Diving North Ari Atoll - Dhonkalho Thila

Dhonkalho Thila

Dive Site Type Thila (Pinnacle)
Atoll North Ari Atoll
Location between Maalhos and Himendhoo
Depth Range 7m - 35m
Visibility 15m-25m
Features Pelagic fish, Manta rays
Fish Life Excellent
Coral Growth Average

Dive Site Description of Dhonkalho Thila

Dhonkalho Thila lies on the north-western side of the Ari Atoll, specifically in the channel between the Maalhos and Himendhoo islands. This dive site features a thila (pinnacle) which is known for its visiting manta rays, and whale sharks. It has also been referred to as the "Manta Ray Car Wash" due to the natural whirlpool-like pulls and currents.

The dive site at Dhonkalho Thila ranges from 5 meters to 35 meters in depth where the sandy seabed is met. This site offers an array of sea life of the larger variety due to the currents in the channel. Manta Rays and Sharks can be spotted at the edges of the reef as well as the channel entrance with visibility ranging between 15 - 25 meters.

Hotels and Resorts close to Dhonkalho Thila

Hotels and Resorts that are near the Dhonkalho Thila dive site include Constance Moofushi Resort Maldives, W Retreat & Spa Maldives, Madoogali, Maldives, Constance Halaveli Maldives and Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo. To book these or to see other hotels and resorts, use the search box below at the top.

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