Kandooma Thila

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.

The many species to discover and encounter which include big schools of eagle rays, white tip sharks, barracudas green turtles and grey reef sharks, Tiger shark as a guest appearance

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 19 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

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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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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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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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Kuda Kandu means small channel and is situated north of Guraidhoo channel, which has a very shallow sandy bottom at 12 meters deep and 10 meters wide. It is deep inside the atoll with colonies of stony corals which give good hide away spots to blue stripe yellow snappers.

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Middle point “MEDHU FARU“ offers different varieties of fish life. At 30m overhangs are covered with sea fans and between 8-20m. Drifting to the inside will take you along rich coral formations. The best diving can be archived during a north east current.

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One of the interesting attractions during the northeast monsoon, this site offers a wide variety of big fish life. The entire channel is a marine protected area. Be well prepared for several downstream washing machine currents when drifting to the inside channel.

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