Diving South Male Atoll - Embudhoo Kandu / Embudhoo Thila

Embudhoo Kandu

Dive Site Type Protected Marine Area
Atoll South Male Atoll
Location First channel south of the Embudhoo Finolhu resort
Depth Range 5m - 30m
Visibility 15 - 30m
Features Caves, coral, Fish and Sharkse
Fish Life Very good
Coral Growth Above average

Dive Site Description of Embudhoo Kandu

Embudhoo Kandu is located in the north east section of the South Male Atoll. Nearby islands include Embudhu and Embudhu Finolhu. The reef rises to within 3 meters of the surface and then drops away to around 35 meters forming crannies and grottoes particularly around the channel. The ledge is quite bare as there are often strong currents that pass through the funnel like opening to the atoll.

Embudhoo Kandu is a great diving site for variety. This is mainly due to its location and the vast flow of water generated by the currents. Types of sea life that can be seen are Grey Reef Sharks, schools of Eagle Rays, Humphead Wrasse, Tuna, Sweetlips, Snappers and even Horned Parrotfish.

The south side of the channel is an extended drift dive known as the Embudhoo express. It is here that currents are strong, carrying divers though at an exhilaratingly fast pace. Inside the channel at the Embudhoo Kandu dive site is a huge cave ranging between 5 – 25 meters. Situated in the north corner of the Embudhoo Kandu is also the Embudhoo Thila dive site which is a remarkable underwater reef. The top of this reef ranges between 12 – 15 meters with an extravagant soft and hard corals upon the plateau.

Hotels and Resorts close to Embudhoo Kandu

Hotels and Resorts that are near the Embudhoo Kandu / Embudhoo Thila dive site include Taj Exotica Resort And Spa, Adaaran Prestige Vadoo, Velassaru Maldives and Jumeirah Vittaveli. To book these or to see other hotels and resorts, use the search box at the top.

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