Maldives is the ultimate diving destination and Guraidhoo is a haven for divers. You will experience manta rays, sharks, turtles and the frequent whale sharks. The island features two certified dive centers conducting dive courses ranging from those for the very beginners to dive master certifications. Guraidhoo is surrounded by some of the best dive sites in the region.
Located north of Kandooma island and south of Kandooma Thila, this is a marvel consisting of 4 caves in a row with the largest being more than 70m long. You can find giant morays inside these caves surrounded by small tube coral. You will encounter groupers, butterfly fish and angelfish with an occasional Napoleon wrasse.
The north corner of the Biyaadhoo Kandu, Cocoa comer is a steep reef that goes from 5 to 20m inside the channel, or even 40m in some parts. This is a common pass for Napoleon and you will encounter lots of sturgeon fish and black snappers as well as turtles and occasional white tip sharks and spotted eagle rays. The current ranges from small to strong.
A large, deep water pinnacle on the outer edges of the atoll, Kandooma Thila is among the best dives in the atoll. You can find grey reef sharks and eagle rays among large reef fish as well as large tuna and giant trevally. The current ranges from medium to very strong.
A wide range of fish life is always guaranteed in the Guraidhoo Kandu. The whole Guraidhoo Kandu is a marine protected area and in fact consists of two main channels: Lhosfushi Kandu and Guraidhoo Kandu separated by the reef, Medhu Faru in the middle. You will find moray eels, lion fish, squirrel fish ad soft coral here with schooling trevallies and patrolling sharks.
Medhu Faru offers an abundance of soft corals as well as encounters with napoleons, sharks and barracudas. You will find trevally, tuna, fusilier and sharks congregating in the corner.