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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Seaspiracy

The Ocean Dimensions team like a lot of the world have watched Seaspiracy. We are deeply in shock. The directors were risking their lives to uncover and reveal how detrimental commercial fishing really is. This documentary is a real eye opener! Some of the major facts by Seaspiracy 46% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is…

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Who are Nataliia Dobrynska & Katja Fenn?

Let me introduce you, so you can find out who are Nataliia Dobrynska & Katja Fenn? Nataliia Dobrynska She is the 2008 Olympic heptathlon champion, holds the best in shot put and the world record best in indoor penthalon! Nataliia is from the Ukraine and she was here at Brennia Kottefaru with her husband for…

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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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