Dhaalu Atoll


The rare and enrapturing beauty of the underwater realm has put Maldives in the best holiday destination list. There are 26 atolls in Maldives surrounded by crystalline turquoise water of the sea. Dhaalu Atoll or South Nilandhoo Atoll located 150 km from the tourism hub of Maldives, Male, is 38 km long and 23 km wide with several dives sites. The atoll comprises of 8 inhabited isles, two beautiful tropical paradise resorts and many deserted isles. With a total number of 46 isles, Dhaalu Atoll is just 5 km south of Faafu Atoll.
Dhaalu Atoll has been known for offering exciting dive spots. Two resorts in the atoll are placed in the northeast edge in close proximity to . The most important feature of diving here is that you will find turtles in large numbers while diving from any part of the atoll.
Wreck diving has been considered to offers exciting and adventurous diving to earnest divers. These wreck diving sites with historical background not only entice earnest divers but also variety of aquatic life. Kudahuvadhoo Island, also the capital island of the atoll, located to the southern edge of Dhaalu Atoll has two exotic wreck diving sites- Liffey and Utheemu 1. Liffey sunk in 1879 and Utheemu 1 in 1960 are home to various colorful fishes and invertebrates.
Macro Spot subjects to no water current is an idyllic place for novices with a depth range of 3-12 m. Kermitt Corner, Thibisa Far Garden and Velavaru Kandu are for medium and advanced divers. Napoleon wrasse, turtles, mantas, gray reef sharks and tunas can be found in large numbers. Dhaalu Atoll in Maldives has various unspoilt diving sites, which needed to be discovered.