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[#Maldives] Trip Report : DEC. 1-7, 2018, #Male #Ari #Vaavu Route Vol.1

[#Maldives] Trip Report : DEC. 1-7, 2018, #Male #Ari #Vaavu Route Vol.1

Hi guys! Here is the report from the trip on DEC. 01-07, the first week of December. The weather was kind of mixed with dry season and rainy season. The 1st dive was at Maagiri Rock in the North Male Atoll as a check dive. The regular Bluestripe Snappers’ group welcomed us near the reef. Then, Longnose Hawkfish were the center of the attraction of the underwater photographer! Besides, Garden Eels and Spaghetti Eels were seen in the sand area. We moved to the North Ari Atoll for the 2nd dive at Fish Head. This point has never disappointed us with the big number of various fish.  The Bluefin Trevallies, Giant Trevallies and also Grey Reef Sharks appeared. Some divers were checking on the slight difference between Bluestripe Snappers and Bengal Snappers. The 3rd dive was at Fesdhoo Goni for a night Manta dive. A couple of Manta Rays came and went around ! That made us very happy!

The day 2, the 1st and the 2nd dive of the day were at Moofushi Kandu in the North Ari Atoll.  This dive point is well known as a Manta Spot in the dry season. We successfully spotted 3 Manta Rays at their cleaning station at the beginning. Then, constantly 2 or 3 Manta Rays came and switched, back and forth. More Manta Rays appeared on the 2nd dive!  Total 10 Manta Rays maximum were ween at a time. It was very exciting! The 3rd dive was at Rangali Madivaru in the South Ari Atoll. We did a drift dive observing a dynamic overhang and it’s soft corals and sea fan. My favorite was the beautiful eyelashes Indian Bannerfish. The air temperature was 26-29 deg.C. The water temperature was 28-29 deg.C. To be continued…


[Maldives] Trip Report : NOV. 10-16, 2018, Male Ari Vaavu Route Vol.3

[#Maldives] Trip Report : NOV. 10-16, 2018, #Male #Ari #Vaavu Route Vol.3

The day 5, we came back to the South Male Atoll for the 1st dive of the last day of diving at Graidhoo Corner. We chose a channel dive here because of the current direction. The current itself was a little stronger. We kind of relaxed drifting with the current and seeing Grey Reef Sharks and Whitetip Sharks passing by. Oriental Sweetlips we encountered with were all looking at the same direction.  The 2nd dive was at Kandooma Thila. The visibility was great! A couple of Blotched Fantail Rays were so big in the deep side. What I have to mention about this dive was how often we encountered with Sea Turtles. Total 6 of them. I don’t know why but we can’t ignore them somehow. And one more thing to mention, the Sea Goldies were covering our sight! We were surrounded by them literally 360-degree. The last dive for this trip was at Villivaru Giri in the Male Atoll. We enjoyed to observe Macros, such as endemic Maldives Triplefins. We also found a huge Stone Fish. The air temperature was 26-33 deg.C. The water temperature was 28-29 deg.C. We had one of the guests celebrated her 400th dive with us! Congratulations!

Thank you for choosing us and also for making this trip fantastic! Hope to see you all again!


[Maldives] Trip Report : NOV. 10-16, 2018, Male Ari Vaavu Route Vol.2

[#Maldives] Trip Report : NOV. 10-16, 2018, #Male #Ari #Vaavu Route Vol.2

The day 3, the 1st dive of the day was at Fesdhoo Wreck in the North Ari Atoll. There was no dive safari cruise around. The point was only for us! Yay! This site has variety of attractions with a wreck, sand area and a hidden reef. We could observe a lot of Gobbies at the sand area, like Dracula Shrimp Goby and Aurora Partner Goby and so on. At the wreck side, Luminous Cardinalfish covered entire wreck! Wow!  The 2nd dive was at Fish Head. GT was attacking the school of Redtoothed Triggerfish! Hawksbill Turtles were everywhere. The 3rd dive was at Fanka Thila in the South Ari Atoll. The Corals look full of life here! The friendly Tiera Batfish kids followed us for a while. They stop when we stop.They were so cute.

The day 4, the 1st dive was at Kudarah Thila in the South Ari Atoll. The density of the fish here is one of the best in the Maldives. The schools of Yellowback Fusiliers and Variable-Lined Fusiliers made a big yellow curtain in the water. Around the main reef we were surrounded by the huge school of Bluestripe Snappers. The 2nd dive was at Lux Out aiming for a Whale Shark. And we made it! It came right in front of us! Hooray! The 3rd dive was at Alimathaa Jetty in the Vaavu Atoll. It was a fantastic night dive experience with Tawny Nurse Sharks, Pink Whiprays, Giant Trevallies, Bluefin Trevallies and Black Jacks! This point is never disappoint us!

The air temperature was 26-33 deg.C. The water temperature was 27-29 deg.C. To be continued…