Christmas Rock – the iconic festive dive site

20 Dec 2017

Christmas Rock Diving Maldives

Christmas is a very special time of year, steeped in tradition; often centered around the beautifully decorated Christmas tree with presents scattered underneath and a fairy perched on top. At Prodivers Kuredu this tradition continues underwater too, and it’s not only saved for chistmas either!

On a recent full-day dive trip to neighbouring Noon Atoll divers paid a visit to the iconic festive dive site, Christmas Rock, so named because of it’s shape – a thila with a pointed top and different levels which get wider as the depth increases. The similarities don’t end there – even though it is underwater it rivals the grandest tree in terms of decorations – the amazing soft corals adorning the rock are natures very best decorations. But what about the presents? They come in the form of stingrays and nurse sharks that can often be seen lying in the sand at the bottom of the tree!

The dive site consists of the Thila (Christmas tree) and a shallower Giri which sits next to it and where the final part of the dive usually takes place. As well as the treasures mentioned above, divers can look forward to an abundance of schooling fish and lionfish, delicate nudibranchs, well-camouflaged scorpionfish and white tip and grey reef sharks passing by. On the Noon Atoll full day trip there are also two other amazing dive sites to enjoy – pop along to the dive center and to find out when the next Noon Atoll trip is planned – festive it may be but it’s just as lovely at other times of year too – after all, Christmas is too good to enjoy only once a year!

Oh, but hang on a minute, what tree is complete without a fairy on the top?

The Prodivers Christmas fairy – some of you may recognise her….

From all at Prodivers Kuredu, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!