Gangehi Kandu - Maldives Dive Site
Dive Site: Gangehi Kandu
Type of Dive Site: Channel
Location: North Ari Atoll, North corner of Gangehi Kandu
Best Time to Dive: Southwest Monsoon when current is incoming
GPS Position: 04.13120, 072.44150
Depth Range: 5m – 30m
Coral Growth: Average
Features: Caves, overhangs, coral heads.
Fish Life: Abundant
Experience Level: Advanced
Diving Hints and Currents:
Gangehi Kandu dive site is one of the longest channels in the Ari Atoll, with a drift of more than 2.5 km from the channel’s entrance to the end of the dive at the inside of the Atoll. When the current is incoming at Gangehi Kandu, the dive begins a bit further out and drifts inside the channel.
Leopard Shark at Gangehi Kandu dive site
Once inside the channel, this is where you start seeing the caves and overhangs and a few outcrops away from the reef. These outcrops have interesting features and are covered with excellent hard and soft coral.
The bottom of the entire channel at Gangehi Kandu is sandy, making it a perfect resting ground for Stingrays, White Tip Reef Sharks and the Leopard or Zebra Shark which is commonly spotted here at Gangehi Kandu.
There are many liveaboard cruises and diving safaris in the Gangehi Kandu area, for it is and has been a top Maldives dive site for years, and a firm favorite of scuba divers on holiday in the Maldives.
Dive Guide Map of Gangehi Kandu - North Ari Atoll
More Famous Dive Sites in Maldives:
- Guraidhoo Kandu
- HP Reef
- Hans Hass Place - Gulhifalhu