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Home » Dive sites » Maldives » Alimathaa Pier

DIVE SITE
ALIMATHAA PIER

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Maldives
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Main characteristics

Access By land and boat
Current Can be strong
Depth 5 to 15 m
Life Rich diversity
Experience Unknown
Water temp. 27 to 30 °C
Dive type Big
Visibility up to 30 m
Best dive period All year

ABOUT ALIMATHAA PIER

Alimathaa Pier plan
With the kind permission of iDive Maldives

Alimathaa Pier is a very famous dive site in Maldives.
The process of "feeding" consists of taking a perforated container in which dead fish are placed in order to attract wild species. This technique turns out to be very efficient. Some nights, divers can count up to 100 nurse sharks accompanied by stingrays, blacktip sharks and jacks.
Even if this behaviour is not natural, it is very impressive. It is up to divers to decide if they want to do this activity or not. A victim of its own success, this site can often be overcrowded.

The water entry is done around the jetty of the resort island.
The dive then takes place on the sandy bottom while the guide places the perforated container where the show is going to take place. Just a few seconds later, sharks rush towards the container and even often reduce it to pieces to reach the food, while jacks, stingrays and other sharks swim around frantically.
At the end, the ascent is performed vertically.

This feeding process is not natural, and sharks and rays sometimes come in contact with divers. As the whole scene can be very exciting and takes place at night, divers should always stay careful in order to avoid accidents.

The archipelago makes efforts in order to protect the wildlife in the area. The impact of this feeding process is still unknown on the long term, and the Maldives have a lot of different natural sites to offer to divers.
Alimatha House Reef is accessible throughout the year and is suitable for beginners.

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  • Scuba diving in Alimathaa Pier in the Maldives Featured
    20 Jan 2012

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    Felidhoo, Maldives
    Just outside the atoll, in front of Alimatha island.
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  • Scuba diving in Alimathaa Pier in the Maldives Featured
    20 Jan 2012

    -Alimathaa Pier-
    Felidhoo, Maldives
    Just outside the atoll, in front of Alimatha island.
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  • Scuba diving in Alimathaa Pier in the Maldives Top Rated
    20 Jan 2012

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  • Scuba diving in Alimathaa Pier in the Maldives Top Rated
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  • Scuba diving in Alimathaa Pier in the Maldives Top Rated
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  • Tawny nurse shark in Alimathaa Pier in the Maldives Top Rated
    09 Jan 2018
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    -Alimathaa Pier-
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  • Tawny nurse shark in Alimathaa Pier in the Maldives Top Rated
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Maldives, Felidhoo (Lon : 73.4986 Lat : 3.5906)
Dive site icon Alimathaa Pier Dive center icon Neighbouring dive centers (14)

NEAREST DIVE CENTERS AROUND THE DIVE SITE (14)

Fulidhoo Dive Dive center
Maldives, Fulidhoo Island
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Affiliated: PADI
Distance 13.48 km
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Manta divers Dive center
Maldives, K. Guraidhoo
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Distance 34.71 km
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LUCKY DIVERS MALDIVES - Gulhi Dive center
Maldives, Gulhi island
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Distance 44.62 km
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Scubamv Dive center
Maldives, maafanu
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Affiliated: PADI
Distance 65.02 km
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Fulidhoo Dive Fulidhoo Dive rating (0 vote) 13.48 km View
Manta divers Manta divers rating (0 vote) 34.71 km View
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Scubamv Scubamv rating (0 vote) 65.02 km View
Sous l'Ocean Sous l'Ocean rating (0 vote) 65.08 km View
Ocean Junkies Ocean Junkies rating (0 vote) 68.74 km View
Dive Club Maldives Dive Club Maldives rating (0 vote) 69.64 km View
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Maldivers Diving Centre Maalhos Maldivers Diving Centre Maalhos rating (0 vote) 177.11 km View
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