Our Dive Centre team’s recommended diving experiences.
Voshimas, a small thila (reef) located in Madiveru kandu (channel) at south of One&Only Reethi Rah, is one of our two best shark points. The thila has some coral rocks on top with a stunning fish life and the sharks are always on the thila’s current side. Alternatively, Kuda Faru, located north of Only&Only Reethi Rah, offers one of the highlights in North Malé Atoll. The thila extends into Makunudu kandu for some distance on the southern side. The west side drop off is the best for shark watching.
West Point is located north of One&Only Reethi Rah, deep in a channel. The reef is long and therefore a good place for a drift dive. It is an extension of Makunudu’s house reef. The top of the reef is only 3 metres under the surface and it slopes gently down to more than 30. On different depth and along the site are some reef ridges and coral rocks. The corals and fish life make this reef a beautiful dive site, but it is also our best dive site for seeing Hawksbill sea turtles.
Madivaru Beyru and Madiga are two sites on the outer rim of the atoll. The top of the reef starts at 8 to 10 metres and slopes down to 20-30, down to a sand bottom. Along the reef slope and on the sand lays a number of small to big coral blocks hosting a rich fish life. These sites are considered some of the best areas in Maldives for to see sting rays and groups of eagle rays. It is also great for underwater photography since there is none or very little current here.
The wreck is a former tugboat, sunk by the dive school in 1988 at the house reef of Hembadu, southeast of One&Only Reethi Rah. It is close to the reef so the navigation to and from the wreck is rather easy. It is 16 metres long with the top at 15 metres and the bottom at 22 metres. The boat is a focal point for marine life and is a fish-watchers’ delight. On the wreck’s portside from 18 metres to the surface are big coral rocks. This is also a perfect place for a night dive.