Diving in Raa Atoll

 

raa 250RAA ATOLL’S SCUBA IS POPULAR FOR ITS UNSPOILED THILAS (SUBMERGED ISLANDS) AND IS SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED DIVERS. EXPECT PINK SOFT CORALS, TURTLES, NAPOLEON WRASSES, REEF SHARKS AND MANTAS.

Raa’s diving is popular due to the high density of thilas (submerged islands) located inside its lagoon. The marine life amongst the caves, overhangs and drop-offs is diverse.

Fenfushi Thila is in the south of the atoll. The top of the pinnacle starts at 10 feet (3 meters). As you descend, you’ll see anemone coral and masked bannerfish with zebra stripes and yellow fins. At 46 feet (14 meters), you’ll find impressive overhangs that continue to 92 feet (28 meters) where big tuna, Napoleon wrasses, turtles and groupers can be found. You’ll find tubastrea corals on the walls and schools of orange basslets swimming by.[PADI TRAVEL]

 

DIVING IN RAA 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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