Diving North Ari Atoll - Halaveli Thila / The Wreck of the Stingrays

Halaveli Thila

Dive Site Type Shipwreck
Atoll North Ari Atoll
Depth Range 15m – 30m
Fish Life Abundant
Coral Growth Above Average

Dive Site Description of Halaveli Thila

The Wreck of the Stingrays lies in the north part of the Ari Atoll, in particular in the east side of the reef off the island of Halaveli. Other islands in the vicinity include Bathala and Maayafushi. The Wreck sits at about 30 meters from the edge of the reef and at a depth of 30 meters on the seabed. It was originally sunk in 1991 intentionally to create a great diving spot.

Boats can be moored on the bowsprit at the Wreck of the Stingrays at Halaveli. A mooring line can then be used to descend and ascend using it as handholds.

The Wreck of the Stingrays at Halaveli is completely covered with multi-coloured alcyonarians and strange coral formations that have evolved over the past couple of decades. Groups of spotted stingrays are often found circling the wreck for which it is noted. It is also possible to see batfish, sharksuckers, Morays, glassfish and even Silvertip sharks at times.

Hotels and Resorts close to Halaveli Thila

Hotels and Resorts that are near the Halaveli Thila / The Wreck of the Stingrays dive site include Constance Halaveli Maldives, Maayafushi Resort, Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo, Banyan Tree Madivaru and W Retreat & Spa Maldives. To book these or to see other hotels and resorts, use the search box at the top.

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