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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The formation of the Maldives

The Maldives, a tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean. The country is made up of a chain of 26 Atolls, with around 1,200 coral islands (give or take, the islands are always changing!) The formation of the Maldives is a story that dates back millions of years. The Maldives sits on a submarine ridge that…

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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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What to pack when coming to the Maldives

Many times, I have been asked by guests via email what to pack, what is essential and what definitely not to forget when coming to the Maldives. Here are my recommendations and why I think you should pack certain items and leave others at home. Luggage allowance Let’s start with the luggage limitation. You can…

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Ocean Dimensions Dhigufaru

We are proud to announce the opening of the PADI 5* dive centre Ocean Dimensions Dhigufaru in Baa Atoll. At Dhigufaru Resort we will not only run the dive operation but also the snorkelling and a wide range of watersports activities. Watersports, Diving and Snorkelling Exciting jet ski rides, SUP’s, wakeboard, waterski and tube rides…

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Heroes of the week

Our PADI instructors Oleg from Belarus and Nika from Ukraine are our heroes of the week! After discovering the odd crown of thorn starfish while snorkeling along our beautiful house reef we were a little concerned and decided to collect them before their numbers increase. Here are some interesting crown of thorn starfish facts: The…

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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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Crabs

Crabs are a diverse group of crustaceans that are found in both marine and terrestrial environments. While some crabs live in the water, others live on land, and both are equally interesting to observe. The Maldives is home to many different species of crabs, including hermit crabs, the swift footed rock crab and ghost crabs.…

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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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