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Updated by Lucie Aurore on Mar 09, 2015
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Best Dive Spots in Maldives – Just Jump In!

The warm seas of Maldives is not world famous for just nothing. The breathtaking formation of three thousand coral reefs and free flowing tides has made it one of the world's best diving coral reefs to explore. There is nothing but beauty in these pristine waters that surrounds the archipelago.

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Vaavu Atoll

This highly rated dive site in Maldives is abundant in coral and fish. The fast flowing currents, the caves, overhangs, and swim-throughs filled with yellow and black coral bushes at the deeper ends makes this spot a diver's delight. Divers can expect to see reef sharks, tuna, jack, unicorn fish, snappers, eagle rays, mantas and triggerfish. The thila in the middle of the channel entrance is ideal to do the safety stop. The breathtaking underwater scenery and atmosphere makes this one of the top diving spots in Male.

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Ari Atoll

This Maldivian Atoll is the place you can rely to encounter plenty of big fish anytime of the year. Big fish such as whale sharks, mantas, hammerheads, eagle rays, scorpionfish, moray eels as well as turtles are a common sight here. The large fan corals add to the splendor of the dive with abundant of free flowing yellow corals surrounding the area.

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North Male Atoll

One of the oldest diving sites in Maldives, this area consist of the Gaathugiri also known as the Banana Reef. The site comprise of three main pinnacle sections ranging from thirty feet to fifty feet in length. There is always current present here and you can easily spiral up and around. Magnificenr rock faces, numerous caves, steep drop offs and steep overhangs are to be expected here. The marine life includes sharks, manta rays, black snappers, groupers, large morays, squirrelfish, and Maldivian grub fish. There is much to look forward at this spot.

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Lhaviyani Atoll

The current that flows here is very strong; hence it is called Kuredu Express. You can cruise along the terraces located at different depth and watch the sharks, eagle rays, tuna, stingrays and barracuda swim by. Mantas are also a common occupant here. You may not find a the perfect dive spot but if you are staying in Luxury Resort Maldives you may get a chance to reach one of these spot diving sites with ease. Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa Maldives surrounded by the mystic lagoons and unspoiled crystal shores offer visitors diving spots that are less crowded than the usual spots.

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South Male Atoll

This massive teardrop shaped pinnacle as a dramatic scenery and myriad fish life. The walls are covered with soft corals and schools of red bass and big eye trevally are frequent occupants here. You are sure to come across grey sharks, white top sharks and eagle rays. You can do your safety stop on top of the reef while mingling with green turtles and batfish