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Hanifaru Bay

17 liveaboards
  • Diver level:

  • Depth max:

    20 m
  • Visibility:

    to 30m
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Abundant sea life

Hanifaru Lagoon is a dive site located in Baa Atoll in the Maldives and is part of a biosphere reserve and a protected marine area. This lagoon is accompanied by a vegetated sand cay and a hard coral reef with shallow waters and light currents. Hanifaru Bay in Baa Atoll is a world-renowned destination that invites you to partake in an underwater ballet with the graceful manta rays. Mantas exhibit a tranquil and rhythmic feeding routine, often characterized by barrel rolls and graceful maneuvers near the water's surface. Hanifaru Bay stands as the globe's foremost haven for manta ray feeding activity

When To Go Diving

It is possible to dive at Hanifaru Lagoon year-round, but the best time is the dry season from December to May. The southwest monsoon comes with rain and wind between June and November. The average air temperature is 28-30C/82-86F, and the water temperature averages 26-29°C (79-84°F)

What to see

The highlight of this dive site is the opportunity to see a large number of manta rays at one time, sometimes with whale sharks joining them. Other species include sea turtles, barracudas, snappers, jacks, and triggerfish

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