Diving Lhaviyani Atoll - Kuredu Express / Kuredhu Kandu

Kuredu Express / Kuredhu Kandu

Dive Site Type Protected Marine Area (Thila)
Atoll Lhaviyani Atoll
Location Channel between Kureddu and Fehigilli islands
Depth Range 10m - 20m
Visibility 10m - 15m
Features Sharks, Coral, Eagle Rays, Overhangs
Fish Life Excellent
Coral Growth Above Average

Dive Site Description of Kuredu Express / Kuredhu Kandu

Kuredhu Express is one of the most popular diving sites in the Lhaviyani Atoll and gets its name from the rapid currents that shuttle divers along. It is situated in the northernmost section of the atoll, specifically in the channel that separates the Kureddu and Fehigili islands. The outer wall off Fehigili island drops to a depth of 30 meters with several cuts that run back into the reef for a few meters.

Diving should be made when there the currents are light and are running inwards. Diving can begin off the island of Fehigili and by keeping the wall to the left, approach the corner of the pass. Once this spot is reached it is possible to swim around the pinnacle where grey reef sharks, manta rays and tuna fish can be seen. There are also two large overhangs on the outer reef, which have an abundance of fish

One of the most amazing features at Kuredu Express / Kuredhu Kandu is the huge mushroom coral near the corner of the pass. Sea life that can be seen includes coral groupers, bluestriped snappers, sweetlips, giant morays, carangid and jacks.

Hotels and Resorts close to Kuredu Express / Kuredhu Kandu

Hotels and Resorts that are near the Kuredu Express dive site include Komandoo Maldive Island Resort, Palm Beach Resort & Spa Maldives, Kanuhura, Kanifushi Beach and Spa and Reethi Beach Resort. To book these or to see other hotels and resorts, use the search box at the top.

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