Vattaru Kandu - Maldives Dive Site
Dive Site: Protected Marine Area
Location: Felidhe Atoll, Channel in South of Vattaru Atoll
Depth Range: 5m - 30m
Coral Growth: Excellent
Features: Sharks, Coral
Fish Life: Abundant
Dive Site Map - Vattaru Kandu
Diving Hints and Currents:
The Maldives dive site Vattaru Kandu is a protected marine area, located in the channel south of Vattaru Atoll. Vattaru is a small rounded atoll towards the south of Felidhe Atoll, about 45 minutes from Rakeedhoo.
The island corner of Vattaru Kandu dive site is the premier spot for diving in this location. The outside corner declines very sharply to about 45 meters, then steadily slopes to a deep sandy bottom where you will often find big sea fans and leopard sharks. The entrance of the channel is at around 32 meters, around which there are several caves and overhangs, not to mention outside of which, where you will find even more caves, ledges and overhangs. Near this corner, most caves are between 10 and 20 meters.
The fish life here is very rich, with tuna, barracudas, trevally, schools of fusilier, turtles, manta rays, parrotfish, napoleon and white-tip reef sharks. At around 30 meters outside the channel entrance you will find a series of caves covered in soft coral, and many of them house black coral trees and seafans.
Marine photo of sea turtle at Vattaru Kandu dive site
Vattaru Kandu dive site is a great dive location in Maldives for night dives. When the current is ingoing, the corner of the island is a great place to start the dive, and slowly drift into the channel. With plenty of exhilerating drift and channel dive opportunities, as well as the picturesque topography and diverse fish life, Vattaru Kandu dive site is a top diving location not to be missed on your liveaboard safari holiday to the Maldives.
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