Diving in Faafu Atoll

 

faafu 250FAAFU’S DIVING IS SUITED TO ALL LEVELS, AND TWO WRECKS ARE ON A RESORT’S HOUSE REEF. THE UNSPOILED REEFS, STIMULATING CHANNEL DIVES, AND FREQUENT MANTA SIGHTINGS MAKE THIS A PERFECT ATOLL.

The atoll’s resort has scuttled two wrecks (traditional dhoni) on its house reef. At a depth of 98 feet (30 meters), it’s the perfect place to complete your advanced training. The channels can be challenging, mantas can be seen all year, and an occasional whale shark visits the atoll’s waters.

Located on the inner atoll is Repeater’s Paradise. It gets its name because divers often repeat the dive. It’s an easy, shallow dive with little current and explores the coral gardens on a plateau found at 20 feet (6 meters). On the west and east side are drop-offs down to 75 feet (23 meters). The walls offer lots of macro and you’ll see tuna hunting. Keep your eye out for reef sharks and blue-grey frogfish that blend into the rocks. [PADI TRAVEL]

 

DIVING IN FAAFU 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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