[Maldives] Trip Report : FEB.22-29,2020, Deep South (Equatorial) Route Vol.5

[#Maldives] Trip Report : FEB.22 -29, 2020,  Deep South #Equatorial Route 3 from #Addu to #Gaafu Vol.5

Day 5 of the special trip number 3, absolutely deep South, which started from #Addu atoll to the #Gaafu atoll via #Fuvahmulah, before you know it, it was already the last day of the trip.  Time really flies. The 1st dive of the day was at Maarehaa Kandu in the Gaafu atoll. This is one of the popular spots in Gaafu atoll. There was a good incoming current when we got into the water. It was such a fantasy world with Yellowback Fusiliers, Grey Reef Sharks and Bigeye Trevallies packed in the mid layer at the corner of the channel. As we were about to start our safety stop, all of a sudden, out of blue, he showed up! A Whale Shark!!!  Hooray!  We continued to dive at Maarehaa Kandu for the 2nd dive as well. The fantasy world was still there, besides, a school of Spotted Eagle Rays crossed in front of us! They were soooo gorgeous!  The 3rd dive was at Dhiyadhoo Coral Garden. This place is good to observe epidemic species and beautiful hard corals. One of the highlights to dive near the Equator is that there are many Evansi Anthias! It was nice to see the big crowd of them!  And for the last dive, we came back to Maarehaa Kandu. The good incoming current cooperated us again. Many of the Grey Reef Sharks, and Fusiliers in the mid layer. Giant Trevallies and Bluefin Trevallies were attacking the Fusiliers.  When we moved to the sand area inside of the channel, we heard of Dolphins! As we looked around, there were 7 Dolphins above us!  They came down to our depth and started playing with the sand!  They gave us the nice surprise for our last dive!
The water temperature was 26-31 deg.C. The water temperature was 26-28 deg.C. The visibility was 10-30 meters.  Thank you all for joining our trip and also for making this trip greatest! Hope to see you all again. Stay safe and happy to all!