Dive into the waters of the Indian Ocean and discover an underwater paradise with fish, turtles, coral reefs, manta rays, dolphins, white-tip sharks and much more! Create your own bespoke day at sea with boat charters for fishing, snorkeling and diving with a Resident Marine Biologist.
Easily accessible from the shore via a short surface swim, the dive site begins with a series of sand dunes surrounding the marker boy. EXPECT TO SEE: Blue lined snappers, jack fish, banner fish, red tooth trigger fish, garden eels, anemone fish, oriental sweetlips, juvenile eagle rays (occasionally).
Just a quick 5 minute boat trip on the east side of Fushifaru island is the Fushifaru Kandu, a 500 metre wide channel that has been declared a Protected Marine Area. Blessed with abundant and diverse dive sites, this area is famous for the manta cleaning station, grey reef shark sightings, small cave formations and colourful unspoilt reefs.
The population of mantas is migratory and reaches the Island (on Fushifaru Thila 3 minutes away from our house reef in Fushifaru Kandu) mainly between September and February when the end of the Monsoon season produce plankton for these marine creatures to feed on. In particular Fushifaru Thila is well known for cleaner wrasse stations positioned between 10 and 15 meters of depth all over the reef making the place one of the ‘Must” dive sites. It is common to spot manta rays during the dive. Big schools of hump back and blue striped snappers, close of fusiliers, giant trevally, oriental sweet lips and barracuda are frequent visitors of the Thila.
Experience the greatest treasure that Fushifaru has to offer through Best Dives. Regardless of age and experience, we will have something for you to discover and have fun underwater. Start with our Discover Scuba Program and appreciate how it feels to be surrounded by different sea creatures. Don’t leave the kids behind, let them have fun too! Children aged 8 years and above can already join our Bubblemaker Program. So take the plunge and create memorable moments in this tropical paradise with Best Dives Fushifaru.
Get certified now! At Best Dives Fushifaru you can get an internationally recognised scuba diving certification with PADI Scuba Diver and PADI Open Water courses. With an option to complete the theory part at home, you can concentrate on doing the fun stuff – diving underwater!
Already a certified diver but want to learn more and develop your skills in scuba diving? Best Dives Fushifaru has a wide range of courses to offer for certified divers who would like to continue with their diving education. From perfecting your buoyancy skills to getting an Advance Diver certification or becoming a Rescue Diver – we have just the right course for you.