Broken Rock Dive Site in the Maldives
Dive at the beautiful Broken Rock Dive Site!
The Broken Rock Dive Site is located in the Maldives, more specifically in the South Ari Atoll, which is also home to the Kudarah Thila dive site. The islands located most near to the Broken Rock Dive Sites are Dhangethi to the north and Dhigurah to the south.
Broken Rock Dive Site, or Kuda Rah Thila
The Broken Rock Dive Site (or Kuda Rah Thila) is a thila (pinnacle) dive site located in the South Ari Atoll, and more specifically the Dhigurah Channel. The GPS position of Broken Rock Dive Site is 03.33345, 072.56195 and the depth range 12 meters to 30 meters.
Broken Rock Dive Site is not a clever alias, but rather an appropriate representation of what this dive site is, a broken rock.
The two sides of the broken rock are separated by a 2-meter wide canyon, which splits the Thila into two segments from west to east. Not surprisingly, this canyon is the main attraction of the Broken Rock Dive Site, providing countless nooks and crannies for marine flora and fauna to florish and thrive.
Diving the Broken Rock Dive Site
The Broken Rock Dive Site is better suited for advanced divers, due to its depth and strong currents, which flock in droves to this underwater wonder. Kuda Rah Thila is covered in soft corals, and only one diver can manage to shimmy through the cavernous crack at a time.
In addition to the canyon, the Broken Rock Dive Site boasts an array of caves, overhangs and innumerable coral heads.
The north side of Broken Rock Dive Site features two big coral blocks and is approximately 25-30 meters deep, whereas the top reef possesses hard coral growth, a perfect place to encounter leaf fish and nudibranchs. To the east of the Broken Rock Dive Site is another rock formation which plateaus at around 17 meters.
A dive torch and a surface balloon are both highly recommended at Broken Rock Dive Site.
Broken Rock Dive Site Marine Life
In addition to fish, keep an eye out for sea turtles, whale sharks and moray eels.