Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in North Central Province

Ready to check out the best sites in North Central Province for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 83 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 North Central Province to suit your needs.
North Central Province 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.
Himendhoo Thila

#2 - 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.
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.
Maamigili Corner

#4 - 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

#5 - Maamigili Beru

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Maamigili Beru is also known as Maamingili beyru.
Dhiffushi Beru

#6 - Dhiffushi Beru

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Outside of Dhiffushi Island
Prisca Head

#7 - 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
Bodufinolhu Thila

#8 - 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
Broken Rock

#9 - Broken Rock

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Channel between Dhigurah and Dhagethi
Machchafushi Wreck

#10 - Machchafushi Wreck

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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

#11 - Thinfushi Thila

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Channel between Dhigurah and Dhagethi
Kudadhoo Corner

#12 - Kudadhoo Corner

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Channel between Kudadhoo and Ariyadhoo
Ranikan

#13 - Ranikan

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Western point of Maadhoo Falhu 15' from Rihiveli Resort
Machchafushi Housereef

#14 - 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.
Hogura Hura

#15 - 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.
North Channel

#16 - North Channel

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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

#17 - Madivaru Corner

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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

#18 - 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

#19 - Veligandu East

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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southeast of Veligandu, Rasdhoo Atoll
Madivaru (Manta point)

#20 - 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.
Lhosfushi Kuda Kandu

#21 - 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.
Medu Faru

#22 - 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.
Maafushi Corner

#23 - 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.
Kuda Giri Wreck

#24 - 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.
Guraidhoo channel south

#25 - Guraidhoo channel south

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Guraidhoo channel south is also known as Sanddune.
Dive base Albatros House Reef

#26 - 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

#27 - 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.
Fihalhohi Housereef North

#28 - 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.
Fihalhohi Faru Tila

#29 - Fihalhohi Faru Tila

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Fihalhohi Faru Tila is also known as Lhohi Faru Tila.
HP Reef

#30 - 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.
Amazing reef's

#31 - Amazing reef's

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Vilamendhoo
Okobe Thila

#32 - 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.
Sun Island Housereef

#33 - Sun Island Housereef

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Access through boat
Dhigurah Thila

#34 - 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

#35 - Kudahrah Thila

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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

#36 - Aah Thila

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Aah Thila is also known as AA Thila.
Miyaru Kandu

#37 - Miyaru Kandu

Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll

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

#38 - Felidhoo Kandu

Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll

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

#39 - Fotteyo Kandu

Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll

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

#40 - Fulidhoo Caves

Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll

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Fulidhoo Caves is also known as Fulidu Caves.
Fushi Kandu

#41 - Fushi Kandu

Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll

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

#42 - 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.
Rakeedhoo Corner

#43 - Rakeedhoo Corner

Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll

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Rakeedhoo Corner is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Bodu Hura

#44 - Bodu Hura

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Eel garden and sand banks
Napoleon Reef

#45 - Napoleon Reef

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Napoleon Reef 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.
Aquarium

#46 - Aquarium

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Garden eels
Manta Point

#47 - Manta Point

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Good dive site between may and august when mantas comes to this famous cleaning station.
Olhuveli Out

#48 - Olhuveli Out

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Olhuveli Out 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.
Rahdhigga Thila

#49 - Rahdhigga Thila

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Small but very pretty Thila , top at 5 metres is covered in in pristine table coral. Currents can be strong so take care. Nice swim through at 35 metres. Lots of batfish will cruise round with you.
Sleeping Shark

#50 - Sleeping Shark

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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Usually white tip reef sharks are sleeping on the corner and a school of bath fish are there Sleeping Shark is also known as Far Reef.
Goh Raalhu Thila

#51 - Goh Raalhu Thila

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Goh Raalhu 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.
Vattaru Kandu

#52 - Vattaru Kandu

Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll

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Vattaru Kandu is also known as Vattaruah.
Alimathaa Kandu

#53 - Alimathaa Kandu

Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll

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

#54 - The Wall

Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll

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The Wall is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Asdu House Reef

#55 - Asdu House Reef

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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Nice shore dive, very close to beach. Very rare creatures: harlequin shrimp, ornate ghost pipe fish. House Reef of Asdu Sun Island Resort
Omadhoo Thila

#56 - Omadhoo Thila

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Omadhoo Thila is also known as Omandu Thila.
Paradise Manta Point

#57 - Paradise Manta Point

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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Paradise Manta Point is also known as Lankan Reef.
Sunlight Thila

#58 - Sunlight Thila

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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"Sunlight Thila" is a formation of two small reefs that attract giant manta rays between March and October, when the winds from the south carry a large amount of plankton to this area. Between the reefs lies a 70-meter long sand bottom boasting small coral formations with plenty of cleaner wrasses
Banana reef

#59 - Banana reef

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Banana reef 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.
Olhuveli Resort Housereef

#60 - Olhuveli Resort Housereef

Maldives, Male Atoll, South Male Atoll

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Olhuveli Resort 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.
Fledermaus Reef

#61 - Fledermaus Reef

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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Easily accessible from Helengeli Island by boat
Ghadaffi's Place

#62 - Ghadaffi's Place

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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Short trip from Helengeli Island by boat
Dangheti Port

#63 - Dangheti Port

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Dangheti Port 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.
Kani Corner

#64 - Kani Corner

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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Kani Corner 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.
Maayafushi Bay

#65 - Maayafushi Bay

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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Maayafushi Bay 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.
Myaru Lohwalu

#66 - Myaru Lohwalu

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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Myaru Lohwalu 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.
Maalhoss Thila

#67 - Maalhoss Thila

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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Maalhoss Thila 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.
Bodumiyarugau

#68 - Bodumiyarugau

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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Bodumiyarugau 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.
Manta Passe

#69 - Manta Passe

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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Manta Passe 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.
Kuda Thila

#70 - Kuda Thila

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Kuda 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.
Devana Kanu

#71 - Devana Kanu

Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll

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Devana Kanu is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Alimathaa Jetty

#72 - Alimathaa Jetty

Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll

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Alimathaa Jetty is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Safari Island House Reef

#73 - Safari Island House Reef

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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Safari Island 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.
Fushifaru South

#74 - Fushifaru South

Maldives, Ari, North Ari Atoll

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Fushifaru South 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.
Kudiboli Kandu

#75 - Kudiboli Kandu

Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll

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Kudiboli Kandu is also known as Kudi Bolhi Kandu.
Kahambu Giri

#76 - Kahambu Giri

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Kahambu Giri is also known as Kuda Maafushivaru Giri.
Dhidhoo Beru

#77 - Dhidhoo Beru

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Dhidhoo Beru 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.
Mahibadhoo Rocks

#78 - Mahibadhoo Rocks

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Mahibadhoo Rocks is also known as Mahibadhoo thila.
Five Rocks

#79 - Five Rocks

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Five Rocks is also known as Hudhu Kuda Thila.
Venfaru Kandu

#80 - Venfaru Kandu

Maldives, Felidhoo Atoll

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

#81 - Meeru Corner

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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nice reef dive neraby meeru. many reef fish, turtles, napoleons and moray eels. beautiful corals northwest of meeru
Bobana Thila

#82 - Bobana Thila

Maldives, Ari, South Ari Atoll

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Bobana Thila is also known as Angaga Thila.
Helengeli Housereef

#83 - Helengeli Housereef

Maldives, Male Atoll, North Male Atoll

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Coral/reef biology with rediculous amount of available species of marine life. Vast underwater visibility like swimming in an aquarium. Well protected environment, minimal divers do not seem to affect marine life. Commercial Airlines to Maldives Capitol of Male. (We flew Sri Lanka Airlines) Sea plane flight to Island of Helengeli. Standard daily flights to this island, Reservations via telelphone, internet. I handled all of my own reservations, but one could go through a travel agent as well.