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Diving in Thaa Atoll

Explore diving in Thaa Atoll

Thaa Atoll’s diving is suitable for beginners, but many of the best dive sites have strong currents that requires experience.

With little current, lots of macro land the possibility of manta, the Caribbean Garden is for all divers. This sandy plateau is peppered with colorful coral. Expect schooling batfish, whitetip reef sharks, and turtles enjoying their lunch on the soft coral.

Divers with more experience can enjoy the strong currents at Gorgonian Garden. This reef has a gentle slope and a steep wall covered with large sea fans. Manta rays, turtles, schooling batfish and fusiliers will join you. Crustaceans creep amongst the rocks and nudibranchs add even more color.

At Dutch Divide spider crabs walk on their long legs like a sci-fi movie and barracudas and reef sharks can be found.

When to dive in Thaa Atoll

The Thaa Atoll, also known as Kolhumadulu Atoll, is located in the Maldives’ southern atolls, north of the equator. The tropical climate sees drier weather during the north-east monsoon (December to March). The south-west monsoon arrives in May, lasting until November, and brings wetter weather and decreased visibility. The water’s temperature is still 24° C (75° F) during this period.


Dive sites and dive shops in Thaa Atoll

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Common marine life sightings for Thaa Atoll

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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 Thaa Atoll, then you will need to transfer by seaplane (one hour).

Time Zone
UTC+05:00
Phone
+960
Currency
MVR
Voltage
230 V
Pressure
Bar (bar)
Plug
C, D, G, J, K, L
Languages
Divehi; Maldivian;, English
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
International airports
Male Intl (MLE)

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