Maldives Liveaboard | Fun Azul: Trip Report
[Maldives] Trip Report : AUG.10 – 16, 2019, Male – Ari – Vaavu Route Vol.1[#Maldives] Trip Report : AUG.10 – 16, 2019, #Male – #Ari – #Vaavu Route Vol.1
Hello, my name is Keita! I am so excited to work on the report of the first trip with our Fun Azul Fleet of this season! The 1st dive was at Fish Tank in the North Male atoll, the perfect spot for a check dive. The apartment hole of the Moray Eels was fully occupied as usual. The big school of False Moorish Idols was seen as well. The 2nd dive was at Fish Head in the North Ari atoll. Many of Double-lined Fusiliers gathered at the point where the currents met. And a lot of the migratory fish like Giant Trevallies, Bluefin Trevallies and Dogtooth Tunas were seen as well. Besides, Grey Reef Sharks, Tiera Batfish, Bengal Snappers were there. The 3rd dive was canceled because of the squall in the evening. The safety always comes in the first priority!
The day 2, the 1st dive of the day was Fish Head. Because of the strong wind we stayed in the North Ari atoll last night. Even though it was a different ocean condition from the day before, still we enjoyed the stable number of Grey Reef Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks and Hawksbill Turtles. Also the migratory fish were seen very well. It was a nice surprise that a couple of Spotted Eagle Rays kept coming back to us! The 2nd dive was at Mahibadhoo Manta Point in the South Ari atoll. One of the popular Manta points in the rainy season. There is the coral of the habitat for Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasses, that makes the place a Manta’s cleaning station. Unfortunately Manta didn’t appear this time. The 3rd dive was at Dhangetti Out. Even though the visibility wasn’t great, we could have fun with observing Black Pyramid Butterflyfish, Oval Butterflyfish, Saddlebag Butterflyfish, Blackside Hawkfish and juveniles Oriental Sweetlips.
The air temperature was 26-31 deg.C. The water temperature was 28-29 deg.C. The 3mm or 5 mm wetsuit was recommended. To be continued…
[Maldives] Trip Report : MAY.04 – MAY.10, 2019, Male – Ari – Vaavu Route Vol.4[#Maldives] Trip Report : MAY.04 – MAY.10, 2019, #Male – #Ari – #Vaavu Route Vol.4
The day 5 was the last day of diving for this entire season! The 1st dive of the day was at Miyaru Kandu in the Vaavu atoll. The ocean has been stable with very good condition. The only one of my concern was the current condition. It was from outside to inside the channel, good enough. Can’t complain. We were welcomed by a school of Grey Reef Sharks at the edge of the channel. They went back and forth. The regular and fat Dogtooth Tunas and Napoleon appeared as well. What was special of the day was the number of the Bigeye Trevallies and Blue Trevallies! I also introduced the indian ocean version of Elegant firefish as per guests’ request. They were more yellow than the one in Pacific ocean. The 2nd dive was at Kandooma Thila in the South Male atoll. We could witness the hunting scene of a Grey Reef Shark. A part of the back fin of a Redtoothed Triggerfish was sticking out of the Shark mouth! I introduced my group the colorful school of Collare Butterflyfish, which was the fish to see in the Indian ocean. The 3rd dive was at Villivaru GIri. We enjoyed to observe the endemic species such as Maldive Anemonefish, Maldive Triplefins, Maldive Sponge Snails and so on. This spot has never disappointed us!The air temperature was 26-33 deg.C. The water temperature was 28-29 deg.C.
At last we would like to thank you all for choosing our trip. We are truly grateful for all the guests who joined our trips this season. We will keep hard working to improve our services in order for increasing the guests’ satisfaction. See you again in the next season!
[Maldives] Trip Report : MAY.04 – MAY.10, 2019, Male – Ari – Vaavu Route Vol.3[#Maldives] Trip Report : MAY.04 – MAY.10, 2019, #Male – #Ari – #Vaavu Route Vol.3
The day 4, the 1st dive was at Seventh Heaven in the South Ari atoll, which was one of my favorite dive sites. We could take a shower of Neon Fusiliers and Variablelined Fusiliers. The hunters such as Giant Trevallies, Bluefin Trevallies and Dogtooth Tunas were of course attacking the fusiliers. Spotted Eagle Rays were found in the blue water. Besides, we found 5 of Great Barracudas passing by as we came back to the main reef. Right before the 2nd dive at Dhigurah Out, we heard of the news of Whale Shark appearance. Quickly moved to the site and we made it to snorkel with the Whale Shark! hooray! The 3rd dive was at Alimathaa Jetty in the Vaavu atoll for a night dive. We started the dive before the sunset completed. Because of the early start we could get our rock’n roll spot to observe the attraction! Yay! Tawny Nurse Sharks, Giant Trevallies, Bluefin Trevallies and Pink Whipray appeared continuously. This spot has never disappointed us!The air temperature was 26-33 deg.C. The water temperature was 28-29 deg.C. To be continued…