Din’gaa Faru

Mantis Shrimp Hafsa Thila TGI Maayafushi

Boat trip: 20 min
Reef type: reef wall inside the atoll
Level: beginner to advanced
Depth: 5-30m

This dive spot is macro paradise. Starting from 5 meters, the gentle wall goes down to 20 meters. It is a shallow, relaxed dive, that invites divers to focus on looking out for the smaller critters. The current is usually very light, allowing for a slow paced dive. “Din’gaa” in Dhivehi, the Maldivian national language, means ‘shrimp’ indicating that this is the main attraction of this reef. Cleaner shrimps, peacock mantis shrimps, boxer shrimps, and squat shrimps (also known as sexy shrimps) – the variety is truly mesmerising!