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Sunlite Thila is a wicked twenty meter high pinnacle which is swarmed with fish and covered in coral.
|Name Dive Site:||Sunlite Thila|
|Depth: ||3-25m (9-82ft)|
|Inserted/Added by: ||seaexplorermale, © Author: Sea Explorers Dive School|
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Sunlite Thila is located North of Male on the line Thulhaagiri Himmafushi, near Aanugandu Faru, about one hr boat trip from Male. It was at this site that the world record dive was successfully conducted on 25th February 2006. It is a long reef running north-south. Between the reef and the thila it is quite shallow with a sandy bottom starting at about 6 meters sloping southwards to 25 meters. If you look around you can spot stone fish and scorpion fish. On the east side the reef drops down to about 30 meters.
The reef top starts at 3 meters and is grown with branching and table corals, surrounded by numerous fish. Blue tangs are commonly seen here. At the south part in between the thila and the reef at about 18 meters are some free standing coral blocks where mantas can be seen during the southwest monsoon season. This dive site is good for beginners because of the sandy bottom where you can complete your diving skills and practice your buoyancy.
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