Furana North

The dive site is a classical channel dive site that also features a thila, which is an underwater mount from 12 to 30 meters. Usually jumped on the outside reef with a left shoulder drift into the channel. After approximately 20 meters it is possible to reach the thila.

Mantas, dog tooth tuna in packs, giant trevally, white tip and grey reef sharks riding the current and huge schools of fusiliers. Many napoleons and gliding eagle rays.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 29 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

This dive site has many names, Fish Tank, Fish Factory, Stingray City and they all fit! There is actually a fish factory on the island and this is the reason why there are so many rays and moray eels.

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The legendary Banana Reef! The reef is big and banana-shaped with caves and overhangs. The reef top is between 3 to 8 meters from where it drops to 30+ meters.

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Cool drift dive that also always brings current with it. Start either near the Manta Point or, with less current, directly at the channel entrance. The caves are rather overhangs that range from 12 to 30m. For the more experienced there is a deep nose in the middle of the current.

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Lankan is a cleaning station for manta rays and scuba divers visiting often get to see an amazing manta show, one of the highlights of any trip to the Maldives.

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Nice drift dive for all levels of divers. After Manta season we dive here to watch other amazing life. The reef slopes from 5 to 30m down, deeper on the bottom, sharks and stingrays are found in the sandy areas. In the big rocks, we see groupers and glass fish.

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NassImo Thila - Paradise Rock - Naseem Thila

Probably one of the best Thilas in the whole North Male area, also known as Paradise Rock or Virgin Reef. There are several pinnacles on the north of the Thila, where the main fish are, along with beautiful coral formations and sea fans. Wonderful dive for experienced divers due to the strong current.

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Sunlight Thila is a formation of two small reefs that attract giant manta rays between March and October. Between the reefs lies a 60-meter long sandy bottom boasting small coral formations with plenty of cleaner wrasses.

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This amazing reef consists of three blocks. The biggest begins to the south between 80-100m long and it’s full of corals; a great area to start the dive. Toward the east, there is another wonderful block that is a bit similar and covered with corals. Toward the north is the smallest block.

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Himmafushi Corner offers a wonderful drift dive on an easy slope from 5 to 30m. Here there is a drop-off and you can see big life with a bit of luck.

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Bandos Rock is located on the house reef of Bandos Island Resort. The top reef starts at 3 to 5 meters and drops (rather steeply) to a sandy bottom at 30+ meters. You will find several caves and interesting overhangs on the wall. Enjoy the large table corals, the pinnacle and a canyon.

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