Scuba diving in Dhonfanu Thila

From Boat
Diver level
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 82 ft
Average: 65.6 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft

Dhonfanu Thila is a topographically beautiful dive site near Baa Atoll, Maldives that has a pinnacle surrounded by changing currents. There are many overhangs and drop-offs around it, but the narrow swim-through is the most exciting part. It leads to a pool with a lighter current that is full of various species.

When to go

Diving is better around Dhonfanu Thila during the dry months of January through May, but it is also possible to dive at other times. The rainy season is from June to November. The average water temperature is between 26-29C/79-84F, and the air ranges from 28-30C/82-86F.

What to see

This dive site is well-known for manta rays and larger pelagic fish. Dhonfanu Thila is full of cleaner wrasses, fusiliers, triggerfish, parrotfish, butterflyfish, and lots of soldierfish.

Reachable from

Royal Island, Kihaadhuffaru

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