Scuba diving in Fushi Kandu (Laamu Atoll)

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 59.04 ft
Maximum: 114.8 ft
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft

Fushi Kandu is 250m/820ft long, and one of the best and most-visited channel sites. Fushi Kandu is located between the islands of Kandaru and Maabaidhoo (Maldives), with a little desert island in the middle. The coral structures are better in the channel than at the corners, which are located at the openings at 15m/49ft and 22m/71ft. Near the edge of the atoll, the reef inclines toward the shore at 35m/115ft. Night dives are also wonderful here.

When to go

Divers can dive at Fushi Kandu year-round. The best time to dive is May to November. The water temperature averages 27-30C/80-86F.

What to see

Divers can spot many creatures, such as schools of jacks, surgeonfish, eagle rays, sharks, barracudas, tuna, turtles, wrasses, stingrays, and mantas.

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  • Gan Reveries Diving Village

    Full Day Trip (3 Dives)

    3 guided dives. This product is for certified divers only. Laamu Atoll is an untouched paradise for snorkelers and divers. With relatively few channels, great visibility, beautiful hard coral formations and weak currents, this perfect for photographers. Inner reefs are home to both small macro and larger animals such as turtles. The channels to the north provide adrenalin-charged current diving for the more experienced. These channels are packed with fish, sharks and eagle rays while on the outer reef; we may encounter mantas and whale sharks.

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