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Take look at the top 10 dive sites in North Malé Atoll Maldives. And one bonus dive site!

The Maldives is home to some of the most spectacular dive sites in the world. North Malé Atoll offers some of the best dive sites around.

From breathtaking coral reefs and shipwrecks to manta rays, sharks and turtles, North Malé Atoll is a diver’s paradise and has something for everyone.

The top 10 dive sites in North Malé Atoll Maldives

#1 Maldives Victory Wreck

The Maldives Victory Wreck is at the South of North Malé Atoll. It sank on 13th February 1981 between Malé and the Hulhule Airport Island. The 80m long cargo ship wreck depth ranges from 15 to 30+ meters. Excellent for macro and wreck lovers. Due to the current that flows through the channel, many fish surround the dive site. Coming to the North Malé Atoll and not dive the Victory is like visiting Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower.

The Maldives Victory dive site is accessible for divers staying at Kurumba, Club Med Kani, Club Med Finolhu and Meeru.

Hard coral formations on the Maldives Victory Wreck

#2 Banana Reef

Banana Reef is on the Southeast side of North Malé Atoll. The reef takes its name because of its shape when viewed from the air. This dive site has been declared a Marine Protected Area. The scenery is fantastic! Divers can see sharks, barracudas, trevallies, a massive school of bannerfish, soft corals, blue-striped snappers, and more.

The Banana Reef dive site is accessible for divers staying at Kurumba, Club Med Kani, Club Med Finolhu and Meeru.

School of Fusiliers on Banana Reef in Maldives

#3 Okobe Thila

Southeast in North Malé Atoll is Okobe Thila, a marine-protected dive site, is outstanding. There are amazing colorful soft corals, big schools of fish and dense schools of Bannerfish gathered outside the overhangs. Blue-lined snappers, Tunas, Napoleons and more. This dive site is necessary for experienced divers when exploring the North Malé Atoll. Don’t forget to bring a torch!

The Okobe Thila dive site is accessible for divers staying at Kurumba, Club Med Kani, Club Med Finolhu and Meeru.

Soft coral hang from the reef at Okobe Thila in Maldives

#4 Lankan Manta Point

Lankan Manta Point is on the East side of North Malé Atoll. The dive site among the most famous manta ray cleaning stations in the Maldives. Between May to November, this dive site comes alive. Divers often looked overwhelmed while watching the manta rays hover to be cleaned.

Lankan Manta Point dive site is accessible for divers staying at Kurumba, Club Med Kani and Club Med Finolhu.

A manta swimms over the coral reef at Lankan Manta Point

#5 HP Reef

East side of North Malé Atoll HP Reef is one of the best dive sites and a must for every experienced diver. The soft corals are the stars of the show at this beautiful site. In addition, divers can see eagle rays, trevallies, tunas, sharks and more.

HP Reef dive site is accessible for divers staying at Kurumba, Club Med Kani, Club Med Finolhu and Meeru.

Beautiful soft coral at HP Reef North Male Atoll

#6 Aquarium

Aquarium is on the East side of North Malé Atoll. And the name says it all. One of the most requested dive sites by our repeater guests and it is worth repeating. The corner is packed with fish and there is always so much to see. Oriental sweetlips, snappers, eagle rays, green turtles, sharks and more.

The Aquarium dive site is accessible for divers staying at Kurumba, Club Med Kani, Club Med Finolhu and Meeru.

Sweetlips gather at Aquarium dive site in North Male Atoll in Maldives

#7 West Rock Wreck

The West Rock Wreck is on the East side of North Malé Atoll. A small cargo freighter was sunk in 1999 and lay on a sandy plateau at 25 meters. The 30 meters long wreck is covered by corals, where you can find amazing macro life like nudibranchs, scorpionfish, frogfish, shrimps and other creatures. We do a night dive here from Meeru as well.

The West Rock Wreck dive site is accessible for divers staying at Kurumba, Club Med Kani, Club Med Finolhu and Meeru.

West Rock Wreck dive site at North Male Atoll Maldives

#8 Helengeli Thila

Helengili Thila is at the Northeast of North Malé Atoll. The amount of fish at the dive site is unbelievable when the current is outgoing. There is a good chance to see eagle rays, grey reef sharks, tunas and more. The overhang at 27 meters beckons with about a hundred gorgonian sea fans. Just amazing!

The Helengeli Thila dive site is accessible for divers staying at Eriyadu, Kagi, and Meeru.

Pink fan coral Helengili Thila North Male Atoll

#9 Finger Point

Finger Point dive site is on the West side of North Malé Atoll. A magnificent site for big fish. The incoming current bring grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks to the reef and schools of eagle rays.

The Finger Point dive site is accessible for divers staying at Eriyadu, Kagi, and Meeru.

A school of eagle rays at Finger Point dive site North Male Atoll Maldives

#10 Woshimas Thila

Woshimas Thila dive site is on the West side of North Malé Atoll. You’ll be awestruck by the grey reef sharks zooming effortlessly back and forth in the water. Eagle rays can also be seen flying past the reef. You will notice how overgrown the thila is with sea fans and whip corals. Schools of snapper and sweetlips also populate the reef.

Woshimas Thila dive site is accessible for divers staying at Eriyadu, Kagi, and Meeru.

Grey Reef Sharks at Woshimas Thila North male Atoll Maldives

#11 Bonus Dive Site – Bodu Hithi Thila

Bodu Hithi is a large thila on the western side of the North Malé Atoll. Manta rays come to feed and get cleaned between December and April when the currents shift the atoll plankton to the outlying water.

Bodu Hithi dive site is accessible for divers staying at Eriyadu, Kagi, and Meeru.

A scuba diver takes a picture of manta at Bodu Hithi Thila on the western side of the North Male Atoll

Best time to dive in North Malé Atoll?

The southwest monsoon runs from May to November with a greater chance of rain and less calm sea conditions. The average visibility this time is around 10-15 meters. Offers memorable sightings of manta rays on the eastern side of the atoll.

The northeast monsoon from December to April is dry and brings gentle breezes. As a result, visibility can be greater than 30 meters: calmer seas, good visibility and pelagic fish life.

Where to stay in North Malé Atoll?

Those looking for a larger island with lots to do will love

  • Club Med Kani
  • Meeru Island Resort & Spa

If you are traveling with children, check out these family-friendly tropical havens

  • Kurumba Maldives
  • Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Couples will fall in love with these romantic hideaways

  • Club Med Finolhu Villas
  • Kagi Maldives Spa Island

Be pampered in the lap of luxury at these chic resorts

  • Club Med Finolhu Villas
  • Kagi Maldives Spa Island
  • Kurumba Maldives

If you are longing for a laid-back Maldivian vibes island

  • Eriyadu Island Resort
  • Kagi Maldives Spa Island
  • Meeru Island Resort & Spa

If you dream of diving with mantas, these islands are close to manta dive sites

May to November

  • Club Med Finolhu Villas
  • Club Med Kani
  • Kurumba Maldives
  • Meeru Island Resort & Spa

January to April

  • Eriyadu Island Resort
  • Kagi Maldives Spa Island

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