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DIVE SITE
LANKAN MANTA POINT

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Main characteristics

Access By boat
Current Can be strong
Depth 5 to 20 m
Life Rich diversity
Time access Unknown
Water temp. 27 to 30 °C
Dive type Reef
Visibility up to 30 m
Best dive period June to November

ABOUT LANKAN MANTA POINT

Lankan Manta point plan
With the kind permission of iDive Maldives

Located on the southeast outer reef of Lankanfinolhu Island in North Male atoll in Maldives, Lankan Manta point is a dive site among the most famous Manta rays cleaning station. The large block of coral at a depth of 10 to 18meters is where the rays come during the southwest monsoon and outgoing currents to get cleaned by wrasses. Easy to access and adapted to beginners, this popular dive site is often visited by many cruise ships and divers, and can even become over-visited sometimes.
Even though Manta rays are the main reason divers come to Lanka Manta Point, you can also encounter whitetip sharks, lobsters and humphead wrasses.

It is recommended to enter the water ahead in the current to avoid disturbing the rays. A building on the coast will indicate the location of the cleaning station. When the current is strong, do not stay at the surface for too long.
Divers can drift with the current toward the rays’ cleaning station, but it is mandatory to remain away from the cleaning area without crossing it.
The North reef is made of a gentle slope, but the South reef gets steeper and hosts many humphead wrasses and turtles.

Outgoing currents can cause turbulence that may push divers offshore. It is recommended to remain close to the reef to avoid that.

As the most famous manta cleaning station, this site can also get too crowded sometimes. It may be interesting to consider going to other sites in the surroundings, where rays can also be spotted.

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Dive Club Maldives Dive center
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Dive Club Maldives Dive Club Maldives rating (0 vote) 7.2 km View
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Scubamv Scubamv rating (0 vote) 12.63 km View
Sous l'Ocean Sous l'Ocean rating (0 vote) 12.87 km View
Sea Retreats Dive and Water Sports Center Sea Retreats Dive and Water Sports Center rating (0 vote) 15.09 km View
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Thoddoo Diving Center Thoddoo Diving Center rating (0 vote) 68.08 km View
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