Bodu Gaa – Our Favourite in June
Our favourite dive site in June was Bodu Gaa, hands down. Bodu means big and gaa translates to rock in Dhivehi, the official language in the Maldives. This dive site is less than 10 minutes boat ride away from Kihaa and it is suitable for all experience levels.
We usually find a green turtle or two, just chilling on the top of this big rock.
Although we dive there year-round, June was particularly special due the quantity of glass fish which covered the reef. We found ourselves swimming through curtains of these tiny fish, really cool!
Apart from the glass fish, we were oftentimes surrounded by big schools of red tooth trigger fish and anthias.
A repeater diver, who was here during this period, was happy to go there 3 times and also proclaimed Bodu Gaa to be one of her favourite dive sites. She described it as having so many layers of different species of fish, that her camera just didn’t do it justice. She wished it could capture them all, with all the different depths of field.
And of course, being manta season, we did spot mantas during some of our dives at Bodu Gaa. The pinnacle is a cleaning station, 30 metres deep with the top at around 12 metres. When the mantas are around, you just need to stay put and enjoy the spectacle! And don’t worry, if they are not around, there is plenty of marine life to keep you busy during the whole dive.