Deep South Atoll

An extraordinary adventure, where divers can witness the wonders of the ocean in a secluded and pristine environment



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USD 1,400 per trip

Thrilling shark encounters
Remote Dive Sites

Diving Deep South Atolls of the Maldives offer a thrilling and captivating diving experience, promising encounters with some of the ocean's most majestic creatures. This remote region is a haven for divers seeking adventure and unique marine encounters.
One of the main attractions of the Deep South Atolls is the chance to encounter tiger sharks, oceanic manta rays, and thresher sharks. These awe-inspiring creatures grace the waters, providing divers with rare and unforgettable moments. The oceanic manta rays gracefully glide through the deep blue, while the thresher sharks mesmerize with their elegant movements. The Deep South Atolls also boast incredible visibility, allowing divers to witness the underwater beauty in its full splendor. The clear waters provide the perfect backdrop for the diverse marine life and vibrant coral reefs that inhabit this region.
Among the world-class channels (kandus) in this area, sites such as Vilingilli, Koodoo, Nilandhoo, and Mareehaa stand out, offering thrilling drift dives and encounters with various marine species. In Fuvahmulah, a unique oceanic island, divers have the opportunity to meet tiger sharks, silky sharks, silver tip sharks, and thresher sharks on the south plateaux. This island's remote location adds an element of untouched wilderness to the diving experience. Diving in Gan Atoll reveals a rich aquatic tapestry, including sightings of majestic manta rays, curious reef sharks, playful clownfish among anemones, and the occasional encounter with elusive but stunning hammerhead sharks, creating an unforgettable underwater tableau. You can spot parrotfish and butterflyfish, and the occasional reef shark patrolling the area while diving at Addu Atoll.
To reach the Deep South Atolls, a domestic flight to Gan International Airport is required. The journey to this remote diving paradise is rewarded with unparalleled marine encounters and the chance to explore some of the most unspoiled underwater landscapes in the world

Must see dive sites of Deep South Atoll

The Deep South Atolls of the Maldives encompass a realm of dive sites that offer a treasure trove of underwater wonders. From Addu Atoll to Gan, Fuvahmulah, and Huvadhoo Atoll, each location reveals a unique and captivating diving experience. Addu Atoll, known as the southernmost atoll in the Maldives, offers a diverse array of dive sites. The British Loyalty wreck, a WWII cargo ship resting on the seabed, attracts history enthusiasts and marine life alike. The vibrant coral reefs around the atoll are alive with colorful tropical fish, and lucky divers may spot eagle rays and gentle nurse sharks gracefully gliding through the waters.

Gan, an island in Addu Atoll, is renowned for its channel dives and pristine coral gardens. Diving at Gan showcases the mesmerizing underwater landscape of overhangs and caverns, which harbor an array of marine species. Drift diving along the channels provides thrilling encounters with pelagic species, making each dive an adrenaline-pumping adventure. Fuvahmulah stands out as a unique oceanic island, and diving here offers a chance to encounter a wide variety of sharks, including tiger sharks, silky sharks, and silvertip sharks on the south plateaux. The island's remote location adds an element of untouched wilderness to the diving experience, creating a sense of exploration and discovery. Huvadhoo Atoll, one of the largest in the Maldives, boasts numerous world-class dive sites, including Vilingilli, Koodoo, Nilandhoo, and Mareehaa channels. These channels attract nutrient-rich currents, resulting in a vibrant marine ecosystem and incredible encounters with marine life. Divers can expect to witness schools of fish, majestic mantas, and the occasional whale shark during their exploration of these channels


When To Go Dive at Deep South Atoll

January to March is considered one of the best times to go diving in the Deep South Atolls of the Maldives. During these months, the weather conditions are generally favorable, with calm seas and good visibility. The water temperature is also comfortable, making it a delightful experience for divers.

This period coincides with the high season, offering divers the opportunity to encounter a diverse range of marine life, including oceanic manta rays, tiger sharks, and other pelagic species. The nutrient-rich currents attract abundant marine biodiversity, creating thrilling encounters for underwater enthusiasts.

The water temperature typically ranges from 26°C to 30°C (79°F to 86°F). These temperatures provide a warm and comfortable environment for divers to explore the underwater wonders of the region

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