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Mulaku Kandu is a dive site in the first channel at the northeast of the Meemu atoll in Maldives. This long and deep channel's entrance features very rich pelagic life during incoming currents, such as sharks, eagle rays and humphead wrasses.
The water entry can be done on the outer reef, northwest or northeast according to the current. Divers often need to enter with no air in the BCD and spending minimal time at the surface.
The best of the many options to explore this channel is to focus on one of the corners close to the entrance, where divers can go down to 30m close to the edge and then swim along the reef toward the atoll.
The ascent and safety stop can be performed either along the reef or in open water.
This channel is deep, but divers don't need to go very deep to observe life. However, the dive time will be longer with a stop a 20-25m. The current can be strong in the channel, so divers should swim in pairs instead of groups. This site is accessible all year long and is only suitable for divers with a good experience of the current.
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