Alimathaa Kandu Dive Site

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This is one of the most famous channel dives in the world. This dive site is a good place to spot pelagic fish and is made up of a reef that slopes on both sides of a channel. Along the right part of the start of the channel is a drop off that has an amazing array of corals on it. However, the site is mostly visited not for the corals, but to spot larger fish.

The currents here are mainly moderate but can become very strong. For this reason, the site is not suitable for novice divers. Depths start at around 10 metres where the reef starts to slope, going down to beyond 40 metres. Most of the larger fish are found at lower depths but even at the shallower parts, divers can easily see many clown fish, moray eels, sweet lips, and large wrasse. The reef fish found here are literally countless.

The pelagic encounters are almost guaranteed with most divers spotting grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, eagle rays, stingrays, and dog toothed tuna. The main part of the channel is the best place to spot the sharks and there have sometimes been sightings of hammerhead sharks and even tiger sharks.

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Marta December 18, 2017

I did love this dive site since the first moment I have dived there! Large pelagic fish is one of my favourite! Spotting reef sharks and rays is always interesting, as well as swimming through the channels. Alimatha’ has a very articulated reef where also night dives are incredible!

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