Huvadhoo Atoll

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From Boat
Diver Level
Average: 49.2 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Moderate to strong.
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 82 ft

Huvadhoo Atoll is a dive site in the Maldives known for its beautiful coral reef structures and abundant marine life. It has channels, drop-offs, and overhangs. Some interesting dive sites nearby are Nilandhoo Kandu (channel and drop-off down to 40m/131ft), Maarehaa Kandu (a great wall and coral reef popular for drift diving), and Vaadhoo Thila (full of caverns and caves at the depth between 7-40m/23-131ft).

When to go

This dive site has warm waters for diving year-round, but the best conditions are from January to May. The average water temperature is 26-29C/79-84F, while the air is generally 28-30C/82-86F.

What to see

Huvadhoo Atoll is full of gray reef sharks, leopard sharks, eagle rays, tuna, and stingrays. Other fish include parrotfish, surgeonfish, shrimp, and nudibranchs. Green sea turtles are often seen here.

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