South Male Atoll
Scuba Diving is an exhilarating experience must have while holidaying in Maldives. The country is endowed with innumerable world-class dive locations. Maldives is a cluster of thousands of emerald isles surrounded by azure water of the Indian Ocean. South Male Atoll or South Kaafu Atoll is one of the atolls in Maldives with several popular diving sites. Kaafu Atoll comprises of North Male Atoll, South Male Atoll, Gaafaru Atoll and Kaashidhoo Atoll as four geographical atolls.
With strings of emerald isles, South Male Atoll beckons avid divers to taste a real thundering experience inside the turquoise water of the sea. Maafushi is the capital island of the atoll. Dotted with superb dive sites, profuse marine species and tropical weather, South Male atoll is a diver's paradise.
Vaadhoo Caves to the north side of Vaadhoo reef houses soft corals, squirrelfish, tuna and soldier fish. Kandooma Point is an ideal place for diving when the flow of the water current is inward. Watch triggerfish, groupers, tuna and hammerhead sharks. Yacht Thila located 1 km east of Dhigufinolhu Island Resort is a small thila with a diameter of 50 meters. A small vessel was deliberately sunk down to give the experience of wreck diving to tourist. The wreck houses moray eels, batfish and groupers.
Vaagali Thila located 300 southeast of the uninhabited island of Vaagali is a perfect dive site if you want to spot sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, fusiliers and jackfish. Schooling of snappers is often seen here. Gulhi Kandu, Cocoa Thila, Lhosfushi Kandu, Medhu Faru, Embudhu Canyon, Bolifushi Thila and Velassaru Faru are some of the dive sites in South Male Atoll filled with rich and colorful marine species.