Diving South Male Atoll - Guraidhoo Corner

Guraidhoo Corner

Dive Site Type Channel
Atoll South Male Atoll
Location Off the coast of Kandoomafushi, 30 km south of Male
Depth Range 12m-30m
Visibility 15 - 30m
Features Caves, coral heads and overhangs
Fish Life Abundant
Coral Growth Excellent

Dive Site Description of Guraidhoo Corner

Guraidhoo Corner also known as Cocoa Corner, is located in the east side of the South Male Atoll. Nearby islands include Losfushi, Kandooma and Guraidhoo. The top of the reef drops from 10 meters to 30 meters where grottoes are abundant and so too are large isolated coral blocks which grow upwards from the reef scarp.

Only drift dives are possible at Cocoa Corner and it is mainly for the advanced diver as strong vertical currents are all around the site. Several dive guides suggest that with the right current, divers can begin at Cocoa Corner and make their way to Kandooma Thila .

Guraidhoo Corner / Cocoa Corner is located outside of the reef and because of the water movements this place is home to larger fish. It’s inhabitants include Oriental Sweetlips, Humphead wrasses, black and white stripped Snappers and Bannerfish. Large grey reef sharks tend to be common on the channel edges as too are eagle rays. Large hammerhead and whale sharks can also be spotted in the distance.

Hotels and Resorts close to Guraidhoo Corner

Hotels and Resorts that are near the Guraidhoo Corner / Cocoa Corner dive site include Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, Cocoa Island, Biyadhoo Island Resort, Island Cottage and Arena Lodge Maldives. To book these or to see other hotels and resorts, use the search box below at the top.

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