Machchafushi Wreck

Machchafushi Wreck, also called "Kudhimaa Wreck" is a popular dive site located at Centara Grand Island Resort. This site offers divers the opportunity to explore a vibrant underwater wreck teeming with marine life and possibility to penetrate.


TopographyThe site is characterized by a stunning coral garden, leading to the sunken Japanese cargo ship. Since the ship has been sunk in 1998 plenty of soft, hard corals and sponges have taken hold of it.

MarineLifeThis dive site is home to a wide variety of marine species. Divers can expect to encounter schools of bafish and big eye kingfish. The area is also known for the presence of larger species such as sharks, stingrays, and turtles. Additionally, you may spot stonefish, nudibranch, boxfish and other macro life.

DepthThe top of the wreck is at 12 meters, while the bottom lies at around 30 meters. (39 to 100 feet) The top reef leading to the wreck starts at approximately 3-5 meters which slopes down to greater depth (9 to 16 feet).

VisibilityMachchafushi Wreck usually offers excellent visibility, often exceeding 20 meters (65 feet) or more on clear days.

CurrentsThis dive site is fairly exposed and therefore currents can be strong on some days.