The return of the dragonflies

Every year the islands of the Maldives get a massive influx of dragonflies around November/December. It normally coincides with the changing of the monsoon from south west winds to the north east winds. We did a little research and here are some fun facts about these interesting insects: Where do they go There have been…

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Coral Reefs of the Maldives

To engage divers and snorkelers here at Kihaa Maldives every Wednesday evening we do a PowerPoint presentation in the hotel library where we talk about the life on a coral reefs. It is fun and educational, we show photos and videos that we have taken throughout the year and we give you some more background…

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Hermit crabs and their homes

If you come to the Maldives, you’ll be sure to notice the scuttling shells along its beaches. Hermit crabs are everywhere, different sizes, different colors, and all with different shells. Without its shell a hermit crab has no home. One thing that we cannot stress enough is that even though they look pretty and it’s…

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Octopus, the master of camouflage

While manta season is slowly coming to a close, we have noticed a new sea creature making regular appearances in both our diving and snorkeling trips, octopus! Octopus are Cephalopods, and are actually part of the Mollusca family, meaning that they are a close relative to snails and shellfish. Octopus are considered one of the…

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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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