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[Maldives] Trip Report : FEB.22-29,2020, Deep South (Equatorial) Route Vol.5

[#Maldives] Trip Report : FEB.22 -29, 2020,  Deep South #Equatorial Route 3 from #Addu to #Gaafu Vol.5

Day 5 of the special trip number 3, absolutely deep South, which started from #Addu atoll to the #Gaafu atoll via #Fuvahmulah, before you know it, it was already the last day of the trip.  Time really flies. The 1st dive of the day was at Maarehaa Kandu in the Gaafu atoll. This is one of the popular spots in Gaafu atoll. There was a good incoming current when we got into the water. It was such a fantasy world with Yellowback Fusiliers, Grey Reef Sharks and Bigeye Trevallies packed in the mid layer at the corner of the channel. As we were about to start our safety stop, all of a sudden, out of blue, he showed up! A Whale Shark!!!  Hooray!  We continued to dive at Maarehaa Kandu for the 2nd dive as well. The fantasy world was still there, besides, a school of Spotted Eagle Rays crossed in front of us! They were soooo gorgeous!  The 3rd dive was at Dhiyadhoo Coral Garden. This place is good to observe epidemic species and beautiful hard corals. One of the highlights to dive near the Equator is that there are many Evansi Anthias! It was nice to see the big crowd of them!  And for the last dive, we came back to Maarehaa Kandu. The good incoming current cooperated us again. Many of the Grey Reef Sharks, and Fusiliers in the mid layer. Giant Trevallies and Bluefin Trevallies were attacking the Fusiliers.  When we moved to the sand area inside of the channel, we heard of Dolphins! As we looked around, there were 7 Dolphins above us!  They came down to our depth and started playing with the sand!  They gave us the nice surprise for our last dive!
The water temperature was 26-31 deg.C. The water temperature was 26-28 deg.C. The visibility was 10-30 meters.  Thank you all for joining our trip and also for making this trip greatest! Hope to see you all again. Stay safe and happy to all!


[Maldives] Trip Report : FEB.22-29,2020, Deep South (Equatorial) Route Vol.4

[#Maldives] Trip Report : FEB.22 -29, 2020,  Deep South #Equatorial Route 3 from #Addu to #Gaafu Vol.4

Day 4 of the special trip number 3, absolutely deep South, which started from #Addu atoll to the #Gaafu atoll via #Fuvahmulah, we continued to dive in Fuvahmular for two tanks of diving.  As I got into the water before everyone for the current check, suddenly, a big Whale Shark swam by right in front of me! Wow!  Hope it comes back later for everyone.  We decided to go through the blue water, and found a shark at the bottom. When we got closer to it, we found out that it was a Tiger Shark! Yay! For the 2nd dive, again, a huge Tiger Shark showed up from the deep side!  And the highlight of the day yet to come as we were about to start our safety stop. There was a Whale Shark appeared from the top reef!! That was the same guy as the one I saw in the morning! Thanks for coming back to us!  The Whale Shark was followed by a couple of Giant Trevallies behind of him. So cool!  We finished diving for the day and started moving for Gaafu atoll. The water temperature was 26-31 deg.C. The water temperature was 26-28 deg.C. The visibility was 30-40 meters. To be continued…


[Maldives] Trip Report : FEB.22-29,2020, Deep South (Equatorial) Route Vol.3

[#Maldives] Trip Report : FEB.22 -29, 2020,  Deep South #Equatorial Route 3 from #Addu to #Gaafu Vol.3

Day 3 of the special trip number 3, absolutely deep South, which started from #Addu atoll to the #Gaafu atoll via #Fuvahmulah, we continued to dive in Fuvahmular for three tanks of diving.  In the middle of the 1st dive, we all started moving faster to the top reef. Guess what we found? It was a Tiger Shark! During the 2nd dive, we enjoyed the dense of the fish crowed here. The Neon Fusiliers and Valiablelined Fusiliers were getting attacked by big Dogtooth Tunas and Bluefin Trevallies in the mid layer. As we moved to the deep side, there was a big school of the Skipjack Tunas. They beautifully glittered like diamond, reflecting the sunshine. The 3rd dive we went to the tiger reef aiming for Tiger Shark. We moved along with the reef. One of our groups found a Tiger Shark! Yay! In the open water, a big Hammerhead Shark showed up! He was so cool as always! The water temperature was 26-31 deg.C. The water temperature was 26-28 deg.C. The visibility was 20-40 meters. To be continued…