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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Bodu Gaa – Our Favourite in June

Our favourite dive site in June was Bodu Gaa, hands down. Bodu means big and gaa translates to rock in Dhivehi, the official language in the Maldives. This dive site is less than 10 minutes boat ride away from Kihaa and it is suitable for all experience levels. We usually find a green turtle or…

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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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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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Favourite Dive Site

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is: which one is your most favourite dive site? As we have about 50 different dive spots it is also pretty difficult to give a straight forward answer to this question. You will probably get a different reply from each one of us and the answers…

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