Fotteyo Kandu Dive Site
Many scuba divers consider Fotteyo Kandu as the best dive site in Maldives. It is also included in the top 5 dive sites in the world. During the northeast monsoon season when the currents are incoming, a good variety of fish species gather at the channel’s entrance. These species include the grey reef shark (which patrols the channel mouth), Jacks and Tuna. In the deeper water divers will see schools of midnight and red snappers form huge groups. The wall consists of caves and overhangs which are filled with colourful corals. The best place to make your safety stop is in the middle of the channel entrance. Like many dive sites in the Maldives, a surface balloon is a must at Fotteyo Kandu.
At Fotteyo Kandu, there is a Thila inside the channel with 2 narrow sandy channels on either side. These channels are occupied by the titan triggerfish and are used as a mating ground. Beware of this fish and don’t get close to them if they start to behave strangely, they can be quite aggressive.
Fotteyo Kandu is also known for its early morning hammerhead shark dive. This dive is performed very differently from the day dives at Fotteyo Kandu. Early in the morning, scallop hammerheads rise from deep waters to the shallower depths and divers will be able to get a glimpse of them.
Find out more about Fotteyo Kandu here.
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