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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Ghost Pipefish

While out on an easy beginner dive, Alex one of our instructors spotted a pair of ornate ghost pipefish along the Kihaa house reef!  This is very exciting news for us as they are quite a rare find but often stay in the same place for a while. As soon as Marc found out he…

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Stingrays in the Maldives

Many types of stingrays in the Maldives cruise the shallow lagoons of the islands. Others prefer to lie in deep caves only to be seen by passing divers.  Often confused with a manta ray with its triangular wing and large size, stingrays are a round shape and use their disc-like body in a ripple motion…

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New base leaders at Ocean Dimensions in Raa Atoll

We would like you to meet our new base leaders at Ocean Dimensions, Kev from Ireland and Sim from Germany. Let’s have a look how they got here. Not to this island (they took a seaplane like everyone else), but to this point in their diving journey. Let’s work our way back. Germany Kev and Sim spent…

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