Baa Atoll was designated by the United Nations as a Biosphere Reserve in 2011 due to the abundance of spectacular marine life. The atoll is regularly mentioned as a pinnacle of diving in the Maldives, and with one look underwater you will see why. Massive schools of fish, feeding manta rays, turtles, and reef sharks are just a few of the beautiful creatures that make Baa Atoll so unique. As a protected area, the reefs around our islands are absolutely dazzling and we’re confident these waters hold new wonders just waiting to be uncovered.
A stunning site for macrofauna, Rangali Caves leaves even the most discerning divers in awe. Drift along the wall and explore colorful corals, schools of glass fish, and swim-throughs riddled with mysterious creatures. These caves hold something to peak everyone’s interest and it has become a front-running favorite amongst our guests.
Located on the south side of the atoll, Finolhu is a prime destination to experience diving around Baa. Our 5-star service leaves you feeling relaxed and pampered as you explore the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. Join us on board one of our luxury dhonis for your next diving adventure and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
A favorite site amongst our instructors and guests, Fares boasts a unique topography unparalleled by any other site in Baa Atoll. Drift along a dazzling garden of soft and hard corals alike; with towering reef structures surrounding you from all sides. This underwater playground is home to resident hawksbill turtles and reef sharks, and we’re confident it will be one of your favorite dives all year!
Designated as a protected island due to roosting frigate birds, Olhugiri provides a pristine reef that is not to be missed. Experience Olhugiri’s corner on a relaxing drift dive as you’re greeted by large schools of fusiliers and squadrons of eagle rays. You may even spot a sleeping nurse sharks along one of the caves!
While diving within the protected area of Hanifaru Bay is not permitted, the outskirts of the reef hold a regular meeting point for our massive reef mantas. During the rainy season of May – October, hundreds of manta rays can be seen visiting the site for a quick clean from some friendly cleaner wrasse. Hanifaru is world famous for spotting manta rays so if you’re looking for the big stuff, this is the time and place for you!
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