ID photos of marine life

Here at Ocean Dimensions we live and breathe ocean. It’s important to us to do as much as we can to help out with the conservation and protection of our incredible backyard. One of the ways we help is by contributing to NGOs, for example: Manta trust, Olive Ridley Project, and Maldivian Whaleshark Research Program.…

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Fish locomotion

Ever noticed how fish move? Of course we watch them swim and dart around us, some getting almost close to touch then with a tail swish they are gone. At a closer glance you can actually see many different types of movements, adapted by different species of fish. Below are some forms of fish locomotion:…

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The secret life of moray eels

Have you ever seen two or more moray eels sharing the same hole? Have you ever wondered why? Recently we had some guests that were really curious about it. We have asked Ariana, our marine biologist, to investigate for us. Well after some research she still couldn’t find the answer, and found out that there…

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Whaleshark September in Baa Atoll

Plenty of whaleshark encounters this September! Some encounters were long, up to 20 minutes and some were short. But no matter how long the whaleshark sticks around for, seeing one is definitely a highlight for guests as well as our guides!! These encounters have happened on both our diving and snorkelling excursions. On some occasions…

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Baa Atoll Manta Festival 2019

For the second time around the Manta Festival was held here in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Baa Atoll. In 2018 the one day event was organized for the first time on the local island of Dharavandhoo and with all the speeches, presentations, games, music, dancing, education, snorkelling and of course with more ideas…

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Marine Biologist on a mission

Meet our Marine Biologist Ariana Bell, a Kiwi from New Zealand, the latest addition to the Ocean Dimensions team. She has recently graduated from the University of Otago, double majoring in Marine Science specializing in Aquaculture, Fisheries and Zoology. No matter where you are in the world our nature needs protection. From the rain forests…

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Plankton. Do you know what they are?

Plankton are very important for the ocean! This is because plankton is normally the beginning of most ocean food chains. We can describe them as very small organisms that are unable to swim against currents so often just float and drift around the ocean. Some kinds are bioluminescent, so if you’ve ever seen the ocean…

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Busy Low Season

May and June are usually low season here in Maldives, but we kept ourselves pretty busy during this period. In May, we were busy getting ready for the Vaavoshi Turtle Festival which happened on the 22nd of June. The Festival, organized by the Olive Ridley Project Team took place in Hithaadhoo, a local island, from…

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Vaavoshi Turtle Festival

Following the lead of our last article, let’s continue on the turtle subject. We are very excited with the upcoming Turtle Festival happening on June 22nd. The event is being organized by the Olive Ridley Project team, and will take place at Hithaadhoo, a local island here in Baa Atoll. With the support of resorts…

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World Turtle Day

Today, 23rd of May is World Turtle Day, an event created by The American Tortoise Rescue in 2000 and is now celebrated throughout the world. The aim is to raise awareness and encourage people to take action to protect them. This year, we have decided to celebrate the World Turtle Day with this little article…

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