The formation of the Maldives

The Maldives, a tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean. The country is made up of a chain of 26 Atolls, with around 1,200 coral islands (give or take, the islands are always changing!) The formation of the Maldives is a story that dates back millions of years. The Maldives sits on a submarine ridge that…

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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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Is coral a plant or an animal

Coral is a fascinating organism that has puzzled divers and snorkelers alike regarding its classification. Is coral a plant or an animal? You can easily mistake a coral for a plant as its appearance is plant-like and it can grow on the ocean floor. However, coral is, in fact, an animal that belongs to the phylum…

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How do nudibranchs find each other in the big wide open ocean?

Nudibranchs are part of the sea slug family. The 2500 plus species come in an array of different colours. Some are bright, some dull, some fluorescently patterned, some with big horns, some teeny tiny, some stretching up to 30-40 cm in length! All known nudis are carnivorous and usually their coloration is due to what…

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Stone and scorpion fish

The cardinal rule when diving: never touch anything while you’re in the ocean. There are many reasons why. When we touch fish we can cause them infections. If we touch or stand on corals they break. If we touch stone or scorpion fish we will be in the hospital in a lot of pain! Stone…

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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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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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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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