Rare Ocean Finds

The Ocean is full of incredible marine life. Each way you turn your head while in the ocean in the Maldives you see something different. But there are a few creatures that are quite rare to spot. Here are a few that we consider to be rare ocean finds. Ornate Eagle Ray We also call…

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Big Dream

Sponsor Ahmed Samir had this big dream to sponsor a PADI OWD or Open Water Diver course. A PADI instructor for 20 years, he grew up on the local island of Inguraidhoo in Raa Atoll, Maldives. One day he decided that he wanted to support the island and foremost the children. What better gift to…

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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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Birds in the Maldives

The Maldives are made up of tiny little islands, therefore not so many land animals are found here. We have written about most of them already, bats, lizards and geckos, and insects such at butterflies and dragonflies. The last group of land animals are the birds. Around 180 different species can be found in Maldives.…

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Welcome and Goodbye

It is by far easier to say welcome and so much harder to say goodbye. We first got in touch with Simone from Germany and Kevin from Ireland before COVID started. At that time it was for the base leader position at Kihaa Maldives in Baa Atoll. Throughout the pandemic we wrote each other emails.…

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Bioluminescent plankton

Recently we have had glowing shores during the night. It’s been magical to see thousands of tiny blue glowing dots light up the beach! This is thanks to the bioluminescent plankton being washed ashore. How does the plankton glow? Only certain organisms can produce this glowing effect. Some are on land, but most are found…

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Living on a tiny island in the Maldives

Living on a tiny island in the Maldives has its challenges sometimes. But these are easily forgotten with the amount of rewards this life has to offer! Questions we get asked a lot Do we live on this island? What’s it like living on a tiny island? How long for have we been here or…

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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 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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Meet Ed from Latvia

Ed is from Riga in Latvia and grew up a polyglot speaking Latvian, English, German and Russian flawlessly. For a couple of years he also lived and went to school in Karlsruhe, Germany when he was 15 years of age. The closest he came to the Maldives was in 2019 / 2020, when he was…

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