Cleaner Shrimp

1000 species of shrimp

About 1000 species of shrimp live in the tropical seas. To name just a few here we go: Harlequin shrimp Banded Boxer shrimp Hinge-beak shrimp Anemone shrimp Imperial shrimp Sea star shrimp Whipcoral shrimp Thin armed shrimp Cleaner shrimp Tapestry marble shrimp Snapping shrimp Squat shrimp Featherstar shrimp They can be herbivores, plantivores, carnivores or…

Great Eggfly Butterfly

Butterflies of the Maldives

If you have dived with us you have already met some butterflies of the Maldives and been wowed by the dazzling colours and patterns of the butterflyfishes on our reefs.  You might have even noticed that some have a familiar fake eye spot, but have you taken the time to check out their terrestrial brethren,…

Juvenile Bat fish

Juvenile Reef Fish

Did you know that some reef fish look completely different in their juvenile stage? You may have seen many baby fish and not even known due to the drastic transformation they make throughout their life. Some baby reef fish look identical to their adult stage like for the example black foot anemone fish and the…

Lizards and Geckos

Lizards and Geckos

The Maldives is made up of thousands of tiny islands surrounded by the big blue. Only a handful of land-based animals live here. We get bats, birds, lizards and geckos. The lizard The Maldives is home to the Garden lizard, also known as the blood sucker. These are the largest lizards you’ll find here. Including…