How to spot Marine Creatures

As promised, we reveal the secrets of how to spot marine creatures. We all wonder how our dive guides are able to spot animals so small, well camouflaged or too far away. Sometimes we couldn’t even see them after he/she showed them to us. Dive guides don’t have special masks or a hidden lens ……

Details

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…

Details

Underwater Symbiotic Relationships – Part III

Here we are, back with some more interesting underwater symbiotic relationships. It looks like it is an endless topic, in a good way. Batfish and Green Turtle This is an odd pair that I never paid much attention to, but it caught my eye when I was going through some underwater turtle pictures. Suddenly I…

Details

Underwater Symbiotic Relationships – Part II

There are so many interesting symbiotic relationships happening underwater that we thought we should come back with more on the subject. If you missed our first article, you can read it here. There we explained the different types of symbiosis and introduced you to two interesting pairs. This month, we decided to talk about two…

Details

Underwater Symbiotic Relationships

Symbiotic relationships occur when two different organisms live together. We can divide these relationships in 3 types: Mutualism: when both individuals benefit from the relationship; Commensalism: when only one benefits from it, while the other species is not affected; Parasitism: when not only just one specie benefits from it but also causes harm to the…

Details