Emboodhoo Canyon

One of the most popular dive sites in South Male Atoll due to healthy corals and amazing fish life. There are olorful hard corals, soft corals, and fans on a series of large overhangs. Do not miss the narrow passageway between the broken block and the main reef known as Called Canyon.

Grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, nurse sharks, turtles, eagle rays, leaf fishes, dogtooth tunas, napoleon wrasse and the special guest appearance of whale sharks.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 17 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Drift Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Embudu Express is famous for its current which can be up to 5-6 knots at times. Divers first go down straight to the edge in the middle of the channel and wait at 25-30m. The sharks and eagle rays come closer and closer.

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Dragon’s Mouth is an old time classic (and also favourite) that is located on the outside reef of North Male Atoll. The dive site itself is a well-protected inlet on the outside reef offering a number of caves.

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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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In the local language (Dhivehi), Miyaru means “shark“ and Faru means “reef“. Shark’s reef it is then, so it’s not too hard to guess what you can expect here!! White tip sharks galore, grey reef sharks aplenty, a few nurse sharks, less common leopard sharks too and even rare tiger sharks & whale sharks sightings!

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