Fotteyo Kandu

Experience level: not suitable for beginners

Fauna: more than average: big groups of jacks, sergeant fish and snappers, whitetip reef sharks, on the thila often turtles, many napoleons, sometimes eagle rays

Particular features: beautiful thila in the middle of channel; at the front of channel edge, between 20 and 40 m, big interesting caves

During north-east monsoon: mostly ingoing current; stay below the edge and have a look at the beautiful caves with its yellow soft corals; cross the entrance before the thila and stay at the edge as long as possible; great variety of fish life in the open water; as thila is not very long, don’t let go to early with the current into the channel; for a second dive choose the east part, as it is not so deep

During south-west monsoon: mostly outgoing current, start in the channel at the very end of the thila; drift out of channel over the top of thila and choose for one dive reef to the right; it’s better to do a second dive on the east part, as these caves are not as deep as those on the west side

Safety considerations: watch your computer, as the wall is strongly inviting to a deeper dive; try to avoid long decompression times