FUVAHMULAH 

THE ONLY THE PLACE WHICH ANY DIVER MUST VISIT! 

Big Pelagic Show

 Could not even believe that this place is exist!

The unique location of the island makes Fuvahmulah one of the best diving destination in the world. Fuvahmulah is a rock in the middle of the ocean, which plays the role of a huge cleaning station and mating place for big pelagic like Black Oceanic Manta Birostrics, Mola Mola, Pilot whales. Fuvahmulah has ultimate set of sharks which can be seen all year round: Tiger Sharks, Thresher Sharks, Hammerheads, Silver tip, Whale shark, Grey reef, White tip. Big schools of Barracudas; Yellow-Fin Tuna, Bonitos, Sailfishes, Marlins and millions of reef fish surround the local reef daily. Last El Nino, which badly affected the coral reefs in the Maldivian islands and around the world, didn’t affect Fuvahmulah, we still can enjoy the beauty of coral gardens. The quality of diving isn't affected by seasonal changes, as happens on the rest of the Maldivian atolls. Diving here is always unique and challenging the whole year through. There are more than 20 diving spots around the island, which have a lot of potential for underwater research. 
Fuvahmulah - shark island 
Ultimate set of sharks :
Tiger Sharks, Thresher Sharks, Hammerheads, Silver tip, Whale Shark, Grey Reef, White and Black Tip reef sharks, Oceanic White tip
Only here the greatest possibility to see them all in one dive!
 

Tiger Sharks

Galeocerdo Cuvier

One one the main feature which makes Fuvahmulah incredibly attractive for world diving community are Tiger Sharks. Tiger Sharks are surrounded the island cleaning the waste daily produced by fish market. Sharks are not aggressive, no any case of shark attack were registered. Diving with the tiger sharks is available everyday and doesn't depend on the current, seasons, time and weather conditions. Experienced dive guides lead this dive following all necessary safety rules requirements. We named this dive site “Tiger’s Zoo”. One of the best destination for Tiger Sharks. 100% guarantee everyday.
 

PelagicThresher Sharks 

Alopias pelagicus

The real underwater treasure of Fuvahmulah is Thresher Shark. Local reef has many cleaning stations which are extended from deep to the shallow around the island. Usually, thresher shark diving is deep, since threshers use deep cleaning stations.  However, in Fuvahmulah in the right time thresher sharks use to come up for cleaning station at 12-15 m, and sometimes make divers happy jumping out of the water. Thresher sharks are available all year round. 
 

Black Oceanic Manta 

There are no  grey mantas Alfredi in Fuvahmulah, which are common in all Maldivian atolls. Instead, being a pelagic place, Fuvahmulah is visited by Black Oceanic Mantas. 80% of Black Oceanic encounters in the Maldives happened here in Fuvahmulah. Throughout the year we have possibility to encounter individuals cleaning on the reef. In March-April-May hundreds of Black Oceanic arrive to Fuvahmulah for mating, and, definitely, in this period Fuvahmulah is the best unique destination for Black Oceanic in the world. When it exactly happen: March, April or May is difficult to predict, since the conditions fluctuate from one year to another.  
 

Whale Shark

Whale sharks are visited Fuvahmulah all year round.  The probability is higher in January-May. We use to see giants and juveniles during the dives and on the surface.  All whale shark encounters in Fuvahmulah are new for scientific database. 
 

Scalloped Hammerheads

Sphyrna lewini

Schools of Scalloped Hammerheads (Sphyrna lewini) are common in Fuvahmulah waters. The best period of time to see the schools depends on the current conditions. Right currents mights happen in any month. The probability is higher in November-April. However, during these months conditions are not always good for hammerheads, while in May-October we also can have hight probability to get the right current
Great hammerheads are also found in Fuvahmulah, but probability to encounter them are much less. 
Dive require advanced level*.
 

Silver tip Shark

Carcharhinus albimarginatus

Silver Tip sharks are one more unique dwellers of Fuvahmulah reef. Throughout the year we encounter schools of them around the island. 

Coral Gardens 

Despite Fuvahmulah is real pelagic place, it is also has an amazing alive huge house reef. Fuvahmulah reminds  almost untouched by  El Nino 2016. Corals are alive and colourful. Mostly we have hard corals, and there are such a big variety of them surrounded by millions reef fishes and wrasses. 

Rare unique encounters/endemics 

 

Fuvahmulah is remote place, rock in the open ocean. Many unique encounters and endemics are possible here.From time to time we are blessed to meet Longimanus, Hump back whales, Pilot whales, Mola-Mola. There is also unique small pelagic stuff: pelagic molluscs, pelagic snakes, pelagic crabs. We have encountered  unknown mangrove rays, nudibranchs, wrasses. 

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