Dharavandhoo Thila

This dive site is suited to most levels, but this depends on the current. The reef is quite narrow and curves around the shape of the nearby island. Nitrox is recommended

Dharavandhoo Thila is a great spot for macro lovers and photographers, there is also a manta ray cleaning station during the Southwest monsoon, between May and November.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 20 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Maalhos House Reef

Maalhos House Reef is easily accessible from the beach. The reef is right off the shore, and starts at a few meters and drops off. There are several small overhangs all over. It is possible to do a nice, long and relaxed dive here.

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Anga Faru

Anga Faru translates to Mouth Reef in the local language, is a big reef with a lagoon and sand bank enclosed. The slope is fairly steep in some areas and there are multiple overhangs.

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Maalhos Manta Point

Maalhos Manta point is our very own Manta Ray cleaning station on the island reef. It is a bit of a swim away and we usually take a boat out there to make it a bit more comfortable.

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Hanifaru Bay

The most famous manta ray feeding and breeding ground in the Maldives and the largest known in the world! Don’t miss out this fantastic spot between May and November. Whale Sharks and Dolphins pop in from time to time.

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Amilla Fushi

A pleasant reef to snorkel or dive to explore. A vertical hole in the reef creates a blue hole like swim through allows scuba divers to descend down and exit from a cave at the bottom.

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Small thila 80m long and 70m wide in the middle of the channel which promises a lot of current, Therefore, this dive site should be dived by experienced divers or those who are willing to learn! Smart diving in the current shade required or the right place to be shown by an experienced instructor. Nitrox/CUrrent!

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nice drift dive first in a small bay and later on a steep wall. In the bay, sloping from 4 to 22m to then have a small dropoff. With a bit of luck you can see the wonderful manta rays passing by here from January to April.

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Muthafushi Thila

Muthafushi Thila is a small pinnacle dive site. This site is great for avid photographers and those who enjoy diving slow and looking around to discover all the life this reef has to offer.

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Maavaru Thila

Maavaru Thila is made up of 2 different thilas (pinnacles) a deeper one to start the dive on and a shallower thila that is perfect to finish the dive on.

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Fares Thila / Canyons

This site gets its name from the many canyons and overhangs that you can find between 12 and 30 meters. These crevices make great shelter for the nearby marine life. The coral growth here starts at around 10 meters. This site is suitable for all levels, although there can be strong currents.

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