Which is your favorite marine animal?

On top of the list of the favorite marine animal surely there must be the manta, whaleshark and dolphin – right? Let’s give other animals a chance too and look at why they are our or your favorite. Is it because they are big or tiny, fierce or cute, hard to spot, weird or fancy…

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Devil Ray vs Manta Alfredi

Snorkeling or diving in the Maldives you might encounter these two species: the devil ray and the manta alfredi. Though similar at first glance these gentle giants possess distinct characteristics that set them apart. Devil Ray A devil ray is often mistaken for a baby manta. At 1,2m in width when fully grown they are…

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A trip to Hanifaru Bay

You are planning a trip to Hanifaru Bay? This is what you need to know: Hanifaru Bay is a Marine Protected Area in the Baa Atoll, Maldives The Baa Atoll is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Hanifaru Bay is open from 1.5. to 30.11, which is during the South West Monsoon. Opening hours are from 6…

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Ocean Dimensions Dhigufaru

We are proud to announce the opening of the PADI 5* dive centre Ocean Dimensions Dhigufaru in Baa Atoll. At Dhigufaru Resort we will not only run the dive operation but also the snorkelling and a wide range of watersports activities. Watersports, Diving and Snorkelling Exciting jet ski rides, SUP’s, wakeboard, waterski and tube rides…

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Popular snorkel trips

You do not have to be a diver to explore the beauty of the Indian ocean. There is plenty to see just by snorkelling! At Kihaa we have many different types of excursions, there is something for everyone. Here are our most popular snorkel trips   Turtle reef snorkel This excursion is great for beginners…

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The Year 2022

The year 2022 is slowly coming to an end and what a year it has been. We had some exhilarating times, great moments, good news and many laughs – that’s what it is all about. The COVID scare is finally over. and we can travel again without annoying restrictions. We are happy and excited for…

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2022 Manta Season

2022 Manta Season – we had brilliant seven months! We are now saying goodbye to the last mantas of this year. Everyone knows you can never predict wildlife, but we found this season to be particularly unique. What we thought we knew We know our manta season runs from May to November, during the southwest…

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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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