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Underwater Photo Location: Vaavu Atoll (Felidhoo Atoll)

Underwater Photo Location: Vaavu Atoll (Felidhoo Atoll)

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Vaavu Atoll is comprised of two
geographical atolls; the main Vaavu Atoll and the adjacent large circular
atoll, Vattaru, which is 9 kilometres in diameter with just one uninhabited
island. Vaavu Atoll is a true geographical wonder. It is a boot-shaped
atoll and the ‘toe’, Fotteyo Muli is the easternmost point of the
Maldives archipelago. In addition to this, the 55 kilometres long unbroken reef
that stretches from the ‘toe’ to the ‘heel’ of the ‘boot’ is the
longest reef in the Maldives. Vaavu atoll has been exposed to tourism since 1975
and the atoll has been a great favourite with safari and cruise operators.
However it is more isolated and less commercialised than any of the other
tourist atolls. Vaavu Atoll hosts some of the best diving in the
Maldives. Fotteyo Kandu is considered by many as the best dive site in
the country and one of the top five in the world. The reefs of the eastern side
of the atoll are in pristine condition and are wonderful for divers and
snorkellers alike. There are many thrilling shark dives in the atoll, where
divers may be lucky enough to see hammerhead sharks as well as the more common
gray reef sharks.
Facts about Vaavu Atoll (Felidhoo Atoll)
  • It is in Maldives
  • Vaavu Atoll (Felidhoo Atoll) is in the Indian Ocean.
  • The typical depth is 0-10 Metres 0-30 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 3-10 Metres 10-30 Feet.
Dive types
Liveaboarddayboatshore

Marine Life
bigsmallsharkscoral

Diving facilities
airhireinstructionfriendly

Photo facilities
macrowideangle

by Murat Dilici
Remoras Suckerfish

by Luca Keller
The Nurse Shark Couple - monochrome "Nebrius ferrugineus"
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