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Diving in Raa Atoll

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Raa’s diving is popular due to the high density of thilas (submerged islands) located inside its lagoon. The marine life amongst the caves, overhangs and drop-offs is diverse

The Raa Atoll is popular for the reefs on its thilas. The marine life is a diverse range of reef fish and corals, but you’ll still find sharks, Napoleon wrasses, rays and turtles. There are many species of wrasse amongst the reefs. Dragon, lemon meringue, spotted and bird, which has a long nose, are just a few of them. 

Amongst the soft and hard corals you’ll find nudibranchs, colorful sponges, elaborate sea fans, crustaceans and octopus. It’s time to buy that underwater camera that you’ve been promising yourself.

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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 to Raa Atoll will take 45 minutes by seaplane.

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