[Maldives] Trip Report : FEB. 09-16, 2019, Deep South Equatorial Route from MALE to GAAFU Vol.3

[#Maldives] Trip Report : FEB. 09-16, 2019, Deep South #Equatorial Route from #MALE to #GAAFU Vol.3

We are on the special route, which goes through #Male, #Vaavu, #Meemu, #Thaa, #Laamu and #Gaafu Atoll, near the Equator! This trip is only held once a year!

The day 5, the 1st and the 2nd dives of the day were at Maarehaa Kandu in the Gaafu Atoll.  The weather was super! The visibility was more than 30 meters! Could not ask for more!  A big school of Grey Reef Sharks welcomed us. Dogtooth Tunas and Giant Trevallies were busy to look for their breakfast. And what I should mention here was a thousand of Bigeye Trevallies!! Wow! Blotched Fantail Rays looked very gorgeous. The 3rd dive was at Nilandhoo Kandu. A nice strong current was there. At the channel a big school of Dogtooth Tunas appeared. The Dogtooth Tunas and Bluefin Trevallies were challenging against the current. The 4th dive was at Kuredhdhoo Kandu.  At night time, we were trying to attract Whale Sharks with our light from the boat. After the midnight, finally a Whale Shark appeared! Yay!

The day 6 was the last day for this trip. Because all the guests had a domestic flight in the afternoon, our diving adventure was limited to only one dive. The last dive for this trip was Villingili Kandu in the Gaafu Atoll. It was such a perfect condition with a great visibility and not too strong current. Yellowback and Variablelined Fusiliers were gathered as a big curtain.  A big school of Grey Reel Sharks was found as we passed the fusiliers’ curtain. Besides, the school of Bigeye Trevallies and Barracudas were seen as always. 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 choosing our liveaboard and also for making this trip fantastic! Hope to see you all again!