Favourite Dive Site in October
For this month we chose Dhonfan Thila as our favourite dive site.
In October our manta season was still going strong and we had plenty of sightings on many of our dive sites with encounters of 5 minutes but also for the entire dive of 60 minutes. Even better, we encountered mantas not only on our deeper cleaner stations but also at 8 meters depths so we could also spoil our students with this amazing experience. Good luck to any dive centre in the rest of the world that tries to show our former students a puffer fish!
Apart from many snorkel trips to turtle reef were we sometimes see up to 11 turtles our snorkelers got lucky and saw a whaleshark at Dharavandhoo Corner!
But why did we choose Dhonfan Thila as our favourite dive site for October?
Well, let me start with the critters. While a lot is happening when looking into the blue and you don’t want to miss a beat also looking at the reef pays off. We spot octopus, mantis shrimp, scorpion fish and porcelain crab which are all beautiful subjects for our photographers. But mainly we look into the blue and we see… jack fish and tuna zooming past while hunting in the big schools of fish that surround the reef. Giant stingrays, barracudas, turtles and napoleon wrasse live here, eagle rays hover in the current more elegant then anyone of us divers and big numbers of grey reef sharks patrolling the reef. One time we even saw 11 grey reef sharks and no, it was not the same shark coming back 11 times! And last but not least a group of very very happy divers got very very lucky and saw dolphins hunting the fusiliers at Dhonfan Thila.
We make sure to make this dive site also a top spot for the following months.