Diving Sites in the Maldives at Sun Island

Dive Site Excursions

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Some of the best dive sites in the Maldives

As Sun Island Resort & Spa is a short distance from Malé, and some of the best diving sites in the Maldives are just a boat ride away, we have become renowned for scuba diving. Our diving excursions are available to all guests and are the perfect way to learn more about the fascinating sea life that surrounds the island.

Whale Shark point

Dive site

The very long (500m) outside reef of Maamigili Island is sometimes prone to strong currents so drift diving is always possible. From the top of the reef (2-5 m) to the sandy bottom (30m), the descent is quite steep. However, at the corner leading into the atoll,  you’ll find many overhangs adorned with soft coral. This reef is always home to many large fish, such as tuna, barracuda, snapper, grouper, and Napoleon Wrasse. Along this reef you can also see sharks resting on the sandy bottom or cruising around, as well as sting rays, eagle rays and whale sharks.

​Difficulty level: All divers

Manta Point

Dive site

This long reef (800m) is the gathering point for many large manta rays which come to feed on the plankton-rich waters between December and April. The mantas range from 2-5 meters and are quite used to divers. This reef top starts from 2-8 meters and down gradually to 10 meters. After 10 meters, most of the reef drops vertically down to 25-30m. Some overhangs of all sizes line the north side. Outside manta season, this is still a very attractive site with a high concentration and range of marine life. Along the reef top you can always find morays, scorpion fish, octopus and triggerfish. Along with mantas, you’ll also find white-tip sharks and sting rays.

​Difficulty level: Intermediate

Kuda Rah Thila

Dive site

This is one of the most famous dive sites in the south Ari Atoll. A beautiful reef covered with soft corals of all different colors. The east side has two large overhangs at about 22 meters, filled with fan coral. The west side has a large broken rock and a swim through coral ring. Yellow-striped snappers more often cover the topside of the thila. At the end of the dive, during your safety stop, some batfish will guide you.

​Difficulty level: Experienced

Five Rocks & Angaga Thila

Dive site

This small thila is famous for its white tip and grey reef sharks. The large variety of marine life makes up for the lack of coral life on this reef. The overhangs on the north and south sides also make very interesting viewing. Patrols of barracuda, octopus and the hard to spot stonefish and scorpion fish can often be found.

​Difficulty level: All divers

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