Olhugiri Kandu, Thaa Atoll, offers different ecosystems including a sandbank, a wall, a corner and an outside reef all in one dive site.On the sandbank many garden eels can be found as well as goat fish, shrimps and gobies. As you get deeper the variety of species grow and one can see soldier fish, scorpion fish, lion fish, groupers and sweetlips. Big Napoleon wrasse can be seen as well as fusiliers, unicorn fish, groupers, snappers and red toothed triggerfish. Reef sharks and eagle rays may also be seen here.
Fotteyo Reef - Felidhoo Kandu is an excellent dive regarded by many divers as the best dive site in the Maldives. It is a photographer's paradise and a Mecca for marine biologists. In the course of this dive it is always possible to see schools of trevally, tuna, barracuda and grey reef sharks on the outside reef; white tips and sting rays on the sand beds of the channel and turtles along the channel walls.
Ekefaru Kandu - Northern Huvadhoo Atoll has a deep channel and offers divers the opportunity to view numerous species of reef shark and rays. Dog-tooth tuna, snappers, baracuda and jacks are amongst the schools of fish that can be seen. The reef here teems with life and the corals are in great condition.
Kuda Giri Wreck - South Male Atoll Lying between 20 and 35m (80-115ft) this steel wreckage attracts a mutlitude of marine life including a resident giant frogfish. Ascending the reef 'tower', you can find leaf fish, scorpion fish and other benthic species resting and hiding amongst the staghorn corals.
The Maldives has two very distinct seasons. The “dry season” runs from January through to March, also known as the Northeast Monsoon. The “wet season” is from mid-May until November, and known as the Southwest Monsoon. Throughout the year the climate remains almost constant with average temperatures of 30°C (86°F) giving sunny days and light winds in the evenings. Thunderstorms can occur during the southwest monsoon and you will experience cloudy days – however the rain can be a relief from the high temperatures.Water temperatures are broadly similar throughout the region; and rarely vary beyond 27-30°C (81-86°F) Most guests find that a 3mm shorty and possibly a rash vest is suitable. However, for guests who feel the cold easily, especially with repeated diving, then we recommend to bring your own 5mm. In short bring what you feel most comfortable in.