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Diving in Faafu Atoll

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The atoll’s resort has scuttled two wrecks on its house reef. At a depth of 98 feet (30 meters), it’s the perfect place to complete your advanced training.

The channels can be challenging, mantas can be seen all year, and an occasional whale shark visits the atoll’s waters. On the west and east side are drop-offs down to 75 feet (23 meters).

The walls offer lots of macro and you’ll see tuna hunting. Keep your eye out for reef sharks and blue-grey frogfish that blend into the rocks. At the channel’s edge, you'll find seven thilas (submerged islands), The thilas are overgrown with colorful coral, and moray eels, big groupers, Napoleon wrasses, reef sharks and eagle rays will join you. You’ll see turtles and Napoleon wrasse on the reef; whale sharks have also been seen here.

When to dive in Faafu Atoll

On the west side of the atoll is Manta Point. This reef gently slopes into the channel. Cleaning stations are located at 49-89 feet (15-30 meters), and manta sightings are very common between December and April.

You’ll see turtles and Napoleon wrasse on the reef; whale sharks have also been seen here.

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Common marine life sightings for Faafu Atoll

More Information

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 atoll, then you will transfer by seaplane (45 minutes) upon arrival in Male.

Time Zone
230 V
Bar (bar)
C, D, G, J, K, L
Divehi; Maldivian;
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
International airports
Male Intl (MLE)
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