Located 140 km from Male, Lhaviyani Atoll or Faadhippolhu has innumerable exotic dive sites. Out of 50 isles, only five isles are inhabited. The atoll welcomes you to discover your fantasy beneath the deep blue sea.
Dive in the Fahigiri Reef to the eastern tip of the Fehigili channel. The reef consists of caves housing soldierfish, harlequin sweetlips and squirrelfish. If you are lucky you will find gray reef sharks, tuna, trevally and barracuda swimming in the reef. Whether you are novice or advanced diver, you can dive safely at this reef. It has an average underwater visibility till 25 meters and the maximum depth of diving is 20 meters.
Kanuhuraa Kandu to the south of Kanuhuraa channel offers exquisite experience in drift diving. Fushifaru Kandu offers challenging diving to divers when the tidal current is inward or flowing inside the atoll. Examine closely various gray reef sharks, barracuda, eagle rays, tuna and jackfish in the channel.
Visit Fushifaru Thila to the east of Fushifari Isle, which is 250 meters long and 30 meters wide. The place is best suited to spot napoleon wrasse, snapper and manta.
Lhaviyani Atoll in Maldives has affluent marine species. Swim with colorful fishes and explore the hidden treasure of underwater realm. Fushifaru kandu, Fushifaru Firi, Olhukolhu Faru, Dhighdhoo Faru, Narcola Giri, Kuredu Ocean Reef, Aligau and Hinnavaru Kandu are some of the diving sites in Lhaviyani atoll. Take a diving safari to Lhaviyani to experience the chilling water and examine closely colorful marine species. You won't be disappointed at Lhaviyani atoll.
Faadhippolhu Atoll (code name Lhaviyani) is an administrative division of the Maldives. It corresponds to the natural atoll of the same name, Faadhippolhu.
It is a smaller atoll with a well-defined barrier reef to the east, on which the NE monsoon (iruvai) breaks with violence. Its western side has farus and reef patches. There are about 52 islands, of which only 5 are inhabited. The lagoon is fairly open and its general depths are from 25 to 30 fathoms (about 50 m). Its bottom is sandy and there are a number of coral patches and sunken reefs dotting it, except for the south-eastern side.
There is an industrial island with tuna canning facilities located at Felivaru. Some islands on this atoll like Hinnavaru and Naifaru are overpopulated, being completely covered by buildings. The formerly uninhabited island of Maafilaafushi was resettled in the 1980s in order to relieve the lack of land availability in Malé.