Diving in Haa Alif Atoll

 

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HAA ALIF’S WIDE AND SHALLOWER CHANNELS ARE IDEAL FOR BEGINNERS, BUT HAVE GREATER DEPTHS FOR ADVANCED DIVERS. EXPECT VIBRANT CORALS, DIVERSE MARINE LIFE, MANTAS AT THE CLEANING STATIONS AND A WRECK. [PADI TRAVEL]

The channels in the Haa Alif Atoll are much wider, and shallower, than in the rest of the Maldives. This reduces the currents and makes diving suited to beginners. It’s the perfect dive location for beginners to progress and experience the excitement of drift diving with sharks in the atoll’s channels.

In the south-west is the Filadhoo Wreck. It rests at just 46 feet (14 meters), and is covered in a variety of soft and hard corals. Table coral surrounds the wreck, and schools of groupers, snappers and fusiliers swim through its structure. Eagle rays occasionally swoop around the hull like a fighter jet in an old war movie. If you’re lucky, a whitetip reef shark may also be patrolling.

 

DIVING IN HAA ALIFATOLL 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:

+   big chance
o   chance
x   small chance

 

    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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WHERE TO STAY / DIVE:

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