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Barefoot Thila: 6.738880, 73.111733
Baarah Corner: 6.805967, 73.204350
Alidhoo Caves: 6.848467, 73.149183
Hodaidhoo Thila: 6.766983, 73.091083
Aquarium: 6.842067, 73.011200
Filladhoo Wreck: 6.870967, 73.234533
Hondaafushi faru: 6.769900, 73.130733
Heaven & Hell Thila: 6.731500, 73.036167
Maafahi Corner: 6.824667, 73.164667
Muraidhoo Corner: 6.830900, 73.170667
Finey Thila: 6.736467, 73.055833
Hanimaadhoo Corner: 6.777483, 73.186867
Matifaru Caves: 6.852000, 73.043467
Takandhoo Corner: 6.838000, 72.997333
Marandhoo caves: 6.857000, 72.960167
Cathedral: 6.856333, 72.957167
Hodaidhoo Reef: 6.766950, 73.091050
Mulidhoo caves: 6.829050, 73.011667
Filladhoo thila: 6.870500, 73.210383
Muraidhoo Thila: 6.841833, 73.163667
Marandhoo Blue: 6.848367, 72.981333
Baarah out: 6.825702, 73.219457
Coral Garden: 6.780178, 73.131222
Mathifaru Kandu: 6.848762, 73.048960
Sand Bank: 6.879518, 73.109446
Hanimadhoo Faru: 6.757038, 73.164130
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Alidhoo Caves
ALIDHOO CAVES

Distance: 40 min
Depth: 5mt to 30mt
Description: House reef of Alidhoo Island. Suitable for all levels of divers.
From the beautiful 5mt deep top reef starts a drop off that reaches 30 mt. Along the reef wall there are some big overhangs where is possible to see sleeping sting rays or turtles, lion fish, moray eels and lobster. Don’t forget to give a look in the blue sea where eagle rays, sharks, Napoleon fish and barracuda can go across. Sometimes lucky divers can dive with dolphins!
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Aquarium
AQUARIUM
Distance: 1hr 20 min
Depth: 5mt to 25 mt
Description: Aquarium is a dive spot located in Mulidhoo Island. It is suitable for all level of experience.
The dive site has drop off which gives way to a sloping reef dropping down to 25mt. It’s possible to see schooling of blue fusiliers, butterfly fish, blue triggerfish, turtles yellow snappers and in the right season (usually during north east Monsoon period) Manta Rays on the cleaning stations. Aquarium offers great subjects for photos and videos.
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Baarah Corner
BAARAH CORNER

Distance: 30 min
Depth: 7mt to 30 mt
Description: The dive is located on the south east reef of Baarah island. Suitable for all level of experience.
The House reef of Baarah Island is an easy dive spot suitable for beginners and for check dives. The reef starts in shallow waters and goes slowly down till 30 mt where the reef is made of some block of corals with a lot of reef fish such as butterfly fishes, angel fishes, groupers, trigger fishes and schools of fuciliers.
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Baarah out

BAARAH OUT

Distance: 45 min
Depth: 10 mt to 28 mt
Description: The dive begins on the top of the oceanic plateau at a depth of 8-12 mt.
The top is rich in residental reef fishes such as snapper, fuciliers, grouper, anthias, blue trigger fish and some nudibraches.
We then move to the drop of the wall that slides down to 26-28 mt. There are many coral blocks and small caves where it is easy to see lobsters, morays and even turtles.
But at this point it is easy to meet large groups of green humphead parrotfish, and during the summer season even manta rays.

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Barefoot Thila

BAREFOOT THILA
Distance: 40 min
Depth: 15mt to 30 mt
Description: The thila is 40 min out of Hanimaadhoo Island. Suitable for Advanced divers only
The dive spot is made of two separated thilas, the highest point of the first thila is at around 14 mt and it drops to its base until 30 mt. Here it is possible to dive around big rocks separated from the reef that, compared to the reef wall, are the hotspots of marine diversity. Usually the dive has to be done in drift as medium to strong currents can be present. The rocks are covered by nice soft corals and it’s possible to see eagle rays, tuna fish, sharks and all sorts of reef fishes. Barefoot Thila offers great subjects for both photos and videos. Torch light is highly recommended to explore the several overhangs.

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Cathedral

CATHEDRAL
Distance: 1hr 50 min
Depth: 8mt to 30mt
Description: The dive is located on the north reef of Marandhoo faru.
Suitable for all levels of experience.
The dive starts in shallow water, if there is strong current it is necessary to
rapidly reach the reef at 10 mt in order to arrive on the side of the wall
where it’s easy to follow the nice reef, until we arrive at one colourful big
arch. This arch gives the name to our diving spot. After the arch we continue
following the wall, where it’s possible to explore the inside of several
sequential overhangs. Common encounters: eagle rays - tunas - groupers -
snappers - fusilier and beautiful soft corals.
Torch light is highly recommended to explore the several overhangs.

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Coral Garden

CORAL GARDEN

Distance: 40 min
Depth: 10 mt to 18 mt
Description: 

Coral Garden is located in the north - east side of Hondaafushi Island. Suitable for all level of divers.
The dive takes place on a sandy plateau and among many coral blocks of the acroporah or table coral family.
On two of them it is easy to find some leaf fishes. During the dive we are surrounded by resident groups of fuciliers.
The sandy bottom facilitates the presence of white tip sharks and stingrays

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Filladhoo thila

FILLADHOO THILA
Distance: 45min
Depth: 12mt to 30mt
Description: The thila is located on the west side of Filladhoo island.
Suitable for all levels of experience.
The wall of the thila has many overhangs were you can see several different
kind of fishes like blue trigger fish, coral groupers and inside a big black coral
tree you can find shrimps. It is easy to see a big friendly napoleon fish that
escorts you for great part of the dive and school of yellow snappers
and fusilier. In the middle of the thila there are some deep rocks..nice to take a look around.
Torch light is highly recommended to explore the several overhangs.

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Filladhoo Wreck

FILLADHOO SHIPWRECK
Distance: 45 min
Depth: 2mt to 20mt
Description: the Wreck is located on the south side of Filladhoo Island. Suitable for all level of divers.
The ship named ‘Captain Pentails’, a 3132 Tons freighter, sank near Filladhoo on 4th June 1963. Once you arrive in the area you can see the four uptakes of the wreck outside the water. We start diving in this area and go down slowly until we ca see some parts of the wreck on the bottom. After all these years underwater , some parts of the wreck are completely destroyed but some areas are still in good shape creating good refuges for fishes and big turtels. Eagle rays as well sometimes welcome the divers.

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Finey Thila

FINEY THILA



Distance: 1hr
Depth: 15mt to 30mt
Description: Finey Thila is located close to Finey Island. Suitable for advanced divers only.
Finey is one the most colourful thilas in the area. The top of thila is around 15mt and drops to its base until 30mt. All the reef wall is completely covered by yellow, blue, purple and orange soft corals. On one side of the thila there is a small canion that you can cross and reach the other side of thila. Here you have the possibility to spot eagle rays, Napoleon fish, shark, tunas and a lot of reef life such as shrimps, lobster nudibranchs and different benthic species extremely interesting for curious and experienced divers that are looking for peculiarities. Torch light is recommended to explore the several overhangs and highlight the hidden colours of the benthic biodiversity.

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DIVING MAP

  • The Barefoot PADI and SSI diving center guarantees the highest level of quality and professionalism. It offers complete sets of rental equipment including dive computers and underwater digital cameras as well as customized services, suitable for both adults and children. We are able to offer innumerable diving sites suitable for either beginners, more advanced or expert divers with qualified multi-lingual PADI and SSI instructors. So whether you are a young diver, a family, a complete beginner, a single diver, a couple or a group of experienced divers, we invite you to come and dive with us to discover the amazing underwater world!