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The 110-meter-long Maldives Victory, also known as MV Victory, was a cargo ship that sunk on the night of 13 February 1981 on its way to Male. The ship, carrying general cargo from Singapore, hit the house-reef of Hulhulé Island, where Male’s airport, Velana International Airport, is located. With the hull compromised, the MV Victory sank upright, slightly titled, and has been resting in the water ever since.

The Maldives Victory wreck sits in 35 meters of water and is accessible to advanced divers. Outgoing currents can be strong, so divers are required to be experienced with diving in current. Diving is possible year-round, but best between December and July. Visibility runs between 10 and 30 meters (33-100 feet).

The ship is partially cored in corals. Other marine animals you can encounter here include groupers, trevallies, batfish, soldierfish, lionfish, hawkfish, pufferfish, and sea turtles.

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Divers Lodge Maldives

Email: info@diverslodge-maldives.com Telephone: +960 778-4264

          Divers Lodge Maldives is a local diving center based on Vilingili Island.

Euro-Divers Kurumba

Email: kurumba@euro-divers.com Telephone: +960 6647362

          Kurumba Island Resort is surrounded by a by a crystal clear protected lagoon with a vibrant house reef. There are 25-30 different dives sites all within a 45 minute local dhoni ride, with some of the best marine life the underwater paradise of the Maldives has to offer. Banana Reef and Lankan (Manta Point) are two famous dive sites in North Male’ Atoll, and are less than a 20 minutes boat ride away. The tropical underwater world has a lot to offer for divers of all levels. Particularly in this area you will find an impressive variety of marine life. As well as different types of dives sites such as drift dives, outside reef dives, and much more. And don’t forget: if you are hoping to see a specific sea creature, every atoll and area of the Maldives has different seasons. So please check before your visit to avoid disappointment!

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa

Email: crf@chr.co.th Telephone: +96 0664 3880

          Dive into absolute serenity. Less than 20 minutes away from Velana International Airport by speedboat, set on a pristine island blessed with tropical beauty in North Malé Atoll, Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives is an adults-only retreat that is ideal for couples and honeymooners. For fun and active holidays, the PADI dive and water sports centre offers an abundance of exciting activities including night snorkelling and snorkel safari, sunset fishing and big game fishing, fun tubes and banana rides, excursions such as visit to a local island and a Malé sightseeing tour, and water sports with kite surfing, windsurfing, water skiing and catamaran sailing. Explore some of the Maldives’ most sought-after snorkelling and dive sites with the PADI dive centre offering programmes for avid divers and beginners alike. The warm waters of the North Malé Atoll offer great visibility allowing you to immerse in a mesmerising world. Exhilarating dive sites to be found between a five to 20 minutes’ dhoni ride from the resort include Giraavaru Cave, Kuda Haa, Shark Point, Lion’s Head, Kuda Faru and Kikki Reef. Farther out at sea, Black Coral Reef, Bandos Rock, Banana Reef, and Maldives Victory Wreck are less than one hour away.

Secret Paradise Maldives

Email: sales@secretparadise.mv Telephone: 00 960 335 5590

Extreme Water Sports Sheraton

Email: idesk@extrememaldives.com Telephone: +960 6650170

          Extreme Maldives Pvt. Ltd. has a fully equipped Water Sports, Scuba Diving and Adventure Centre at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa and Coccon Maldives. We have a wide range of water sports activities suited for beginners, intermediate, pro sports and families alike.
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