Dive Sites

#18 Nakolhu Giri

Suitable for:

All experiences


3m top reef with the sandy channel bottom at 25m

Expect to see:

Glass fish, moray eels, cleaner shrimps, ribbon eels, mantis shrimps, porcelain crabs, octopus, clownfish and scorpion fish

Time from Kuredu:

20 minutes

Time from Komandoo:

15 minutes

Time from Hurawalhi:

5 minutes


Nakolhu Giri is a small reef, offering different topography with a wall area broken up by slopes and overhangs. The overhangs are usually full of glass fish, which need to be gently swept aside if you want to see the moray eels and cleaner shrimps behind them. Resident ribbon eels, mantis shrimps and porcelain crabs all make their homes on this reef making it an ideal site for macro photography. Watch the common reef octopus change shape and colour as it tries to hide in the reef. Clownfish swim in and out of the anemones and scorpion fish hide amongst the coral blocks on the top reef.