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Why Shark Point is special ?
The Shark Point is still one of the best places to spot sharks and other pelagic hunting on smaller prey while hovering in the currents. Shark Point is located in the South Male Atoll, one of 4 places sharks can be seen frequently. This dive is best with an ocean current flowing east to west. Large pelagic fish can be seen here as well as sharks and eagle rays. Explore the broken rocks and swim-through and flow with the current along the reef to the west past big trees of black coral and sea fans. It is possible to find nurse sharks resting in the shallow overhangs.
What to explore at Shark Point?
As the name suggests, encountering and observing sharks at this point is a frequent and regular happening. They swim to and from at the end of the channel where the currents are strongest. Friendly Gray reef sharks and whitetip reef sharks are those most likely to approach the divers.
It doesn’t matter is you drift the corner or the other direction, you are pleased by morays, lionfish, sweetlips, groupers and also bigger fish passing by such eagles rays. The caves and washouts are always worth a special exploration for sleeping stingrays and hiding Napoleons. The top of the reef offers a world full of colors and marine making the safety stop a real pleasure. A top dive offering a lot of fish as well as some special surprise.
How to get to Shark Point?
Shark Point lies near Veligandu Huraa Island, 30 minutes boating from Maafushi Island to the south of Veligandu Huraa. You can book a tour from your hotel or from tourist agents.