You will reach the Nautilus Two by flying into the Ibrahim International Airport, Malé, and taking the domestic flight on the national carrier called the “Maldivian”, to the island called Hanimaadhoo.
While Hanimaadhoo itself has about 4 adjacent reefs, you most probably will enjoy the beautiful island referred in the Maldivian language simply as “Baa” Rah. One of the most isolated islands in the Maldives, Baa Rah has only recently seen the effects of civilization, yet has played important roles in the history of the Maldivian islands.
If nothing, Baa Rah is famous for the rough “G” shape, with marshland around the outer edge, the heavily wooded ends, and the fact that one of the Maldivian beauty queens of the 60s originates from the island.
Underwater, the Baa Rah Reef is made of healthy hard coral and a myriad of fish, notably the schools of Black fin Barracuda and Andaman Sweetlips at the shallower depths while below on the sandy floor, Leopard Sharks lurk. Scores of Manta frequent this dive spot, as they have a cleaning station inhabited by wrasse. The geography below is best described as a gigantic rock sitting in an East-west direction.
Of course, the spectacular caves in this area, where you can drift dive are great, along with the other spots like the Molidhu Cave, Thakandu Cave, Maarandu Caves as well as the atoll just below, the Dive spots in Haa Dhaal atoll, namely the Reefs of Navadhoo, the Nelaidhoo Thila, and the Nautilus Thila. Navadhoo island has a small sandbar on the edge of the atoll that is a lovely spot for a barbeque dinner at sunset after a full day of diving. Learn more about the Maldives.← Previous