With the kind permission of iDive Maldives
Isdhoo Island is a dive site situated in Laamu Atoll in Maldives. It offers a wonderful eastern outer reef sloping at 45° between 5m and 30m, which hosts various species such as jacks, humphead wrasses, eagle rays, turtles and humphead parrotfish.
Divers enter the water on the eastern reef, 600 meters north of the island’s end, with the current northbound and left shoulder along the reef.
Most of the species will be found between the surface and 20m. At the north end of the reef, current turbulence will not allow divers to go any further, thus they can swim back along the reef or explore its top.
This site is mostly interesting during the northeast monsoon, and is accessible for divers with experience between 20m and 30m. Because of the strong turbulence, divers are advised to stay close to the reef and not seek depth. Beginners should avoid diving at Isdhoo in order not to get surprised by the turbulence and damage the reef.
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