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Banana Reef Dive Site

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Kaafu Atoll, Maldives

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Timur K

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Advice for diving Banana Reef in Maldives

Considering that this dive site is around 500metres away from the landing strip of Male Int'l Airport, its got quite a decent fish life. On our dive, we saw a lot of school of fish, very nice overhangs, golden murre eels and a couple of black tip sharks. This reef is perfect for testing out camera or scuba gears before you start the liveaboard trip - which is what your operator will probably do anyway. I would advise to watch for boat traffic.

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Advice on Diving in Maldives

...comfortable with difficult conditions. Diving in The Maldives can basically be broken down into 3 major environments - channels, thilas & farus: Channels Entrances and exits to the atolls, through which the pelagic life enter the atolls to feed on reef life. Strong currents & often challenging dives. Divers have to be careful of the strong currents and depth. Big congregations of reef fish and pelagic action can often be witnessed here. Best known for eagle rays, grey reef sharks and good visibility. Thilas & Giris Thilas aka 'Giris' are submerged sea mountains/p...

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Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
Location: Banana Reef
Dive Shop: Scubaspa Ying
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Name Distance

MLE | Male International

Maldives, Male

4.94 km

MWV | Mundulkiri

Cambodia, Mundulkiri

159.86 km

KDO | Kadhdhoo

Maldives, Kadhdhoo

264.26 km

HAQ | Hanimaadhoo

Maldives, Hanimaadhoo

282.59 km

GAN | Gan Airport

Maldives, Gan Island

395.98 km

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