Maldivas

Situated on the east side of the island, this site is a great place for beginners with depths between 5 and 9 meters, without currents, and with curious rock formations.

You can find damselfish, parrotfish, turkish wrasse, different species of breams, and if you are lucky, a small ray or a school of small Barracudas.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 11 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Baixa do Cotrim

Easy dive in a reef located on the east side of the island, within the nature reserve area, with depths between 8m on top of the reef and 22m on the sand.

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High Stones

This is a rock formation in front of the diving center that starts at 2 meters and reaches 7 meters. Very sheltered and no current, making it ideal for diving and snorkeling lessons. Visibility is around 20m.

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House reef

Diving from the beach, you can reach 6 meters deep. The visibility depends on the wind, but is usually very sheltered from the prevailing winds. This site has ideal conditions for confined water classes, beginning divers, and snorkeling.

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Âncoras

The name derives from several abandoned local fisher boat anchors, which can be found there. Our anchor buoy is at 6m depth. It is an ideal dive site for Try Divers, beginners, check dives and snorkelling.

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Pedra do Ginja

The dive site, formerly named “Pedra do J“, has been renamed to “GINJA“ after a resident dusky grouper. The fish is very friendly and nosy and usually comes to meet the divers. He likes to swim among them and will often follow for the whole dive.

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This Navy corvette sunk in July 2016 to create an artificial reef. The top of the ship is at about 15m and the bottom is at 30m. Visibility is always greater than 25m. Usually sheltered from the current and the wind.

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Baixa do J

Reef with large rocks that shelter many marine species. It starts at 13m and goes up to 20m. Current between mild to moderate. Visibility of about 20-30m.

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Baixa dos Leques

Easy dive but sometimes subject to some current. The reef has a platform that starts at 8m and goes up to 22m on the sand. Visibility between 20 and 30 meters.

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Ilhéu de Cima Cave

Small cave, the dive starts at 15m and can reach 25m. Visibility between 15 and 20m. Normally, without current and very sheltered from the prevailing winds.

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Located on the slope on the south side of the islet de Cima, it’s an easy dive between 8 and 20m, we start going south, sometimes there is some current.

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Recommended Training

Deep Diving

Many exciting and iconic dive sites lie in deeper waters. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will get you there - safely and with confidence. Learn how to plan and conduct dives to between 18 and 40 meters deep with SSI.

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Open Water Diver

Begin your lifelong adventure as a certified diver with the globally recognized SSI Open Water Diver certification.

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Marine Ecology

The SSI Marine Ecology Specialty program is the best way to discover the exciting science of marine ecology and become an underwater naturalist. Enhance your dives in a new way. Earn the SSI Marine Ecology specialty certification now!

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Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)

Extend your dive time, shorten your surface intervals and spend more time exploring the dive sites you love, with the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty certification program.

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Perfect Buoyancy

The SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty is the best way to improve your body position for relaxed dives, lower your air consumption and increase your bottom times. Take control of your enjoyment. Start online now!

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