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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Digital learning

In an effort to minimize our impact on the environment, we are aiming to become paperless by the end of this year. As a first step, we are now replacing the course books for the online version. It seems like digital learning is the future and we are ready to embrace it. Our students can…

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Northeast monsoon in Baa Atoll

Baa Atoll is often listed as one of the best places in the world to see manta rays. The season goes officially from May to November, when the Southwest monsoon brings a lot of plankton, consequently attracting the hungry mantas. But what can one see during the Northeast monsoon, a.k.a off manta season? That is…

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New beginnings

It is time for new beginnings and we all feel a mixture of excitement and sadness. It is never easy to say goodbye, specially when your colleagues have become your family away from home. A few days ago, the whole Ocean Dimensions team went out for dinner at a neighbor resort. It was a special…

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Overcoming a phobia

Phobia, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary is an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. During the years we’ve been working in the diving industry we have come across a few divers with some kind of phobia. A lot of people are scared of sharks (thanks to Hollywood) we all know,…

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30 meters visibility

Currently we have perfect conditions with visibility up to 30 meters and more. As usual the northeast monsoon brings not only good visibility into the Baa Atoll but also strong currents coming from the East. We have to choose our dive sites carefully and luckily we have many long reefs where we can drift along…

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Zero Plastic Run

We have a super fit team of PADI dive instructors! Oleg, Joerg, Marc and Margherita go running almost every day. Some run in the gym, others run on the path around the island which is nearly 1 km long. Yes, they do many runs around our island but the good thing is they don’t encounter…

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Two bottlenose dolphins at Dhonfanu Wall

This week, our diving instructor Joerg and two of our divers had a very special underwater encounter. A truly magical moment! They were at Dhonfanu Wall, midway through their second morning dive when they saw two bottlenose dolphins. At first, they thought it would be one of those lucky but fast encounters, where you just…

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Dhigali Haa – a Marine Protected Area

After an enjoyable 40 minute boat ride, sitting on the sun roof of our dhoni we arrive at Dhigali Haa – a Marine Protected Area. On the way we pass 2 beautiful idyllic blue lagoons, Dhigufaru and Angafaru – we almost want to stop and go for a swim. Angafaru Lagoon as well as our…

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Two Harlequin Shrimp in the Kihaa Lagoon

Harlequin Shrimp – what does this name remind you of, a Harlequin Clown in a colourful costume? That is exactly how this shrimp got its name – it has a uniquely orange, white and purple coloured body. Not many divers have ever seen it and guess where and how we found it. Margherita discovered the…

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