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Hans Hass Place is on the outer reef of North Male' Atoll facing south into Vaadhoo Channel. It is an area about 100m long set back in a large recess in the reef. The reef top is at about 3m and drops vertically to a line of over-hangs at 8-10m. The western end is marked by a large cavern at 10-15m. There are further overhangs at 20-25m. Hans Hass Place is named in honour of the great pioneer of diving in Maldives
SPECIAL FEATURES: Small delicate purple sea fans cover the ceilings of the overhangs and in the caves are many species of groupers, immaculate soldier fish and shadow-fin soldier fish. Commonly seen on this reef are the scribbled filefish, trumpet fish and the freckled hawk fish.