Distance from the Resort: 60 min
Description: The dive site at Felivaru has two Japanese shipwrecks that were sunk by their owner in 1980. They are situated in the west side of the Lhaviyani Atoll, inside the channel that separates Felivaru from Gaaverifaru. This diving spot is easy to find as a bowsprit from one of the wrecks protrudes five meters above the surface. Both wrecks rest about 30 meters down on the seabed and are similarly separated 30 meters apart. The wreck that protrudes has its stern on the seabed and the starboard leaning against the wall of the pass whilst the other is lying vertically on the seabed.
The shipwrecks at Felivaru are completely covered with coral and alcyonarians and reduced diving has preserved the site well. A common way to reach the dive site is by safari boat. Once reached, it will be possible to see huge amounts of glassfish, coral groupers as well as schools of angelfish and batfish. Nurse sharks, reef sharks and morays also make the visit from time to time.
Level: The dive requires a degree of practice as it is very often affected by really strong current, and we need to struggle a little bit against it to stay over the ship. However, beginners can surely join it, given that they are pretty confident in the current.