[Maldives] Trip Report : JAN. 12-18, 2019, Male Ari Vaavu Route Vol.3

[#Maldives] Trip Report : JAN. 12-18, 2019, #Male #Ari #Vaavu Route Vol.3

The day 4, we started the day with the dive at Kudarah Thila in the South Ari Atoll.  The big number of Bluestriped Snappers welcomed us in the water. Grey Reef Sharks were passing by and Dogtooth Tunas were attacking the snappers again and again. The 2nd dive of the day was at Miyaru Kandu in the Vaavu Atoll. We enjoyed the big Grey Reef Sharks going back and forth. Then drifted through the channel. It made me feel very good. The 3rd dive was a night dive at Alimathaa Jetty. Tawney Nurse Sharks, Giant Trevallies and Pinkwhip Rays, those big fish don’t care about us. Going crazy in the light makes the scene very mystic.

The day 5 was the last day of diving for this trip. The 1st dive of the day was at Alimathaa Kandu in the Vaavu Atoll. A crowd of Grey Reef Sharks in the deep side. The big school of Dogtooth Tunas with loud noise of roaring were seen near the channel entrance. Besides, GT and Bluefin Trevalies were there joining attack for the fusiliers. The 2nd dive was at Villivaru Giri in the South Male Atoll. We enjoyed a relaxing diving with observing various beautiful anthias. The 3rd dive was at Fish Tank in the North Male Atoll. We swam from the reef to the sand area. There was a big school of False moorish idols  as we arrived the sand. Blotched Fantail Rays and Pinkwhip Rays appeared as well. Then, a Giant Guitarfish surprised us! Wow, what a great conclusion of the trip!  The air temperature was 26-33 deg.C. The water temperature was 26-28 deg.C. The 3mm wetsuit was recommended.

Thank you all for joining us and also for making the trip fantastic! Hope to see you all again!