Diving Rasdhoo Atoll - Madivaru Kandu

Madivaru Kandu

Dive Site Type Channel
Atoll Rasdhoo Atoll
Location Channel that separates Rasdhoo from Madivaru
Depth Range 5m – 30m
Visibility 15m - 30m
Features Sandy Channel and Overhangs
Fish Life Excellent
Coral Growth Excellent

Dive Site Description of Madivaru Kandu

Madivaru Kandu lies in the southern section of the Rasdhoo Atoll. This Atoll is quite small and includes four islands which are Veligandu, Kuramathi Rasdhoo and Madivaru. The dive site itself is on the outer edge of the channel that separates Rasdhoo from Madivaru. It is also one of the strangest dive sites as a narrow spur similar to a suspension bridge, extends out from the reef between Rasdhoo and Madivaru rising to a peak of 13 meters.

Diving at Madivaru Kadu starts from the island of Madivaru. When a depth of 20 meters or so has been reached, a sandy terrace of about 30 meters in width awaits. Once this has been crossed, there will be a vantage point for a view down into the blue depths.

Madivaru Kadu is known for fantastic diving to see hammerhead sharks as they constantly travel through the channel between the Ari Atoll and Rasdhoo Atoll. The best time to see this is after dawn. It is also possible to see schools of jacks , tunas, jacks, batfish, bluestriped snappers, barracudas and whitetip reef sharks.

Hotels and Resorts close to Madivaru Kandu

Hotels and Resorts that are near the Madivaru Kandu dive site include Maayafushi Resort, Constance Halaveli Maldives, Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo, Banyan Tree Madivaru and W Retreat & Spa Maldives. To book these or to see other hotels and resorts, use the search box at the top.

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