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Diving in Vaavu Atoll offers a breathtaking underwater experience with its diverse dive sites and optimal conditions for exploration. One of the notable dive sites is Miyaru Kandu, a captivating channel dive where divers have the opportunity to encounter white tip and black tip reef sharks. The graceful presence of grey reef sharks cruising up and down the channel adds to the excitement and allure of this dive site.

For those seeking an unforgettable night dive, Alimathaa Jetty is a must-visit spot. Renowned for its nurse shark population, this dive site comes alive after sunset. Divers can witness the spectacle of nurse sharks, along with hunting stingrays and jacks, as they navigate the darkness. It's important to exercise caution at Alimathaa Jetty, as it is a popular dive site attracting numerous boats and divers each night.

Another captivating dive site in Vaavu Atoll is Fotteyo, which offers a range of depths from 3m to 30m. This site is often hailed as the best dive site in the Maldives by photographers due to its abundance of soft corals, caves, and overhangs, all in a vibrant array of colors. Fotteyo is teeming with marine life, including white-tip reef sharks, schools of sweetlips, triggerfish, groupers, trevally, barracuda, and the majestic grey reef sharks.

The overall diving conditions in Vaavu Atoll are ideal, with excellent visibility and warm waters year-round. Divers can expect clear waters with visibility often exceeding 30 meters, allowing for remarkable views of the vibrant coral reefs and abundant marine life. The water temperature hovers around a pleasant 26 to 30 degrees Celsius, ensuring comfortable dives for enthusiasts of all levels.

Whether you're an avid photographer, a shark enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the wonders of the underwater world, Vaavu Atoll offers an extraordinary diving experience.