North Male’ Atoll, dive highlights
Male’ Atoll offers a large number of varied and well-established dive sites for the avid diver. Being the first atoll to have established tourism, the dive sites in the atoll are among the most pop...
Male’ Atoll offers a large number of varied and well-established dive sites for the avid diver. Being the first atoll to have established tourism, the dive sites in the atoll are among the most popular in the country. Amazing underwater scenery, marine species ranging from colorful reef fishes to large species such as manta and sharks are all on offer in the atoll.
The Maldives Victory Wreck is perhaps the most popular wreck dive in the atoll. The wreck sits at a depth of about 35 meters and since it sank in 1981, it has been encrusted with an amazing array of colorful corals. Groupers, fusiliers and batfish are among its residents.
Although Ari Atoll is famous for its pelagics, North Male’ Atoll offers some parallels. Located in the southeast of the atoll, Manta Point is famous for its mantas which gather at the site to feed during the southwest monsoon from May to October. The reef offers a colorful array of corals and a variety of marine life.
Nassimo Thila with its beautiful caves and coral formations, HP Reef with its caves and crevices, and Banana Reef with its wealth of fish and sea life are also some of the most popular dive sites in North Male’ Atoll.