Miyaru Kandu, Felidhoo Atoll, Maldives

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Miyaru Kandu, one of the most famous dive spots close to Alimatha Village in Felidhoo Atoll, Maldives, a great place where you can observe big pelagic fish.

In fact “Miyaru” is the Dhihevi name for “shark”, so it is of no surprise that Miyaru Kandu is a great dive spot for catching sight of sharks and other big fishes.

The strong current that is usually found in this “kandu” is the main reason why the marine life is so rich and fascinating. Don’t expect to find incredible colourful corals as this is a place to observe the big fish rather than gorgeous corals.

When you have a medium to strong incoming current, the boat will drop you at the end of the “kandu”; from there you’ll descend in the middle of the blue. The best point to spot big pelagic fish like sharks, dogtooth tuna and eagle rays is around the corner of the pass.[spacer height=”20px”]

When you look into the blue you can spot different types of sharks, from the more common grey reef sharks, to hammerhead sharks and, when the luck plays in your favour, even some tiger sharks.

The best place to see whitetip and blacktip sharks is the inside part of the channel, away from the corner.

Even when the pressure gauge gently suggests you to move to shallower waters, there is still plenty to see: big wrassels, sweet lips, morays and lots of clown fish.

During your safety stop, groups of platax (batfish) will keep you entertained and follow you till the boat.