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Places To Swim With Whale Sharks In Maldives

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Maldives, the small island nation, is famous for its diverse marine life. The deep blue water of the oceans houses some of the world’s best marine life. Among all the fishes existent in the Maldivian waters, its pride is stored in the Whale Shark.

The largest fish of marine life, whale sharks are the most loved fish of the ocean. It is every diver and snorkeler’s dream to dive in to the water and discover the infinite water body for its fish, reefs and sharks.

Maldives is among the few islands that offer an opportunity to the divers and snorkelers all around the globe to come and swim with the sharks. That’s correct. Maldives has special dive spots that facilitate the opportunity of swimming with the world’s largest fish. The following places are available in Maldives where one can engage in an experience of a lifetime:

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Embudhoo Kandu, South Male Atoll, Maldives

Located on the east side of the Vaadoo Region, Embudhoo is one of the few sites of Maldives where one can dive with the sharks. It is a protected marine area and thus, the diver has to follow a certain channel called “Embudhoo Express” while gallivanting in to the waters of this region.

Maaya Thila, North Ari Atoll, Maldives

Probably one of the most popular Dive spots of Maldives, Maaya Thila is famous for housing a range of Moray Eels, Stingrays and White Tip Sharks. It is located in the North Ari Atoll of the small island nation and provides an enriching experience of marine life, that makes the entire diving experience worthwhile.

Rasdhoo, Madivaru, Rasdhoo Atoll, Maldives

Found in the Madivaru Island of the Rasdhoo island of Rasdhoo Atoll in Maldives, the dive spot is famous for encountering Hammerhead Sharks. Unlike the other dive spots, this spot is a little confusing. Hence, every diver is advised to carry a compass and take some safety precautions, before exploring the island. Since the visibility of the island is low, it is advised to swim a little into the water to experience beauty at its best. However, it is warned to not go deep inside. On swimming on lucky days, you can even see the vampire triggers swimming by the end.

Alimatha Jetty Night Dive, Felidhu Atoll, Maldives

One of the famous safaris of Maldives, Alimatha Jetty Dive is a night dive. It basically allows the divers to explore the water during the quietness of the night. The silence of the night is a perfect companion to discover the beauty of the water body. One can even spot nurse sharks, black tip and marble rays during this dive experience.

Lankan Manta Point, North Male Atoll, Maldives

One of the most famous spots for divers, Lankan Manta is the best place to locate the big guys of the ocean. It has 3 cleaning stations from where one can spot the sharks of the ocean. However, it is important to take precautions and follow the rules laid down by the diving site authorities to ensure you to witness the World’s largest fish before you.

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