Whaleshark September in Baa Atoll

Plenty of whaleshark encounters this September! Some encounters were long, up to 20 minutes and some were short. But no matter how long the whaleshark sticks around for, seeing one is definitely a highlight for guests as well as our guides!! These encounters have happened on both our diving and snorkelling excursions. On some occasions…

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Plankton. Do you know what they are?

Plankton are very important for the ocean! This is because plankton is normally the beginning of most ocean food chains. We can describe them as very small organisms that are unable to swim against currents so often just float and drift around the ocean. Some kinds are bioluminescent, so if you’ve ever seen the ocean…

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Manta season is on

Manta season is always a reason for excitement, not only for tourists but also for us, diving instructors and guides. Here in Baa Atoll, the expectation is even bigger as we have Hanifaru Bay at our door step (yes, we are the closest resort to it and I am literally looking at it as I…

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Favourite Dive Site in November

Watch this space were we tell you all about our favourite dive site of the month. November saw this year’s manta season come to an end. We all shed a little tear as we really love seeing them on our dives and snorkels. But now that the winds and currents were changing the plankton got…

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Coral Reef Life Presentation

Curious about what lives below the surface of the ocean – join us every Wednesday evening at 21:30 in the bar for our Coral Reef Life Presentation. We changed from our “Introduction to the Mantas at Hanifaru Bay” presentation to this new one as there is so much more out here to discover in the…

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Introduction to the Mantas of Hanifaru Bay

Did you know that the Baa Atoll is the Manta Capital of the Maldives and worldwide considered a hot spot for manta sightings? Every Wednesday PADI Instructor Margherita Cimenti does a presentation on Manta Rays and explains you everything there is to know on mantas: There are about 4000 – 5000 mantas in the Maldives…

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The World of Manta Rays

As a marine biologist Beth Taylor worked on various shark and coral projects in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Greece. For the past 3 years she was studying the world of manta rays in the Maldives with Manta Trust a UK based charity who’s researchers are located in different Atolls throughout the Maldives as…

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Introduction Dive in the Pool

We started the week with a very popular introduction dive in the pool. As a weekly event to create interest and opportunity we offer this dive free of charge to our guests at Kihaa Maldives. We explain the equipment and some basics about slow breathing and equalising the pressure and take you slowly from the…

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Mantas jumping out of the water

Now that is something you don’t see every day – mantas jumping out of the water at Hanifaru Bay. It is not clear if mantas jump out of the water because they can or to rid themselves of parasites stuck to their bodies or to impress their mate. It certainly impressed us. We will have…

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Dolphin Sighting on our Snorkel Trip

This week during our turtle snorkel excursion we did not only see green and hawksbill turtles but we were lucky to swim together with a pod of dolphins, an amazing experience. Some of the guests who snorkelled with the dolphins went to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Hanifaru Bay the following day to snorkel with mantas.…

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