Marc & Petra at the BOOT 2018

It has been a while since our last visit to the BOOT exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany and we missed it. Finally in 2018 Marc and Petra will not only visit the BOOT but are going to be at the Maldives stand for the entire time of the show. We will start with the set up…

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Favourite Dive Site in September

I know I am trailing behind but I will catch up in giving you our favourite dive site of each month. This is why Dharavandhoo Corner was number one in September. We were sitting on the sundeck of our diving dhoni chatting about our dives and relaxing during our 60 minutes surface interval when we…

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Introduction to the Mantas of Hanifaru Bay

Did you know that the Baa Atoll is the Manta Capital of the Maldives and worldwide considered a hot spot for manta sightings? Every Wednesday PADI Instructor Margherita Cimenti does a presentation on Manta Rays and explains you everything there is to know on mantas: There are about 4000 – 5000 mantas in the Maldives…

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Favourite Dive Site

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is: which one is your most favourite dive site? As we have about 50 different dive spots it is also pretty difficult to give a straight forward answer to this question. You will probably get a different reply from each one of us and the answers…

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Win a Free Dive

Here is a challenge for you: find us a frog fish and win a free dive !! We are now diving the many new dive sites in the Baa Atoll for 2 months and we are amazed at what we find on every dive in the first and only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Maldives.…

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How exciting or scary is snorkelling at night?

It is not everywhere in the world where you actually can go snorkelling at night and the reefs of the Maldives certainly offer the perfect surrounding with water temperatures of 28 degrees all year round and an abundance of marine life. Snorkelling at night is also a perfect introduction if you are planning to do…

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The World of Manta Rays

As a marine biologist Beth Taylor worked on various shark and coral projects in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Greece. For the past 3 years she was studying the world of manta rays in the Maldives with Manta Trust a UK based charity who’s researchers are located in different Atolls throughout the Maldives as…

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Introduction Dive in the Pool

We started the week with a very popular introduction dive in the pool. As a weekly event to create interest and opportunity we offer this dive free of charge to our guests at Kihaa Maldives. We explain the equipment and some basics about slow breathing and equalising the pressure and take you slowly from the…

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Mantas jumping out of the water

Now that is something you don’t see every day – mantas jumping out of the water at Hanifaru Bay. It is not clear if mantas jump out of the water because they can or to rid themselves of parasites stuck to their bodies or to impress their mate. It certainly impressed us. We will have…

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Dolphin Sighting on our Snorkel Trip

This week during our turtle snorkel excursion we did not only see green and hawksbill turtles but we were lucky to swim together with a pod of dolphins, an amazing experience. Some of the guests who snorkelled with the dolphins went to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Hanifaru Bay the following day to snorkel with mantas.…

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