Scuba diving in Broken Rock

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 68.88 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Current
Medium
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft

Broken Rock is located in the southern part of Ari Atoll, in the Dhigurah Channel, and is one of the most well-known dive spots in the region. It is a canyon in an oval-shaped coral reef 50m/164ft long and 2m/6ft wide. The reef was cracked in two areas by water streams and has a large crevice in the very center which formed a tunnel. On both walls of the tunnel there are plenty of cavities covered with gorgonians and sponges. The bottom of the reef is covered with predominantly soft corals, while two beautiful coral blocks can be found at a depth of 25-30m/82-98ft on the north side of the reef.

When to go

Broken Rock can be visited at any time of the year, but the best time is from December to May, during the northeast monsoon, when the sea surface is almost never choppy. The sea temperature in this area is stable and hovers between 26-29C/79-82F.

What to see

The Broken Rock dive site has thriving, magnificent corals, sea fans, and gorgonians growing on the walls of the canyon. Some of the site's inhabitants and frequent guests are stately Napoleon wrasses, fantastic-looking triggerfish, and one of the most whimsical marine creatures, pufferfish. Turtles, moray eels, and barracudas are also likely to be seen here.


Reachable from

Vilamendhoo, Dhigurah

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    5 Dives Package

    5 Dives - included tank, tank filling, weight, weight belt Diving on the best spots around Vilamendhoo Island Resort. Every certified diver can book this package. Dives can be used over the holiday period. Morning- afternoon or night dives are available and can be chosen freely (according to your experience- inexperienced divers - divers with 40 dives or less will be guided. Experienced divers can conduct the dive with their dive buddy on their own or choose a guide - according to the divers preferences and experience. Nitrox 32 is free of charge for Nitrox certified divers. The package can also be used for Specialty dive training - a training fee, certifications fees and course material would be payable locally. A great variety of special dive excursions such as full days, early morning dives, sun set dives and house reef dives, can also be used within this purchased package depending on the certification and experience of the diver.
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    10 Dives Package

    10 Dives - included tank, tank filling, weight, weight belt Diving to the best dive spots around Vilamendhoo Island Resort. Dives can be used over the entire holiday period. Every certified diver can book this package. Unused dives are non refundable. Morning- afternoon or night dives are available and can be chosen freely (inexperienced divers - divers with 40 dives or less will be guided.) Experienced divers can conduct the dive with their dive buddy on their own or choose a guide - according to the divers preferences and experience. Nitrox 32 is free of charge for Nitrox certified divers. The package can also be used for Specialty dive training - a training fee per dive, certifications fees, course material and boat trips are payable locally. A great variety of special dive excursions such as full days, early morning dives, sun set dives and house reef dives, can also be used within this purchased package depending on the certification and experience of the diver.
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  • Dhigurah Island Divers

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    This product is for certified divers only. There are over 40 dive sites close by (all within a one hour boat ride) and offer a huge variety of corals, fish life and of course, the chance for big fish encounters. Stunning coral formations, incredible colors and a huge variety of fish life have made the Ari Atoll one of the top diving destinations around the world. Add into the mix regular Manta Ray and Whaleshark sightings, and its clear to understand why people keep coming back for more. Dive sites such as Kuda Rah Thila, Broken Rock, Manta Point and Maamigili Beru are all within easy reach of Dhigurah. From January till end of March visits to Manta Dive Sites are made several times a week. In April, May and then again September through to November there is a good chance of seeing whalesharks in the area.

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