Scuba diving in Kuramathi Wreck
The Kuramathi wreck is located close to the island of Kuramathi, Maldives and can be easily reached in just 2 minutes by boat. The wreck is a 40m/131ft-long freighter that was sunk in 1987. The Kuramathi wreck is resting at a maximum depth of 20m/66ft, and during the years, it developed into an artificial reef, providing shelters for many different fish species. Moray eels and lots of shrimp live in the steering house, while the masts became home for hundreds of pufferfish. On the sea bottom near the wreck, divers can spot numerous rays, and in the surrounding waters they will see passing barracudas and other big fish that use this area as their hunting ground.
When to go
The best season for diving at this site is from December to May, when there is less rain and the water conditions are calmer. However, it is possible to dive here all year round, because the average water temperature is 26-29C/79-84F throughout the year.
What to see
While exploring the wreck of the 40m/131ft-long cargo vessel overgrown with hard and soft corals, divers will see a variety of marine species, including shrimp, moray eels, lobsters, pufferfish, cardinalfish, rays, grouper, and barracudas.
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