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Diving in Maayafushi Island
When to go to Maayafushi Island
Diving can be done all year round with an average air temperature of 26-32C/79-90F. The water temperature is 28C/82F in December and 30C/86F in April. The water visibility range is 10-30m/33-98ft. What to see The waters around Maayafushi Island have a rich diversity of marine life, including thousands of colorful fish, corals, turtles, rays, and sharks. Dogtooth tuna, great barracudas, stonefish, blue-faced angelfish, big snappers, jacks, Moorish idols, tall-fin batfish, parrotfish, butterflyfish, clown triggerfish, and lionfish also can be found there. Diving is possible for novice and experienced divers.
Scuba diving in Maayafushi Island
Maayafushi Island is located in the North Ari Atoll. The closest airport is in Male, that is connected by ferry to Maayafushi Island. There is clear water, beautiful white beaches, and wonderful local plant life. Divers can explore many caves and overhangs. The island’s location gives divers access to many of the best dives in the Maldives, which have been included in lists of the world’s best dive sites. Two that have been protected as Marine Reserves by the Maldivian government are Maaya Thila (avg. depth of 15m/49ft, max. depth of 30m/98ft) and Fish Head (avg. depth of 20m/66ft, max. depth of 42m/138ft), and another is the Fesdhu wreck (a 30-m/98-ft-long fishing boat with an average depth of 27m/88.5ft). Also divers will enjoy Halaveli Wreck and Hafza Thila dive sites.
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