Diving Mulaku Atoll - Mulaku Kandu

Mulaku Kandu

Dive Site Type Thila (Pinnacle)
Atoll Mulaku Atoll
Location northwestern side of the Mulaku Atoll
Depth Range 5m – 35m
Features Tunnels, fish and sharks
Fish Life Excellent
Coral Growth Excellent

Dive Site Description of Mulaku Kandu

Mulaki Kandu is situated in the north west side of the Mulaku Atoll, with the actual dive site being on the western corner of the pass. There is a large and unusual detached coral block that is in line with this corner. It is 20 meters beneath the water’s surface and has a diameter of around 10 meters. The pinnacle itself is covered with amazing soft corals and is inhabited by a variety of sea life.

The dive site at Mulaku Kandu is quite far from tourist villages the trip is usually a lengthy one. However, it truly is unspoilt as it is not frequented as often as other dive sites, which makes it well worth the journey. Safari boats are usually the way to get to Mulaku Kandu, with the entry point usually being near the pinnacle if the currents are slight. One can then descend and swim about it to see various tunnels, fissures, crevices and beautiful soft corals. Once a depth of around 35 meters has been reached and the seabed has been met, the ascent can then be made along the left hand wall of the pass.

The entire area surround the pinnacle is covered with an abundance of alcyonarians that come in all sorts of beautiful colours. Fish that can be spotted at Mulaku Kandu includes humphead wrasses, barracuda, jacks, grey reef sharks and hammerhead sharks.

Hotels and Resorts close to Mulaku Kandu

Hotels and Resorts that are near the Mulaku Kandu dive site include Medhufushi Island Resort and Chaaya Lagoon Hakuraa Huraa. To book these or to see other hotels and resorts, use the search box at the top.

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