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DIVE SITE
OLHUGIRI KANDU

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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
Experience Unknown
Water temp. 27 to 30 °C
Dive type Reef
Visibility up to 30 m
Best dive period All year

ABOUT OLHUGIRI KANDU

Olhugiri Kandu plan
With the kind permission of iDive Maldives

Thaa Atoll presents a few channels located on its North side, which are known for hosting many corals. Wildlife is very present during incoming currents, but the oceanic current often generates unpredictable turbulence. This dive site has a reef in the middle. The most interesting is in front of this reef and in the channel on its west side, where grey reef sharks, whitetip sharks, eagle rays, stingrays, tunas, barracudas, hammerhead sharks, sailfish or humpback parrotfish can be seen.

The water entry can be performed facing the middle reef or on the outer reef, and spending minimal time at the surface will be necessary during strong currents.
Divers can start along the edge or facing the reef, according to the current, and then drift along the reef towards the atoll.
Divers can ascend either in open water or along the reef. The dhoni will recover them at their exit point.

The oceanic current often generates turbulence in the area. When it is strong, it tends to suck the water present in the channel even if the current's direction is opposite. It is recommended to get in the water when the tidal current is the strongest, in order to minimize the impact of the phenomenon on the fauna.

This site is accessible all year long, and is suitable for divers with experience at 20-30m. It is recommended to use a reef hook in order to reduce contact between divers and the reef, and then preserve the area.

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NEAREST DIVE CENTERS AROUND THE DIVE SITE (7)

Fulidhoo Dive Dive center
Maldives, Fulidhoo Island
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Affiliated: PADI
Distance 131.4 km
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Manta divers Dive center
Maldives, K. Guraidhoo
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Distance 156.53 km
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Sous l'Ocean Dive center
Maldives, Male'
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Distance 187.33 km
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Scubamv Dive center
Maldives, maafanu
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Distance 187.36 km
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Fulidhoo Dive Fulidhoo Dive rating (0 vote) 131.4 km View
Manta divers Manta divers rating (0 vote) 156.53 km View
Sous l'Ocean Sous l'Ocean rating (0 vote) 187.33 km View
Scubamv Scubamv rating (0 vote) 187.36 km View
Princess Sara Princess Sara rating (0 vote) 187.57 km View
Ocean Junkies Ocean Junkies rating (0 vote) 191.44 km View
Dive Club Maldives Dive Club Maldives rating (0 vote) 192.35 km View
SPECIES OBSERVED IN OLHUGIRI KANDU
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