Thilas


Scuba diving in Maldives is considered to be the most exciting and adventurous way to discover and to unfold secrets of the underwater world. Maldives beckons adventure enthusiasts to experience the thrilling journey to the unspoiled world of water. The islands of Maldives are blessed with several bewildering dive sites. A thila is a huge coral structure projecting out of sea water. The underwater reef has been structured out in plain or round shape inside the atoll. Diving in Maldives is considered as acting with the flow of water current or flowing with the current. The top reef offers treasure of reef fish and caves on the site houses affluent aquatic life. A thila is a paradise for divers as it provides spectacular view of reef fish, tuna, sharks and manta rays.

Angaga Thila in South Ari Atoll has been considered the best diving site in Maldives for advanced divers. It has conglomeration of grey reef sharks when the tidal current is strongest. You can also spot stonefish, snails and crabs on to the top of reef. Barabaru Thila in South Ari Atoll invites advanced divers and does not recommend for beginners. The site is rich with corals and fish like snappers, tunas and white reef sharks.

Maaya Thila on North Ari Atoll is a best diving site beginners with tidal current flowing from light to strong. Tinfushi Thila is a long around 120 metres but thin thila in a channel or kandu with caves. This diving site is quite a delightful place for avid divers. The caves are concentrated with rich and vibrant marine life. White tip reef sharks, napoleon wrasse and eagle rays are regular visitors. The best part of diving in this region is on the eastern and northern sides of the thila.

 

Ukulhas Thila, a 300 metre long, located in North Ari Atoll and just 10 minutes away from Veligandu is for intermediate and advanced divers and has low air consumption. Because of strong water current beginners may face difficulty in diving in Ukulhas thila. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse at manta rays.

Vilamendhoo thila on South Ari Atoll, Bodufinolhu Thila and Kudarah Thila are other thilas in Maldives famous for magnificent underwater world and flow of current. While immersing in thila diving, take extra torch light as underwater visibility factor plays an important role in scuba diving. Scuba diving in Maldives beckons avid divers to experience once in a lifetime opportunity. There are many unspoiled thilas in Maldives offering the ultimate diving sites with light to strong current.