Embudu House Reef

This is a great site for beginning divers and advanced alike. This house reef is easily accessible from shore and filled with marine life.

Watch turtles feeding on the reef while reef sharks swim by. There are also many angelfish, triggerfish, and schools of sweetlips.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 16 m
Current

Current

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

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

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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A marine protected area because of the population of grey reef and white tip sharks it supports, the dive starts on the south side of the channel and then sinks down to the edge of the pass “step” around 30m.

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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.

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This wreck site requires a short swim from the nearby reef “Giri“ to reach it. This well-preserved wreck sunk in 1994 and is teaming with marine life.

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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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The Maldives Victory is a cargo ship that sank in 1981 just off of the island of Male City and the airport island. This 80m long cargo ship sunk while on its way from Singapore carrying goods for the resort islands.

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Although generally less dived than its northern counterpart (Miyaru Faru), Gulhi corner is a good option when oceanic current runs from the south east. A nice place to finish the dive after crossing the channel (coming from Myraru Faru corner). Some small overhangs with nice hard & soft corals. plenty of pelagics

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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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Dhigu Thila lies in the pass between the local island of Gulhi & the resort of Anantara. A quite long thila, it boasts majestic sea fans, beautiful soft & hard corals, and a dense & thriving fish life. Marble sting rays, eagle rays, grey reef sharks, occasional manta, and good macro is what you can expect here

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Lumboa Giri is located quite close to Kuda Giri, and it’s a quite similar dive site, although smaller and without the wreck. A nice pinnacle, with an interesting configuration, it boasts nice hard & soft corals, a good fish life, and makes for an interesting macro option.

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