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Diving in Ihavandhippolhu Atoll

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As this area is unchartered, your dive operator will be able to provide details of any known dive sites. However, a characteristic of the northern atolls is the wider and shallower channels. This reduces currents and makes the scuba suited to beginners as well as advanced divers.

You can expect a great variety of soft and hard corals on the walls and overhangs. The reefs can be covered in table coral, and macro life is plentiful. Mantas can be found during the right season. You'll also see reef sharks, turtles, Napoleon wrasses and other pelagic on the reefs and in the channels.

This atoll's topography includes caves, swim throughs and pinnacles (thilas). Expect snappers, groupers, tuna, moray eels, lionfish, nudibranchs, sponges and crustaceans.

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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.

A transfer Haa Alif, the nearest atoll, will take 75 minutes by seaplane.

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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