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Diving in Maafushi Island

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When to go to Maafushi Island

It is possible to dive at Maafushi all year round, but the sea conditions are better from January through May. The rainy season starts in June and lasts to November. The average air temperature is 29-30C-84-86F, while the water is often around 26-28C/79-82F. The current ranges from light to moderate. What to see Maafushi serves as a shelter for various types of reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, barracudas, giant tuna, manta rays, and Napoleon wrasses. The smaller species are Moorish idols, sailfish, octopi, nudibranchs, and squirrelfish. The colorful reef is ornate with staghorn and table corals, purple fans, and gorgonians.

Scuba diving in Maafushi Island

Maafushi is an island off Kaafu Atoll in the Maldives that is popular for its beautiful, relaxed beaches and interesting diving opportunities. The closest airport is in Male, that is connected by ferry to Maafushi Island. This destination features some adventurous shipwrecks, caves, overhangs, and swim-throughs. It has something to offer for divers of all levels. Most popular dive sites The most famous dive sites at Maafushi are the Kuda Giri Wreck (large cargo boat covered by hard and soft corals), Cocoa Corner (picturesque underwater landscape full of caves), and Guraidhoo Corner (great drift diving). The depth of the dive sites varies from 7-35m/23-115ft. Also worth visiting are Kandooma Thila and Embudhoo Kandu.