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The Kandooma Caves are some of the best and biggest caves in the Maldives and great to dive.

Name Dive Site:Kandooma Caves
Depth: 5-40m (16-131ft)
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Some of the underwater marvels of the Maldives are the huge Kandooma Caves on the reef corner near Kandooma Island. They are among the largest caverns to be found in the tourist atolls. Just 50 meters from the corner are two huge caves close to one another; one is at 20 meters with a hole in the roof at 10 meters; the other is at a depth of 16 meters. The 16 meter cave is about 70 meters long and has a curly overhang blocking out much of the light inside. Take a torch! Inside are yellow sponges, sea fans and small tube corals and very often giant morays.

Further inside the channel are overhangs and another two caves, one which starts at 10 meters and has a hole in the top at three meters. There are many grouper and squirrelfish to be found in the caves and along the reef are clown triggerfish, napoleon, sweetlip and angelfish and - most impressive - the big green turtles. Kandooma Caves has to be in every divers logbook.

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