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Home » Dive sites » Maldives » Kandooma Thila

DIVE SITE
KANDOOMA THILA

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Maldives
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Main characteristics

Access By boat
Current Can be strong
Depth 10 to 30 m
Life Rich diversity
Time access Unknown
Water temp. 27 to 30 °C
Dive type Reef
Visibility up to 30 m
Best dive period All year

ABOUT KANDOOMA THILA

Kandooma Thila plan
With the kind permission of iDive Maldives

Located north of Kandooma Island, this beautiful pinnacle lies at the bottom of a channel, with its top reef at 12m descending to around 40 meters deep on all sides. The esatern and northern sides are the most interesting with many overhangs and colourful soft corals.
The many species you can spot there include big schools of fish, eagle rays, whitetip sharks, green turtles and grey reef sharks. During incoming currents, this fauna is mostly found on the plateau between the thila and the ocean. During outgoing currents, most sharks will be found around their cleaning station, northeast of the pinnacle and more than 30 meters deep. Sometimes the current can be strong on this dive site.

During outgoing currents, it is recommended for divers to place themselves at the Jack Corner, which is located in front of the thila at a wide overhang. The grey reef sharks’ cleaning station is marked by a distant block in the last part of the dive. Divers can end their exploration around the top reef where eagle rays and green turtles can be spotted.

This dive site is accessible throughout the year but conditions can be very difficult, divers should have a good experience in the current. During outgoing currents, divers tend to be pulled to the bottom. They should not explore the cleaning station without at least 80 bars in the tank and being closed to the non-decompression limit. This precious dive site requires a special care to help preservation.

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KANDOOMA THILA MEDIA GALLERY

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  • Spotted eagle ray in Kandooma Thila in the Maldives Featured
    30 Dec 2014
    Spotted eagle ray
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  • Blacktail reef shark in Kandooma Thila in the Maldives Featured
    30 Dec 2014
    Blacktail reef shark
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    South Male, Maldives
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  • Giant trevally in Kandooma Thila in the Maldives Top Rated
    30 Dec 2014
    Giant trevally
    Maldives
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Maldives, South Male (Lon : 73.4782 Lat : 3.9074)
Dive site icon Kandooma Thila Dive center icon Neighbouring dive centers (12)

NEAREST DIVE CENTERS AROUND THE DIVE SITE (12)

Manta divers Dive center
Maldives, K. Guraidhoo
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Distance 1.38 km
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Fulidhoo Dive Dive center
Maldives, Fulidhoo Island
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Distance 26.19 km
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Scubamv Dive center
Maldives, maafanu
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Distance 29.99 km
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Sous l'Ocean Dive center
Maldives, Male'
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Distance 29.99 km
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Manta divers Manta divers rating (0 vote) 1.38 km View
Fulidhoo Dive Fulidhoo Dive rating (0 vote) 26.19 km View
Scubamv Scubamv rating (0 vote) 29.99 km View
Sous l'Ocean Sous l'Ocean rating (0 vote) 29.99 km View
Ocean Junkies Ocean Junkies rating (0 vote) 34.1 km View
Dive Club Maldives Dive Club Maldives rating (0 vote) 35.02 km View
Feenaa Diving Feenaa Diving rating (0 vote) 55.49 km View
Sea Retreats Dive and Water Sports Center Sea Retreats Dive and Water Sports Center rating (0 vote) 55.5 km View
Dive Rasdhoo Dive Rasdhoo rating (0 vote) 66.68 km View
Thoddoo Diving Center Thoddoo Diving Center rating (0 vote) 82.16 km View
M.ALLEDIVES host of MALDIVICA DIVERS M.ALLEDIVES host of MALDIVICA DIVERS rating (0 vote) 82.38 km View
Maldivers Diving Centre Maalhos Maldivers Diving Centre Maalhos rating (0 vote) 142.54 km View
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