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South of Vaadhoo Kando, north of the island Velassaru are some excellent caves named Velassaru Caves.
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The Velassaru Caves are located on the northern reef in the Vaadhoo Channel about 60 minutes sailing from Male'. The reef top is at 3 meters and falls away into the deep. Start the dive at the eastern point of the island and follow the current. The corals are abundant, as is the fish life. The reef is pock marked with small and large caves where you may find stingrays and turtles resting on the sandy bottom. Large schools of the red tooth trigger fish and anthias are seen here.
If the current is from West to East follow the reef to the corner where the lagoon bottom meets the deep of the Vaadoo channel. The bottom is sand and at 30 meters drops into the deep. The plateau forms a barrier for the current and the water wells upward, bringing colder water from the deep. Large fish can be seen cruising around here as well as sharks.
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Attracted by one cave after another we are gliding with the current from one washout to the next. The Vellasaru Caves are reaching up smoothly to very shallow depths and we are able to enjoy all the forms and colors. It is a colorful and very nice outside reef offering plenty of marine life not only on the reef but also in the blue water if you take a look out to the Wadoo Channel once in a while. Especially the top of the reef always pleases us on the way up with its schools of banner fish passing by slowly. A soft dive site offering plenty of fish and marine life.
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