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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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 ……

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Hints and Tips for Scuba Diving

To all of you infected with a passion for diving and tired of being dry… let’s start with a few hints and tips for scuba diving in preparation for your next dive. In the next couple of blogs we will publish articles on the topics below. Stay tuned! Buoyancy Breathing Techniques How to interact with…

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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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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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Light at the end of the tunnel

There is a light at the end of the tunnel – can you see it too! Starting with Oleg our instructor from Belarus, in April 2020 one by one our team members went back to their home countries and their families. Marcela, Marta, Jeon, Marc and I were the last ones to leave on the…

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The return of the dragonflies

Every year the islands of the Maldives get a massive influx of dragonflies around November/December. It normally coincides with the changing of the monsoon from south west winds to the north east winds. We did a little research and here are some fun facts about these interesting insects: Where do they go There have been…

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Hermit crabs and their homes

If you come to the Maldives, you’ll be sure to notice the scuttling shells along its beaches. Hermit crabs are everywhere, different sizes, different colors, and all with different shells. Without its shell a hermit crab has no home. One thing that we cannot stress enough is that even though they look pretty and it’s…

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The secret life of moray eels

Have you ever seen two or more moray eels sharing the same hole? Have you ever wondered why? Recently we had some guests that were really curious about it. We have asked Ariana, our marine biologist, to investigate for us. Well after some research she still couldn’t find the answer, and found out that there…

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