Fish Head

Top choice diving

in North Ari Atoll

Also called Mushimasmingali Thila, this is one of the world’s most famous dive sites. Its steep sides are spectacular, with multi-level ledges, overhangs and caves supporting sea fans and black corals; its top is heavily encrusted with anemones. The prolific fish life includes fusiliers, large Napoleons, trevally and schools of hungry barracuda, though grey-tip reef sharks are the main attraction.

The numerous sharks can be seen up close.

Strong currents can make this a demanding dive, and extreme care should be taken not to damage the superb but heavily used site.