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Diving in Hanimaadhoo

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When to go to Hanimaadhoo

The best conditions for diving around Hanimaadhoo take place from January to May, but it is possible to dive all year round. The rainy season usually lasts from June to November. The air averages 29-30C/84-86F, while the water stays around 26-28C/79-82F. What to see Hanimaadhoo presents an abundance of species such as triggerfish, snapper, grouper, trevallies, squirrelfish, octopi, and lionfish. The larger species include gray reef sharks, Napoleon wrasses, eagle rays, and barracudas.

Scuba diving in Hanimaadhoo

Hanimaadhoo is an island of Haa Dhaalu Atoll that is a popular diving destination. It features some beautiful, healthy reefs full of hard and soft corals of all colors, interestingly shaped pinnacles, swim-throughs, and overhangs. The currents are light to medium around this island, which allows divers of all levels to enjoy underwater explorations. Most popular dive sites The best-known dive sites around Hanimaadhoo include Nellaidhoo Thila, Anemone Thila, Rifga Thila and Baarah Reef. Rifga Thila is a house reef with some caverns and a drop-off that is popular for spotting enormous manta rays. Baarah Reef has a wall covered by sponges and corals of different types, and is known for having opportunities to see turtles in the shallower waters. The depth of the dive sites around this destination varies from 5-35m/16-115ft.