is where the ‘big stuff’ likes to hang out.

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12. Bushy East

This channel is located on the eastern corner of Maakandu channel. The inside of the channel features a sandy slope from 5 to 25m with nice coral blocks. In the corner the reef flattens out at around 22m and is fully covered with healthy hard coral fields with an abundance of reef fish. Around the corner there is a steep drop and some areas of sands. Watch out for mantas heading in and out of the channel.

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13. Bushy Beyru

Bushy Beyru is an outside reef. Top reef starts at around 5-8m, slopes down to 30m. The reef is covered with unbelievable coral masses and features the abundant reef life. Towards the east a few patches of rubble appear but watch out for mantas heading in and out of the channel. Macro life is present here.

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14. Bushy West Channel

A highly recommended dive site! Located on the western corner of Kuda Kandu channel, it is great for drift dives on incoming current from Bushy Beyru into the channel. The reef features some of the nicest and most colorful coral gardens the atoll (and the Maldives) has to offer. Outside there is a gentler slope which at about 25 meters drops off really very deep. In the corner look for sharks and rays. Turtles and napoleons are present all over the reef.

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15. Maahala

Located at the inside entrance of the channel of Kuda Kandu east of Fihali Faru. It is best to dive with little current as the dive site is quite small. The channel part is covered with green finger like plants and many corals.

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16. Fihali Faru

Located at the inside entrance of the channel of Kuda Kandu it may be subject to strong currents and therefore best dived on a slack or incoming current. The top reef mainly features rock formations. Along the reef  there are wall large coral blocks with a sandy slope with coral blocks from 8 to 22m. Usually there is more schooling fish than anywhere else and many grey reef sharks. Sometimes sleeping nurse sharks can be found here.

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18. Kuda Kandu Kan

One of our best sites! Channel dive site is located on the corner of Kuda Kandu. It has massive coral formations of table, mushroom, brain, cone and many other corals along a steep slope to 25m. The channel itself features sharks in the channel mouth.

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19. Kuda Kandu

Located west of the Kuda Kandu channel mouth, it is an amazing dive site with a huge abundance of stunning hard coral gardens. The reef slopes from the top at 6m to 20m and drops of from there to the deep. The current here is usually not considerable.

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20. British Loyalty

Located on the Inner side of the atoll in front of Hithadhoo, The wreck of the British Loyalty is about 135m long and lies on its starboard in about 12-33m of water. The Loyalty was torpedoed twice during WWII and is still there. There are two big holes: one on the deck side and one in the keel where you can see straight through. At the stern you may find the propeller at about 28m and three of the four, two meter long blades can still be seen and are covered with corals.

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21. Dhigufaru

It’s a long and beautiful reef which starts at 5m and drops to 30+m. Staircase like coral formations and large coral blocks can be seen here. In between gorgeous coral gardens featuring soft and hard corals, look for small creatures like nudibranches, ghost pipe fish, leaf and frog fish. Keep an eye on manta rays and sailfish here.

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22. Kuda Hoholha

This is a long reef used by local fishermen. The wall is full of gorgonians corals. Further south in between 2m to 10meters, around the corner to the inside reef dense table coral may be found all along the reef, as well as blue-striped snapper, napoleon, basslet and juvenile and adult midnight snapper.

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23. Bodu Hoholha

An outside reef with wall dive. Located on the NW corner of the atoll, it is good for divers of all leves, the top reef at 5-8m features a beautiful coral garden. From there it drops steeply to unknown depths. The wall is full of beautiful gorgonians and is covered with blue soft corals. There are also massive caves that are big enough to enter, green turtles and a curious school of batfish are almost always present here too.

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24. Gulda La Magu

A long reef for wall dive, it is located on the NW corner of the atoll. The reef drops almost vertically from the top at 5m to 30+m. It has very nice coral formations with sandy patches in between. With some current it is possible to combine this dive site with Bodu Hoholha.

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25. Demon Point

It is a long reef located on the NW corner of the atoll. It features a gentle slope to 30+ meters with steep parts in between. It has beautiful corals all over and due to the location even large pelagic can be seen in the blue. Large swells and strong currents can be present.

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26. Koattey Beyru

Located on the North West corner of the atoll, the north side of the reef starts at about 8 meters. It gently slopes down to 18m and is good for deep dive. The west side slopes down from 8m to around 30m where you can find huge fan corals, then it drops down rather steeply to being ‘very deep’. Currents can sometimes be strong here and especially around the corner be careful not to get dragged away from the reef.

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27. Fen Muli

This dive site is located on the western tip of Addu and is sometimes exposed to strong currents which give it an abundance of marine life including many pelagic. The top reef starts at about 10m then slopes down to 30m then 40m before dropping down to ‘very deep’.

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28. Kahanbu Faru (Turtle point)

Located on the South West outer reef, it is good for drift diving. Reef gently slopes from 5 to 30m. Reef sharks and batfish may be found here very often. Watch out for macro life and schooling fish.

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