[Maldives] Trip Report : FEB.08-15,2020, Deep South (Equatorial) Route Vol.4

[#Maldives] Trip Report : FEB.08 -15, 2020,  Deep South #Equatorial Route 1 from #Male to #Gaafu Vol.4

Day 4, the 1st dive of the day was at Dhiyamigili Corner in the #Thaa atoll. There were many of Lunar Fusiliers occupied in the middle layer. And they were attacked by such hunters like Dogtooth Tunas and Bluefin Trevallies. Painted Spiny Lobster were cute that their heads were too big to hide in the rocks. We moved to the #Laamu atoll after the dive. The 2nd dive was at Vadinolhu Kandu aiming for Sharks! We found Grey Reef Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks and Blacktip Reef Sharks as expected when we proceeded to the channel. On the other hand, Napoleon fish and Hawksbill Turtle were very laid back, gave us a relax feeling. The 3rd dive was at Fushi Kandu, a Shark point again. We encountered with Grey Reef Sharks and Whitetip Reef Sharks at the edge of the channel. The school of Bigeye Trevallies was very long that we could not see the head and the tail of their line.

Day 5, we finally reached the #Gaafu atoll. There were no cloud in the sky! The surface was very calm as well. We spent the 1st, the 2nd and the 3rd dives at Villingili Kandu in a row. The visibility was amazing as 30-40 meters. Grey Reef Sharks were streaming like a river.  Yellowback Fusiliers and Bigeye Trevallies were making a big wall. It sounds crazy but the black Ribbon Eel and Elegant Firefish surprised me at the reef where we settled with the hook. The 4th dive was at Kooddoo Shark Point. Somehow we missed the Sharks here. However, a big amount of Humpback Unicornfish and Bluespine Unicornfish were there in the mid layer.  A cute couple of Ghost Pipefish hanged out in the sand area.  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…