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Eagle ray at Ariadhoo Kandu, Maldives dive site - courtesy of Anna Wright
Blue-faced angelfish at Ariadhoo Kandu, Maldives dive site - courtesy of Anna Wright
Napoleon wrasse at Ariadhoo Kandu, Maldives dive site - courtesy of Anna Wright
Bannerfish at Ariadhoo Kandu, Maldives dive site - courtesy of Anna Wright
Clearfin lionfish at Ariadhoo Kandu, Maldives dive site - courtesy of Anna Wright

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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)

Rating: *****

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



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