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#49 Aiyabe Thila

Suitable for:

Intermediate level


3m, dropping down to 30m

Expect to see:

Soft corals, gorgonian fans, grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, table corals, magnificent anemones and scorpion fish

Time from Lily Beach:

90 minutes


Due to its coral and fish varieties, this thila is certainly one of the nicest dive sites in the South Ari Atoll. The north side slopes down in terraces with huge overhangs. The overhangs are literally full of soft corals. The wall is steep from 3m to the sandy bottom at about 25-30m. In the deeper parts there are fields of gorgonian fans. When there is a current flowing you can expect some big fish such as grey reef sharks, white tip and sometimes silver tip reef sharks. The top reef is well covered with some of the largest table corals you've possibly ever seen! Various magnificent anemones, scorpion fish and a vertical drop off make an ideal safety stop.