Favourite Dive Site in November
Watch this space were we tell you all about our favourite dive site of the month. November saw this year’s manta season come to an end. We all shed a little tear as we really love seeing them on our dives and snorkels. But now that the winds and currents were changing the plankton got washed out of the Baa Atoll and the visibility increased to an incredible 30 meters. For the past few months with all the plankton in the water to see a shark it had to come pretty close while now we can see them coming from far away and we don’t only see the shark right in front of us but also the other 4 sharks cruising a little bit further back.
As our favourite dive site in November we choose Dhigu Thila. This reef looks like an extended mountain peak chain with only 6 meters across, walls on both sides and easily 1km in length. A medium current gives us the ideal conditions for a drift dive to see the reef from beginning to end. At Dhigu Thila we saw our last 2 mantas of 2017. They put on a special farewell display for us and performed a dancing duet – a typical mating ritual. Also at Dhigu Thila we encountered a grey reef shark hovering at a cleaning station for at least 20 minutes. One of our divers took a video and you can watch it on our facebook page.
As our manta snorkel site Hanifaru Bay is closed for the season and will only reopen again in May 2018 we have chosen some new snorkel sites for you. Angafaru Reef and Aquarium are two sites which are close to beautiful sandbanks and a visit on these idyllic, white sandy islands with lot’s of photo opportunities are part of the excursion.
When you visit us for your next a diving vacation let us know which one is your favourite dive site and why.