Dhaalu Atoll’s scuba is perfect for beginners due to its wider channels and shallower drop-offs. But advanced divers can still explore greater depths and enjoy the thrill of drift diving in stronger currents.
On the inside of the lagoon, on Lohi Island, is a cave dive that is suitable for both beginners and advanced divers. You’ll see sea fans on the edges of the overhangs, and red, yellow and pink sponges. If it’s dark enough, flower corals’ tentacles extend to feed. Frogfish and mobula mantas may also be seen.
On an inner reef to the north-west, you'll find large colonies of anemone coral covering one if its sides. On the other side, you’ll find lots of moray eels. On a large overhang, you’ll see spiky black coral and longnose hawkfish.
when to go
Male Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is well served by direct charter flights from Western Europe, but direct scheduled flights are rarer – it may require a lay-over in the Middle East first.
If you’re staying on the Dhaalu Atoll, then you will transfer by seaplane (45 minutes) upon arrival in Male.