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Home » Dive sites » Maldives » Rangali Madivaru

DIVE SITE
RANGALI MADIVARU

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Maldives
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Main characteristics

Access By boat
Current Can be strong
Depth 8 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 December to April

ABOUT RANGALI MADIVARU

Rangali Madivaru plan
With the kind permission of iDive Maldives

Rangali Madivaru is a protected dive site located on the long northeast-southwest oriented reef, south of Rangaliifinohlu resort island in Maldives. This reef is surrounded by two channels and is a Manta rays cleaning station during the outgoing currents of the northeast monsoon. The northern part of the reef is a vertical wall, and the southern part is made of a gentle slope. The cleaning station is located at the channel entrance, where the slope joins an 8-10 meters-deep plateau. Rays can be observed on the reef and along the slope, and other small species can be encountered too, such as leaf fish, halimeda ghost pipefish, moray eels and schools of reef fish.

Divers can enter the water on the northern part of the site or directly at the cleaning station during outgoing currents, spending minimal time at the surface.
During outgoing currents, the current moves from the northern channel entrance on a north-south axis. The dive will take place along the wall. When Manta rays are present on the reef, divers should stay on the slope, and if rays are present along the slope, divers should stay on the reef.
Both the ascent and safety stop are performed on the reef or in open water, and the recovery by the dhoni will be done at the divers' exit point.

Before positioning themselves in order to observe the rays, divers should beware of moray eels hiding on the site, which can be very aggressive. Divers should always stay below the rays in order to observe them, and keep a proper distance not to disturb their natural habits. This dive site is interesting during the northeast monsoon and is suitable for beginners.

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Maldives, South Ari (Lon : 72.7185 Lat : 3.5868)
Dive site icon Rangali Madivaru Dive center icon Neighbouring dive centers (10)

NEAREST DIVE CENTERS AROUND THE DIVE SITE (10)

Fulidhoo Dive Dive center
Maldives, Fulidhoo Island
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Affiliated: PADI
Distance 78.16 km
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Dive Rasdhoo  Dive center
Maldives, Rasdhoo
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Affiliated: PADI, SSI
Distance 81.08 km
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Manta divers Dive center
Maldives, K. Guraidhoo
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Affiliated: -
Distance 90.15 km
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Thoddoo Diving Center Dive center
Maldives, Thoddoo
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Affiliated: -
Distance 98.14 km
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Distance
Fulidhoo Dive Fulidhoo Dive rating (0 vote) 78.16 km View
Dive Rasdhoo Dive Rasdhoo rating (0 vote) 81.08 km View
Manta divers Manta divers rating (0 vote) 90.15 km View
Thoddoo Diving Center Thoddoo Diving Center rating (0 vote) 98.14 km View
Sous l'Ocean Sous l'Ocean rating (0 vote) 108.96 km View
Scubamv Scubamv rating (0 vote) 109.48 km View
Ocean Junkies Ocean Junkies rating (0 vote) 114.49 km View
Dive Club Maldives Dive Club Maldives rating (0 vote) 115.27 km View
Feenaa Diving Feenaa Diving rating (0 vote) 135.77 km View
Maldivers Diving Centre Maalhos Maldivers Diving Centre Maalhos rating (0 vote) 177.54 km View
SPECIES OBSERVED IN RANGALI MADIVARU
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