Diving in North Male Atoll

 

northmale 250WITH EASY ACCESS FROM MALE AND THE COUNTRY’S BEST CORAL REEFS, THERE IS GOOD REASON WHY THE NORTH MALE ATOLL IS THE MOST VISITED REGION IN THE MALDIVES. DIVING DOESN’T GET MUCH BETTER.

With colorful coral, deep wrecks and feeding manta rays, the North Male Atoll is a diving wonderland. This atoll is home to the most visited dive sites in the Maldives. Whatever your desire, you’re sure to find something to fit your needs in the North Male Atoll.

Maldives Victory Wreck, widely regarded as the most popular dive site in the North Male Atoll, is a 328 feet (100 meter) long Singaporean cargo ship which ran aground in 1981. Today it sits between 39 feet (12 meters) and 115 feet (35 meters) below sea level and is encrusted by corals and fans. Local residents include groupers, batfish and schools of fusiliers. The occasional turtle might also be spotted taking a rest on the deck of the ship. [PADI TRAVEL]

 

DIVING IN NORTH MALE ATOLL QUICK FACTS

 

Depth.
 ............... side channels depths: ................
 ................ side channels depths: ................
Outside reefs depths: ................
Inside reefs depths: ................
Thilas depths:  ................

Topography
Channels, ................

Coral life
Hard Coral, ................

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.


Top 6 Dive Sites

  1. ................
  2. ................
  3. ................
  4. ................
  5. ................
  6. ................

 

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                        



HOW TO GET THERE:

- ................
- ................

WHERE TO STAY / DIVE:

Diver Guesthouse(s)

- ................
- ................

Local Dive Center(s)

- ...............
- ................

Dive Resort(s).

- ................

Liveaboards(s).

- ................

 

[Quickfacts by: .......]