Housereef at Vadoo Maldives

House reef Vadoo and a few Dive spots around

House reef of Vadoo has been since from the beginning of tourism in Maldives one of the best house reefs in the area, as there is directly at the north side the big Vaadhoo Kandu between North and South Male Atoll which is droping to more than 500m there is always a surprise possible to see something big swimming around as well many Dolphins and sometimes even Whales are passing by, the small house reef channel is dropping into the South Male Atoll from north to south at the east side of the island dropping from surface to 35m at one part as a small drop off up to a safe sandy area which is covered from the current and also good for confined water sections. So it is a good spot for beginners, courses, try scuba divings and experienced divers as well
Maldives Housereef boasts many table and hard coral formation. Frequently seen leef fishes, scorpion and stone fishes, turtles, white tip, grey and norse sharks, and eagle rays are seen here quite often as well may sweetlips and banner fishes are enjoying this nice channel housereef. Beautiful for a night dive as well.
Please check daily with the Dive Center the tides as it is a channel housereef.

Current: low – strong
Depth: 2– 35 m
Difficulty: simple, medium – hard

Vadoo Caves

Vadoo caves is one of the top dive sites in the Maldives It’s a very long reef at the south side of the big Vaadhoo Kandu from East to West, the top is 5 meters, it is a typical dive for not so expierienced and advanced divers, as it is always a drift just in one direction if the current is strong or light.

Everything can be seen here, barracudas big napoleons , any kind of
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turtles. another attraction are the beautifull very long overhangs and round up infront huge schools of blue yellow striped snappers under the overhangs.

Current: low – strong
Depth: 5 – 400 m
Difficulty: simple, medium – hard


Is as well one of the first spots in Maldives where you can see the grey sharks coming from the deep of the big Vaadhoo Kandoo.
It is the north wall of the big channel. As well a very long reef from east to west and drifts along this reef is always a special feeling for all kind of divers, from the top 5m until the very deep channel. Sometimes we can find out of sharks, turtles and other different kinds of Maldivian marine life as well huge schools of Dolfins passing by.

Current: low – strong
Depth: 5 – 400 m
Difficulty: simple, medium – hard

Vellassaru outside

This is another side at the west outside reef of the South Male Atoll.
A long reef from North to south with nice overhangs, the top reef is very beautiful, it looks nearly untouched with its many table corals on top.
Dropping from 5 to more than 40 meters down. Sometimes you can see here at 30 meters the very shy treassure sharks with their beautiful long tails. 3 of them are living there.

Current: low – strong
Depth: 5 – 40 m
Difficulty: simple, medium – hard

Embudoo Express

This is another highlight of Maldives.
This channel at the east side of south Male Atoll is very speacial as it drops on the east side with the eadge of the out side reef at 40m down to 70m, where you can see with east incoming current many Grey and white tip sharks as well huge schools of eagle rays up to 50 and more possible.
Makrels, Barakudas, all kind of tunas, Napoleons and much more you can find here.
As the channel is getting inside the atoll very shallow up to 20m so the current is very often very strong here and this is a dive site only recommend for experienced Advanced divers only but a must if you dive in this region.

Current: medium – strong
Depth: 10– 70 m
Difficulty: medium – hard