Maldives Yacht Charter Diving Itinerary
Maldives 7-Day Diving Itinerary
Map | Day One - Paradise Island | Day Two - Nassimo, Madivaru Kandu, Nelivaru | Day Three - Nelivaru, Dhigu | Day Four - Anga Faru, Kihaadhoofaru, Shipyard | Day Five - Felivaru Kandu, Fushifaru | Day Six - Dhonfanu, Dhigalia | Day Seven - Nelivaru, HP Reef
Paradise Island really lives up to its name and is the ideal place to start your charter. Starting at Male Atoll, Paradise is a calm, beautiful dive site with beautiful corals and a lot of marine life. Diving here you can expect to see all types from small reef fish to bigger pelagics, sharks..even turtles if you're lucky during the summer! Its second name is Manta Point for a reason and is really easy to navigate.
The next dive is on the main reef of Kihaadhoofaru and has overhangs of around 23 and 25 metres. There are big rocky outcrops which provide shelter to the fish trying to escape from the current. The wonderful landscape and vibrant corals make this an amazing diving location.
The shipyard is also a must see on this diving charter. They are easy to spot as the bow comes high above the surface of the water and are now, due to the strong currents, inhabited by soft and hard corals.
Dhonfanu Thila is a large oval shaped underwater mountain located near the island of Dhonfanu. This, along with a large coral block a few meters away, create a canyon which is ideal to swim through. On the whole, this underwater landscape is beautiful and has favorable conditions like a medium-strong current, grey reef sharks, eagle rays, lion fish, barracuda and big schools of jack fish.
The Dhigali Haa, a thila with its top only at 12 meters, is a protected marine area and lies on the south side of Royal Island. Bushy, black corals and huge sea-fans are mixed with different colored hard and soft corals. On the west and east sides, there are a few big coral blocks where it is possible to see big flower groupers, hunting jack, batfish, barracudas and siversides. Manta Rays can also be seen here depending on the season.
A large U-shaped thila that starts at a depth of 5 meters, the Nelivaru Thila is a hot-spot for those wanting to swim with stonefish, scorpianfish, lion fish and a big school of blue fin jack. The HP Reef, named after Hans-Peter, the diving instructor who discovered the reef many years ago, is located just south of Girifushi Island in North Male Atoll and makes a perfect spot for the last dive of your charter. Large outcrops filled with soft corals are located west and south side of this thila and from 15 to 28 meters are overhangs with densely grown, multi-colored soft corals on the ceilings and even the floor.
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