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Top Maldives Dive Sites – Checklist For An Amazing Diving Experience

It is fair to say that you have not lived a full life until you have caught a glimpse of the magnificent underwater spectacles of the many Maldives dive sites. If you are ever planning to pay a visit to this die-hard divers’ haven, make sure you cross off these sites to enjoy that top-notch diving experience!

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Maaya Thila, South Ari Atoll

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Reaching down to 100 feet, the Maaya Thila is a popular site for diving enthusiasts. Home to many white-tip reef sharks as well as quite a few stingrays, nurse sharks and barracudas, this dive site is ideal for diving during both day and night.

Kandooma Thila, South Male Atoll

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Featuring a superb 300m long pinnacle shaped like a teardrop, the Kandooma Thila is one of the most popular dive sites frequented by pro divers. The west point of the Thila is known as Jack Corner and is an ideal location to observe the sea currents. A great chance to spot barracudas, groupers, Jacks and even trevally, the Kandooma Thila is found close to popular luxury accommodation options such as Adaaran Prestige Vadoo.

Sun Island, South Ari Atoll

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Popular as one of the ideal places to spot and swim with whale sharks, the Sun Island boasts a plateau of 15-30 feet. The site thus creates a perfect stage to come face to face with these majestic shark species.

Broken Rock, South Ari Atoll

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Known for its clear water, Broken Rock is considered as one the most distinguishable dive sites in the world. Found at the mouth of Dhigurashu Kandu, the site features a 165-foot canyon that divides the pinnacle into two for divers to glide through.

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