Diving South Male Atoll - Miaru Faru / Shark Point

Shark Point

Dive Site Type Thila
Atoll South Male Atoll
Location Eastern side of the South Male Atoll
Depth Range 10m – 30m
Visibility 10m - 30 m
Features Sharks
Fish Life Above Average
Coral Growth Above Average

Dive Site Description of Shark Point

Miaru Faru also known as Shark point lies on the eastern side of the South Male Atoll. Nearby islands include Ghuli and Dhigu Finolhu. The dive spot is outside the reef in the north of the channel and it is common to drift dive with the incoming currents. The reef is 10 meters below the surface of the water then drops down to 30 meters at a 45 degree angle.

Starting outside the reef and ending inside the channel is usually how drift dives are made at Miaru Faru / Shark Point. Currents can be strong but therefore require less energy from experienced divers as they make their way towards the reef. At 25 meters there are numerous grottoes and at the edge of the reef there is a steep wall both of which can be explored.

Sharks are often seen here as they swim through the channel particularly when the currents are strong. Whitetip reef sharks and Grey reef sharks are common as well as eagle rays. Other life forms that frequent Miaru Faru / Shark Point include leaf fish batfish and bannerfish.

Hotels and Resorts close to Shark Point

Hotels and Resorts that are near the Miaru Faru / Shark Point dive site include Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa Maldives, Anantara Veli Resort & Spa and Naladhu Maldives by Anantara. To book these or to see other hotels and resorts, use the search box at the top.

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