Heroes of the week

Our PADI instructors Oleg from Belarus and Nika from Ukraine are our heroes of the week! After discovering the odd crown of thorn starfish while snorkeling along our beautiful house reef we were a little concerned and decided to collect them before their numbers increase. Here are some interesting crown of thorn starfish facts: The…

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Two Olive Ridley turtles trapped

Yesterday during his early morning walk around the resort the GM of Kihaa Maldives spotted this big net entangled underneath the water villas. Unfortunately two Olive Ridley turtles were trapped in it. He called us for help but immediately went in the water and started to disentangle the net and dragged it towards the beach.…

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The Year 2022

The year 2022 is slowly coming to an end and what a year it has been. We had some exhilarating times, great moments, good news and many laughs – that’s what it is all about. The COVID scare is finally over. and we can travel again without annoying restrictions. We are happy and excited for…

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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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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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Operation Cleanup and Weird Lagoon Creatures

How operation cleanup up came to be Here at Brennia Kottefaru we occasionally have some spare time between dives. So, we decided to do Operation Cleanup in our lagoon. We noticed on the resort staff board they planned to do one too. So, of course, we pooled our resources and did it together. It is…

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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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Diving with a GoPro

A GoPro is a very handy camera. It is small, can take both photos and videos, it is waterproof and can be used at depth! Making it very attractive to divers. In fact, just about every second diver has a Go-Pro but not everyone has good buoyancy which should be one of the first criteria…

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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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