Night diving vs Night snorkelling

Let us compare night diving vs night snorkelling. Diving and snorkelling are different ways to explore the underwater world. Snorkelling allows anyone who can swim and is comfortable in the water to see what it has to offer from the surface. You have a wide range of field and get to observe from above. Diving…

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Sharks

The Maldives is home to many different types of sharks, including some ‘big sharks’.  You can find Tiger, Bull, Hammerhead and Thresher sharks here.  But these sharks are often found outside the Atolls or in deep channels. We rarely see them inside Atolls. But we do get sharks within the Atolls, we call them reef…

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Recent Jetty and Lagoon finds

Surrounding most islands in the Maldives are shallow lagoons, getting onto the island is often difficult without a jetty. On resort or tourist islands there are usually a few jetties over these lagoons, used for water villas, arrival/departure jetties, and even supply jetties. Jetties allow us to view the oceans from above. They are great…

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The Trapping Zone

Just recently the depths of the Maldives were explored for the very first time! What they found was pretty cool! An area/ecosystem first of its kind. They are referring to it as “the trapping zone”,  creating as oasis of life at around 500 meters depth. Scientists from all over came to take part in The Nekton…

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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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Shark Research by Gibbs Kuguru

Finding the Bite They just wouldn’t bite! It didn’t matter what the variables were: bait-type, time of day, nor the location. The Blacktip Reef Sharks in the Maldives were simply not interested. Watching these sharks constantly turn away from me, I became despondent. It felt like “la mar” (the sea), was withholding her favour from…

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Sharkproject Switzerland’s member Anke

Sharkproject Switzerland’s representative Anke Apelt is here to check up on shark research and of course also to do as many dives as possible. BOOT Exhibition In January 2020, just before COVID changed everything, I was visiting the boat & diving exhibition BOOT in Düsseldorf, Germany. I was there to promote our dive centres at…

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Spotting Sharks for National Geographic

Spotting Sharks for National Geographic This past month, we spent a week diving with a film crew from National Geographic. They are shooting a documentary of the Blacktip Reef Sharks in the Maldives that have a very peculiar skin pattern, caused by a genetic disorder. The film crew included Alex Sherratt (Director – Roller Coaster…

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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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