DIVESITE SUMMER ISLAND

Boduhiti Corner (Manta Point)    No. 1
South of Summer Island you can find Boduhitihi Corner, a dive site located on the southern corner of the Hithi Channel. The dive site is also well known as Manta Point, since Mantas come here to visit the cleaning stations from December to April.
Yet the highlight to this dive site is the cleaning stations located 4-7m on the top of the reef. Thousands of little cleaner wrasses live here and do their job, while the northeast monsoon pushes plankton rich water attracting Mantas to the Hithi Channel for a feast. At the cleaning station, these enormous yet majestic creatures will swim by with their mouths wide open, filtering water and letting themselves be cleaned. There can be no better place to watch these animals first hand.
Even without the Mantas around, this site will still be worth the dive. Lots of small marine life can be seen living between the coral blocks, and during south west monsoon, clear water is pushed inside the atoll. This clear water will give us perfect conditions to spot some beautiful eagle rays and patrolling sharks.
Depth:        4 – 28 m                
Current:    little – medium
Level:        easy       
Boat trip:    45 Min

THE PEAK    No. 2
South of Summer Island, located in the Hithi Channel in front of the island Boduhithi we find “The Peak”.

Starting the dive in blue water, the divers will let themselves drift with the current to the top of the Thila. You will find the Thila at approximately 18m, where you can dive along the Thila in the backwater. The reef structure varies, but coral blocks offer shelter for lots of fish. The main attraction here is the upstream reef, reaching from 28m up to 12m.

On this reef you can spot white tip reef sharks, gathering lobster on the overhangs, as well as sweet lips and Kashmir snappers cavorting in schools. Eagle rays are often seen swimming through the channel.
A wonderful dive, but depending on the current it can be very difficult !
Depth:        10 – 30 m               
Current:    little – strong
Level:        depending on the current       
Boat trip:    40 Min
NITROX recommended !

BODUHITHI THILA        No. 3   
Located in the middle of the Hithi Channel is the Boduhithi Thila, south of Summer Island. This medium size Thila has the approximate dimensions of 800 x 500m and comes up to 8m below the surface.

Here it is recommended to do a drift dive along the western part of the reef. There are three bays with sandy bottoms between 15 and 25 meters.
The hard coral cover at this site is poor, but their are plenty of growing soft corals, alcyonarians and sponges. Napoleon, oriental sweet lips and groupers are common, as their is plenty of fish life.
Manta rays are seen here between December and April and turtles are seen frequently near the top reef all year round.
Depth:        8 – 25 m                   
Current:    little – strong
Level:        depending on the current       
Boat trip:    30 Min
NITROX recommended !

TAJ CORAL    No. 4
Those with an interest in beautiful corals and small fish will fall in love with this dive site, where the underwater world at Taj Coral rivals that of aquariums. From emperorfish to nudibranches, brain corals to table corals, you can find more or less anything in terms of coral and small fish. The many different types of corals on the reef give the divesite a fresh feeling as if the site is bran new and untouched.

This dive site is best dived shallow for the beautiful colors to be visable with the available light given by the sun.
Depth:        2 – 20m                
Strömung:    no - small
Level:        easy                   
Boat trip:    25 Min

KUDA KANDU    No. 5
Kuda Kandu – translated: Small Channel. It is exactly here, on the innterior of this channel that we find this dive site.

From Parrotfish to Barracudas, white tip reef sharks, napoleans and turtles...
here, really anything goes. From the December to April Season there is even the chance to spot a Manta Ray or, with a little bit of luck, even the elusive whaleshark!

To start the dive with a small current, it is best to go to a depth of 20 meters and gradually make you way up to 10-15 meters where you’ll be gazing at some beautiful big fish when they pass by.
Depth:        5 – 30m
Current:    small – medium
Level:        easy – medium       
Boat trip:    30 Min
NITROX recommended !

WOSHI MAS THILA    No. 6
Woshi Mas Thila is located south of Summer Island, in the Madivaru Channel. In the shape of a water drop, the Thila starts at a depth of around 18m and drops to more than 50m.

After descending to about 30m in depth, you can see white tip and gray reef sharks, tunas, barracudas and much more.In strong current, it is possible to hold on to some rocks for a moment to watch the animals swim by. We then follow the reef with the current as our guide. The formations of the reef and the variety of marine life are breathtaking, and the big overhangs full of sea fans between depths of 26 and 30m are a great pleasure to witness.

But don’t forget to look into the blue, or you may miss the big tunas, Napoleon or sharks swimming by ! A breathtaking dive but only for unguided divers!

FOR UNGUIDED DIVERS ONLY !!!!
Depth:        18 – 30 m                
Current:    medium – strong
Level:        depends on the current   
Boat trip:    30 Min
NITROX recommended !

HEMBADHOO WRECK    No. 7
Hembadhoo Wreck is an easy dive at the house reef of Hembadhoo Island. The wreck is a former tug-boat, sunk by the dive school and it lays in an upright position in the sandy ground, at a depth of 22 meters.

We prefer to start the dive directly on top of the wreck, so we only have to descend straight towards this unnatural piece of scenery underwater, which is also an absolute highlight for night dives !!
Bushy black corals are well established on the wreck, inside you’ll find morays and small shrimps, doing their work by cleaning the fish.

After circling the wreck two/three times, we start heading back to dive along the reef. Small overhangs offer protection to sting rays, lion fishes and octopus !
Depth:        15 – 24 m               
Current:    small   
Level:        easy                   
Boat trip:    20 Min

MADI THILA    No. 8
Located south of Summer Island we will find the Madi Thila in the Madivaru Channel, a huge under water thila stretching 4km long. Because of its size, it offers a wide variety of dives.

The west and south side of the outer reef are the most preferred parts of the Thila.
The reef drops from 8m to 25m with big schools of Fusiliers, surgeon fish and red-toothed Triggerfish who will escort us the entire dive.

Often you can watch turtles feeding on sponges from the coral, as well as spot big Napoleons and white tip reef sharks swimming by. During the north-east monsoon (December to April) mantas also feed along this part of the reef.
Depth:        10 – 30 m
Current:    medium – strong
Level:        depending on the current       
Boat trip:    25 Min
NITROX recommended !

MADIVARU BEYRU    No. 9
Madivaru Beyru, located south of Summer Island on the outer reef.

Starting the dive at 6m on the top reef, you’ll find a lot of interesting coral formations. Lots of schooling fish can be seen as well as morays, emperor fish and sometimes even a nurse shark.
The reef will lead us to a big sandy bay, starting at 16m and dropping down towards the reef where resting sharks and stingrays like to stay. In the coral blocks bordering the sandy field you can find homes of shrimps, lion fish & little moray eels.

After circling the sandy bay, we will begin our ascent by swimming along the main reef up to the top reef, where it’s possible to spot eagle rays or even mantas!

An easy dive that experienced divers will also appreciate.
Depth:        5 – 28 m               
Current:    little
Level:        easy – advanced        
Boat trip:    25 Min

MADIGAA    No. 10
Madigaa is on the outside reef of the Reethi Rah Resort.

The outside reef is flat and wide, starting in 5m and going down to 12m, where the steeper part begins and heads down into a big bay.

Here we are protected from the currents, so we can take our time to explore the sandy bay. Big coral rocks offer protection to lobster and moray eels, while in the sand, often white tip reef sharks and stingrays will be seen resting.
Overhangs also provide shelter to stingrays or nurse sharks , so keep on the lookout !

A great and easy dive for divers at any level !
Depth:        5 – 30 m
Current:    little
Level:        easy – advanced        
Boat trip:    20 Min
NITROX recommended !

BLUE POINT    No. 11
This dive spot is directly in front of Summer Island on the western outside reef of the atoll.

The reef offers a wide variety of marine life, divers can spot scorpion fish and even stonefish if their eyes are keen enough! While under the skeletons of some of the larger table corals we can find sleeping sharks. Nurse and Leopard sharks are common at this dive site.
At about 22 to 25m there are some coral blocks in the sand, surrounded by a cloud of small fish. Here you can find many different shrimps and watch how they clean morays, groupers and other “clients”.
Divers who love small “things” and like to stay in schools of fusilier or surgeonfish should not miss this dive.

Depth:        8 – 25 m           
Current:    little – medium
Level:        easy – advanced    
Boat trip:    15 Min


BLUE LAGOON    No. 12
Keen divers often make interesting discoveries in the Blue Lagoon. The dive has a sandy bottom and sloping sandy edge from around 4 to 25 meters.
With help of several projects organized by Diverland Summer Island, the reef exists of many handmade artificial reefs with transplanted hard- & soft corals which are coming from two coral nursery stations. You can visit these nursery stations yourself and support the team with one of these projects !

It has an amazing fish life with perfect diving conditions and good light !
Excellent for photographers and divers who love a wide range of aquatic life.
From beginner level to experienced divers, it's one of the best dive sites in the North Male Atoll ! At night, the reef is even more spectacular !
Depth:        4 – 25 m           
Current:    no – very little
Level:        easy   
Accessible from the shore.

ZIYAARA CORNER    No. 13
Ziyaara Corner is found northwest of Summer Island, on the southern corner of the Makunudu Channel. The dive starts on the outer reef of Summer Island and brings us around the corner inside the Makunudu Channel. Red-toothed triggerfish and blue fusiliers can been seen cavorting around the top reef. Big coral rocks build the reef and you can find lobster, nurse sharks and moray .

The reefside is built alternating by sandy slopes and corals. Many different species such as fire corals, mountain corals  and even small seafans can be admired. In 23 meters just before the channel we find small overhangs filled with schooling cardinalfish.
This is a dive site for divers who are interested in small marine life but also like being surprised by white tip reef sharks, tunas or even eagle rays.
Depth:        5 – 30 m           
Current:    little – medium
Level:        easy – advanced        
Boat trip:    15 Min

TURTLE REEF    No. 14
Between Summer Island and Makunudu we find a reef from 5 to 30 meters, which is split by a “sandy street” known as Turtle Reef. The reef can be approached from any direction. Here, you can see white tip reef sharks, but turtles are the dominate large marine animal here, hence the dive sites name!

With a little luck you will also find some sand covered rays. Table corals, leather corals and seafans provide shelter to morays, lobster and sweetlips.
Depth:        5 – 30 m               
Current:    little – strong
Level:        easy                    
Boat trip:    10 Min

REEDHOO GIRI    No. 15
Reedhoo Giri is in between Makunudu and Summer Island inside of the Atoll. The reef is a so-called “Giri” which reaches 1.5 meters under the surface. The reef forms nearly a right angle and a small Thila is a little upstream.

Nearly every part of the reef shimmers yellow, sometimes a sandy slope crosses the reef.
Morays, parrot fishes and banner fishes can be found everywhere. Lots of turtles and even nurse sharks can be seen.

People who love small animals will love this spot, as you’ll spot scorpion fish, stone fishes, nudibranches, worms, shrimps and much, much more.

An ideal dive site for beginners, as well as for advanced divers.
Depth:        5 – 25 m           
Current:    little
Level:        easy               
Boat trip:    10 Min

YELLOW REEF    No. 16
Yellow Reef is in between Makunudu and Summer Island inside of the Atoll.
The reef is a so-called “Giri” which reaches 2 meters under the surface.

As the dive sites name entails, the reef is colored yellow. Nearly every part of the reef shimmers yellow, sometimes a sandy slope crosses the reef.
Morays, parrot fishes and banner fishes can be found everywhere. Lots of turtles and even nurse sharks can be seen.

People who love small animals will love this spot, as you’ll spot scorpion fish, stone fishes, nudibranches, worms, shrimps and much, much more.
An ideal dive site for beginners, as well as for advanced divers.
Depth:        5 – 25 m                   
Current:    little
Level:        easy                       
Boat trip:    10 Min

MURAKA FARU    No. 17
Near the island of Makunudu on the inside of the atoll will we find this beautiful dive site.
A great dive for beginners as well as experienced divers, we will dive the the beautiful underwater landscape and play around with the many turtles at this dive site.

The coral diversity and growth has attracted swarms of beautiful reef fish, along with sea robbers such as tunas and barracudas that have called this garden home.
To start the dive, let yourself dive along the reef to a depth of 18 meters, then lazily „work“ your way back up to a depth of 8-12 meters where the coral growth is at its finest,
a perfect place to make your safety stop.
Depth:        2 – 20 m               
Current:    small
Level:        easy                   
Boat trip:    10 Min

MAKUNUDU GARDEN    No. 18
Near the island of Makunudu on the inside of the atoll will we find this beautiful dive site.
A great dive for beginners as well as experienced divers, we will dive the the beautiful underwater landscape and play around with the many turtles at this dive site.

The coral diversity and growth has attracted swarms of beautiful reef fish, along with sea robbers such as tunas and barracudas that have called this garden home.
To start the dive, let yourself dive along the reef to a depth of 20 meters, then lazily „work“ your way back up to a depth of 8-12 meters where the coral growth is at its finest,
a perfect place to make your safety stop.
Depth:        2 – 20 m               
Current:    small
Level:        easy                   
Boat trip:    15 Min

MAKUNUDU INSIDE    No. 19
Depending on the current, this dive starts at a “sandy street”, so you should dive quite shallow, as the reef top has a wonderful natural cover and offers an enormous variety of marine life.
In the middle of the “sandy street” is a huge coral block where nurse and/or leopard sharks tend to rest. Turtles escort us along the reef before they surface to take a breath.
Depth:        5 – 25 m           
Current:    little – medium
Level:        easy – advanced    
Boat trip:    15 Min

REETHI GIRI NORTH    No. 20
Located east of Makunudu Island we will find Reethi Giri North in the Makunudu Channel.
The northern side of the reef is the most preferred part of the Giri.

The reef drops from 12m to 25m with big schools of Fusiliers, surgeon fish and red-toothed Triggerfish who will escort us the entire dive. Often you can watch turtles feeding on sponges from the coral, as well as stingrays and big tunas.
Sleeping- and free swimming whitetip reef sharks are a common sight.

This is a dive site where you can experience something new every time…
Depth:        12 – 30 m           
Current:    small - medium
Level:        depending on the current   
Boattrip:    20 Min
NITROX recommended !

REETHI GIRI SOUTH    No. 21
The English translation/interpretation of  “Reethi Giri” is: beautiful underwater hill.

It is a reef inside the atoll, east of Makunudu Island with a perfect construct to just explore the underwater world. This rank covered reef is a must for everybody, especially those who like small marine life animals.
Nudibranchs, shrimps and even ghost pipefish are just waiting to be discovered

Turtles, whitetip reef sharks, tunas, fusiliers, snapper and parrotfish entertain you and make the change.
Depth:        5 – 25 m                   
Current:    little – medium
Level:        easy                        
Boat trip:    20 Min

HANDHI THILA    No. 22
North of Summer Island, located in the front of the Makunudu Channel, we find Handhi Thila.
The Southeast part of the Thila is where we prefer to dive, but this is only possible with the proper current conditions.

Starting the dive in blue water, the divers will let themselves drift with the current to front of the Thila. You will find the Thila at approximately 25m, where we will stay.
Patrolling grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, tunas and many jackfish (Handi).

The reef structure varies, but coral blocks  offer shelter for lots of fish, gathering lobster on the overhangs, as well as sweet lips and Kashmir snappers cavorting in schools.
A wonderful dive, but depending on the current it can be very difficult!

Depth:        18 – 30 m               
Current:    little – strong
Level:        depending on the current       
Boat trip:    10 Min
NITROX recommended !

BLUE CANYON    No. 23
Blue Canyon is located north of Summer Island in the Makunudu Cannel. The canyon arises from a Thila and large coral rock formation.

In the canyon itself there is an unbelievably huge variety of marine life. The most dominant and remarkable corals are the soft blue corals everywhere, reminding us of an explosion of fireworks. The degree of difficulty to this dive is (very) high, as we reach the reef of the Thila only at 22 meters. This means the descent as well as the ascent is made in the blue water.

To enjoy the full beauty of the soft corals, we have to dive here with (strong) currents so the corals open up. This is another reason why this dive is only recommended to experienced divers, as middle to strong currents make the decent pretty difficult at times.
Depth:        22 – 38 m                   
Current:    medium – strong
Level:       depending on the current       
Boat trip:    8 Min
NITROX recommended !       
FOR UNGUIDED DIVERS ONLY !!!!

KUDA THILA    No. 24
Kuda Thila is located north of Summer Island in the Makunudu Channel.
The top of the thila comes up to 8 meters and the reef itself drops to 30 meters.
Don’t underestimate the current, as it can easily pull you away from the reef. For this reason we make a straight decent down to the top of the thila.

When we arrive to the thila, we will dive with the current along the drop off, where we, and the fish, find a natural protection from the current behind big rock formations.
It is important to stay close to the thila (reef), otherwise the current becomes too strong and can sweep you away !
We end the dive doing our safety stop in the blue on top of the thila.

A wonderful dive site, offering lots of different things: big schooling fishes such as snapper, jacks, barracudas and sweet lips, but also nurse sharks and much more.
Depth:        15 – 30 m               
Current:    small – strong
Level:        depending on the current       
Boat trip:    10 Min
NITROX recommended !

ZIYAARA THILA    No. 25
The Ziyaara Thila is located in the wide channel in between Summer Island and Himmiya Faru, the western outer reef north of Summer Island.

The reef drops from 9 meters down up to more than 30 meters. As the reef gets more and more sandy around 25 meters, but the most interesting stuff can be seen between 10 and 20 meters !
Small overhangs with black coral, lionfish, groupers and lots more can be viewed in this Thila. Not only huge schools of fusiliers, banner fish and barracudas in the blue make this dive unforgettable.
Fascinating napoleons, scorpion fish, octopus and nudibranches will make this dive a real event.
Depth:        9 – 30 m                   
Current:    little – strong
Level:        easy – difficult                
Boat trip:    15 Min
NITROX recommended  !

ERI FARU    No. 26   
Eri Faru is north of Summer Island, located at the north side of the Makunudu Channel.

A recess in the reef has created a long sheltered inlet with a sandy bottom about 17 meters deep where white tip reef sharks are seen resting.
On the outside of this 20m wide sand street is a long reef with the top at 14 meters, descending to more than 30 meters. On the reef is a range of invertebrates: featherstars, sponges, seastars.
To finish the dive off, we’ll follow the main reef where we will find a well recovered reef with hard coral, fire and leather coral. The variety of this dive spot is amazing !
Tiefe:        5 – 25 m           
Current:    little - medium
Level:        easy - advanced       
Boat trip:    20 Min

KUDA FARU        No. 27
North of Summer Island, in the opening of the Makunudu Channel, we find Kuda Faru.
To dive this channel we make a drift dive from the outside of the channel to the inside. We try to jump close to the reef but depending on the conditions a decent in the blue water may be necessary; the current tends to push us inside the channel.

We leave the main reef and follow the sand saddle to the reef, which is like a thila at 15 meters. With a strong ingoing current divers can hang on to dead coral and watch grey and white tip reef sharks, eagle rays and big Napoleon pass.
The reef top has a good range of hard and soft coral and on the outer slopes are sponges, seawhips and seafans. Schooling fish, turtles and even stone fish can spotted here!

Kuda Faru is one of the diving highlights of the northwest. At this dive site, sharks are not sometimes seen, but a common occurrence.
Depth:        12 – 25 m       
Current:    little – strong
Level:        advanced– difficult            
Boat trip:    20 Min
NITROX recommended !

ERIYADHOO OUTSIDE    No. 28
The reef goes down from 5 to 28 meters, but gets steeper after 12 meters. The diversity of this dive is great as the whole reef is built by corners and curves and leads to a sandy bottom after 28 meters.

The dive starts on the top reef and continues to the rim where divers can go down to 25 meters. Huge coral blocs offer protection to big schools of Kashmir Snappers and oriental sweet lips. Lobster love to hide under the rocks and, with a little luck, we can find even a stingray or nurse shark in the area. Look out in the blue to see some Napoleons and eagle rays that tend to pass by. We finish the dive along the reef and on top of the reef, watching lionfish and moray eels.

An easy dive suited for everybody!
Depth:        6 – 30 m   
Current:    little – medium
Level:        easy                   
Boat trip:    25 Min

LEO’S REEF        No. 29
This dive site on the western outside reef is ideal for beginners as well as advanced divers. The Reef drops softly and merges at 25 to 30m into a sandy bottom. This reef will impress all eyes with it’s unique formations as well as how many different kinds of fish it houses! A little attraction can be the resting white tip reef sharks and string rays at the bottom.
The location of the reef attracts many reef fish and small predators. The colorful fusilier fish in light blue and yellow is some nice eye candy for all divers. The fish will begin by swimming in a dull motion next to the divers before the whole school flees in a wild zigzag formation, while the colors sparkle in the light like a personal firework show.

The fish aren’t the only highlight at this site, the bizarre caves and coral formations on the top reef make this easy dive pretty interesting.
Depth:        8 – 30 m           
Current:    little – medium
Level:        easy               
Boat trip:    25 Min

HIMMIYA OUTSIDE    No. 30
This dive site on the western outside reef is ideal for beginners as well as advanced divers. The Reef drops steeply and merges at 25 to 30m into a sandy bottom. This reef will impress all eyes with it’s unique formations as well as how many different kinds of fish it houses! A little attraction can be the resting white tip reef sharks and string rays at the bottom.
The location of the reef attracts many reef fish and small predators. The colorful fusilier fish in light blue and yellow is some nice eye candy for all divers.
The fish aren’t the only highlight at this site, the bizarre coral formations down and on the top reef make this easy dive pretty interesting.
Depth:        8 – 30 m           
Strömung:    leicht – mittel   
Level:        easy               
Boat trip:    35 Min

AYASIGGI OUTSIDE    No. 31
This dive site is located north of Summer Island at the western outside of the atoll.
The reef goes down from 7 to 28 meters, but gets steeper after 12 meters. The diversity of this dive is great as the whole reef is built by corners and curves and leads to a sandy bottom after 28 meters.

The dive starts on the top reef and continues to the rim where divers can go down to 25 meters. Huge coral blocs offer protection to big schools of Kashmir Snappers and oriental sweet lips.
Lobster love to hide under the rocks and, with a little luck, we can find even a stingray or nurse shark in the area. Look out in the blue to see some Napoleons and eagle rays that tend to pass by. We finish the dive along the reef and on top of the reef, watching lionfish and moray eels.
Depth:        7 – 30 m       
Current:    little – medium
Level:        easy               
Boat trip:    30 Min

AYASIGGI THILA    No. 32
After about 45 minutes by boat we reach the Dhuni Channel. The top of the thila starts at 12/15 meters and the reef drops down to more than 35 meters.
The whole thila is very impressive, thanks to the overhangs found one after the other. Beautiful colors of the soft corals make you curios to explore the reef in depth. Out in the blue we have the chance to see sharks and rays and endless schools of fish and cavorting turtles along the reef.
Depth:        12 – 30 m                   
Current:    little – strong
Level:         depending on the current       
Boat trip:    40 Min
NITROX recommended !

DEVIL’S ROCK    No. 33
North of Summer Island, about 50 minutes by boat, Devil’s Rock is found within the Akirifushi Channel.

About 80 meters away from the southern main reef of the channel there is a spectacular coral formation. A “needle” (about 150m x 80m) arises from a depth of more than 40 meters, you can even spot the peak in 12 meters from the surface!

We try to jump directly above and decent to the peak of the “needle” reef. We continue the dive to about 25 meters by circling this needle. With overhangs inviting us to stay and dive on through. Covered with soft corals, seawhips, seafans and black corals.
Depth:        10 – 30 m                   
Current:    little – strong
Level:         depending on the current       
Boat trip:    45 Min
NITROX recommended !

AKIRIFUSHI CAVES    No. 34
Akirifushi Island is located northwest in the North Male’ Atoll. The caves lie on the southern side of Akirifushi.

This entire reef is alive with coral growth and a healthy range of reef fish and is well worth the dive.

At one point, a range of caves and ledges all the way down the reef-face will be found. The reef is a haven for morays, groupers, emperor and puffer fish.

Depending on currents and circles, the dive can be fairly demanding !
Depth:        5 – 30 m               
Current:    little – strong
Level:        easy – advanced        
Boat trip:    50 Min
NITROX recommended !

CORAL BAY        No. 35   
The dive site Coral Bay is located in a protected bay. The reef has a steep drop and is built mainly by hard corals, such as table and finger corals. Seafans and sponges round off this already beautiful picture.

Schooling fish, as well as groupers, sweetlips and banner fishes love this environment. At a depth of about 25m, the reef merges into a sandy ground where reef sharks and rays like to rest.

An interesting diversified dive for divers of all levels !
Depth:        2 – 30 m               
Current:    no – little
Level:        easy – advanced        
Boat trip:    50 Min

FINOLHU CORNER    No. 36
North of Eriyadhu Island a sand bank can be found inside the atoll.

The dive starts at a steep wall where we find a nice overhang full of schooling cardinal fishes. The wall merges into a sandy field at about 30m depth, where you can often find white tip reef sharks hanging around.

We continue the dive towards the coral garden, which is build by numerous hard corals, table corals and many more. This area is home to turtles, snappers, fusiliers and octopus. Those who have an eye for nudibranches, cleaning shrimps, garden eels and worms, will not be disappointed by this dive site! Therefore, this is a dive site loved not only by macro photographers, but macro lovers alike!
Depth:        5 – 30 m           
Current:    little – medium
Level:        easy – advanced    
Boat trip:    50 Min

FINOLHU GARDEN    No. 37
This coral garden “shares” the sandbank with the dive site “Finolhu Corner”.
The reef drops slowly from 5 to more than 30m. Endless coral blocks with a beautiful natural cover is the basic build of this garden. Fusiliers, sweetlips, rays and turtles make this dive spot interesting and diverse.

You could name this dive site also “Garden of nudibranches”, as you can hardly find so many different species in any other place. Divers are often having a competition on who’ll find the most different nudibranches.

Covered in sand, sting rays can be found on this sites sandy bottom, along with the occasional resting reef shark.
Depth:        5 – 30 m           
Current:    little – medium
Level:        easy – advanced    
Boat trip:    50 Min

THE WALL    No. 38
Every diver is going to love this steep face. The wall begins at a depth of only 2 meters and drops to 30 meters. 

This dive site really caters to all levels: those who will stay shallow to witness all the beautiful colours of the wall and those who like to explore the overhangs at a deeper depth.
Besides the wonderful reef, Napoleon, white tip reef sharks and huge schooling fishes will impress the eye.
This kilometer long reef is perfect for a drift dive where currents are not too strong.
Depth:        5 – 30 m           
Current:    little – medium
Level:        easy – advanced   
.Boat trip:    40 Min

ERIYADHOO HOUSEREEF    No. 39   
On the southern part of the Eriyadhoo island we will dive along this part of the reef known as Eriyadhoo House Reef.

An impressive coral garden can be seen at the surprisingly shallow depth of 3-5 meters, formed by many hard corals such as table, finger and warty corals.
The reef drops down to more than 25 meters and offers protection to sleeping nurse and/or leopard sharks. Numerous sponges, snapper, surgeon fishes and banner fishes cavort around and divers are more then not eye to eye with Napoleons and turtles...
Depth:        3 – 25 m               
Current:    little
Level:        easy                    
Boat trip:    30 Min

CORAL GARDEN    No. 40
As the name tells us, divers can expect a lot of nice coral formations, alternating between bright sandy areas. Since this dive rarely has current, it is perfect for beginners and photographers. The macro-life is impressive with a variety of nudibranchs, colored mantis shrimps, worms and cleaning shrimps. The wonderful natural cover is perfect camouflage for ghost pipefish, scorpion fish and stonefish. Overhangs offer shelter to lion fish, morays and lobster. Over the sandy parts schooling fusiliers cavort and a remarkably large amount of “baby fish” schools can be seen in the coral garden.
Depth:        2 – 25 m               
Current:    no – little
Level:        easy                   
Boat trip:    25 Min