Also named as Felidhoo Atoll, Vaavu Atoll in Maldives comprises of 19 beautiful isles. It is the smallest atolls in Maldives. Vaavu Atoll or Felidhoo Atoll is 40 miles from the heart of Maldives, Male. The transfer time from Male to the atoll is 90 minutes by speedboat ride and 5 hours by dhoni. Vaavu Atoll has been developed with two natural atolls - the main Vaavu Atoll and Vattaru with an untouched isle. Vaavu has a shape of a boot.
Tourism in Vaavu atoll started from 1975 and has gained its reputation as one of the finest atolls in Maldives. Through out a year, this atoll is an ideal place to sight sharks and mantas.
Vaavu atoll has world-class diving sites in Maldives. To the eastern edge of the atoll, Fotteyo Kandu is one of the most favored dive sites and counted as one of the top five dive sites n the world. To the eastern side of the Vaavu atoll, reefs are perfect for snorkeling and diving. You might spot hammerhead sharks here. Miaru Kandu and Dhiggiri Corner have high concentration of aquatic species including gray reef sharks, giant tunas, eagle rays and many other colorful reef fishes