Scuba diving in Cocoa Corner
Cocoa Corner is a diverse dive site near South Malé Atoll in the Maldives that is has a 400m/1312ft-long pinnacle and steep drop-off. It also features caverns, ravines, and overhangs full of beautiful sea life. The current ranges from minimal to very strong, which greatly affects the number of fish and conditions.
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When to go
The best time to go to Cocoa Corner is from December to May, but it is possible to dive here throughout the whole year. The rainy season is usually from June to November. The temperature of the air is often around 28-30C/82-86F, and the water ranges between 26-29C/79-84F.
What to see
It is better to keep an eye on sheltered positions to enjoy the view and the various species. Cocoa Corner serves as home for large species like eagle rays, tuna, barracudas, trevallies, and gray reef sharks. Divers can also often observe sweetlips, trumpetfish, snapper, and rock cod. This dive site is full of bright sponges and gorgonians.