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This atoll is one of the least visited and so least commercialised places within the Maldives. The pristine dive sites found here offer divers some superb diving for all levels of divers. The atoll has many different types of dive sites from pinnacles, to channel dives, to large reef dives.

One well-known dive site here is Fotteyo Falhu that is home to the largest unbroken reef site in the Maldives. It is the easternmost part of this island country and extends up to 50 km long as a single barrier reef. The large length of the reef provides excellent diving that is best visited as a liveaboard due to the distances required to see the various dive spots. It is often picked in the top 5 dive sites in the world.

There are also many diving channels in the area that naturally create fast currents that bring in a large amount of nutrients. This draws in the large pelagic fish and so the dive sites in the atoll are full of many different types of shark. On the eastern side of the atoll, at certain times of the year, whale sharks are very common. From May to July, divers will also have a chance to spot manta rays and on most dives, there will be large schools of trevally, snapper, and barracuda. All in all, this atoll is a fantastic place to dive in some of the best reefs in the world.

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Incredible night dive with many pelagics.

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