Miyaru Kandu on the Vaavu Atoll is one of our top choices for
advanced divers drift diving in the Maldives.
Also known as 'Shark Channel', Miyaru Kandu is subject to strong
currents and has numerous caves and overhangs bordering the
channel. The visibility is fantastic when the current is inbound,
although even with an outgoing current it's still a wonderful drift
As its nickname would suggest, divers often encounter sharks in
Miyaru Kandu, with whitetip and black-tip reef sharks often seen
inside the channel, and hammerhead, grey reef and even rare
sightings of tiger sharks on the other side of the reef.
Maamigili Beru is a great choice for drift diving in the
Maldives, suitable for all levels of diving. The site, which is on
the southern tip of the Ari Atoll, starts at a top reef between
five and seven metres, continuing down past 30 metres.
Divers usually drift with the current alongside the long reef,
passing by colourful reef fish darting in and out of the hard
corals, vibrant nudibranchs and curious moray eels. Lucky divers
might even cross paths with a whale shark or two swimming against
the current in the opposite direction.
Kuredu Express is a hugely popular dive site and not to be
missed when drift diving in the Maldives. The currents here are
unpredictable, ranging from mild and mellow drifts to exhilarating
rides. The ever-changing currents mean that no two dives on Kurudu
Express are the same, with divers likely to encounter a huge number
The site, which is on the Lhaviyani Atoll, is renowned for huge
grey reef shark populations, as well as eagle rays, stingrays and
large schools of barracudas and jacks. It has varied topography,
with a sandy channel that leads to a terraced corner reef and two
large bays decorated with vibrant soft corals. Kuredu Express is
suited for intermediate to advanced divers only.
There are numerous sites for drift diving in the Maldives
scattered throughout the country's idyllic atolls. With so many
choices, it can be hard to plan where to go. Luckily, our expert
team has the know-how and personal experience to help you put
together a once-in-a-lifetime Maldives diving holiday, with a
to suit all your needs.