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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1 hour at our Manta Cleaning Station

What you can see during a 1 hour at our Manta Cleaning Station: Sometimes you see a brown cloud coming out of a mantas rear end. This means the manta is having a poo. On occasion you see a bag like ‘thing’ several times coming in and out of the mantas rear end. It is…

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Top Dive Sites in Raa Atoll

It has been a secret for a little while but no surprise here. Raa Atoll is becoming a favourite amongst seasoned divers. From Brennia Kottefaru, the newly opened resort in 2021, we reach about 30 different dive sites. And we don’t just reach one but several shark, turtle and manta dive spots within 5 –…

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Manta Season so far…

So far this years’ manta season has been great! Our manta season in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Baa Atoll officially runs from May through to November. With few sightings in May and November and normally peaking around July and August. We usually say that June is when we start to see more mantas…

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ID photos of marine life

Here at Ocean Dimensions we live and breathe ocean. It’s important to us to do as much as we can to help out with the conservation and protection of our incredible backyard. One of the ways we help is by contributing to NGOs, for example: Manta trust, Olive Ridley Project, and Maldivian Whaleshark Research Program.…

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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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Baa Atoll Manta Festival 2019

For the second time around the Manta Festival was held here in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Baa Atoll. In 2018 the one day event was organized for the first time on the local island of Dharavandhoo and with all the speeches, presentations, games, music, dancing, education, snorkelling and of course with more ideas…

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The First Baa Atoll Manta Festival

You have not heard about the Manta Festival yet? Or you live too far away and were not able to attend? Here and on our facebook page we have some photos and stories of the day for you. The Maldives’ first ever Manta Festival was designed to celebrate and conserve manta rays and the marine…

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Nelivaru Thila, our favourite in July

Nelivaru Thila is about 40 minutes boat ride away. We enjoy the trip sitting on the sundeck, chatting with everyone, the boat crew teaches us some words in Dhivehi. For example, koamas are the dolphins and fulhangi the flying fish which we see jumping out of the water along the way. And after we pass…

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