maldives

A 15-post collection

Maldives Honeymoon - Occoboli Thila

A great little scenic dive to finish off the maldives holiday, and also my 60th dive. Great to finish off on a round number for some reason!  After the problems with my sinuses the previous day, I was a bit worried I'd be stuck at 59! »

Maldives Honeymoon - Fingerpoint Reef

This site is a thila and noted for shark sightings. Expect to see white tip, grey reef, silver tips and if you are lucky even hammer head sharks.  Sadly, we didn't see any sharks, and I had problems with my sinuses, which meant I had to skip the following two »

Maldives Honeymoon - Olhahali Caves

The Olhahli Caves are the northern tip of the North Male Atoll - on the north Reetha Rah.  There are a couple of small caves at 15 and 20 metres but the main attraction is a big cave 40 metres long at a depth of 25 metres. In the big »

Maldives Honeymoon - Nelivaru Thila

Yet another dive on the Nelivaru Thila.   This time we saw a great display of white finned sharks.  They were cleaning in/around the reef at about 30 meters, right at the start of our dive. We stayed there at 30 metres for about 20 minutes, putting us into mandatory »

Maldives Honeymoon - Maddoo Giri

The Maddoo Giri was absolutely fantastic.  Its a strangle old reef being 25m-30m at its deepest, and 3m on top. There's an absolutely breathtaking swim through / hole on the northern side of the reef.  We dropped on the western side into 28m, and swam around to the north to investigate »

Maldives Honeymoon - Nelivaru

On this occassion we were honoured to see an absolutely fantastic Manta Ray display on the eastern side of the Thila towards the end of the dive. We all slumped down onto the reef at about 15m and watched these fantastic animals fly above the reef while the cleaner fish »

Maldives Honeymoon - Dhonfanu Thila

Dhonfanu is an oval shaped reef starting at a depth of 7 to 14 meters. One side of the Thila forms a beautiful swim-through beginning at 18 meters and ending around 25 meters. There is a canyon on the other side of the Thila between the main reef and a »

Maldives Honeymoon - Horubadhoo House Reef

This was another dive on the Horubadhoo Thila, or Dhigali Haa, as its also known.  However, this time it was a night dive!  We had a nice drift with a gentle current, and about 4m visibility. »

Maldives Honeymoon - Dhigu Thila

Dhigu Thila is a very long, narrow reef which rises from the sea floor to the crest at 8 to 16 meters depth. Both sides of the Thila drop down like a wall and most of the overhangs are between 20 to 25 meters. On either the western or eastern »

Maldives Honeymoon - Dhigali

This dive site is a marine protected reef. The top of the Thila (a submerged mountain) is 12 to 16 meters deep and is inhabited by different coloured varieties of soft and hard corals. If conditions are optimal, you will see a vast scale of marine life from the tiniest »

Maldives Honeymoon - Kakani

The northside of this thila, at 25m to 30m, retains colourful coral formations in excellent condition, and colour soft corals fill the overhangs. It's also home to lots of fish.  We found pufferfish, a zebra moray, groupers, snappers, sweetlips, goatfish, spadefish, butterfly fish, wrasses, parrotfish, and a lovely little 6ft »