Diving in Vaavu Atoll is all about getting out to the channel where the currents are thriving along with the big fish! We're talking sharks, sharks, sharks! Nearby channels - the entrances and exits to the atoll - provide great current, and this attracts large numbers of reef sharks and other pelagics.
As well as an abundance of sharks on the outer reefs, Vaavu Atoll is home to a real variety of reef life. On nearly every reef, you'll find everything from huge Napoleon wrasse, eels, tuna, barracuda and jackfish down to the tiny nudibranches. Schools of eagle rays are common on the bigger dive sites as are turtles and sting rays. From May to December there is a chance to see feeding manta rays not far from the island. But keep in mind, there are a difference between diving inside the atoll and outside the atoll. The corals has taken a hit during the recent El Nino, and are not in great shape inside the atoll. If you are not comfortable diving deeper than 18m, you will be diving mostly inside the atoll, and here, the visibility will not be as great as on the outside, and the corals and marine life will be of lesser wow factor.
Fulidhoo sits on the northern edge of Vaavu Atoll and lies just a few hours away from the equator. At 700m long and 200m wide, it’s not much more than a sliver of sand in the vast ocean. Yet thanks to the availability of fresh water, local vegetation and the bountiful sea, its remote community has thrived for centuries. Arriving on the island, you will quickly feel how your pace slows down as you get lullabyed into island life. There are a few cafe's on this small island, and a beautiful bikini beach in a quiet lagoon, but besides that... there is not much else than lots of green vegetation and white sand. Oh, and the cool fruitbats in the trees, the stingrays feeding around the little jetty in the evening, the friendly people living on the island, their drumming nights and of course the ridiculously blue and warm water surrounding the island.
The daily dives of the dive center are done from a very comfortable dive
boat, which is highly professionally run. Dive sites are easily within reach
with of a 20 to 60 minute boat ride. The boat goes out 2 times a day, to
do 1 or 2 dives. Your dives will be scheduled depending on your level
of diving, and the dive sites of the day.
Fundiving Itinerary - 5 days and 4 night - 6 guided dives
Arrive Male and jump on a local ferry or a speedboat to Fulidhoo
Island You will be met at the pier and taken to your hotel. Since you
will be diving tomorrow, swing bye the dive center for an orientation
on the coming days of diving, sign in and get fitted with your dive
equipment. After that, it's time to cool down in the Indian Ocean or
chill on the bikini beach with a book... or maybe a nap? You have
travelled far. It's YOU time.
Today you will be doing 3
dives with the dive center. The best dive sites are chosen for the day,
dictated by the level of divers and the environment, like ocean
currents, visibility, wind and waves.
Today you will be doing another 3 dives with the dive center. It's
time for more underwater adventures Hopefully you will experience lots
of encounters with beautiful sharks, rays, barracudas and maybe some
turtles? It is without doubt the perfect destination for world class
marine life action.
Unless you have booked
additional days of diving or snorkeling, this is your day to off-gas.
Remember to allow a minimum of 18 hours on land, without diving,
Catch the boat back to Male, in time for your international flight out.
Please allow a minimum of 24 hours, after your last dive, before flying.
(some countries will allow you to fly after 18 hours on land).
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