Diving in South Ari Atoll

While Fish Head, in North Ari Atoll, may have more sharks, nowhere in the Maldives has bigger sharks then Sun Island. This is where you can have an encounter with an amazing creature, the massive yet docile whale shark. Elsewhere in the area, Broken Rock, Five Rocks, and Kuda Rah Thila are three more well-known dive sites in the South Ari Atoll. From beautiful soft coral reefs to large drop-offs and crevasses, these sites have everything you could want and is why this region ranks so high on divers’ lists.

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Wildlife in South Ari Atoll
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sharks
Whale Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Jackfishes
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder
Emperors
Molluscs
Octopus
Nudybranch
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
Wildlife in South Ari Atoll
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Sharks
Whale Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Jackfishes
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder
Emperors
Molluscs
Octopus
Nudybranch
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab

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