print dive site review | contribute site info / photo
Scuba Diving in the Maldives
Dive Site: Ariadhoo Kandu
Location: Near White Sands Resort, South Ari Atoll, Maldives
Description: Reef dive from a boat
Length: 100 metres (300 feet)
Depth: 5 - 25 metres (15 - 80 feet)
Visibility: 25 metres (80 feet)
On the way to this site the first time, a whale shark dived under our boat. Unfortunately we were not quite ready to dive!
We dived this site twice. Depending on the current you either start at the corner of the island, or near the jetty where the local people throw fish into the water. On the second dive we arrived just as they were throwing fish in and dived down to see rays and remoras, and a whole lot of fish attacking the food that had been thrown in. Then we continued along the reef and saw lots of interesting fish - lionfish, sweetlips, morays swimming free, a blue-faced angelfish surrounded by glassfish, one white tip reef shark and a napoleon in the blue. We turned back to the sand near the jetty and saw some baby eagle rays practising flying, and a school of bannerfish.
Anna Wright, PADI Advanced Open Water
Do you have any comments on this dive site?
print dive site review | contribute site info / photo | top
Do you run a dive operation in this area?
Click here to find out more about being listed on this
page in dive site directory.