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Marine Sightings:

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Reef Fish Sightings: Pelagic Fish Sightings: Quality of Coral:

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Scorpion Fish No data No data You may see this No data No data You may see this No data You may see this No data You should see this No data You may see this
Sixgill Shark No data No data You may see this
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Spotted Eagle Ray No data No data You may see this No data No data You may see this No data You may see this No data You should see this No data You may see this
Trumpetfish No data No data You may see this No data No data You may see this No data You may see this No data No data No data You may see this
Whitetip Reef Shark No data No data You may see this No data No data You may see this No data You may see this No data You should see this No data 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:

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Visited Comments
June 2013 Great diving!
Date posted: 13-Jul-2013 13:37 by: Stonefish2
October 2008 Great diving with some really strong currents bringing in massive pelagic sharks and rays.
Date posted: 27-Dec-2012 16:58 by: Shiva
January 2009 Absolutely fantastic. Dived with Sun Divers out of Olhuveli (thanks guys!). Dolphine led the boat to the site, very strong current and sharks everywhere - whitetips, blacktip, nurse and an enormous grey shark that checked us out closely. manta in the diatance, 4 or 5 turtles. Thermoclines, washing-machine currents, hordes of life. Fantastic
Date posted: 27-Dec-2012 15:43 by: Shiva
October 2008 Absolutely fantastic. Dived with Sun Divers out of Olhuveli (thanks guys!). Dolphine led the boat to the site, very strong current and sharks everywhere - whitetips, blacktip, nurse and an enormous grey shark that checked us out closely. manta in the diatance, 4 or 5 turtles. Thermoclines, washing-machine currents, hordes of life. Fantastic
Date posted: 02-Jan-2009 20:09 by: OtherOne
August 2008 Diving in soputh male provides you with some very nice drift dives, nice channel dives, interesting outer reefs, and inside the atol some shallow reefs such as the giris ie Waagiri... K.Thila is a must, great place to see Grey Reef Sharks. Mantas can also be seen here, and we did spot a whale shark on Kandooma Beru
Date posted: 13-Sep-2008 07:21 by: Blue Pufferfish
March 2008 Olhuveli Beach, great resort and fabulous diving, what more can I say!
Date posted: 20-Aug-2008 17:53 by: gary fowler
March 2006 Fantastic diving, vast amounts of differing wildelife with good visibility, some reefs had very strong currents which attract the pelagic fish
Date posted: 16-Aug-2007 22:02 by: garyf
June 2007 Dived from Biyadhoo with ocean dive - 17 sites but you double this depending on which way the current ran. Island had brilliant house reef which could be dived as well as snorkelled
Date posted: 14-Jun-2007 19:03 by: sg1
December 2001 I did my open water in the Maldives and have to say that it rather spoilt me. I came away thinking every dive would have sharks, turtles, giant morays and Napoleon Wrasse. Stoney Cove has since dispelled that somewhat! The diving is fantastic in the Maldives; exhilirating drifts, fascinating Macro life, and pelagics in abundance. Unfortunately El Nino had decimated a lot of coral although this did not seem to affect the resident marine life and evidence of considerable regeneration was clear at most sites. I understand that the reefs continue to flourish. My biggest beef with diving in the Maldives is cost. Keep a close eye on your bill and watch for add ons such as the boat rides as they are often charged seperately by the resort. It is very easy for the charges to escalate as the diving is like a drug, and you always want one more.
Date posted: 26-Feb-2007 13:57 by: Fishboy
June 2006 Most undersea life ever seen in one dive in the quality and quantity of the reef and fish on and around it
Date posted: 16-Jun-2006 20:16 by: Richard


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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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Green Sea Turtle
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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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