Diving in Dhaalu Atoll

 

dhaalu 250DHAALU ATOLL’S WIDE CHANNELS ARE SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS. ADVANCED DIVERS CAN EXPLORE THE DEEPER CAVES. EXPECT DROP-OFFS, STUNNING ANEMONE CORALS, MORAY EELS, MOBULA RAYS AND COLORFUL GOBIES.

Dhaalu Atoll’s scuba is perfect for beginners due to its wider channels and shallower drop-offs. But advanced divers can still explore greater depths and enjoy the thrill of drift diving in stronger currents.

On the inside of the lagoon, on Lohi Island, is a cave dive that is suitable for both beginners and advanced divers. During stronger currents, it’s still an easy dive as you drift to explore the overhangs. You’ll see sea fans on the edges of the overhangs, and red, yellow and pink sponges. If it’s dark enough, flower corals’ tentacles extend to feed. Frogfish and mobula mantas may also be seen. After the caves, you’ll see Clark’s and Maldivian anemonefish. [PADI TRAVEL]

 

DIVING IN DHAALU ATOLL QUICK FACTS

 

 

Depth.
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Topography
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Coral life
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Sponges
Note: Geo global warming plus negative interference of human impact coral bleaching & coral predation have taken a devastating effect. However, there are some ................

MEGA FAUNA

Rays:
Oceanic Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Sting Ray
Devil Ray
Guitar Ray

Oceanic Sharks:
Tigershark
Hammerhead Shark (North Ari Atoll)
Great Hammerhead Shark (North Ari Atoll)
Bull Shark
Whaleshark
Threshershark
Silky Shark

Reef Sharks:
Blacktip Shark
Whitetip Shark
Silvertip Shark
Gray Shark

Turtles:
Green Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley

Sea Mammals:
Bottle Nose Dolphin 
Spinner Dolphi


MACRO

Nudibranch, Crab, Shrimp, Lobster, Octopus, Ghost Pipe Fish, Frog Fish, Stone Fish, Scorpion Fish, Leaf Fish ,Eel ,Blenny Fish, Flounders,  Many more.


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WHAT TO SEE:

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o   chance
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    J F M A M J J A S O N D
  Reef Manta                        
  Oceanic Manta                        
  Eagle Ray                        
  Sting Ray                        
  Whaleshark                        
  Tigershark                        
  Hammerhead                        
  Threshershark                        
  Silkey Shark                        
  Bull Shark                        
  Reef Sharks                        
  Green Turtle                        



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