Broken Rock - Maldives Dive Site
Type of Dive Site: Thila (Pinnacle)
Location: South Ari Atoll, Dhigurah Channel
Best Time to Dive: All year round
GPS Position: 03.33345, 072.56195
Depth Range: 12m – 30m
Coral Growth: Average
Features: Canyon, caves, overhangs, coral heads
Fish Life: Abundant
Experience Level: Advanced
Diving Hints and Currents:
Apart from Kudarah Thila, Broken Rock dive site is most probably the most well-known scuba diving destination in the South Ari Atoll. This Thila is literally a broken rock with a 2-metre wide canyon that splits the small Thila in two parts, from the west to east, giving the reef its name. This canyon is the main attraction on this wonderful submerged reef.
Soft coral formation at Broken Rock
Broken Rock is covered in soft corals and only one diver can enter the canyon at a time. On the north side at a depth of around 25-30m, there are two big coral blocks with overhangs and beautiful fan corals which are well worth a visit.
The top reef at Broken Rock dive site has great hard coral growth and is an ideal place to find invertebrates like leaf fish and nudibranchs. Depth and strong currents make this Thila dive spot suitable only for experienced divers.
A dive torch and a surface balloon are both strongly recommended at Broken Rock. As usual, caution is advised when diving at Boken Rock; make sure you do not damage any of the delicate coral, or upset the interplay of the Maldives marine life.
More Popular Maldives Dive Sites:
- Cocoa Corner
- Dhevana Kandu - Miyaru Kandu
- Dhigali Haa - Horubadhoo Thila