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Big eye jacks at Embudu Canyon, Maldives dive - Courtesy of Carina Hall

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Dive Site: Embudu Canyon

Location: South Male Atoll

Description: Reef / drift

Depth: 10 - 30 metres (30 - 100 feet)

Visibility: 25 metres (80 feet)

Rating: ****

Embudu Canyon (sometimes spelt Embudhoo) is a huge part of the reef that has collapsed to make a 50 - 70ft wide gap in the reef. The fish life that congregates here is prolific with perhaps the highest concentration of fish I have seen on any dive in the Maldives. Huge shoals of fusiliers being chased by trevallys and tuna, very good sized surgeonfish, batfish and various rock cod. We also saw a good sized shark at depth which I presume was a reef shark. We saw a huge shoal of snapper to about 50m. A very nice and enjoyable dive.

Ian Haines, PADI Advanced Open Water



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