Medhu Faru

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.

Frequently seen: White tip reef sharks, Green sea Turtle, Long fin Banner fish, cruising Eagle rays, Napoleon Wrasse.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • 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

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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