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Top Diving Destinations in Maldives – Exciting Undersea Excursions

Embark on thrilling undersea adventures in the Maldives which is blessed with a number of dive sites. These sites boast rich coral and marine life and provide a unique look into life under the waves.

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Hafza Thila

Hafza Thila

Also referred to as Shark Point, this dive site is where one has the chance to spot everything from white tip reef sharks to grey reef sharks. Made up of a small formation of coral, this area is also home to tuna, fusiliers and scorpion fish.

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Hammerhead Shark Point

Hammerhead Shark Point

For more shark related adventures, this underwater area in Rasdhoo atoll provides an opportunity to see endangered hammerhead sharks in their natural habitat as well as manta rays and sailfish. This site can be easily reached when staying at resorts such as Kandolhu Island Maldives which offers dive excursions too.

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Maalhoss Thila

Maalhoss Thila

An ideal place to witness the beauty of corals, Maalhoss Thila which is also referred to as the Blue Caves, features hard coral formations and multi-hued soft corals that make for a breathtaking diving experience.

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Lion's Head

Lion's Head

This protected marine park can be found in the North Male Atoll and is home to overhangs and soft coral along with a fascinating array of marine life including fusiliers, napoleon wrasses, sharks, basslets, tunas and turtles.

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Fesdu Wreck

Fesdu Wreck

Offering a different diving experience, this underwater wreck spans a length of 30 metres and is where one will find coral life as well as species such as damselfish, longnose-hawkfish, glass fish, octopus and scorpionfish.

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Rasfari

Rasfari

Featuring sloping walls and providing an ideal place to enjoy deep dives, this dive site can be found in the North Male Atoll and has a reef that reaches depths of up to 40 metres. Divers can look forward to seeing eagle rays, white tip reef sharks, tunas, surgeonfish and barracudas here.