Maafushi Lagoon

This is a shore dive, 2 to 3m deep, approximately 200m in length, has a sandy bottom with patches of seaweed, coral blocks, and is part of the Maldives Passions Coral Growing Farm Project.

Many types of juvenile reef fish, some crustaceans & shells, juvenile blacktip sharks, juvenile stingray, adult eagle rays, and occasional hawksbill turtles.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 17 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Artificial Reef
  • Snorkeling
  • Macro Spot
  • Kelp fish

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Dive sites nearby

Are you looking for a long drift dive? This dive site is 20-35 minutes away from dive centers. Mostly green sea turtles are on top of the reef awaiting the cleaner wrasses and for your camera.

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Kuda Giri (Wreck) / Potato Reef

The Kuda Giri is a very pretty, old wreck accessible by short swim from the pinnacle. This is a boat dive with an excellent, small wreck sitting next to a very well established giri (pinnacle) with lots of small caves and overhangs.

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Named after the nearby sandbank were “scantily clad“ tourists from Maafushi used to come to frolic before the opening of Bikini Beach on the island. Nice dive site for macro & night dives, with healthy coral and good fish life. Turtles are present, along with Mobula rays and the occasional white tip reef shark.

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Your best dive at Cocoa Corner will be when the northeast incoming ocean current hits this Atoll, which then only requires you a minimal fin kick to cruise along. This can be a long drift or a short drift dive. Make sure you do not miss the corner. An ideal spot for a early morning dive to see hammerhead sharks.

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This “Thila” is in the middle of the kandooma kandu. From 2000 to 2009 this dive site was ranked world 10th place of shark diving. The top of the reef is full of hard corals. The sides of the “Thila” are covered with soft corals. The currents are strong here and highly recommend for Advanced and Nitrox divers.

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Kandooma Caves is blissful with huge green sea turtles. Most divers average seeing 8-9 turtles in a single dive. You will drift along at an average depth of 25 meters where you will see large coral blocks surrounded by Oriental sweet lips and emperors.

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With a slow incoming current Kandoo Kan is a great site of beginner divers to observe plenty of big fish life close to the reef. This is one of the best dive sites to encounter huge green sea turtles.

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This dive site is named Napoleon Reef for good reason. This site is covered in large Napolean wrasses. This is a good drift dive for all levels of diver. Many times divers have also encountered whale sharks and mobula rays here as well.

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Beautiful outside reef dive. Many big and small coral blocks between 5-15 meters. A gentle drop off going down to 30 meters. Best to be dived in an East to West current.

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Lhosfushi corner can be dived with strong or medium flowing inward or outward of the atoll, or with no current at all. It’s therefore a suitable dive site for all level, with both good hard & soft corals, and a very dense fish life.

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