Lankan Manta Point

Lankan is a cleaning station for manta rays and scuba divers visiting often get to see an amazing manta show, one of the highlights of any trip to the Maldives.

Besides the mantas, you will find sharks, mobulas, eagle rays, stingrays, napoleons, morays, and a lot of fish.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 18 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Cleaning Station

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Nice drift dive for all levels of divers. After Manta season we dive here to watch other amazing life. The reef slopes from 5 to 30m down, deeper on the bottom, sharks and stingrays are found in the sandy areas. In the big rocks, we see groupers and glass fish.

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Cool drift dive that also always brings current with it. Start either near the Manta Point or with less current directly at the channel entrance. The caves are rather overhangs that range from 12 to 30m. For the more experienced there is a deep nose in the middle of the current.

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The dive site is a classical channel dive site that also features a thila, which is an underwater mount from 12 to 30 meters. Usually jumped on the outside reef with a left shoulder drift into the channel. After approximately 20 meters it is possible to reach the thila.

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This dive site has many names, Fish Tank, Fish Factory, Stingray City and they all fit! There is actually a fish factory on the island and this is the reason why there are so many rays and moray eels.

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NassImo Thila - Paradise Rock - Naseem Thila

Probably one of the best Thilas in the whole North Male area, also known as Paradise Rock or Virgin Reef. There are several pinnacles on the north of the Thila, where the main fish are, along with beautiful coral formations and sea fans. Wonderful dive for experienced divers due to the strong current.

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Sunlight Thila is a formation of two small reefs that attract giant manta rays between March and October. Between the reefs lies a 60-meter long sandy bottom boasting small coral formations with plenty of cleaner wrasses.

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Himmafushi Corner offers a wonderful drift dive on an easy slope from 5 to 30m. Here there is a drop-off and you can see big life with a bit of luck.

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Himmafushi Corner is a drift dive, best suited for divers with a lot of experience as this dive is deep and can have strong currents. The corner slopes from 5 to 30m and after that comes to a small drop off to 45/50m. This dive should only be conducted during the incoming current.

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Really nice drift dive on a sloping wall and blocks in the more sloping area full of soft corals and marine life. It starts at 4 to 5 meters and goes down to 30+ meters and is one side of a channel. You can expect current but not too strong.

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One of the most colorful dive sites in North Male Atoll. On the south side of Girifushi island with abundant fish life and very nice soft corals, there are numerous blue soft corals and a swim through. The current can be strong!

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