Welcome in Nudibranch Heaven!

10 Nov 2016

The favourable location in the spectacular Ari Atoll places Lily Beach in close proximity to some of the most amazing dive sites in the world. Diving around Lily Beach offers a very good chance of encountering whale sharks and manta rays, which are frequent visitors in season. But not only big animals can be seen, also the small ones like nudibranchs. These can be seen on the most of our dive sites, but there is one site in particular where plenty can be seen – our macro dive site Ali/Endiri Thila.

This small thila is fully grown with the bush-like black coral, where the name of this dive site comes from, as the Dhivehi name ‘Endiri’ means a particular type of coral found in vast abundance on this reef. You can find many small reef dwellers in the small overhangs and coral blocks. In addition to numerous nudibranchs, we often see mantis shrimps, gobies, longnose hawkfishes, lionfishes, scorpionfishes, loads of moray eels and from time to time even the rare stonefish. It takes only 15 minutes to reach this photographer’s paradise. We look forward to diving with you at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives and to show you also our smallest critters.

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