Maalhos Thila - Maldives Dive Site
Type of Dive Site: Thila (Pinnacle)
Location: North Ari Atoll, Maalhos Uthuru Kandu
Best Time to Dive: All year round
GPS Position: 04.00125, 072.43155
Depth Range: 12m – 30m
Coral Growth: Excellent
Features: Caves, overhangs, coral heads
Fish Life: Abundant
Experience Level: Advanced
Diving Hints and Currents:
Maalhos Thila is strictly only suitable for experienced advanced divers. The best part of this dive site is deeper than 25-metres. It is possible to dive at Maalhos Thila both when the current is incoming and outgoing. The main attractions at Maalhos Thila are the coral heads found about 28-29 metres below the surface.
Beautiful Soft Coral display at Maalhos Thila dive site
There are three large coral heads and these are covered with spectacularly-coloured soft coral. Close to the coral heads, you will see Giant Sweetlips and the bottom of the channel is a resting ground for White Tip Reef Sharks.
The caves and overhangs at Maalhos Thila dive site are filled with blue color soft coral and extra cloud of yellow brought by the Blue Striped Snappers (Lutjanus Kasmira).
The top of the reef displays a good diversity of hard coral and it’s worth spending sometime here before the end of the dive. A safety balloon is a must at Maalhos Thila especially when the current is running out of the Atoll.
Maalhos Thila dive site is a must for any visit to the Maldives, the abundance of marine life and beautiful underwater topography is unmatched, and a guarantee for an unforgettable Maldives scuba diving experience.
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