Asdhoo Canyon

Asdhoo Canyon at Helengeli Island

Boat trip: 45 min
Reef type: reef corner inside channel
Level: intermediate to advanced
Depth: 12-30m

Asdhoo Canyon is where the Fairy Tale channel reef stumbles and falls onto the atoll floor with a ragged slope and some craggy overhangs. The corner, at about 15 to 20 meters, will surprise you with its incredible rock formation and a mesmerizing variety of fish life. Explore the various passages, overhangs and cracks and enjoy the colourful sight of the soft corals, sea fans and sponges; sometimes nurse sharks are also spotted. If the current allows, you might cross the canyon to the opposite reef looking for stingrays and sharks on the sandy bottom. The site ends on a plateau with a mix of sand and coral formations; napoleon or turtles are easily seen and overall sunlight can create colourful effects. This dive site can be dived in many ways according to water conditions and personal preferences. For us it’s a dive site you cannot miss!