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Diving in Alimathaa

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When to go to Alimathaa

Diving a year round activity with average air temperatures around 28-30C/82-86F. January to April are generally the best months for diving. Water temperature is 26 to 29C/78 to 83F. Visibility is around 15-30m/49-98ft all year round. Currents are from medium to strong. What to see It is a popular scuba diving destnation with an abundant fish life: plenty of nurse sharks, rays, stingrays, lobsters, batfish, unicornfish, barracudas, giant trevally, etc.

Scuba diving in Alimathaa

Alimathaa island, located on the eastern side of Felidhe Atoll, is famous for its green vegetation, more than 1km/0,62mi white sand beaches and aquamarine lagoons. The closest airport is in Male, from there you got to get a seaplane to get to Alimathaa. Around Alimatha island there are many stunning sites nearby for both experienced and beginners, some of them are Myaru Kandu (one of the most famous channel dives in the world), Fotteyo Kandu (big interesting caves, the spectrum of different colours found in the wall-covering soft corals), Alimathaa Kandu, and others. Also there are dive excursions to the beautiful sites surrounding the islands including the national park area of Dewana Kandu (10min by boat from Alimatha).