A coral reef in the Thaa Atoll
A ribbontail ray in the Thaa Atoll
A pod of dolphins in the Thaa Atoll

Luxury Diving Holidays in the Thaa Atoll

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    Marine Highlights

    Whale sharks, turtles, schooling reef sharks, stingrays, abundant fish life, healthy corals

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Located around 200km south of Male, the Maldives’ capital island, Thaa Atoll feels a world away from the busier central atolls. Accessed by an exciting 60-minute seaplane journey, those venturing down to Thaa will find just one hotel in the entire atoll, meaning that guests have the best dive sites all to themselves. Diving holidays in Thaa Atoll will allow divers to glimpse what the Maldives used to look like 20 years ago, before the worst of the bleaching hit the country. Whilst coral health isn’t pristine everywhere in the atoll, these reefs have been far less impacted by El Niño than in the northern atolls, and channel dives will reward divers with big fish action, carpets of anemones, and a range of healthy hard and soft corals.  

An octopus on the Maalifushi house reef

Octopus on Maalifushi house reef

An aerial view of COMO Maalifushi

Como maalifushi from the seaplane

A clown triggerfish in the Thaa Atoll

clown triggerfish

A longnose hawkfish in the Thaa Atoll

longnose hawkfish

A turtle in the Thaa Atoll

turtle in the shallows

A moray eel in the Thaa Atoll

Moray eel

A school of eagle rays in the Thaa Atoll

school of eagle rays

A reef manta ray in the Thaa Atoll

reef manta ray

Beach and lagoon at COMO Maalifushi

como maalfushi beach

In Depth 

COMO Maalifushi, Thaa Atoll’s only resort, has a great dive centre with some of the most comfortable dive boats anywhere in the Maldives. We highly recommend channel dives for more experienced divers, where enormous stingrays, squadrons of eagle rays and schooling grey and black tip reef sharks can be encountered. The coral health is impressive for the Maldives with many reefs at the best dive sites showing almost no signs of bleaching; beautiful hard and soft corals top deep sea pinnacles and enormous Napolean wrasses come in close to peek at divers.

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