This reef is one of the first dive sites discovered in the Maldives and is a protected marine area. This reef is very popular among photographers due to the amazing marine life and reef shape. On the north east side are big spectacular rocks, caves, canyons and precipitous overhangs. The scenery is spectacular around these rocks and canyons, with predatory fish like shark, barracuda, trevally and black snapper. Also a school up to 1000 yellow snapper, humpback red snappers and oriental sweetlips are lighting up the reef.

  • Location: 15 minutes away from Hulhumale
  • Highlights: Schooling reef fish, Moray eels, Napoleons, Jack fish
  • Reef Type: Thila
  • Diving Depth: Min 4m / Max 30m
  • Experience: For beginners / Advanced divers


15 minutes away from Hulhumale


Schooling reef fish, Moray eels, Napoleons, Jack fish

Reef Type


Diving Depth

Min 4m / Max 30m

The Marine Life in Banana reef

Moray Eeels


Bluestripe herring

Herklotsichthys quadrimaculatus

Blue sprat

Spratelloides delicatulus

Silver sprat

Spratelloides gracilis

Shadowfin soldierfish

Myripristis adusta

Red cornet fish

Fistularia petimba

Golden hind

Cephalopholis aurantia


Epinephelus multinotatus


Pseudanthias evansi

Scalefin anthias

Pseudanthias squamipinnis

White remora

Remorina albescens

Pilot fish

Naucrates ductor

One-spot snapper

Lutjanus monostigma

Our collection of dive sites

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Scuba diving can also be combined with accommodation in any of our destinations or our excursion or our holiday packages.

Contact us for a personalized package including daily dives or diving courses.

CONTACT US : Banana reef