Kandus


Over the years, Maldives has dominated the world's diving scenario. Majority of tourists visit Maldives to satisfy their quench for scuba diving. With thousands of serene unspoiled islands and best diving sites, Maldives has grown to be one of the most sought after destination of the world.

Scuba diving in Maldives has two types of diving sites- kandu and thila. A Kandu is a channel, called in Dhivehi, between reefs or islands on to the fringes of an atoll. Kandus are ultimate for drift dives and also allure several marine species with abundance of planktons as the flow of tidal current produces coral growth. A kandu is a site where reef fishes, sharks and eagle rays are at its peak.

Hulhidhoo Kandu wedged between Aarah and Hulhudhoo, the deserted islands, is an ideal site for diving in Maldives. To the outer side of the reef, a terraced rice field shaped reef, is considered to be a best spot for adventure enthusiasts for diving. Spot manta rays, snapper, turtles, reef fish, tuna and many other marine species here.

Spot eagle ray and sharks in Rasfari Kandu located in North Male Atoll. As the tidal current is strong, the diving becomes more challenging and adventurous.

Guraidhoo located in South Male Atoll is popular among tourists and locals for about hundred of dolphins spinning and playing.

Fushi Kandu is a channel running in between Fushi Falhu and Dhiggaru Falhu with a sand bank at around 30 metres to the corner. Caves on to the outer side of Fushi Kandu concentrate plenty of sharks and reef fish. Kandus are an ideal drift diving site when there is incoming tide and the underwater visibility in diving exceeds 150 feet. The water current in diving location in Maldives makes diving more exciting and thrilling.