Diving in Maldives

If you're ever been in Maldives, you will know, it is very different from the rest of the world.

The Dive guides and also the boat crew seems like to speak about secrets, we don't know.



does it means, like the different coral formation here in Maldives:


THILA, coral formation, mostly in a circle shape different diameter, the top of the reef CAN be crossed by each tide and all weather conditions.

GIRI, coral formation, same like a thila, but it is possible, the top of the reef rise the surface, means, the reef CAN'T be crossed at all condition .

HAA, it's it the same like a thila without any coral covered top reef.

KANDU, a channel which connect the inside and outside of the atoll.

FARU, a long fringing reef, sometimes it breakes the surface and goes outside to deeeps more than 300 meters.

FUSHI, is the name for a little island on top of a faru.

FINOLHU, is the name for a small island with limited vegetation.

RHA, is the meaning of norml sized islands.

ATOLL, means, a big coral boundery with a huge amount of islands inside, the max depth is around 70m 

the maldives counts 26 atolls from north to south direction, west of india.


there are 5 major streams working the maldivian indian ocean, by two monsoon seasons, and the moon positions 

south west monsoon, from approxemately end of may to mid, end of november, whitch is wet and stormy weather.

north east monsoon, from november to may, brings clear warm water and mostly sunny weather, and mainly stronger currents.


the maldives, well known as the home of the biggest fish on this planet, the whale shark, and manta rays as well

there are two places where the whale sharks can be seen, in the south of Ari Atoll, on Maamigili island and Hanifaru Bay in Baa Atoll.

allover the maldives we can find some cleaning stations for manta rays, depends on the season they are more on the west or east side of the maldives 


further interesting fish, for sure, that's the big variation of different kind of sharks.

during the night you can see in shallow lagoons Black Tip Reef Sharks, hunting for small fishes 

in deeper water you can find White Tip Reef Sharks and many more