The Nautilus Two

TBC

An extremely spacious liveaboard, The Nautilus Two has a Maldivian design and luxurious cabins accommodating 24 divers in 12 cabins. There is an on-board Jacuzzi for the wind-down time after exhilarating pelagic diving.

With its length of 43 m, the Nautilus Two is an extremely spacious liveaboard. Made entirely of wood and in traditional Maldivian design, excellent workmanship, advanced equipment ensure that the Nautilus Two is not only looking great.

In 12 spacious, luxurious guest cabins can accommodate up to 24 divers, kite surfers and holidaymakers during their dive travel in luxury rooms. Power supply of 230V from European sockets are available around the clock, also two water treatment plants supply the ship with sufficient fresh water.
In the 120 m² large parlor our bartender expected you after the dive with acold beer on tap, cocktails, soft drinks or fresh fruit juices. An old fishing dhoni is the space division in this area. It divides the restaurant area which is on the port side and the lounge area with rattan furniture and the Barco sub on the starboard side.
Our chef will cook for you a varied menu using local and Asian specialties, as well as out of the European cuisine. Of course, your self-caught fish is cooked to your request accordingly. The perfect wine to ensure you can find on our drinks menu.
Fuel up sunshine on the huge sun deck, relaxe in the Jacuzzi or on a comfortable lounge chair in the shade while the Nautilus Two brings you to the next destination of your dive trip in the Maldives.

Deluxe Double Cabin

20 m² cabins in each case a double bed and single bed, a desk with drawers and stool, a mirror, a large closet and built next to the bed in the hull, are the proven “swallow nests” as additional storage space.
All 12 cabins have identical design and are equipped with a king size double bed and a king single bed. However, the cabins are booked only for double occupancy. Ten of the cabins are located below deck and two on the middle deck.
All cabins have their own approximately 6 m² large bathroom with side window. Each bathroom has a large vanity with mirror, a luxurious massage shower and a toilet. A bath towel per person is provided.

  • King Double and King Single bed
  • Desk
  • Large Bathroom
  • Bath Towels

Route Options

11 DAYS 10 NIGHTS (ALL YEAR)
Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male

Male - Check Dive North Male - North Ari - Night Dive at Maya Tila- sleep Lagoon – Dive Hafsaa Tila - Fish Head- Fesdhoo Wrack - sleep Fesdhoo Lagoon - Maahlos Tila or Moohfushi Rock - Penaton - Emas Tila - sleep Eboodhoo - Dega Tila - Radhiga Tila - Machafushi Wrack - sleep Machafushi – Dhigurah Channel - Mamingili - Dhigurah - sleep Dhigurah - Dhigurah Kandu 2 Dives - Alimata Night Dive - sleep Alimata - Golden Wall - Fushi Kandu - Fotheo - sleep Fotheo - Alimata - Endheri Tila - sleep Fulidhoo - Farikholu - Guhraidhoo - Kandoma - Losfuhsi Kandu - sleep Guraidhoo - Guraidhoo - Male - sleep Hulule Male

8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS (ALL YEAR)
Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male

Male - check dive North Male - North Ari - night Dive at Maya Tila- sleep Lagoon - Hafsaa Tila - Fish Head- Fesdhoo Wrack - sleep Fesdhoo Lagoon - Maahlos Tila or Moohfushi Rock - Penaton - Emas Tila - sleep Eboodhoo - Dega Tila - Radhiga Tila - Machafushi Wrack – sleep Machafushi - Dhigurah channel - Mamingili - Dhigurah - sleep Dhigurah - Dhigurah Kandu - Vilamendhoo Tila - sleep Omadhoo – Omadhoo Tila Male lunch time – sleep Hulue Male

8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS (ALL YEAR)
Male – South Male Atoll - Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male

Male – Kuda Giri Wrack -Ghuli or Graidhoo - sleep Guraidhoo - 2 dives Guraidhoo - Felidhoo Atoll – Alimata Kandu - sleep Alimata - Alimata Kandu - Golden Wall - Fotheo Kandu- sleep - Fotheo - Fotheo Kandu - Fushi Kandu – Anbara Giri - sleep Anbara – Rakhedhoo Corner - Kunavhasi Kandu - Enderi Tila - sleep Fulidhoo – Farukhulu Faru – Kandoma 2 Dives - sleep Ghuli – 1 Dive Embudu - Male - sleep Hulule Male

Vessel Details

Year Built / Refurbished 2007
Length & Width 43 x 13 Meter
Engines 580 PS, Cummins-Turbodiesel
Speed 10 – 12 Knots (max. 14 Knots)
Electricity Voltage & Outlets 24 Hours – 230 Volt, German Installation
Disalination & Water Capacitity 5000 Liter Watertank, 2 Desalination Plants
Communication & Navigation Systems Radio, GPS, depth sounder, oxygen, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, life jackets, support boats
Air Compressors 2x L&W 570D, 8 charging hoses
Full Equipment €290 per week (includes dive computer)
Wetsuits €8 per day
Regulator €10 per day
BCD €10 per day
Dive Computer €12 per day
Mask, Fins & Snorkel €10 per day

Available Experiences

ITINERARIES AVAILABLE IN THIS DESTINATION

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Friday, 06 December 2013

Fabulous Fiji by Marcelina Jesus on Sport Diver Magazine

Lured by the promise of world-class reefs and adrenaline-fueled shark encounters Marcelina Jesus ventures to the wild islands of Fiji.

Fabulous Fiji by Marcelina Jesus on Sport Diver Magazine

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Maaya thila

Ari Atoll, Maldives

A Protected Marine Area, this offers one of the best-known dives in the Maldives. There is a remarkable variety of marine life on the thila, including grey reef sharks, white tip sharks, turtles, stonefish, frogfish, zebra morays, batfish and many, many more species. At the edge of the thila, where there is a large coral overhang full of bright orange Tubastrea corals.The top of the rock, at 15m (50ft), is covered in colourful soft corals. The vertical side of the rock drops down to the atoll plate at 40m (130ft). In this channel between the satellite rock and the thila, grey reef sharks often patrol and we have seen guitar shark here on a number of occasions.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40m

Emboodhoo Finolhlu

Male Atoll, Maldives

Located on outside reef of Emboodhoo Finolhlu, Emboodhoo Canyon is a section of the reef that collapsed and created a canyon-like area. This huge rock stands about 5 meters away from the main reef, creating overhangs by the side of the reef. A lot of sponges and soft coral are seen from depths as shallow as 12 meters.

Large red snappers and groupers are seen on the shallower part .As you descend you will find that on the rock there is a huge gap with soft coral; white tip sharks are seen gliding with the current at times. As you drift along the reef the overhangs which start from 10 meters of depth can drop to 25 meters and stretches out for about 40 meter across making it a magnificent sight.

The rest of the dive can be done with the drift along a long sloping reef which is rich in coral growth and fish life. Do expect to see turtles, moray eels and lion fishes along the drift. This dive site is most suitable with a small to medium current; it is suitable for advanced and open water divers.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Hafza Thila

Ari Atoll, Maldives

Hafza Thila is in the middle of the Atoll, 35 minutes south from Velidhu. Normally there is not a lot of current. You can easily dive around the thila two times during one dive, but take your time. There are nice overhangs on each side, in which you can find stingrays, morays and scorpion fish. Don’t stay too long in the deep area, because the top reef is not very shallow (10 - 12m) and you might run out of time! Save some time for the top reef, there are very nice hard corals!

A huge variety of marine life can be expected here. Batfish, blue striped snapper and barracudas are schooling in the blue. Big sharks, jackfish and trevallys are hunting in the current. Watch out for turtles on the top reef and try to find some scorpion fish and stonefish! You may find octopus, slugs and shrimps in the beautiful hard corals of the top reef.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Maaldhos Thila

Ari Atoll, Maldives

Two hours of boat trip in the southwest of Velidhu is Maalhos Thila, otherwise known as "Blue Caves". This is really one of the best dive sites in the Maldives! Plenty of caves and overhangs in the south part (20-30m) and the soft corals are overgrowing all! It looks like a huge cake with white and pink whip! The ceilings are covered in soft corals in a mixture of colours, mostly white but also blue and violet - the decorated caves make a surreal back drop for underwater photographers. In the south there are a few big blocks 20m apart of the main reef.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Losfushi Canyon

Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

This site is a little channel on the north side of Guraidhoo channel. This channel has a very shallow, narrow sandy canyon, separating the inside from the outside. The channel deepens inside to a sandy bottom at 30m, and the reef slopes from 6m to 30m on the outside.

Here divers can encounter plenty of fish life inside the channel and especially inside the canyon. School of pyjamas, lutjans, fusiliers, butterflies are very common. At the entrance of the canyon, with an in going or out going, white tips reef sharks are very often spotted as well as napoleon. The canyon is the high light due to the quantity and diversity of fish and also to the reflection of the light on the sandy bottom.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Guraidhoo Corner

Male Atoll, Maldives

The Guraidhoo Corner lies on the east side of the South Male’ Atoll, outside of the reef. Nearby islands are Losfushi, Guraidhoo and Kandooma. On the edges of the channel, at depths ranging from 25 to 30 meters, you will have the best chances to observe great many grey reef sharks, local school of eagle rays, large hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and. Guraidhoo Corner is also home to large schools of oriental sweetlips, bannerfish and large black-and-white striped snappers.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Felidhoo

Male Atoll, Maldives

The Felidhoo is a sloping wall with overhangs and divers can expect to see white tip reef sharks, banner fish, stingrays, boxfish, barracuda and fusiliers.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Fish Head

Ari Atoll, Maldives

The square-shaped reef is about 80 metres wide and can be circled in one dive if divers wish, providing the current is not too strong. There are ledges and caves at different depths around much of the reef and for the most part, there is a big undercut from about 25 to 30 metres before the reef tapers to the bottom slopes. The north and north west sides have a particular interesting landscape at reasonably shallow depths, making it ideal for the less experienced diver, while at depth, are caves with all the usual features including sea fans and black coral bushes. Divers tend to stay shallower at Fish Head, hovering around the reef edge at about 15 metres as this gives the best all round view of a family of about 20 resident grey reef sharks.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Alimatha House Reef

Northern Region, Maldives

This is considered one of the best night dives in the Maldives. Every night there is a show performed by a big number of nurse sharks, stingrays and massive jacks. Definitely not to be missed.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Fushi Kandu

Southern Region, Maldives

The most spectacular channel dive of the atoll. There are a few different ways to dive it but crossing the channel offers the most exciting encounters with big fish. Although it might seem very easy it is not recommended for not experienced divers due to washing machines created by the current. Staying close to the dive guide and same positioning will make crossing the channel easier. Negative entry is recommended.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Dhigu Thila

Northern Region, Maldives

Dhigu in the Maldivian language means Long and Thila means pinnacle, and that is exactly what this dive site is, a long thin pinnacle in Baa Atoll, starting at 6m and descending down to 30m. Between 12 and 25m there are some interesting overhangs with some soft coral and Gorgonian Fan coral. Look out for Leaf Fish, Frog Fish and Stonefish, as well as nudibranchs, white tip reef sharks and perhaps the odd Manta passing in its way to it from Hanifaru Bay.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Rahdhiga Thila

Ari Atoll, Maldives

A beautiful pinnacle just 10 minutes from Rahdhiga Island, Rahdhiga Thila is impressive from the second you swim down to 30m to look at some grey reef sharks, then moving up to the overhangs with their beautiful dripping blue, yellow and orange soft coral between 8m and 18m. Then finish the dive at 3m to 6m with some impressive table-top coral for a pleasantly relaxing safety stop.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Kadooma Thila

Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

A magnificent long thin pinnacle in the middle of a channel between Cocoa Corner and Kandooma Island Resort, this is one of the few channels in the Maldives where it doesn't matter which way the current is going - it will be a spectacular dive! Grey reef sharks and eagle rays are likely companions here. Magnificent overhangs with draping colourful soft coral and shark cleaning stations await those who dive this challenging but rewarding dive site.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Maamigili Beyru

Ari Atoll, Maldives

11km of reef stretches along the south of Ari Atoll, which is home to whalesharks coming up for a feed. Thought to be a 'nursery' for whalesharks, the South of Ari Atoll is a place where you can find juvenile whalesharks all year round.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Moofushi Corner

Ari Atoll, Maldives

This is a cleaning station which many Mantas are visiting. A lot of snappers and oriental sweet lips. Diver can keep on his knees to watch a huge mantas passing by or hook himself to a dead coral and float above the bottom.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 24

Guraidhoo Kandu

Male Atoll, Maldives

Grey reef sharks are common visitors at Guriadhoo Kandu when the currents are incoming, along with several pelagic species and eagle rays.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Alimata Jetty

Northern Region, Maldives

This is the perfect site for a night dive. Typically, Nurse Sharks, Black Tips, Marble Rays and Jacks are seen here.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 15

Dhiggaru Kandu

Southern Region, Maldives

The best diving is on the outside corner of Dhiggaru Falhu, with lots of cavities and small swimthroughs, as well as lots of nice overhangs in the entrance to the channel. The area is covered in soft coral and hard coral groups grow up from the sandy patch, where white tip sharks and stingrays rest.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Golden Wall

Northern Region, Maldives

Expect to see Napoleons, turtles, moray eels and a lot of reef fish. In the blue water pegalics can often be seen passing by. There are caves and overhangs with walls packed full of yellow, blue, pink and white soft coral.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 32

Fotteyo

Northern Region, Maldives

The channel is narrow and features swim-throughs, small caves and large overhangs. The drop-off at the channel entrance is covered in colourful soft corals. Titan triggerfish are common here along with grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, tuna and barracuda. You might be lucky enough to get a glimpse of hammerhead sharks in the most outer side of the channel. This is also where eagle rays can be spotted, along with big groupers such as the potato grouper and the black saddle coral groupers. Look out for sting rays resting on the patch of sand and turtles on the channel walls.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Fesdu Wreck

Northern Region, Maldives

The top of the wheelhouse is at 24 meters and the propeller is at about 27 meters. Coral is already well established on Fesdu Wreck, and a couple of good sized black coral bushes are growing off the stern. Among the superstructure are moray eels and in the engine room are big groupers. The wreck lies at the end of a small Thila that is about fifty meters out from Viligilee Falhu reef. There is extensive soft and hard coral growth all over the Thila and plenty of fish life, few caves and little coral rock formation.

  • Min Dives: 5
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 20

Fulidhoo Caves

Northern Region, Maldives

This site is located opposite the similarly named island & features a slope. There are a large number of cavern-like overhangs between 20 & 40m depth from which this site is named. These overhangs are densely covered in blue & yellow soft coral as well as black coral. Nurse sharks can often be found resting here. Stingrays can often be seen on the slopes & if one looks closely, there are numerous nudibranchs also to be found.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40

Feydhoo Caves

Northern Region, Maldives

Feydhoo Caves (also known as Feydhoo Finolhu or Feydhoo Wall) is located north of Malé, Maldives. The reef is an upright wall with lots of holes, clefts, and swim-throughs. At some places, there is almost a 90-degree drop-off. There are swim-throughs and small overhangs at shallower depths, and prolonged overhangs at the deeper areas of the wall. The wall is covered with sponges and corals. This site gives the divers an opportunity to explore caves, walls, reefs, as well as lots of marine life such as fish, sharks, eagle rays, turtles, sponges and corals.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Rakeedhoo Corner

Male Atoll, Maldives

A very deep dive site with strong currents. This site is suitable for advanced level divers. You'll expect to see colourful marine life and some dangerous species at this site. Great site for photography opportunities.

  • Min Dives: 50
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 60m

Alimatha

Male Atoll, Maldives

Alimatha is in Vaavu Atoll and sits on the eastern edge of Maldives.
Alimatha is the complete Maldivian destination for all tourists because it has it all: world-level diving for both experienced and beginners, aquarium-like snorkeling sites and emerald shallow waters.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 15m

Machchafushi Wreck

Male Atoll, Maldives

You can find Outstanding Typically, visibility is Good ( 10 - 30 m)
The average depth is 20 m / 65.6 ft although the maximum depth you can reach is 32 m / 105 ft
To reach Machchafushi Wreck you have to do it By boat & from shore
This dive site is best suited for CMAS ** / AOW divers.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Wreck Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 32m

Emas Thila

Male Atoll, Maldives

During north-east monsoon is a good manta gathering point. Out of this season it can be a very nice drift dive with great outcrops and nice reef fishes. On the more southern part, the kandu cuts in weird ways the thila, creating nice cavities within the steep wall. In this side there use to be dog toothed tuna, napoleon and grey reef and white tip sharks.Currents can be very strong, and drifting the thila will be over in less than 30 minutes. Be prepared for an open water safety stop.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Panatone

Male Atoll, Maldives

This is a well-known drift diving site due to the very fast currents that flow through the area but it is also known for the many sea turtles that come to the area between January and May. The site has the normal features of a Maldives site with a good healthy reef, many overhangs, and even a large cave.

The dive site is a sloping reef with a maximum depth of 30 metres and with visibility reaching 25 metres, divers can nearly make out the bottom of the ocean from the surface. The dive averages out at around 15 metres. The reef is found on Kalhahandhi Huraa, which is an island. The name Kalhahandhi translates as trevally and so divers can expect to see these fish whilst visiting the site.

The many trevallies are accompanied by many grey reef sharks, barracuda, white tip reef sharks, and black tip reef sharks. In between February and March, it is also very common to spot many manta rays in the area. About one metre below the reef, there is a set of channels that provide shelter from the current. Divers can stop there to see the many basslets, dotty backs, and fusiliers that are also seeking respite from the fast moving currents. Out into the ocean, divers will be able to see many midnight snappers, rabbitfish, unicornfish, tuna, and schools of rainbow runners.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Farukolhu Kandu

Northern Region, Maldives

You can find big fish, abundant fish life Typically, visibility is 20m+
The average depth is 20m although the maximum depth you can reach is 30m
To reach Faru Kolhu you have to do it Boat

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Dega Thila

Male Atoll, Maldives

This is a very interesting formation, with a wall of seafans on the outside of the main peak, and some pinncacles on the western side. There is a tunner to swimthrough cutting the reef at 16m where yellow sweepers stay. At the north side there are another two pinnacles starting at 20m, with a narrow canyon between them. The dive can be very deep and currents treacherous.

  • Min Dives: 20
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40m

Vilamendhoo Thila

Ari Atoll, Maldives

VILAMENDHOO THILA in Maldives is a dive site located east of Vilamendhoo Island that is a must dive in the atoll, where rays and sharks are present whatever the direction of the current is. This thila is made of a top reef at around 8 meters, gently sloping down to more than 30m on the east side, and sloping at 45° down to 20-25m on the west side. It extends in the middle of the channel on the south side, and the north part presents some detached blocks. The various species you can encounter here include schools of snappers, sweetlips, fusiliers and jacks. You will always be able to encounter sharks and eagle rays near the turbulence areas or in the northern part. It is also possible to encounter large stingrays on the sandy bottom.

The water entry is usually performed upstream in the current and at a sufficient distance, in order to stay protected at 15m and deeper. Divers will need to enter with no air in the BCD and staying as little time as possible at the surface.

The dive often starts on the side exposed to the current. During outgoing currents, sharks will be more present around the northern blocks. During incoming currents, the back of the thila on the northern section will often be more interesting because of the eagle rays gliding in the turbulence.

Both the ascent and safety stop can be performed in open water. The recovery by the dhoni takes place at the divers' exit point. During incoming currents, because of the two channels present in the area, divers will need to agree on an exit route (going north or south) prior to diving, in order to facilitate the recovery by the dhoni.

This site is accessible all year long and is suitable for divers with experience at 20-30m. During strong currents, it is sometimes possible to be surprised by the current and being dragged to the back of the thila. In this case, divers should not attempt to go back to the front otherwise they may take risks for themselves or damage the reef.

The northern section of the pinnacle is sometimes more interesting in the turbulence area generated by the cracks in the wall.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Kuda Giri Wreck

Male Atoll, Maldives

West of Dhigufinolhu there is a very small reef, and on its west side lies this steel wreck, from 20 to 35m. Is a good wreck for beginners or for night dive, as the ambiance is much better with night hunters.

Kuda Giri Wreck has a maximum diving depth of around 40 m / 131.2 ft and is suitable for all divers. The average visibility is 10-20 meters and access to the dive site is by boat.

Explore both the intact wreck of an unknown cargo boat and a small pinnacle.

The hull lies pointing towards the reef with the bow at 18m and the stern at 30m. The hull is about 30m long with a cargo hold at the back -the hold is small and dark so bring a torch if want to look inside. The outside of the ship is covered with corals, algae and sponges, colorful sea squirts and little fish and the odd grey frogfish can be found on the deck.

After exploring the wreck, swim over to the pinnacle and explore its small overhangs and caverns. There are plenty of hidden frog fish, leaf fish and Maldivian clown fish.

  • Min Dives: 20
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 35m

Kandooma Thila

Male Atoll, Maldives

Located north of Kandooma Island, this beautiful pinnacle lies at the bottom of a channel, with its top reef at 12m descending to around 40 meters deep on all sides. The eastern and northern sides are the most interesting with many overhangs and colourful soft corals. The many species you can spot there include big schools of fish, eagle rays, whitetip sharks, green turtles and grey reef sharks. During incoming currents, this fauna is mostly found on the plateau between the thila and the ocean. During outgoing currents, most sharks will be found around their cleaning station.

During outgoing currents, it is recommended for divers to place themselves at the Jack Corner, which is located in front of the thila at a wide overhang. The grey reef sharks’ cleaning station is marked by a distant block in the last part of the dive. Divers can end their exploration around the top reef where eagle rays and green turtles can be spotted. This dive site is accessible throughout the year but conditions can be very difficult. During outgoing currents, divers tend to be pulled to the bottom. They should not explore the cleaning station without at least 80 bars in the tank and being closed to the non-decompression limit.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
31 May 2019
7 Jun 2019
9 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1851
8 Jun 2019
15 Jun 2019
9 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1851
16 Jun 2019
23 Jun 2019
9 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1851
24 Jun 2019
1 Jul 2019
9 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1851
2 Jul 2019
9 Jul 2019
9 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1851
10 Jul 2019
17 Jul 2019
9 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1851
18 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
7 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1851
5 Aug 2019
13 Aug 2019
7 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1851
14 Aug 2019
21 Aug 2019
7 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1851
22 Aug 2019
29 Aug 2019
7 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1851
30 Aug 2019
6 Sep 2019
7 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1851
7 Sep 2019
15 Sep 2019
7 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1851
11 Nov 2019
21 Nov 2019
9 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1851
11 Nov 2019
21 Nov 2019
9 Nights Male – South Male Atoll - Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1851