Meet Ed from Latvia

Ed is from Riga in Latvia and grew up a polyglot speaking Latvian, English, German and Russian flawlessly. For a couple of years he also lived and went to school in Karlsruhe, Germany when he was 15 years of age. The closest he came to the Maldives was in 2019 / 2020, when he was…

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Do fish sleep?

Do fish sleep? This is an interesting question. There is still so much study to be done on this topic, not a whole lot is known about fish sleep. Fish do not sleep in the same way as us humans. Firstly, fish do not have eye lids so there is no way they can close…

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Fish Relationships

Fish relationships come in all types; some are easy and others are more difficult. Some fish live in families or harems, some in pairs and then there are the ones who live completely on their own. Here are are few of the relationships we spot while diving and snorkleing in the Maldives. Harems Harems form…

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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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Boats of the Maldives

Let’s talk about the many different kinds of boats of the Maldives. With the country being an island nation and the big blue surrounding it, it is essential that we have boats to get around. Speed boats are the Maldivian equivalent to a taxi. We use them for island hopping, to pick up our guests from…

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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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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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Coral Reefs of the Maldives

To engage divers and snorkelers here at Kihaa Maldives every Wednesday evening we do a PowerPoint presentation in the hotel library where we talk about the life on a coral reefs. It is fun and educational, we show photos and videos that we have taken throughout the year and we give you some more background…

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Octopus, the master of camouflage

While manta season is slowly coming to a close, we have noticed a new sea creature making regular appearances in both our diving and snorkeling trips, octopus! Octopus are Cephalopods, and are actually part of the Mollusca family, meaning that they are a close relative to snails and shellfish. Octopus are considered one of the…

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