To the south of Male

   This is a classical route of diving safaris on the Maldives. The yachts leave Male and go to the south through the channel to the South Male and Feidhu atolls. The voyage ends at North Male atoll. From December to March this route is chosen by most of the safari yachts owing to calm waters, a variety of dive-sites and all underwater dwellers, including reef sharks, giant mantas and whale sharks.
    Depending on the duration of the safari and diver’s level of preparation, the guides can offer a wide variety of sites and the route can be prolonged further to the south to Mulakhu and Nilandu atolls. Splendid night dives can take place here. One can also spend time fishing large ocean fish: tunas, dorados, sailfish and wahoos. See details and check prices for Maldives liveaboards.
Location: the north of Indian Ocean
What to see: soft corals, pelagic fish, squirrelfish, triggerfish, soldier fish, batfish, groupers, tunas, hammerhead sharks, grey reef sharks, whale sharks, mantas, moray eels, eagle rays
Depth: 5-40m/16-131ft
Currents: 1 knot
Visibility: 15-30m/49-98ft
Season for diving: The best time is from December to March.
The average water temperature is 26-29C/78-84F

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