Kottefaru Thila

Great thila with many small overhangs that often serve as shelter for rays, nurse sharks and turtles. Soft corals and extremely many anemones !! Due to its location in a canal, a current must always be expected. We, therefore, recommend having experience with currents or a * special * dive.

Grey reef sharks, stingrays, eagle rays, turtles, a big school of jackfish and between Juli and November a good chance to see Mantas on the top reef or the beautiful block in the north.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 19 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Cleaning Station
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

after a 35min boat ride we arrive on Kottefaru Bodu Thila. From July to November you can have wonderful Manta dives and the best on it, its easy diving also with current you can easy see that amazing animals.

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Kottefaru Anemone Thila

This fantastic pinnacle gets its name from a blanket of anemones covering the top of the reef. There are 2 large overhangs on opposite sides of the thila full of interesting corals and glass fish.

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A very nice drift dive over several hundred meters along the island of Kottefaru. The top reef is made of hard corals that drop from 4 to 8m, sloping down to 15m, then a wall that drops far more than 30m. On the top reef between June and November the site becomes a cleaning station for mantas.

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Kottefaru Wall

This spectacular wall site, located in the Southeast of Raa Atoll, makes for an interesting drift dive, starting at around 12m and dropping down to over 80m in depth!

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The reef top has something of a lunar landscape, despite or precisely because of this it is often a very special dive. The northern side often serves as a starting point when the current is draining from a steep wall over a sandy plateau to a normal slope. Manta rays between the end of September and November

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An approximately 200m long thila in the channel between Kottefaru and Vandhoo where we dive the north side. Here it goes down in steps down to 45-50m. The overhangs are nicely covered with soft corals. In the blue water, the grays pull their lanes. With beginners, we try to find calm conditions.

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A very nice drift dive over several hundred meters along the island of Vandhoo. The top reef made of hard corals drops from 4 to approx. 8m, sloping down to 15m, then a 250m long wall that drops to over 30m +. On the TOP reef, between June and November, is a cleaning station for Mantas.

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This is a drift dive suitable for all levels. Beginners drift past the upper overhangs at 10-15m, while the more experienced divers head deeper at 25m to take a look at the overhangs there. The relatively steep reef is fully covered with soft coral when there is a current. Nitrox / Deep specialties recommended.

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A simple, mostly calm dive site.Very suitable for the first boat dive since the beginning lighter sandy bottom.Big blocs with schooling fish of different species are here encountered. The reef falls on very slowly from 2m down to about 11m and then aplateau run out at a depth of 20-24m.

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Drift dive with the current flowing from the western tip of Kinohlas along the north side towards the small Thila. Lots of fish on the top of the reef, some really nice little overhangs deeper. Experienced divers dive to the thila, beginners stay over the overhangs and slowly ascend the Sandy Slope

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