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Banana Reef

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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

This was my last destination in Maldives for this tour as I'm flying to go home so I need some surface time to be able to fly. To make it special I decided to do a night dive. Had all gear in the boat by sunset and off we went to check out Banana reef. The rising tide was still... More

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NEW YORK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I do my best to make time to dive everytime i go there. It's always fun to swim with the dolphins. Great staff, beautiful surroundings, i had a swell time.

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Hulhumale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Banana reef is one of the best dive site of north male atoll where Snorkelers and divers can enjoy at the same time. We organize this dive 3 time a week.

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Male
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I´ve been to Banana Reef at least three times and, even though there are many nice areas to dive which are close to Male´, I consider this one to be the best. There is a huge amount of colorful fish to see along that reef and the table corals on the top are quite big and well preserved. Most likely... More

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Manila, Philippines
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Great choice of site close to the airport so no need to stay in a resort. You can just stay in Hulhumale guest house and get a dive trip from there if you are only after the diving in Maldives. This site is just stunning! colorful, calm, lots of fish and rocks teeming with soft and hard sponges. I would... More

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Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

In and around reef, overhangs, schools of fish, warm water! Coral was beautiful too. All good for my first dive in the Maldives.

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Darwin, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Most marine life I have ever seen in a single place. You couldn't see the reef for all the fish at times!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We went in the last morning. Sighting of sharks, rays, turtles, eels etc Beautiful coral reef. Easy drift dive in small current. Bring camera!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Lot of Moray Eels, large schools of fish, very nice place to go if you are in the North Male Atoll. Also suggest Allibaba caves!

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Have done several dives at this reef over the years & can say I have had a very good dive each time, have always seen lots of moray & turtles,its just a nice gentle dive with the usual reef fish in large shoals at times.

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