fish head, shark point

Fish Head

Fish Head also known as Shark Point or Mushimasmingili Thila, fits the classic definition of a thila, being a large isolated flat top reef rising sharply from the inner atoll floor at 40 to 50 metres to around 10 metres from the surface. It is one of the best sites for seeing sharks.

Featuring a series of caves and overhangs in between where you can see thousands of blue-line snappers against a backdrop of black coral bushes and large gorgonians. Spectacular view of grey reef sharks, big napoleon fishes and a wide variety of marine life combined with  underwater scenery. At depth are caves featuring seafans and black coral bushes.

The local fisherman fished for sharks from this area because of the demand for shark oils and fins. Hence in 1995  the goverment declared Fish Head a 'Protected Marine Area' to ensure that it continues to cater for the expectations of divers and to avoid shark extinction

A must for all divers as this is one of the most famous dive spots in the Maldives.

Location: 3 kilometers south of Mushimasmigili
Average visibility: 10 - 25 meters
Depth of reef: 10 - 35 meters
Features: Good coral life , Grey reef fishes , Napoleons, Turtles, Pelagics
Best time to dive: All year round

 

 

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