Dive Sites

#14 Kudah Rah Thila

Suitable for:

Intermediate level


13m top reef, descending to 30m

Expect to see:

Soft corals, gorgonian fan corals, blue striped snappers, turtles and napoleons

Time from Vakarufalhi:

15 minutes

Time from Lily Beach:

45 minutes


One of the most famous dive sites in the South Ari Atoll, Kudah Rah Thila is a stunning small reef covered in soft corals in all colours of the spectrum. Kudah Rah Thila has two large overhangs located on the eastern side of the thila, which are packed full with yellow daisy corals on the ceilings and huge gorgonian fan corals along the bottom. One end of Kudah Rah features a small archway which is plastered in soft coral. The reef itself is surrounded by large schools of blue striped snappers, and boasts regular visits from turtles and napoleons as well as the occasional white tip or grey reef shark. Kudah Rah Thila is, and has been one of the South Ari Atoll's top dive spots since the atoll opened its doors to divers.