Komandoo: Incredible diving at one of the Maldives’ best rated resorts03 Nov 2014
Rosa and Josep have been diving in this area for more than 15 years and are a trustworthy source for everything you need to know about diving around Komandoo.
These are their favourite top spots of the Lhaviyani and Noon Atolls:
Why diving on Komandoo is tops:
The biggest bonus for our divers is the chance to see big pelagics like grey reef sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, along with sea turtles, at reefs only twenty minutes boat drive from the resort. This, combined with a five-star service provide by Komandoo Maldives Resort (it’s currently the 5th best-rated resort in the Maldives!) makes our island ideal for those looking for a perfectly balanced diving/relaxation destination. Prodivers Komandoo is a small dive center, meaning we know you by name and can be very flexible with regard to your wishes and preferences, hence delivering a comfortable, personalized and attentive diving experience. With so many repeater guests arriving to dive with us, we seem to have figured our the secret forumula: top-notch resort + fantastic dive sites + experienced team = your dream diving holiday.
Rosa and I have been diving in the Lhaviyani since 1999, so you can imagine we’ve had our share of those special, seldom-to-be-seen creature encounters. What comes to our mind is the giant grouper (a 2+ meter beast, picture that!), the ornate eagly ray with a wing span of 4+ meters, whale sharks (not so common around here, but we’ve seen 7 so far, which means you always have to be prepared for a surprise!), dolphins, pilot whales, sail fish, not the forget the hammerhead shark and a tiger shark at Kuredu Express. Rosa was lucky enough to be at Express one day when an unusual sort of grey reef shark migration took place. There were, and we’re not exaggerating, hundreds of them drifting past us for more than an hour! Komandoo really touches you and we’re thankful for having found this patch of paradise, don’t think we will ever leave!
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Video credit: Josep M Clota, Rosa Brau @ JR Waterworld