Diving Lhaviyani Atoll - Felivaru

Felivaru

Dive Site Type Shipwrecks
Atoll Lhaviyani Atoll
Location
Depth Range 10m-30m
Visibility
Features Wreck, cave
Fish Life Above Average
Coral Growth Above Average

Dive Site Description of Felivaru

The dive site at Felivaru has two Japanese shipwrecks that were sunk by their owner in 1980. They are situated in the west side of the Lhaviyani Atoll, inside the channel that separates Felivaru from Gaaverifaru. This diving spot is easy to find as a bowsprit from one of the wrecks protrudes five meters above the surface. Both wrecks rest about 30 meters down on the seabed and are similarly separated 30 meters apart. The wreck that protrudes has its stern on the seabed and the starboard leaning against the wall of the pass whilst the other is lying vertically on the seabed.

The shipwrecks at Felivaru are completely covered with coral and alcyonarians and reduced diving has preserved the site well. A common way to reach the dive site is by safari boat. Once reached, it will be possible to see huge amounts of glassfish, coral groupers as well as schools of angelfish and batfish. Nurse sharks, reef sharks and morays also make the visit from time to time.

In order to improve visibility it is best to dive inward from around 30 meters up current from the wrecks. Once the shipwrecks at Felivaru are reached, the ships will provide shelter from the currents, therefore allowing divers to explore the holds and other areas quite well.

Hotels and Resorts close to Felivaru

Hotels and Resorts that are near the Felivaru dive site include Palm Beach Resort & Spa Maldives, Kanuhura, Komandoo Maldive Island Resort and Spa and Reethi Beach Resort. To book these or to see other hotels and resorts, use the search box at the top.

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