Destination Fact File
Relish in peace and serenity whilst enjoying spectacular underwater scenery
The Northern Region of the Maldives contains multiple different atolls and islands, all of which are much quieter than others such as Ari and Male atoll. However, they definitely do not lack in pristine white sandy beaches and stunning azure blue waters. With some spectacular diving to top it all off you will never want to leave this little piece of heaven! The variety of atolls in this Northern Region include Lhaviyani, Raa, Baa and Haa Alif Atolls, in which you can do some of the best diving possible in the Maldives.
Reethi Beach Resort on Baa Atoll will give all of its guest access to many dive sites where you can also see the majestic flight of the manta ray as well as some beautiful corals.
Famous for its out of this world pinnacles, Raa Atoll is home to some remarkable coral reefs and schooling fish life. Stay at Adaaran Select Meedhupparu Resort and experience these dive sites first hand.
If it is the beauty of coral reefs that you are looking for then Lhaviyani Atoll is the most superb for this as well as some shark infested channels and other pelagic fish such as rays, tune and jack fish staying at Kuredo Island Resort will make any divers Maldives holiday an unforgettable one.
Far north you will find peace and serenity in every dive. With very few, if any other divers around, you will have fabulous dive sites all to yourselves.
Northern Region Atolls Top Dive Sites:
Kuredo Express is one of the most famous dive sites in the Lhaviyani Atoll. Express gets its name from the strong currents that can flow here. The Sandy channel leads to a corner where there are terraces of different depths, perfect for action encounters with grey reef sharks, eagle rays, large tuna, napoleons, stingrays and barracuda.
Bathalaa on the northern side of Vinaneiy Faru in the Raa Atoll is a brilliant site with the dive starting in the sandy area of Vinaneiyfaruhuraa and slowly slopping down to a cliff at 18 metres where it vertically drops to 25 metres. Along this beautiful wall you will find patches of pink and black coral making unique colour scenery.
Maadhoo Wreck is located on the south side of Dapparhu Island in the Haa Alifu Atoll. This beautiful 80 metres long wreck immediately presents you with 4 chimneys rising out of the water and it is easily accessible at a depth of 5 to 18 metres. As you descend to the deepest point of the dive, you'll see leopard sharks hiding from the moderate current beneath the stern.