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Dozens of sharks, rays, schools of barracuda and jacks help make Orimas Thila a fantastic big fish dive. Acting as a nursery and cleaning station for Gray Reef Sharks this underwater mound will often attract these fish in large numbers, who take advantage of the ocean currents and warm waters. Other species of sharks such as Leopard and Guitar Sharks are also commonly seen on the Thila, where Eagle Rays and Sting Rays also are frequently found.
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With the site doubling as a nursery many of the sharks seen are juveniles protected by a small number of often very large females. Although many other species visit the site and patrol the sandy bottom, which adds to incredible experience Orimas offers.
Key Facts about Orimas Thila:
- Although the site is dominated by Gray Reef Sharks, Leopard Sharks, Guitar Sharks, Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, Sailfish, Manta Rays and Dolphins have all been see on dives at the site
- Doubling as both a Nursery and Cleaning Station almost all the sharks found here are either juveniles or females; very few males come to the area.
- Orimas is a big hit with rebreather divers who find the sharks come VERY close when the bubbles stop flowing
- Gray Reefs breed every two years, have gestation period of between 9-14 months, usually sharks will give birth between March –July.
- Guitar Sharks are in fact a species of Ray, we two species are commonly seen in the Maldives, the Bowmouth and Shovelnose guitar sharks