Dive Sites

#4 Maamigili Kandu

Also known as:

Maamigili Corner

Suitable for:

All experiences


5m top reef, sloping to 30m and beyond, maximum dive depth 30m

Expect to see:

Napoleon wrasse, green turtles, white tip reef sharks and whale sharks

Time from Vakarufalhi:

60 minutes

Time from Lily Beach:

105 minutes


The Maamigili channel leads onto the largest outreef in the Ari Atoll, which is home to big schools of fish, napoleons, big green turtles and white tip reef sharks. But Maamigili gained its reputation as being one of the best dive sites in the Maldives due to the frequent whale shark encounters (depending on the season). The whole outreef has recently been made into a Marine Protected Area in order to help preserve and protect the current whale shark population which is resident to Maldivian waters.