Fuvahmulah Atoll's Scuba Diving

Fuvahmulah is the most beautiful atoll, located in the South of the Maldives archipelago between the Addu atolls and Huvadhoo. Unlike the two thousand islands of the Maldives archipelago, which originate from corals, Fuhvamulah is of a volcanic origin. It is the only island in the Maldives with freshwater lakes.
Fuvahmulah is famous for the large variety of sharks. When going diving in Fuvahmulah, divers can enjoy an opportunity to spot six types of rare sharks in one dive. Shark "shows" are offered at many dive spots but only here divers can see dozens of tiger sharks, the second most bloodthirsty and dangerous marine predators after the great white shark. Fuvahmulah atoll is a true challenge even for experienced divers. Most of the dive spots are not explored due to strong currents, so each diver has a unique opportunity to become a discoverer of new and exciting places for diving.

Getting There

Fuvahmulah atoll is 500 kilometres from the Male city airport. A domestic airport is open on the southeastern side of the island. Currently, there are 2 scheduled flights every day to Fuvahmulah from Male.


Diving is available all year round, but the best month is February when it is dry and windless. From December to March there is the Northeast Monsoon season. From may to November, a wet South-West wind blows. The average water temperature reaches + 24 °C. The air temperature is at + 28-30 °C. Beware of strong ocean currents and keep in mind to bring signal buoys when diving.

Dive Spots near Fuvahmulah Atoll

Here you can find about 20 dive sites. Tiger's Zoo is the name of the dive site where tiger sharks come to feed. If you're lucky, you'll see dozens of them at the same time. This dive site was discovered in 2017 and has not yet been fully explored. Plateau is a true shark Paradise that provides a good dose of adrenaline for even the most experienced divers: diving with a variety of sharks.