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8 Lankan reef With 2 votes(s).
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Marine Sightings:

Based on data from your reviews for North Male Atoll. we know the following about the marine life you can expect to see.
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Reef Fish Sightings: Pelagic Fish Sightings: Quality of Coral:

Species: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Bottlenose Dolphin No data You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this No data No data You may see this You may see this You may see this
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Clown Anemonefish You may see this You should see this You should see this You may see this You should see this You should see this You should see this You may see this You should see this You may see this You should see this You may see this
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Great Barracuda You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this
Great Hammerhead No data You may see this No data No data You may see this No data No data No data You may see this
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Green Sea Turtle You may see this You should see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You should see this You may see this You may see this You should see this You may see this
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Grey Reef Shark You may see this You should see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this
Leatherback Sea Turtle No data You should see this You should see this You may see this No data No data No data No data You may see this You may see this You may see this
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Loggerhead Sea Turtle No data You may see this No data No data No data No data No data You may see this You may see this You may see this
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Manta Ray No data You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this No data You may see this You may see this You should see this You may see this You should see this You may see this
Marbled Ray No data You may see this No data You may see this No data No data No data You may see this You may see this No data You may see this
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Nurse Shark No data You may see this You may see this No data You may see this No data No data You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this
Pilot Whale No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data You may see this You may see this
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Scorpion Fish You may see this You may see this You may see this No data You should see this You may see this You may see this You should see this You should see this You may see this You may see this You may see this
Sixgill Shark No data You may see this No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data You may see this
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Spotted Eagle Ray You may see this You may see this You may see this No data You may see this No data You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this You may see this
Trumpetfish You may see this You may see this No data No data You may see this You should see this You may see this You may see this You should see this You should see this You may see this
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Whale Shark No data You may see this You may see this No data You may see this
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Whitetip Reef Shark You should see this You should see this You may see this You may see this You should see this You should see this You may see this You may see this You should see this You may see this You should see this You may see this



From May to November
Head to the east side of the Maldive atolls from May until November for the best sightings of Manta Rays; Hammerhead Sharks are common in the shallower waters.
From December to April
Manta Rays are found on the west side of the Maldive atolls from December to April.
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Reviews:

Here are the last 10 reviews for North Male Atoll. Show all of them.
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Visited Comments
September 2002 A big thank you to Euro Divers at Meeru - they were fantastic!
Date posted: 27-Dec-2012 16:29 by: Shiva
December 2007 Dived from Meeru - really beautiful, Good dive centre (Euro Divers ... thanks Ingrid). Really enjoyed this area.
Date posted: 27-Dec-2012 16:25 by: Shiva
August 2009 Absolutely fantastic. This will be the yardstick Imeasure all future dives against! Giant manta everywhere, very inquisitive, and HUGE, saw 6 or 7 Giant manta, three turtles and shoals of reef life. Bandos Dive School were great as well .... thanks fatih.
Date posted: 27-Dec-2012 15:47 by: Shiva
April 2008 Great diving
Date posted: 10-Feb-2009 18:31 by: G
November 2007 Absolutely fantastic. This will be the yardstick Imeasure all future dives against! Giant manta everywhere, very inquisitive, and HUGE, saw 6 or 7 Giant manta, three turtles and shoals of reef life. Bandos Dive School were great as well .... thanks fatih.
Date posted: 02-Jan-2009 20:01 by: OtherOne
September 2001 A big thank you to Euro Divers at Meeru - they were fantastic!
Date posted: 02-Jan-2009 18:43 by: OtherOne
March 2006 Good all round visibility and marine life. Lots of strong currents
Date posted: 03-Oct-2008 18:09 by: gary fowler
November 2007 Diving is very different compared to South Male atol. Some have said the Lankan is the same as Manta Point, the whole reef infront of the resort Paradise is Lankan reef, before the area knowns as manta point you have lankan caves.
Date posted: 13-Sep-2008 07:14 by: Bryony
July 2003 First learnt to dive here, have been many other places since, but non come close to the maldives for varity, number and size of fish. Saw rays and turtles every dive. many differnt types of eels, puffers etc. Saw 6 manta rays and 4 turtles on one dive to Lankan out / reef also called manta point - this dive site is a must.
Date posted: 03-Jun-2008 11:11 by: dan
March 2008 Learnt to dive here, so i'm a bit biased! Brilliant experience!
Date posted: 01-May-2008 12:56 by: sophia


Wreck Dives:

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Maldives Victory
Ranked as Awesome by independant reviews Ranked as Awesome by independant reviews Ranked as Awesome by independant reviews
The "Maldives Victory" is a 110-meter long cargo vessel that sank in February 1981. She ploughed full tilt into the reef ringing Male Airport more than 20 years ago. Her crew all survived the impact, and the wreck quickly became a new diving attraction. You can shelter from the current in the two open holds or stay outside and explore the bridge and accommodation.
12m / 39ft
35m / 115ft
Accidental sinking: 01-Feb-1981 Wreck penetration is possible. Technical or decompression diving. More info...
Diver reviews for Maldives Victory:
Good dive, but there was such a current it actually ripped my buddies mask off and we really had to watch our air as it was quite a struggle to stay on the guide rope. A really good dive and came out exhilarated. Dived it with Dive Bandon, who are a good outfit!
Date posted: 27-Nov-2007 16:31 by: Genghis who thought that: Only experienced wreck divers should attempt this.
Ranked it as: Ranked as Awesome by GenghisRanked as Awesome by GenghisRanked as Awesome by Genghis
I dived this wreck in November2004 and on that occasion the current was running at about 4-5 knots so we had to jump into the water holding a rope and dragged to the guide line by the boat crew. We returned to the maldives the following November and turned down the chance to dive it again, but this time the water was flat calm. Oh well that's diving for you.
Date posted: 26-Oct-2006 16:50 by: Paul who thought that: Only experienced wreck divers should attempt this.
Ranked it as: Ranked as OK by PaulRanked as OK by Paul
We dived this only a few weeks ago. It was a superb dive and visibility was excellent. I would say this is only suitable for AOW divers, just becuase of the 30m depth of the bottom of the wreck. If you are in the Maldives, do this dive.
Date posted: 10-Jul-2006 19:18 by: Netta who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as Awesome by NettaRanked as Awesome by NettaRanked as Awesome by Netta
The vis is great and there is loads to see in and around the wreck, it is easy to make penetration, but due to its depth and what can be a very strong current rappidly I would say only best dived by those with experiance. If you enter the front hold you should be able to see the letters still clearly visiable on the books and letters scattered about. All in all Nice wreck.
Date posted: 23-Jun-2006 15:38 by: Warren_OD who thought that: Only experienced wreck divers should attempt this.
Ranked it as: Ranked as OK by Warren_ODRanked as OK by Warren_OD
when there is no current, its a lovely 30m wreck dive as discribed above
Date posted: 14-Jun-2006 22:05 by: sue who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as OK by sueRanked as OK by sue
A fantastic wreck sat almost bolt upright in cristal clear water. Although it is suitable for most it is quite deep (30m+ to the bottom of the first hold) and the current can be strong at times. The accomadation and bridge sections are very easy to penetrate and have some nice soft corals inside along with plenty of fish.
Date posted: 02-Apr-2006 20:25 by: Iain who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as Awesome by IainRanked as Awesome by IainRanked as Awesome by Iain


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Rating: Ranked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviews95%
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Blue Ringed Octopus
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Bluespotted Ray
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Bottlenose Dolphin
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Clown Anemonefish
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Dugong
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Emperor Angelfish
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Great Barracuda
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Great Hammerhead
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Green Sea Turtle
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Grey Reef Shark
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Leatherback Sea Turtle
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Leopard Seal
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Loggerhead Sea Turtle
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Manta Ray
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Marbled Ray
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Nurse Shark
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Pilot Whale
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Scorpion Fish
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Sixgill Shark
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Spotted Eagle Ray
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Trumpetfish
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Whale Shark
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Whitetip Reef Shark
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