Deep South from Koodhoo to Addu
Start / End: Koodhoo Gaafu Aalif / Gan Addu Atoll (domestic flights not included)
2-3 Dives per Day
Domestic flight needed!
Tigershark dive: 50$US extra
Atolls: Gaafu Aalif, Gaafu Dhal, Fuvahmulah, Addu Atoll
For who: Advanced divers with minimum 75+ dives. Experience with drift and channel dives required.
Type of dives: Mostly channel dives. Best of everything!
Marine life: Mostly pelagic fauna. Tiger sharks!, Reef sharks, whale sharks, mantas, macro
GAAFU ALIFU ATOLL
Villingili Kandu is a channel south of the island of Villingili in Gaafu Alifu Atoll, which is known to see many gray reef sharks. The spectacle at the edge of the channel is mostly enjoyed with a reef hook.
When the no-decompression limit or 70 bar is reached, it is possible to complete the dive by drifting inside the channel in order to reach the north or south reef.
This dive site is especially interesting during the northeast monsoon and is suitable for advanced divers with good experience in currents and deep dives. The use of a reef hook is recommended to avoid damaging the reef.
KONDEY CORAL GARDEN*
This dive site is located south of Kondey island. The site is almost 2km long and hosts dozens of hard coral species. The main attraction is the beautiful coral garden, but you can also spot turtles and small fish species who live there. The dive site is accessible all year long.
This site is very easy but divers should be experienced and have a very good control of their buoyancy in order not to damage this precious coral garden.
In front of the harbour entry of the isolated island Fuvahmulah we dive with a local dive centre the Tiger Zoo. Sometimes 15 or more different Tiger sharks come up from the drop off.
South Plateau Fuvahmulah
It´s sometimes a challenging dive in the blue depending on the currents. Everything can happen from Tiger sharks, Hammerheads, Whale sharks etc.
North Plateau Fuvahmulah
Explore the beautyful and intact coral life of Fuvahmulah.
Addu Manta Point:
This outstanding dive site is part of Maa Kandu, but is often dived specifically to see manta rays who gather at this cleaning station for a few hours in the morning, when the incoming current makes conditions just right for these majestic creatures. The cleaning station is at 20m and there are strong currents, we require our divers to use a reefhook.
British Loyalty Wreck:
The British Loyalty, an oil tanker used to supply Gan, was torpedoed in 1944 by the German submarine U-183. The wreck lies in 33m of water with its port side about 16m below the surface; it has a good covering of soft corals. Many small stuff like nudi´s and ghost pipe fish. Turtles, trevally and many reef fish inhabit the encrusted decks, making it a fascinating place to dive.
Beautyful and intact coral life. Open ocean, everything is possible. Often we can encounter oceanic manta rays.