Minimum Age for Diving

What is the minimum or the right age for diving? In Europe you are allowed to fly an aircraft on your own at the age of 16! While watching nature documentaries about the underwater world on TV, for many it is a dream to become a scuba diver. A while ago we wrote a blog…

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Which is your least favorite marine animal?

Last week we talked about your favorite and this week we talk about your least favorite marine animal. Titan Trigger Fish They are usually harmless. When the trigger fish has a nest, like any good parent, they will obviously protect their territory. They don’t have nests all year around, but you don’t know exactly when…

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Which is your favorite marine animal?

On top of the list of the favorite marine animal surely there must be the manta, whaleshark and dolphin – right? Let’s give other animals a chance too and look at why they are our or your favorite. Is it because they are big or tiny, fierce or cute, hard to spot, weird or fancy…

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From Boat Crew to PADI Divemaster

When we first met Tom, he was a boat crew member of our dive dhoni at Kihaa Maldives. He was picking up tanks and equipment from the dive center, loading it onto the dive boat. Tom was helping guests set up and after the dive take apart and pack their equipment. He was looking over…

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Devil Ray vs Manta Alfredi

Snorkeling or diving in the Maldives you might encounter these two species: the devil ray and the manta alfredi. Though similar at first glance these gentle giants possess distinct characteristics that set them apart. Devil Ray A devil ray is often mistaken for a baby manta. At 1,2m in width when fully grown they are…

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A trip to Hanifaru Bay

You are planning a trip to Hanifaru Bay? This is what you need to know: Hanifaru Bay is a Marine Protected Area in the Baa Atoll, Maldives The Baa Atoll is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Hanifaru Bay is open from 1.5. to 30.11, which is during the South West Monsoon. Opening hours are from 6…

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Team Ocean Dimensions

Meet the Ocean Dimensions team. Currently we have 20 team members. Our team members are from 11 different countries. Maldives: 7 – Abdul, Hammadh, Ishan, Thalib, Riushaan, Thoyyib, and Tom Italy: 3 – Vanessa, Andrea and Gianluca France: 2 – Clement and Nicolas China: 1 – Hannah Russia: 1 – Ivan Belarus: 1 – Oleg…

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Watersports and Diving

News for all dive and watersports enthusiasts. At the quaint 80 room resort of Dhigufaru Island in the North of the Baa Atoll, Ocean Dimensions not only operates the dive center but also the watersports section. Here we offer a range of activities starting with the most exciting ones: Flyboarding There are not many islands…

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The starfish wasting disease

I didn’t even know that the starfish wasting disease existed until I heard it on one of my favourite podcasts called “no such thing as a fish”. I better mention straight away that it does not affect the Maldives. Most cases are located on the West coast of North America affecting sea stars from Baja…

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High Season versus Low Season

High season in the Maldives is from January to March. This coincides with the northeast monsoon, also called the dry season. Low season starts in Mid-May and lasts to November. It is the southwest Monsoon period and called the wet season. December and April are considered as the monsoon transitional periods. Guests often ask us…

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