Maldives dive sites

Maldives Diving

I have listed below the famous Maldives dive sites and the Atolls where they are located, however you would need to check if they are within reach of your resort also so as to not be disappointed make sure you get your timing right because although all Maldives diving is sensational it would still be wise to check the


for details from actual dive guides on the resorts and live-aboards and


for the location of Manta Rays, seasonal migration and whereabouts etc.

LHAVIYANI ATOLL [Kuredu Island] ~~~ Kuredu Express. ~~~ Fushifaru Kandu. ~~~ Felivaru.

NORTH MALE ATOLL [Hudhuranfushi, Meeru, Paradise Island] ~~~ Helengeli Thila. ~~~ Stairs. ~~~ HP Reef. ~~~ Nassimo Thila. ~~~ Banana Reef. ~~~ Hans Hass Place. ~~~ Lions Head. ~~~ Gira Kuda Haa. ~~~ Okobe Thila. ~~~ Rasfari Kandu. ~~~ Makunudu Kandu. ~~~ Relitto Seagull. Maldive Victory

SOUT MALE ATOLL [Biyadoo, Fun Island, Club Rannalhi] ~~~ Embudhoo Kandu. ~~~ Guraidhoo Kandu. ~~~ Vaagali Faru.

FELIDHOO ATOLL [Dhiggiri, Alimatha] ~~~ Miyaru Kandu. ~~~ Foththeyo. ~~~ Rakeedhoo Kandu. ~~~ Vattaru Kandu.

MEEMU ATOLL [Medhufushi Island] ~~~ Mulaku Kandu. ~~~ Hakura Thila.

DHAALU ATOLL [Vilu Reef, Angsana Resort, Velavaru Resort] ~~~ Fushi Kandu.

FAAFU ATOLL [Filitheyo Resort] ~~~ Filitheyo Kandu.

ARI ATOLL including RASHDOO ATOLL [Sun Island, Vilamendhoo, Club Bathala, Hilton Maldives and Lily Beach Resorts] ~~~ Kuda Rah Thila. ~~~ Madivaru. ~~~ Fish Head. ~~~ Orimas Thila. ~~~ Kari Beyru Thila. ~~~ Maaya Thila. ~~~ Halaveli Wreck. ~~~ Ukulas Thila. ~~~ Maalhos Thila. ~~~ Madivaru Kandu. ~~~ Dhigali Haa. ~~~ Nelivaru Thila. ~~~ Meedhoo Beyra Miyaru. PHEW !

As you can see the North Male and Ari atolls have the lions share of top dive sites, but like I mentioned before wherever you are in these islands, Maldives diving is sensational.

Also just to make you aware that although Maldives dive sites are relatively easy as diving normaly takes place on the turn of the tide and diving inside of the channels between the islands you are hidden from strong currents, but nearly all dives by definition are drift dives of varying degrees and diving outside or in the channels and any dive site with names like EXPRESS or HIGHWAY can be very exiting.

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