Thila, Giri, Haa, Gaa – dive sites

Thila, Giri, Faru, Haa, Gaa, Out Reef, House Reef, Corner, Kandu, Wall Most of these words probably sound very outlandish to you. If you have dived in the Maldives you will have come across them already. They actually will give you a clue of what the dive site is all about. Let us explain. Thila…

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An excursion to Turtle Reef

One of our most popular excursions is an afternoon snorkel trip to Turtle Reef. We organize one every other day and it is a great start for beginner snorkelers. Even as an experienced snorkeler you will have a great time there, as we can almost guarantee a turtle sighting! Turtle Reef is the fringing reef…

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Is coral a plant or an animal

Coral is a fascinating organism that has puzzled divers and snorkelers alike regarding its classification. Is coral a plant or an animal? You can easily mistake a coral for a plant as its appearance is plant-like and it can grow on the ocean floor. However, coral is, in fact, an animal that belongs to the phylum…

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Night diving vs Night snorkelling

Let us compare night diving vs night snorkelling. Diving and snorkelling are different ways to explore the underwater world. Snorkelling allows anyone who can swim and is comfortable in the water to see what it has to offer from the surface. You have a wide range of field and get to observe from above. Diving…

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Long skinny fish

There are many species of “long skinny fish”. These are some of the descriptive words that our guests will use, to ask us what type of fish they saw while out diving or snorkelling. We then have to ask them questions so that we can narrow it down. It is usually one of the following…

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Rare Ocean Finds

The Ocean is full of incredible marine life. Each way you turn your head while in the ocean in the Maldives you see something different. But there are a few creatures that are quite rare to spot. Here are a few that we consider to be rare ocean finds. Ornate Eagle Ray We also call…

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Ocean Dimensions family

One base leader is leaving us and a new one is joining the Ocean Dimensions family. You would not believe how coincidence, timing, fate and basically life just happens and everything falls into place. For this story I have to dig a bit deeper and start from the beginning. We have known Ariana since she…

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Big Dream

Sponsor Ahmed Samir had this big dream to sponsor a PADI OWD or Open Water Diver course. A PADI instructor for 20 years, he grew up on the local island of Inguraidhoo in Raa Atoll, Maldives. One day he decided that he wanted to support the island and foremost the children. What better gift to…

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Triggerfish

The Maldives is home to a variety of fish species, including several different types of triggerfish. Triggerfish are known for their diamond-shaped bodies and their trigger fin located on the top side of the fish. They also have strong jaws, which they use to crush hard-shelled prey like crustaceans and molluscs. Here are some of…

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Diving Bug

This is what happens when the diving bug is in the family. Mum Caroline has almost 500 dives. Dad Gabriel did his 500th dive with us at Dhonfan Thila and daughter Sophie has more than 250 dives. Gabriel is also a PADI Master Scuba Diver and together the family has dived in many great diving…

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