Cocoa Corner - Maldives Dive Site
Dive Site: Cocoa Corner
Type of Dive Site: Channel
Location: South Male Atoll, North Side of Biyaadhoo Kandu
Best Time to Dive: North East Monsoon when current is incoming
GPS Position: 03.55000, 73.28000
Depth Range: 12m – 30m
Coral Growth: Excellent
Features: Caves, overhangs, coral heads
Fish Life: Abundant
Experience Level: Advanced
Diving Hints and Currents:
Cocoa Corner is a dive site that can be explored in several different ways and with the right current and conditions, it’s is the best shark show around Male Atoll. Many dive guides consider crossing from Cocoa Corner to Kandooma Thila. With the right current, divers begin the dive from Cocoa Corner and while maintaining a depth of 25 to 29 metres, they swim across the current while parallel to the edge at 40 metres. This gives a natural reference that divers are maintaining the correct position while crossing to the Thila and divers are not taken too far inside the channel.
Dive Guide Map of Cocoa Corner, North Male Atoll, Maldives
The Thila at Cocoa Corner dive site lies in the middle of the channel about 15 metres from the channel edge. Here, divers will see heaps of Grey Reef Sharks from big mother sharks to newborn babies patrolling the edge of the channel together. Eagle Rays and schooling Jack Fish are also common at the beginning of the Thila.
Marine photo of parrotfish close up
By the time divers reach the Thila, their bottom time should be running out and the best thing to do is to swim to the top of the Thila and continue diving in shallower waters. A safety balloon is a must at Cocoa Corner and divers should be prepared to make an open water safety stop.
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