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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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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How to spot Marine Creatures

As promised, we reveal the secrets of how to spot marine creatures. We all wonder how our dive guides are able to spot animals so small, well camouflaged or too far away. Sometimes we couldn’t even see them after he/she showed them to us. Dive guides don’t have special masks or a hidden lens ……

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Hints and Tips for Scuba Diving

To all of you infected with a passion for diving and tired of being dry… let’s start with a few hints and tips for scuba diving in preparation for your next dive. In the next couple of blogs we will publish articles on the topics below. Stay tuned! Buoyancy Breathing Techniques How to interact with…

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Snorkeling with Blacktip Reef Sharks

If you like, you can go snorkeling with blacktip reef sharks in the Maldives. In almost every island lagoon are little black tip reef sharks cruising in the shallows. Often you can see them swimming close to shore with their dorsal fin sticking out of the water.   This blacktip reef shark came too close…

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Dolphin Spotting in the Maldives

Dolphin Spotting in the Maldives In the Maldives dolphin spotting is very easy. There are 38 oceanic dolphins, for example the Dusky, Hourglass, Risso, Hector and the Irrawaddy dolphin. Here in the Maldives we mainly see the Spinner and the Bottlenose dolphins. At both our resorts Brennia in Raa Atoll and Kihaa in Baa Atoll…

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Light at the end of the tunnel

There is a light at the end of the tunnel – can you see it too! Starting with Oleg our instructor from Belarus, in April 2020 one by one our team members went back to their home countries and their families. Marcela, Marta, Jeon, Marc and I were the last ones to leave on the…

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What is a ghost net?

In the past month we have pulled three ghost nets out of the waters surrounding Kihaa. We feel it’s a win-lose situation: it’s good that they were pulled out, but bad that they were there in the first place. One of the nets we spotted was floating on the surface and had an Olive Ridley…

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Night dives

Our night dive usually starts with a beautiful sunset, as we try to be in the water before it gets completely dark. It is amazing to see how the reef’s dynamic changes as the sun goes down. The fish which are usually active during the day start to slow down, getting ready for “bed”. The…

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Maldivian white breasted water-hen

If you have visited us here in the Maldives you would have been sure to hear some strange bird calls. The Maldives is home to many different sea birds, some are residents and some  just visit. One that seems to catch many peoples eye is the resident white breasted water-hen. The white breasted water-hen is…

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