Underwater Symbiotic Relationships – Part III

Here we are, back with some more interesting underwater symbiotic relationships. It looks like it is an endless topic, in a good way. Batfish and Green Turtle This is an odd pair that I never paid much attention to, but it caught my eye when I was going through some underwater turtle pictures. Suddenly I…

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Our latest news

It has been a while since our last post here, so we have lots of catching up to do! Here is what we’ve been up to during the last month. The Diving Center We have been really busy finishing up our diving center, which is now looking pretty good. I dare say it is the…

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Nelivaru Thila, our favourite in July

Nelivaru Thila is about 40 minutes boat ride away. We enjoy the trip sitting on the sundeck, chatting with everyone, the boat crew teaches us some words in Dhivehi. For example, koamas are the dolphins and fulhangi the flying fish which we see jumping out of the water along the way. And after we pass…

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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…

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Underwater Symbiotic Relationships – Part II

There are so many interesting symbiotic relationships happening underwater that we thought we should come back with more on the subject. If you missed our first article, you can read it here. There we explained the different types of symbiosis and introduced you to two interesting pairs. This month, we decided to talk about two…

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Our favourite dive sites in April and May

Already in April the upcoming “Manta Season” started to announce itself with sightings of their smaller cousin, the mobula rays. We saw 7 mobulas while visiting our favorite snorkel site Turtle Reef and some more when we went to visit the sandbank and snorkel at Angafaru, another UNESCO protected area here in the Baa Atoll.…

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Underwater Symbiotic Relationships

Symbiotic relationships occur when two different organisms live together. We can divide these relationships in 3 types: Mutualism: when both individuals benefit from the relationship; Commensalism: when only one benefits from it, while the other species is not affected; Parasitism: when not only just one specie benefits from it but also causes harm to the…

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Favourite dive sites in February and March

Our favourite dive site in February was Undudhoo Caves. This site is 55 min away from Kihaa, and February with its flat seas, offers just the right conditions for a beautiful boat ride. Undudhoo is part of a perfectly lined up chain of islands, making it one of the most photographed places in the Maldives.…

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Manta season is on

Manta season is always a reason for excitement, not only for tourists but also for us, diving instructors and guides. Here in Baa Atoll, the expectation is even bigger as we have Hanifaru Bay at our door step (yes, we are the closest resort to it and I am literally looking at it as I…

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We went shopping for you so you can shop with us!!

We went shopping in Australia, New Zealand, Bali and Thailand for you. As the ozone layer is the thinnest over the South Pole, people from Australia and New Zealand know all about skin protection. Therefore, we sourced nanoparticle free SPF 50 sun cream from an Australian company called Sunsational. And in case you already have…

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