[Maldives] Trip Report : APR.20 – 26, 2019, Male – Ari – Vaavu Route Vol.3

[#Maldives] Trip Report : APR.20 – 26, 2019, #Male – #Ari – #Vaavu Route Vol.3

The day 4 was like the day before, it was cloudy. The 1st dive of the day was at Seventh Heaven in the South Ari atoll, which was one of my favorite dive site. This place is very photogenic because of the colorful soft corals, Sea Goldies and Indian Lyretail Basslets. I can’t stop getting admired the view of this beautiful scene. Addition to that, the big school of Neon Fusiliers and Variablelined Fusiliers made it more spectacular this time. We moved to Ariyadhoo Out for the 2nd dive. But before the diving, we searched for Whale Sharks and luckily spotted it! Yay! We all jumped in to the water and successfully snorkeled with him. Unfortunately we could not find him with scuba dive. The 3rd dive was at Alimathaa Jetty in the Vaavu atoll as an excited night dive. There were huge Tawny Nurse Sharks! And one of them had some juveniles of Golden Trevally attached around his mouth. It was funny! The numbers of Giant Trevallies and Bluefin Trevallies was much greater than normal. It was worth to hold some beers till finish the night dive.

The air temperature was 26-33 deg.C. The water temperature was 28-29 deg.C. The 3mm wetsuit was recommended. To be continued…