Top dive sites in the Maafushi area

The majority of dive sites in the Maldives are accessed by boat rather than from the shore and there are heaps of incredible dive sites we can introduce you to around Maafushi Island.

When you book a dive trip with us, we will encompass your wishes; for example to see sharks, dive a shipwreck or search for mantas; combined with the given weather, current and tidal conditions for the best all-round dive possible.

Kuda Giri Wreck: The site consists of a small thila adjacent to the wreck of a cargo boat which is encrusted with ornate hard and soft coral and sponges. The bow lies at 18m and the stern at 30m. It is an intriguing area for exploration, where lionfish, fusiliers, octopuses and if you’re lucky some nudibranchs and a frogfish can be spotted.

Guraidhoo Corner: Guraidhoo Corner usually has a medium-strong current and so is a great spot to watch Whitetip Reef Sharks, Blacktip Reef Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Giant Tuna and Trevally hunting and hovering in the current. You might need to grab on to a rock or use a hook to keep your position as you watch them. Then you can move on and drift past the reef where Moray Eels, Turtles and sharks, amongst other pelagics, can be spotted.

Cocoa corner: This very alluring dive site is another good spot to watch reef sharks and large fish like tuna and barracudas hunting, usually at about 20-25m. The intriguing underwater landscape features overhangs and caves adorned with hard and soft corals and sea fans dotted with lionfish, moray eels, pufferfish and anemone fish lurking from 7m to approximately 30m.

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