Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Maldives

Ready to check out the best sites in Maldives for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 100 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Maldives to suit your needs.
Maldives dive site map
Erinyadu

#1 - Erinyadu

Maldives, Middle East

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Easy entry from the dive shop with exits all around the island making for a nice dive along the reef surrounding Erinyadu island. From other places around the island easy entries can be made with the dive shop bringing your gear to the entry place of your choice. The shop took us in Apr 2007 for three dives to complete the island. Euro divers dive shop also has Nitrox available. Erinyadu Island lies in the North Male Atoll a easy 40 Min speed boat ride north of the Male International Airport. Erinyadu resort is the only resort on the island and Euro Divers is the dive shop.
Bandos Island Resort

#2 - Bandos Island Resort

Maldives, Middle East

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Bandos Island Resort is a 5.0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Middle East which is accessible from shore based on 1 ratings.
Prisca Corner

#3 - Prisca Corner

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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The reef crest at the corner slopes gently down to at a plateau at 10 metres with some bommies to shelter behind and catch your breath before heading out into the stream. Or you can use it at the end of your dive to look at Shrimp-goby holes in the sand or Blennies sticking their heads out of vacant worm tubes. The reef slope on the barrier side is a steep drop to the sandy shelf at around 30 or 40 metres. White-tip reef sharks will either be darting back and forth in strong currents or basking on the bottom when the flow is drab. When there is a reasonable current flowing, Eagle rays and Grey reef-sharks like to casually flex a bit of muscle. Around the corner in the channel, the reef slope is a wall grooved with overhangs fringed with the lacework of sea fans and adorned with purple, yellow, orange and pink spiky shrublets of soft coral. "Redfish" - Squirrelfish, Bigeyes and Soldierfish - will goggle as you drift by. Other denizens of the overhangs are Sweetlips and Morays. If you can manage, use a torch to look for Boxer cleaner-shrimp in the crevices. Prisca Corner is formed where the southern Asdhoo channel reef meets the atoll barrier. It's a fun ride in a strong current.
Himendhoo Thila

#4 - Himendhoo Thila

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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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. 1,5km S of Himendhoo Faru. Boat time: 50min from Fesdu or Moofushi. Himendhoo Thila is also known as E Mas Thila.
Five Rocks

#5 - Five Rocks

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Five Rocks is also known as Hudhu Kuda Thila.
Fesdu Wreck

#6 - Fesdu Wreck

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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Fesdu wreck is a 30m long fishing boat, sitting on a sand slope alongside a small thila. Sealife is abundant: soft corals, glassfish, moray eels, groupers... 1km SW of Fesdu Resort island on the north side of Viligili Falhu. Access time by boat: Fesdu 15min., Maayafushi 30min.
Dhonfan Thila

#7 - Dhonfan Thila

Maldives, South Maalhosmadulu Atoll

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The nearly round thila rising up from more than 30 meter (100 ft), up to 7 meter (22 ft) depth. You if you look in the blue water you can see eagle rays, manta rays, or grey reef sharks. At the reef you will find a lot of school fish, like snapper, fusilier or a turtle. On one side of the thila is in a depth of 20 meter (65 ft) a little canyon. Sometimes the canyon is full of glass fish. Take care on your buoyancy, at the ground of the canyon are fire fish, dragon head, and if your are lucky a stone fish. The canyon is ending in a small cave, where you can swim through on to the top of the thila. Don´t forget a buoy your dive will end in the blue water. At the surface the dhoni crew will find a buoy easier than an diver. Donfan Thila is located close to Dhonfanu Island, in the Maldives Baa Atoll.
Prisca Head

#8 - Prisca Head

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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similar to meeru corner you have a nice reef and have the possibility to see mantas during summer. on the opposite site of meeru corner
Eriyadu

#9 - Eriyadu

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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Eriyadu is also known as Eriyadhoo.
Aquarium

#10 - Aquarium

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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North Male' Atoll. North side of Lhohifushi Kandu. Aquarium is also known as Lhohifushi Aquarium.
Lankan Manta Point

#11 - Lankan Manta Point

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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Mantas in the south-west monsoon from may until October but only with outgoing current ! Visibility will then not be so good because of all the organic debris. Also white tips, turtles, Napoleon, snapper From a liveaboard anchored in Himmafushi lagoon on the other side of from Severak dive schools with maximum of 1 hr with a Dhoni. Jump in at the gps coordinate, swim to deeper water (24 meter) then turn right and hold the reef on your right hand until you find some coli flower shaped rocks sticking out of the reef. With the right current and season the manta rays will be there.
Maldive Victory

#12 - Maldive Victory

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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Nice wreck, bottom at 37M, deck at 25. Nice wreck, sunk in 1981, but currents can be extremely strong being in the channel. Lots of radios, cassette players, umbrellas and toys in the front compartment. Sunk on a Friday the 13 (13 Feb 1981). Sometimes there is a buoy with descend line.
Maamigili Corner

#13 - Maamigili Corner

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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In front of Maamigili Isl. (channel) Maamigili Corner is also known as Maamigili Outside.
Maamigili Beru

#14 - Maamigili Beru

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Maamigili Beru is also known as Maamingili beyru.
Kuredu House Reef

#15 - Kuredu House Reef

Maldives, Faadhippolhu Atoll

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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 current picks up quite strongly and the next stop is Sri Lanka. North of Faadhippolhu Atoll
Fihalhohi Faru Tila

#16 - Fihalhohi Faru Tila

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Fihalhohi Faru Tila is also known as Lhohi Faru Tila.
Bodufinolhu Thila

#17 - Bodufinolhu Thila

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Great drift dive to see big fishes : Whale shark, Eagle ray, sharks (white tip and Grey), Napoleon, Dogtouhs tuna Outside of Bodufinolhu Island
Ariyadhoo Corner

#18 - Ariyadhoo Corner

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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200m reef in the Ariyadhoo channel with overhangs and caves in which various fish and turtle can be found. By less than 30 min by boat from Sun Island Resort. Ariyadhoo Corner is also known as Ariyadhoo Kandu.
Broken Rock

#19 - Broken Rock

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Channel between Dhigurah and Dhagethi
Machchafushi Wreck

#20 - Machchafushi Wreck

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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House Reef Machchafushi Machchafushi Wreck is also known as Machchafushi Giri.
Thinfushi Thila

#21 - Thinfushi Thila

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Channel between Dhigurah and Dhagethi
Kudadhoo Corner

#22 - Kudadhoo Corner

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Channel between Kudadhoo and Ariyadhoo
Madivaru (Manta point)

#23 - Madivaru (Manta point)

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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This reef starts from 2-3 meters and drops to 10 meters gradually. After 10 meters most of the reef drops vertically down to 25-30 meters. Outside of Manta season this is still a very attractive site with a high concentration and range of life. Along the reef top you can always find the moray, scorpion fish, octopus and large napoleon wrasse., red toothed triggerfish sometime seem to obstruct the view of the surface due to the high numbers present on this reef. Madivaru (Manta point) is also known as Mantapoint, Ukhuruelli Manta point.
Ranikan

#24 - Ranikan

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Western point of Maadhoo Falhu 15' from Rihiveli Resort
Coral Garden

#25 - Coral Garden

Maldives, Faadhippolhu Atoll

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nice and easy dive. lots of reef fish can be seen there. i did my first dive ever there.
Zafari Reef

#26 - Zafari Reef

Maldives, Faadhippolhu Atoll

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good to see many different fish, even larger fish as napoleon wrasse, dolphins or even sharks
Bodu Giri

#27 - Bodu Giri

Maldives, Faadhippolhu Atoll

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nice and easy divesite with nice corals and possibility to see some largere fish among many reef fish
Miyaru Faru

#28 - Miyaru Faru

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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spotted eagle rays , manta rays Rasdhoo Atoll
The Shipyard

#29 - The Shipyard

Maldives, Faadhippolhu Atoll

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2 wreck in one dive. The large one in vertical position - Skipjack II. The Shipyard is also known as Skipjack II.
Holi Faru

#30 - Holi Faru

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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Southeast corner of Kuramathi island. Holi Faru is also known as Fan Reef.
Fihalhohi Housereef North

#31 - Fihalhohi Housereef North

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Fihalhohi Housereef North is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Three Palms

#32 - Three Palms

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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Outer reef in front of Kuramathi Southern side of the atoll, Kuramathi
Machchafushi Housereef

#33 - Machchafushi Housereef

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Machchafushi Housereef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Ali Thila

#34 - Ali Thila

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Ali Thila is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Caves

#35 - Caves

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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Western side of Rasdhoo Atoll
Bodu Gah

#36 - Bodu Gah

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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Bodugah means "big rock" Southwest side of Rasdhoo Atoll Bodu Gah is also known as Bodugaa.
Hogura Hura

#37 - Hogura Hura

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Hogura Hura is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Manta point

#38 - Manta point

Maldives, North Thiladhunmati Atoll

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Mulidoo Manta point is also known as Mulidoo.
North Channel

#39 - North Channel

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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Manta's cleaning station North of the Rasdhoo Atoll
Madivaru Corner

#40 - Madivaru Corner

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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Worldwide famous site for Hammerhead Sharks encounters. Southern tip of Madivaru
Rasdhoo Reef

#41 - Rasdhoo Reef

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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Jump in at the corner of Rasdhoo island and cross the channel underwater till Kuramathi island with incoming current. Ideal for EANx divers. Rasdhoo Reef is also known as Rasdhoo Kandu.
Hammerhead Point

#42 - Hammerhead Point

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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Off Madivaru, Rasdhoo Atoll Hammerhead Point is also known as Deep Blue, Rasdhoo Passe.
Veligandu East

#43 - Veligandu East

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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southeast of Veligandu, Rasdhoo Atoll
Bodu Ashey

#44 - Bodu Ashey

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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center of Rasdhoo Atoll
Veligandu North

#45 - Veligandu North

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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North of Veligandu, Rasdhoo Atoll
Kuramathi Wreck

#46 - Kuramathi Wreck

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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Wreck of a 40m long frighter, sunk in the late 80s.
Lhiththolhu Kandu

#47 - Lhiththolhu Kandu

Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll

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Lhiththolhu Kandu is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Rangali Madivaru

#48 - Rangali Madivaru

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Rangali Madivaru is also known as Madivaru Rangali.
Embudu Channel

#49 - Embudu Channel

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Approx 15 min by boat from Embudu village. Embudu Channel is also known as Embudu express, Emboodhoo Canyon.
Maafusi Outside

#50 - Maafusi Outside

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Maafusi Outside is also known as Maafushi Out.
Lhosfushi Kuda Kandu

#51 - Lhosfushi Kuda Kandu

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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This area is a protected marine park. Lhosfushi Kuda Kandu is also known as Losfushi Corner.
Kuda Giri Wreck

#52 - Kuda Giri Wreck

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Nice night dive site. Hardly any current. Napoleons sleeping under the stairs on the deck or under the hull. Leaf fish on the back deck. Lots of glass fish in the wheelhouse. Small stuff on the Giri, mantis shrimp, octopus, nudibranches. The wreck is on the east side of the Giri, close to the light pole. Kuda Giri Wreck is also known as Wreck MS Azieta, Gulhi.
Stage Reef

#53 - Stage Reef

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Stage Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Maafushi Corner

#54 - Maafushi Corner

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Maafushi Corner is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Medu Faru

#55 - Medu Faru

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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This area is a protected marine park. Medu Faru is also known as Middle Reef, Guraidhoo passe.
Guraidhoo channel south

#56 - Guraidhoo channel south

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Guraidhoo channel south is also known as Sanddune.
Kandooma Caves

#57 - Kandooma Caves

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Very large cave system; the biggest one is 65 m long! Kandooma Caves is also known as Kadooma Caves.
Guraidhoo Corner

#58 - Guraidhoo Corner

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Guraidhoo Corner is also known as Guraidhoo South Corner.
Medha Faru

#59 - Medha Faru

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Medha Faru is also known as Miyaru faru Kandooma.
Latheef Reef

#60 - Latheef Reef

Maldives, Faadhippolhu Atoll

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Caverns on different depths. Yellow soft corals are found in the overhangs.
Dive base Albatros House Reef

#61 - Dive base Albatros House Reef

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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Dive base Albatros House Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Rihiveli Wreck

#62 - Rihiveli Wreck

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Rihiveli Wreck is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Dhiffushi Beru

#63 - Dhiffushi Beru

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Outside of Dhiffushi Island
Maaya Thila

#64 - Maaya Thila

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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A very popular dive site to meet Sharks (grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks), turtles etc. 3km (2.5 nautical miles) NW of Maayafushi Resort Island. Boat time: 20 min from Maayafushi, 30 min from Halaveli, 45 min from Bathala.
Fihalhohi Housereef East

#65 - Fihalhohi Housereef East

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Fihalhohi Housereef East is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Fihalhohi Paradise

#66 - Fihalhohi Paradise

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Fihalhohi Paradise is also known as Lhohi Paradise.
Dong Giri

#67 - Dong Giri

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Dong Giri is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
HP Reef

#68 - HP Reef

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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One of the top dive sites in the Maldives and, therefore, in the world. Strong currents are usual. Not recommended to dive the site when the current is strong. A must dive! North Male' Atoll, between Himmafushi and Girifushi. HP Reef is also known as H.P.Reef, High Pressure Reef.
Palm Reef

#69 - Palm Reef

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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big abundance of reeflife and evensome bigger stuff can be seen here. NE of Coca Cola Island
Dharavandhoo

#70 - Dharavandhoo

Maldives, South Maalhosmadulu Atoll

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Dharavandhoo is also known as Duravandu.
Amazing reef's

#71 - Amazing reef's

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Vilamendhoo
Fanhamas Thila

#72 - Fanhamas Thila

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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very nice spot. you dive a pinnacle that is home to many small fish and a lot of juveniles of bigger ones. you can find eels, boxfish, etc.
Boduhithi House Reef

#73 - Boduhithi House Reef

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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Boduhithi House Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Aiyabe Thila

#74 - Aiyabe Thila

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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If you want to experience a dive with Grey sharks it's the place! 10 are around at all dives... good!
Nassimo Thila

#75 - Nassimo Thila

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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A beautiful dive site with several pinnacles or rocks filled with animal life and all kinds of corals. Soft corals and big sea fans are outstanding. Beautiful ending at the top of the thila. Quite a difficult dive site in terms of orientation. Nassimo Thila is also known as Paradise Rock.
Okobe Thila

#76 - Okobe Thila

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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One of the most uniquely shaped Thilas in the North Male Atoll and it comprises three large coral heads. If the current allows, divers can zigzag from one coral head to the other while observing the fish life, which includes Eagle Rays, Jacks, Tuna, Napoleon Wrasse and Bannerfish. Look for school of barracuda. If enough air swim across and finish the dive at thila filled with anemones Very hard to find. Use GPS or expert captain who knows the area Okobe Thila is also known as Barracuda Giri.
Thulhagiri House Reef

#77 - Thulhagiri House Reef

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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Thulhagiri House Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Sun Island Housereef

#78 - Sun Island Housereef

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Access through boat
Villivaru Giri

#79 - Villivaru Giri

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Villivaru Giri is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Biyadoo Housereef

#80 - Biyadoo Housereef

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Biyadoo Housereef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Filitheyo Outside

#81 - Filitheyo Outside

Maldives, North Nilandhoo Atoll

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Channel dive with strong currents. Access by boat from Filitheyo island.
Dhigurah Thila

#82 - Dhigurah Thila

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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White Tip Reef Shark, Turtle Dhigurah Thila is also known as Dhigurah Beru Thila.
Kudahrah Thila

#83 - Kudahrah Thila

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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bluestriped snappers, Kudahrah Thila is also known as Kudah Rah Thila.
Aah Thila