Meet Ed from Latvia

Ed is from Riga in Latvia and grew up a polyglot speaking Latvian, English, German and Russian flawlessly. For a couple of years he also lived and went to school in Karlsruhe, Germany when he was 15 years of age. The closest he came to the Maldives was in 2019 / 2020, when he was…

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The Trapping Zone

Just recently the depths of the Maldives were explored for the very first time! What they found was pretty cool! An area/ecosystem first of its kind. They are referring to it as “the trapping zone”,  creating as oasis of life at around 500 meters depth. Scientists from all over came to take part in The Nekton…

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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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Shark Research by Gibbs Kuguru

Finding the Bite They just wouldn’t bite! It didn’t matter what the variables were: bait-type, time of day, nor the location. The Blacktip Reef Sharks in the Maldives were simply not interested. Watching these sharks constantly turn away from me, I became despondent. It felt like “la mar” (the sea), was withholding her favour from…

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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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Lizards and Geckos

The Maldives is made up of thousands of tiny islands surrounded by the big blue. Only a handful of land-based animals live here. We get bats, birds, lizards and geckos. The lizard The Maldives is home to the Garden lizard, also known as the blood sucker. These are the largest lizards you’ll find here. Including…

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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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Sharkproject Switzerland’s member Anke

Sharkproject Switzerland’s representative Anke Apelt is here to check up on shark research and of course also to do as many dives as possible. BOOT Exhibition In January 2020, just before COVID changed everything, I was visiting the boat & diving exhibition BOOT in Düsseldorf, Germany. I was there to promote our dive centres at…

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