Noonu Atoll

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Access
From Boat
Diver Level
Novice
Depth
Average: 39.36 ft
Maximum: 104.96 ft
Current
Strong
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 65.6 ft

Noonu Atoll is an island in the north of the Maldives that has a few exciting dive sites with exciting topography for divers of all levels. These include Orimas Thilaat (a drop-down that leads to a sandy channel at 30m/98ft and then to a shark cleaning station) and Christmas Tree Rock (a pinnacle with an interesting shape with swim-throughs and coral gardens, depth of 2-15m/7-49ft). The waters at this site can get choppy during the rainy season with currents of over 2 knots.

When to go

The best time to dive at Noonu Atoll is during the dry season, from January to May. The rainy season is from June to November. The average sea temperature is 27-28C/81-82F, while the air ranges between 29-31C/84-88F.

What to see

Gray reef sharks and eagle rays are typical inhabitants of Noonu Atoll. Other species at dive sites around here include orange basslets, dottybacks, snapper, and trevallies.


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