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Diving in Bandos

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When to go to Bandos

It is possible to dive at Bandos Island all year, but the best time is from January to May. The rainy season usually comes in June and ends in November. The average water temperature ranges between 26-28C/79-82F, and the air temperature is about 29-30C-84-86F. The current is light to moderate, usually between 1 and 2 knots. The visibility ranges between 15-25m/49-82ft. What to see The larger species at Bandos include blacktip and whitetip sharks, eagle rays, sea turtles, and barracudas. The small inhabitants at this destination are the blennies, clownfish, parrotfish, leaf fish, and sailfish that hide among the rocks, as well as bright sponges and all variations of gorgeous corals.

Scuba diving in Bandos

Bandos Island is a tropical resort located close to North Malé Atoll that is especially popular with divers. Diving here ranges from the shallow waters of the colorful reef to deep shipwrecks for advanced divers. The current varies between none to moderate at the destination. Most popular dive sites Some of the most popular dive sites around Bandos are Manta Point, with giant flying manta rays, Okobe Thila, with its beautiful underwater landscape and pinnacles worth photographing, Bandos Rock, with a house reef full of various marine life, as well as Kuda Haa, Banana reef, and Nassimo Thila.