Diving North Ari Atoll - Mushimasmingili Thila (Mushi Mas Mingili Thila) / Fish Head / Shark Thila

Mushimasmingili Thila

Dive Site Type Thila (Pinnacle), Protected Marine Area
Atoll North Ari Atoll
Depth Range 10m – 30m
Features Caves and Overhangs
Fish Life Excellent
Coral Growth Above Average

Dive Site Description of Mushimasmingili Thila

Mushimasmingili Thila is in the North Ari atoll and quite far from other reefs and is known by other names such as Mushi Mas Mingili Thila, Fish Head and Shark Thila. Nearby islands include Halaveli, Fesdhu, Ellaidhu and Maayafushi. The thila itself is 10 meters beneath the surface of the water and has a diameter of around 80 meters.

Boats are usually moored to the top of the reef. There can be some quite powerful currents at time and more experienced divers can follow the current in from a distance. The thila at Mushi mas mingili / shark thila pretty much stands in isolation and dives are usually made around the thila itself to explore marine life. Along the way, many caves, ledges and overhangs at various depths around the reef will be encountered too.

Sea life is excellent at Mushimasmingili Thila. Around 20 Grey reef sharks inhabit the thila and its surrounds which make it possible to see them. Divers can also expect to swim with snappers, giant morays, barracuda, humphead wrasses, coral groupers, squirellfish and hawksbill turtles.

Hotels and Resorts close to Mushimasmingili Thila

Hotels and Resorts that are near the Mushimasmingili Thila 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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