Dive in South Male Atoll

Diving packages in South Male Atoll

Fun Dive

The Maldives has a world-class diving reputation.The water’s average year-round temperature is a balmy 29C and the diving has excellent visibility of approximately 30 – 40 meters.Visibility is usually only lowered due to the presence of plankton, which can encourage Whale Shark activity.There really is no down side to this! The Maldivian waters teem with an abundance of marine life.Two…

8 Dives Package

Special package minimum 2 divers - 8 dives in the wonderful Maafushi atoll. The Maldives has a world-class diving reputation. The water’s average year-round temperature is a balmy 29C and the diving has excellent visibility of approximately 30 – 40 meters. Visibility is usually only lowered due to the presence of plankton, which can encourage Whale Shark activity. There really is no…

Open Water Diver course

Learn to dive and get certified with the PADI Open Water diver course in the beautiful Maldives. What’s involved? Day 1 – On your first day we cover the course paperwork and get into the theory of scuba diving. You’ll receive your course manuals and logbook as well as watch the PADI Open Water Diver video which has now been seen by millions of divers around the world. We’ll…

Diving in South Male Atoll

South Male Atoll or South Kaafu Atoll is one of the atolls in Maldives with several popular diving sites. With strings of emerald isles, South Male Atoll beckons avid divers to taste a real thundering experience inside the turquoise water of the sea. Maafushi is the capital island of the atoll. Dotted with superb dive sites, profuse marine species and tropical weather, South Male atoll is a diver's paradise.

Vaadhoo Caves to the north side of Vaadhoo reef houses soft corals, squirrelfish, tuna and soldier fish. Kandooma Point is an ideal place for diving when the flow of the water current is inward. Watch triggerfish, groupers, tuna and hammerhead sharks. Yacht Thila is a small thila with a diameter of 50 meters, and a small vessel. The wreck houses moray eels, batfish and groupers.

Vaagali Thila located 300 southeast of the uninhabited island of Vaagali is a perfect dive site if you want to spot sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, fusiliers and jackfish. Schooling of snappers is often seen here. Gulhi Kandu, Cocoa Thila, Lhosfushi Kandu, Medha Faru, Embudhoo Canyon, and Velassaru Caves are some of the dive sites in South Male Atoll filled with rich and colorful marine species.

Travel to South Male Atoll

South Malé Atoll is separated from North Malé Atoll by a deep channel (Vaadhu Kandu). Oblong in shape, this atoll is 35 km in length. It contains 22 islands, all except for 5 are situated in its eastern fringes.

Inside this atoll there are also many reefs and little coral patches which make navigation difficult. The general depths of the lagoon are from 25 to 32 fathoms (46 to 59 m), sandy bottom. South of the atoll lies the deep Fulidhoo Kandu.

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