Harlequin Shrimp and Snapping Shrimp

Harlequin shrimp and snapping shrimp for one are very hard to take photos of but we are lucky to have snapped one or two for you. Here is what else you should now about them. Harlequin Shrimp They are definitely one of the most beautiful marine invertebrates in the world – just look at them.…

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Mantis Shrimp and Squat Shrimp

Mantis shrimp and squat shrimp are the first two shrimp we would like to introduce to you in more detail. Mantis Shrimp They are carnivores that grow to up to 10cm in length while a few can reach 38cm. There are fish stabbing, grasping and smasher versions of mantis shrimp. The smasher feeds on snails and hermit…

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Do fish sleep?

Do fish sleep? This is an interesting question. There is still so much study to be done on this topic, not a whole lot is known about fish sleep. Fish do not sleep in the same way as us humans. Firstly, fish do not have eye lids so there is no way they can close…

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Butterflies of the Maldives

If you have dived with us you have already met some butterflies of the Maldives and been wowed by the dazzling colours and patterns of the butterflyfishes on our reefs.  You might have even noticed that some have a familiar fake eye spot, but have you taken the time to check out their terrestrial brethren,…

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Fish Relationships

Fish relationships come in all types; some are easy and others are more difficult. Some fish live in families or harems, some in pairs and then there are the ones who live completely on their own. Here are are few of the relationships we spot while diving and snorkleing in the Maldives. Harems Harems form…

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Juvenile Reef Fish

Did you know that some reef fish look completely different in their juvenile stage? You may have seen many baby fish and not even known due to the drastic transformation they make throughout their life. Some baby reef fish look identical to their adult stage like for the example black foot anemone fish and the…

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Scuba Diving for the First Time

Are you considering trying scuba diving for the first time?  Did you know that you don’t need a scuba license to experience the underwater world? We are happy to offer you a PADI discover scuba dive! This is a program designed for people who have never dived before.  It is perfect for holidaymakers that just…

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Congratulations to Abdul

Abdul went snorkeling for the first time when he was 8 years old and loved it. He did his first dive when he was 25. He became a divemaster in 2010 and today he has become a PADI Scuba Instructor. Congratulations to Abdul. Abdul started working with Ocean Dimensions as a PADI divemaster in 2017…

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PADI Refresher Course

The PADI refresher course has become very popular with many people being unable to travel or scuba dive for the past two years. If you were a new scuba diver before the pandemic maybe by now you have lost some confidence. If you are an experienced diver perhaps you just want to ease yourself back…

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Operation Cleanup and Weird Lagoon Creatures

How operation cleanup up came to be Here at Brennia Kottefaru we occasionally have some spare time between dives. So, we decided to do Operation Cleanup in our lagoon. We noticed on the resort staff board they planned to do one too. So, of course, we pooled our resources and did it together. It is…

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