Dive sites

#37 Vilamendhoo Caves

Suitable for:

Intermediate level


4m top reef, dropping down to 30m and beyond, maximum dive depth 30m

Expect to see:

Glassfish, anchovies, squirrel fish, sweet lips, snappers, moray eels, lobster and crabs.

Time from Lily Beach:

12 minutes


This is a corner dive located on the eastern side of our neighbouring island. You pass continuous caves and overhangs of varying depths from 12-26m. There are lots of small glassfish, anchovies, squirrel fish, sweet lips and snappers as well as moray eels, lobster and crabs. The top reef reaches shallow water with some nice coral blocks providing an interesting safety stop where, if you are lucky you might spot a turtle. From May to November there is a chance of seeing mantas on the top reef, and perhaps a whale shark passing by. The dive site makes a good drift dive if the current is flowing.