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Home » Dive sites » Maldives » Nelivaru Thila

DIVE SITE
NELIVARU THILA

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Main characteristics

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

ABOUT NELIVARU THILA

Nelivaru Thila plan
With the kind permission of iDive Maldives

Nelivaru Thila is a dive site located 1km north of Kunfundahoo island in Baa Atoll in Maldives and offers great diving conditions throughout the year, and high chances of spotting Manta rays during the southwest monsoon, especially during rising tides. The pinnacle is made of a 5-meter-deep top reef, a sandy slope on its north side, a vertical wall on the south, and blocks on the bottom of the eastern and western parts. Several overhangs can be found on the southwest flank of the thila. It is possible to dive all around the pinnacle, but the most interesting parts are the west, east and south sides. The many species you'll be able to encounter include ghost pipefish, stingrays and Manta rays.

The water entry can be performed on the west or northeast side of the thila according to the current orientation. Even if the top reef is very shallow, it is recommended to make a current check prior to diving.
When divers enter on the west side, they quickly access the overhangs area, and can then dive left shoulder along the reef. When divers enter on the east side, they might not have enough time to explore the deep caves if it took them too long to reach the place.
The ascent, following a safety stop, can be performed on the upper plateau thanks to an SMB.

This site is more interesting during southwest monsoon, and is suitable for divers with some experience at 20-30 meters. Even if top reef is shallow, divers may encounter strong currents coming from the north. Divers are asked not to disturb the Mantas by keeping a certain distance with them.

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Maldives, South Maalhosmadulu (Lon : 73.0762 Lat : 5.1241)
Dive site icon Nelivaru Thila Dive center icon Neighbouring dive centers (14)

NEAREST DIVE CENTERS AROUND THE DIVE SITE (14)

Maldivers Diving Centre Maalhos Dive center
Maldives, Maalhos
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Distance 3.85 km
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Thoddoo Diving Center Dive center
Maldives, Thoddoo
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Distance 77.22 km
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M.ALLEDIVES host of MALDIVICA DIVERS Dive center
Maldives, Thoddoo
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Affiliated: PADI, SSI
Distance 77.52 km
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Dive Rasdhoo  Dive center
Maldives, Rasdhoo
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Affiliated: -
Distance 96.25 km
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Distance
Maldivers Diving Centre Maalhos Maldivers Diving Centre Maalhos rating (0 vote) 3.85 km View
Thoddoo Diving Center Thoddoo Diving Center rating (0 vote) 77.22 km View
M.ALLEDIVES host of MALDIVICA DIVERS M.ALLEDIVES host of MALDIVICA DIVERS rating (0 vote) 77.52 km View
Dive Rasdhoo Dive Rasdhoo rating (0 vote) 96.25 km View
Sea Retreats Dive and Water Sports Center Sea Retreats Dive and Water Sports Center rating (0 vote) 104.87 km View
Feenaa Diving Feenaa Diving rating (0 vote) 105.06 km View
Dive Club Maldives Dive Club Maldives rating (0 vote) 113.63 km View
Ocean Junkies Ocean Junkies rating (0 vote) 114.27 km View
Sous l'Ocean Sous l'Ocean rating (0 vote) 115.58 km View
Scubamv Scubamv rating (0 vote) 115.94 km View
Princess Sara Princess Sara rating (0 vote) 116.21 km View
LUCKY DIVERS MALDIVES - Gulhi LUCKY DIVERS MALDIVES - Gulhi rating (0 vote) 134.77 km View
Manta divers Manta divers rating (0 vote) 142.73 km View
Fulidhoo Dive Fulidhoo Dive rating (0 vote) 164.95 km View
SPECIES OBSERVED IN NELIVARU THILA
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