Dive Sites

#3 Vavvaru Kandu

Suitable for:

Intermediate level


4m on the corner top reefs, 30m on channel bottom dropping away, maximum dive depth 30m

Expect to see:

Stingrays, barracuda, eagle rays, groupers, green turtles and gorgonian fans

Time from Kuredu:

75 minutes

Time from Komandoo:

60 minutes

Time from Hurawalhi:

45 minutes


Vavvaru Kandu has a series of small steps along the edge of the channel that offer some protection from the current while diving here. Beneath each step there are small overhangs with groupers hanging out. Below the steps, the reef gives way to a steep drop off with large gorgonian fans attached to the wall. While crossing the channel, look out for stingrays in the sandy areas, barracudas and squadrons of eagle rays in the blue water. Green turtles are often also found resting on the ledges.