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Advice for diving Maaya Thila in Maldives

Maaya Thila is a rather mediocre site in the day time, but during the night its legendary. The site is full of giant trevally, white tip sharks, grey reef sharks, blacktip sharks, sting rays, sleeping turtles and a whole myriad of other marine life.

The dive is intense - the action is pumping. As you are looking at a turtle a white-tip will literally pass under you, as you bring your attention to it you will notice a sting ray right next to it etc.

The only down side is the amount of divers. At night it is rather messy with all the lights, boats, groups of divers. The top of the Thila is a plateau which has quite a bit of action but also the most number of divers. My advice would be to start the dive below the lip of the top of the Thila, staying at around 10-15 metres. Pay special attention to the Caves where you will find sleeping turtles, sharks and murray eels. You can end the dive at the top of the plateau which is around 5-7 metres and is perfect when you are low on air and need to do a safety stop.

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Advice on Diving in Maldives

...h 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/pinnacles – coming up from between 30-40m and 15-1m on the surface. Best dived with a medium current – with masses of fish being attracted to the front of the pinnacle thus enticing the predators such as giant t...

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Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
Location: Maaya Thila
Dive Shop: MV Leo
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Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
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Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2015
Location: Maaya Thila
Dive Shop: Scubaspa Yang
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Maldives, Male

113.26 km

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167.11 km

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