Blessed with a stunning array of coral and marine life, the waters surrounding the Maldives provide plenty of diving adventures. Here are some of the top dive sites worth exploring.
To be found in the North Male Atoll, this is one of the most well-known dive sites in the country. Well worth exploring while on a stay at the best resorts in Maldives for divers, Banana Reef boasts a thriving reef and is where one can see Napoleon wrasses, jackfish, sea turtles, sharks and more.
Known for its colourful soft corals as well as fascinating overhangs, the HP Reef in the Kaafu Atoll is suited for experienced divers. Diving excursions to this reef from resorts including those belonging to Adaaran Maldives will give you a chance to see hawksbill turtles, barracudas, eagle rays, oriental sweetlips and sharks.
A site that can be explored at night, this site in the South Ari Atoll is one of the best and features a pinnacle that goes down to a depth of 30 metres. Those exploring Maaya Thila can look forward to spotting whitetip reef sharks along with species such as nurse sharks, barracudas and stingrays.
Another popular site in the South Ari Atoll, Broken Rock has a deep canyon that separates the reef. While strong currents are prevalent, those venturing here can expect to spot soft corals of varying colours as well as diverse marine species; these include butterflyfish, Napoleon wrasses, angelfish and morays.
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