Hans Hass Place (Gulhifalhu) - Maldives Dive Site
Type of Dive Site: Wall
Location: North Male Atoll, Middle of Gulhi Falhu, South Side
Depth Range: 3m - 30m
Coral Growth: Excellent
Features: Caves, overhangs and coral
Fish Life: Abundant
Experience Level: Novice
Dive Site Map - Hans Hass Place - Gulhifalhu
Diving Hints and Currents:
Also known as Kikki Reef, this Maldives dive site is a firm favorite of scuba divers and holiday-goers to the Maldives, due to its spectacular features. Hans Hass Place is an amazing wall dive 100 meters long, overlooking the depths of Vadhoo Kandu. It is located half way along the Gulhifalhu.
This dive site in Maldives is situated along a large cavity in the reef, and initiates at either end with jagged overhangs, slicing through the reef between five and 30 meters. A long swim-through found in the wall at 28 meters is a good starting point for a dive, if the current is flowing to the West.
The best diving is between five and 15 meters, where you will find many caves and ledges. This area is well populated with purple seafans covering the ceilings of the overhangs; inside the caves are many different speicies of grouper. The caves also contain a variety of soldierfish, such as the shadow-fin soldierfish, alongside scribbled filefish, trumpetfish and the freckled hawkfish. For divers navigating alongside the reef, you may be able to source the well camouflaged leaf fish, and maybe even the white-banded possum wrasse, or the cheeked pipefish.
This brilliant dive spot and reef is filled with invertebrates and stunning coral formations as well as picturesque caves and features suitable for divers of all levels - an absolute must for all diving holidays to the Maldives.
This dive site Maldives is best experienced slowly, with time to take in all the features on offer. When studying the fauna, be especially careful with buoyancy control as many of the overhangs are very shallow. Try and avoid the overhangs if not in full control.
Other Beautiful Dive Sites in Maldives:
- Kalhahandhi Kandu - Pannettone
- Kandooma Thila
- Karibeyru Thila