Centara Grand Island Resort, Maldives 2012
Snorkelling with Whale Shark at Maamigili.
The Maamigili channel leads onto the largest out reef in the Ari Atoll, which is home to big schools of fish, napoleons, big green turtles and white tip reef sharks.
But Maamigili gained its reputation as being one of the best dive sites in the Maldives due to the frequent whaleshark encounters (depending on the season). The whole outreef has recently been made into a Marine Protected Area in order to help preserve and protect the current whaleshark population which is resident to Maldivian waters.