30 meters visibility
Currently we have perfect conditions with visibility up to 30 meters and more. As usual the northeast monsoon brings not only good visibility into the Baa Atoll but also strong currents coming from the East. We have to choose our dive sites carefully and luckily we have many long reefs where we can drift along for the entire dive.
Angafaru Thila also known as Hatharu Thila is just one such long reef. The double name is because this reef is very close to the Angafaru Marine Protected Area and to explain the name Hatharu Thila I have a short lesson in Dhivehi, the local language for you.
Ekeh, dheyeh, thineh, hathareh, faheh – one, two, three, four, five…. counting in Dhivehi.
It means 4 reefs and that is exactly what we need in January when the currents are strong. It consists of four pinnacles in a row, the first pinnacle starts at 12 m, the next comes up to 20 m and the top reefs of the last two reach 18m. As these pinnacles are deep and exposed to currents they have the most beautiful coral and overhangs. Here we don’t look for small critters but instead for eagle rays, stingrays, sharks, napoleon wrasse, groupers and lots of schools of fish
If you enjoy excellent visibility and drift diving – visit us during this time of the year.