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Banana Reef

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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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New Haven, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is by far the best snorkeling I have ever experienced. The amount of marine life, the colors, the coral, the temperature of the water was amazing. I saw Moray Eels, Blowfish, Giant Clams and so much more. On the way out I dozens of dolphins escorted us and jumped out of the water...amazing. There is a very strong current... More 

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Male
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Banana Reef is rich in marine life with magnificent corals around which groper, sharks, jack fish, blue-striped snapper and barracuda can be seen. Lucky divers witness a few shy turtles as well.

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Canberra, Australia
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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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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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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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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