Dive Sites

#45 Fathima Kandu

Suitable for:

Intermediate level


5m top reef at the corners, dropping off to 30m and beyond, maximum dive depth 30m

Expect to see:

Soldier fish, stingrays, turtles and long nose hawkfish

Time from Kuredu:

70 minutes

Time from Komandoo:

80 minutes

Time from Hurawalhi:

40 minutes


This channel is a very small gap in the outreef with sandy plateaus and small coral blocks. The drop-off has an interesting formation with big overhangs from 25 metres and deeper. In the overhangs you can see lots of soldier fish swimming upside down close to the ceilings. Look out into the blue water as it is possible to see larger pelagics passing by. Stingrays can be found in the sandy areas along with turtles. The bush corals in the channel are home to the difficult to spot, long-nose hawkfish.