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#48 Haba Thila

Suitable for:

Intermediate level


8m dropping down to 30m

Expect to see:

Grey reef sharks, trevallies, fusiliers, eagle rays, baby white tip reef sharks, leaf fish, clownfish and stonefish

Time from Lily Beach:

80 minutes


This is the top dive spot for grey reef sharks! This small thila is located in the middle of the Ari Atoll but still exposed to currents and this is what you need to see the grey reef sharks. Just sit in front of the thila and watch the show unfold in front of you: huge tunas and trevallies, along with the sharks hunt the fusiliers. If you are lucky, eagle rays may make a fly past. Upon getting close to no deco limits a gentle ascent to the top reef allows discovery of more great stuff: baby white tip reef sharks as well as the fragile leaf fish live amongst nice coral blocks, there are anemones with clownfish and, for the expert eye, even stonefish.