Diving North Male Atoll - Tamburudu / H.P. Reef

Tamburudu / H.P. Reef

Dive Site Type Thila (Pinnacle), Protected Marine Area
Atoll North Male Atoll, Giraavaru Uthuru (South)
Location Himmafushi Channel
Depth Range 5m – 30m
Features Caves and crevices
Fish Life Abundant
Coral Growth Very Good

Dive Site Description of Tamburudu / H.P. Reef

Tamburuda / HP Reef is situated on the east side of the North Male Atoll. Nearby islands include Himafushi and Girifushi and Tamburudu. It is here that three huge coral formations can be found, with spectacular soft corals of all types of colours flourishing in the reef. When the currents are not strong at Tamburuda / HP Reef, this is a fantastic place to dive due to the inlets in the reef wall and the existence of coral formations. The top of the reef lies 10 meters beneath the water’s surface, then drops almost vertically to 15 meters to the next block. The seabed sits at 30 meters and the three coral blocks are split up over a length of around 150 meters.

If there are strong currents at Tamburuda / HP Reef, the best method would be to drift dive. If there are weaker currents, then a boat can be moored and a line dive can be made.

Life forms that can be found in and around Tamburuda / HP Reef include, leaf fish, crocodile fish, scorpion fish, Eagle Rays, Silver Jacks and Batfish. Nurse sharks and sea turtles also come and go and can be spotted at times. The soft coral at Tamburuda / HP Reef is spectacular with its multitude of colours and provides fantastic photographs to be taken.

Hotels and Resorts close to Tamburudu / H.P. Reef

Hotels and Resorts that are near the Tamburudu dive site include, Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Paradise Island Resort & Spa, Bandos Island Resort & Spa, Kurumba Maldives and Chaaya Island Dhonveli. To book these or to see other hotels and resorts, use the search box at the top.

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