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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How to Interact with Marine Animals

Welcome back for our next lesson: how to interact with marine animals. Diving is a sport that allows you to enter into another world. In this fantastic new environment we are only guests. Therefore it is important to leave nothing but bubbles and take nothing but photos or videos. This should be the motto 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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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 Bleaching

The big question: Was there any coral bleaching over the past few months in the Maldives? With the world in a global pandemic focusing on what is happening above water, has given us the chance and time to investigate what is happening underwater! We were going out once a week to document some corals and…

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Leucism in Blacktip Reef Sharks

Leucism is not a word we come across every day, in short it is a genetic skin disorder. The Beginning The following short email sparked our curiosity “FYI – something interesting :)”. In the attached message Gibbs Kuguru introduced himself as a Ph.D candidate at Wageningen University, Netherlands. He wanted to explore Leucism in blacktip…

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Microplastics

We all know the term microplastics but what actually are they and where do they come from? Plastics are excessively made and well outlive their original purpose, making plastic waste incredibly abundant and persistent in all environments. Once it has entered the waterways being either fresh or marine, it is incredibility unlikely that it will…

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