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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Fish locomotion

Ever noticed how fish move? Of course we watch them swim and dart around us, some getting almost close to touch then with a tail swish they are gone. At a closer glance you can actually see many different types of movements, adapted by different species of fish. Below are some forms of fish locomotion:…

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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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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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