Scuba diving in Alimathaa Kandu

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 20 m
Maximum: 40 m
Medium ( 1-2 knots)
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m

This channel features a wall and an intermediate reef, that gently slopes downwards on either side of the channel. Alimatha presents excellent night diving opportunities. There is a little drop off on the right side at the beginning of the channel, covered with beautiful hard coral and some soft corals.

When to go

Diving in Maldives is available all year round, but conditions are best from late December to May. Water temperatures vary from 26C/78F to 29C/84F.

What to see

Divers are pretty much guaranteed to see stingrays, eagle rays, jacks, barracuda, lots of giant trevallies, nurse sharks, white tip and big grey reef sharks and tuna as well as the occasional hammerhead shark.

Reachable from

Thinadhoo, Dhiggiri, Alimathaa

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