Into The Deep Blue: Your Chance To Encounter Some Of The Most Magical Creatures Of The Underwater World
Take on an ocean adventure to discover the abundant underwater world of the Maldives with half and full-day diving safaris into the deep. Hop aboard the speedboat for the start of your underwater voyage, with experiences as remote as they are beautiful. Qualified divers can find a wealth of sites to uncover with around 35 sites near to Anantara Dhigu alone in this year-round destination offering temperate waters and excellent visibility. Beginners can also get a taste for the deep blue with a Discover Scuba Diving introductory dive or take on the PADI certification course.
CHOOSE TO DIVE IN
This teardrop-shaped reef is one of the most thrilling dive spots in the South Male Atoll. Famous for its abundant sea-life including dogtooth tuna and barracuda, ‘Jack’s Corner’ has a cave at 23 metres with soft coral and dense schools of bigeye trevally and snapper.
KUDA GIRI WRECK
An exciting reef for beginners or wreck-lovers, Kuda Giri Wreck is full of holes and overhangs which have become home to a rich array of marine life. Located west of Dhigufinolhu, the steel wreck boasts residents including ghost pipefish, leaf fish and nudibranch, hiding in the well-preserved structure’s many hideaways.
Boasting turtles, grey reef sharks and eagle rays, Guraidhoo Corner is a unique spot for spotting a rich array of the region’s marine life. Whether an outgoing or ingoing current, Guraidhoo promises to never disappoint.
This sandy enclave is a favourite for spotting mantas between July and September, gathering around the undulating sandy bottom when outgoing currents are most frequent. The sandy terrain means visibility is around 15 metres due to the outgoing currents but its unique bathymetry makes it a spot not to be missed.
Famous for its population of sharks, Miyaru Faru, located at the southern end of Fushidhiggaru Falhu, is home to the likes of white-tip and grey reef sharks, eagle rays and giant Napoleon fish, found around the verdant overhangs at 17 metres. Dive deeper and you’ll discover the leopard sharks which can be seen laying on the sandy bed, making it easy for divers to savour the magnificence of these graceful species.