Maldives Liveaboard | Fun Azul: Trip Report
[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…
[Maldives] Trip Report : MAY.04 – MAY.10, 2019, Male – Ari – Vaavu Route Vol.2[#Maldives] Trip Report : MAY.04 – MAY.10, 2019, #Male – #Ari – #Vaavu Route Vol.2
The day 2, the 1st dive of the day was at Maayaa Thila in the North Ari atoll. It was such a nice day! The sky was super clear with no wind and no wave in the ocean. The surface looked like a big mirror. The visibility wasn’t great but it’s a good sign of bigger number of fish. We saw a great number of Fusiliers and Giant Trevallies, Blufin Trevallies and Dogtooth Tunas attacking the Fusiliers. The 2nd dive was at Fish Head. Even though Fish Head was one of the most popular diving spots in Maldives, however, there was only our boat to dive at that time! So lucky! We encountered with a group of Dolphins. My favorite was the cute little Spotted Eagle Ray! Besides, we could see Grey Reef Sharks relatively in the shore side. The 3rd dive was at Fesdhoo Wreck to enjoy macros! It was like a fun o find Gobbies.
The day 3, as same condition as the day before, very clear weather with no wind. The 1st dive of the day was at Maalhos Thila in the South Ari atoll. We made it a drift diving because the current was a bit strong. There was a blue soft coral world inside of the overhang. It was beautiful. You must bring a underwater light to see the real color of the soft corals here. The 2nd and the 3rd dives were at Moofushi Kandu aiming for Manta Rays. We could successfully observed 5 Manta Rays at their cleaning station! Hooray! The 4th dive was at Dega Thila, which has tall-twin-towers look of reeves. A school of Tiera Batfish welcomed us. The thing impressed me most was the group of cute Blue-green Chromises on the table corals. The air temperature was 26-33 deg.C. The water temperature was 28-29 deg.C. To be continued…