Diving Felidhu Atoll - Rakeedhoo Kandu

Rakeedhoo Kandu

Dive Site Type Channel
Atoll Felidhu Atoll
Location just off Rakeedhoo Island
Depth Range 5m – 20m
Visibility
Features Sharks and larger fish
Fish Life Excellent
Coral Growth Good

Dive Site Description of Rakeedhoo Kandu

Rakeedhoo kandu is situated in the southern tip of the Felidhu Atoll. Specifically, the outer wall of the corner of the pass, just off the island of Rakeedhoo. This dive site rises up to just 2 meters beneath the water’s surface and then drops down several hundred meters into the blue depths.

Safari boats are common place here as Rakeedhoo is quite far from tourist villages and thus the journey may take some time. On arrival, the dive can be made along the outer wall from around a maximum of 20 meters from the corner of the pass. One should note that currents at this section split into two with a dead spot or split point in the middle – it is here that it is safest to dive.

The dive at Rakeedhoo is simply a dive into a channel between two Atolls and therefore is home to some larger fish. It’s possible to encounter Grey Reef Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Mako Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks. Travelli, Barracuda, Coral Groupers, Fusiliers and Mantas can also be spotted. The south facing wall is noted for its large horizontal fissures which form grottoes. These grottoes at Rakeedhoo are covered with light blue alcyonarians and gorgonian fans.

Hotels and Resorts close to Rakeedhoo Kandu

Hotels and Resorts that are near the Rakeedhoo Kandu dive site include Olhuveli Beach And Spa Resort and AW Dhiggiri SeaClub. To book these or to see other hotels and resorts, use the search box at the top.

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